Paintings in St Raphael Coptic Orthodox church in Entoto.

24 hours in Addis Ababa

Andrew Bain traces the history of a nation, from ancient origins to a turbulent recent past, through its capital city.

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A general view of a sulphur lake in Ethiopia's Danakil Depression

Hungover in the hottest place on earth

I turn to my girlfriend, barely able to see her through the sweat that stings my eyes. "I know how this sounds," I say. "But is my head still the same size?"

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Passengers sleep on a bench

Something to declare

Who are these people who whinge about having their travel plans disrupted and being forced to stay in their destination for a few more days?

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