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Ethiopian capital bans motorbikes to curb crime

Post by Zmeselo » 09 Jul 2019, 19:36



Ethiopian capital bans motorbikes to curb crime

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GETTY IMAGES: Food delivery firms have been affected by the ban

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-48920877#

A ban on motorbikes has come into force in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, aimed at curbing crime.

The city's mayor said criminals riding motorbikes often robbed people.

Takele Uma said businesses would be exempt, but delivery companies say they have been affected - with their bikes seized by the authorities.

Motorbikes have become increasingly popular in Addis Ababa as a way of avoiding traffic jams, but are not as common as in many other African cities.

Similar bans have been in others places across Africa in a bid to end violent robberies and attacks.

More than a week before the ban came in, a food delivery company, Deliver Addis, told customers that it was suspending services https://www.facebook.com/deliveraddis/p ... =3&theater after the authorities seized motorbikes.

On Monday another food delivery service, ZMall, which delivers food for Pizza Hut, announced that they too were no longer taking orders because of the ban.

Motorbikes have been outlawed in some cities of Africa's most populous country Nigeria for nine years.

In Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja, commercial motorcycles are banned from entering the city centres where they were seen as a means of quick get-away for thieves, reports the BBC's Nduka Orjinmo.

While in the northern city of Maiduguri they were banned in 2011 to prevent drive-by attacks by the radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram.

These bans have increased the burden on commuters who grapple with heavy traffic that motorcycles were able to avoid, our correspondent says.

Lagos state relaxed some of its ban, allowing ride-sharing motorcycles to operate under strict regulations, he says.

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Re: Ethiopian capital bans motorbikes to curb crime

Post by Hawdian » 10 Jul 2019, 04:55

Addis is one huge slum where people are killed by trash mudslides thanks to Gallas who not only pile trash but scavenge around.


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Re: Ethiopian capital bans motorbikes to curb crime

Post by Ethoash » 10 Jul 2019, 15:06

one years ago HAWDIAN ask me, what kind of business he should start .. and i told him recycling plastic ... guess what he is using my idea but he have time to insult the oromo as if he had the idea by himself
Hawdian wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 01:59
Howdy,

I got quoted small spaces (20ish M^2) for around 6000 Birr per month.

Also our plan is to employ local people.

We have few people in Addis, Dire and Jigjiga looking for place to lease.

I personally like Addis but not sure about the electricity and water prices compared to Dire or even Adama.

and here i answer is question i give him more then one business idea the number 6 read like this
6th recycling. i always thinking the Arab country producing a lot of paper waste and plastic waste

the fun part is you make them pay for their waste paper and plastic to take it away .. then u convert it to using green technology... there r many invention that u can use the plastic for once u can use the plastic to mix it with sand and make waterproof roofing that is good for Ethiopian market ...and so one

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