A country’s architecture is always a reflection of its politics. In Ethiopia, major infrastructure projects are reshaping Addis Ababa with gleaming new residential properties and a revitalized riverfront, all of which are intended to spruce up the capital, enhance land values, and create jobs. What worries some, however, is that the focus of development is a marked departure from the past. In prior administrations, projects were undertaken to uplift the poor, but the latest are targeted toward urban elites.
SOURCE: QUARTZ AFRICA