China and Ethiopia: The Addis Light Train Stuck in Slow Motion
By Istvan Tarrosy and Zoltan Voros
Sub-Saharan Africa’s first inner-city tram project was hailed as historic in 2015. Seven years later, it faces more problems than ever.
China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing
By Thierry Pairault
In Ethiopia and Kenya, the attractive illusion of the “China model” has had grave financial consequences.
Revisiting Chinese Transportation Projects in Ethiopia
By Istvan Tarrosy and Zoltán Vörös
A year later, the authors revisit two major projects in Addis Ababa to see what has changed – and what hasn’t.