Demolitions Gather Pace in the Heart of the Ethiopian Capital

As the revised master plan for Addis Ababa enters implementation stage, the clearing of informal structures has stepped up a gear and the focus moved away from the city's peripheries after mass protests against evictions and displacement there last year.

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The population of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa and nearby satellite towns is projected to more than double by 2040 to 8.1 million inhabitants.

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