Capable of transporting 60,000 residents an hour in Ethiopia’s five million strong capital, the Addis Ababa light railway is a sign of the increasing pace towards modernisation, interconnectivity and cosmopolitanism that is developing throughout African metropoles beneath the Sahara desert.
When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes the applause at Wembley this evening he will be basking in familiar adulation. Immensely popular among the Indian diaspora, he could be forgiven for feeling somewhat more welcome here than back home.
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