Ethiopias End April 1st 2012 Henok drives slightly more carefully around the winding bends. We have 2000ft to descend from the mountain capital of Harar to the desert railhead of Dire Dawa. The road is steep, and we pass deep canyons. It is the end of the dry season and the earth and stone looks central asian.
"Does this remind you of Afghanistan?” I ask Francois?
“Yes some parts very much” He replies in his perf ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Dire Dawa Region » Dire Dawa Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more