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Asmara, the Addis Abeba that Never Was, for the Better

Asmara is Africa’s stunning new UNESCO World Heritage Site

Asmara and Addis Ababa are two cities with similar beginnings and influences in city planning and architecture. But while Asmara has preserved its architectural heritage, Addis Ababa opted for concrete skyscrapers at the expense of aesthetics … writes Ambessaw Assegued for Addis Fortune.

BY AMBESSAW ASSEGUED | ADDIS FORTUNE

The old guard, now in their sixties and seventies, lumber into the lobby of the Embasoira Hotel in Asmera to meet and chat. Some are educated in selective universities like the University of Michigan and UC Berkeley. They are men and women who have devoted their skills and time to the liberation struggle of Eritrea. They wrote their doctoral dissertations and graduate theses with the independence of Eritrea in mind. Continue reading Asmara, the Addis Abeba that Never Was, for the Better