Ethiopia: No Parking - Sweeping Changes in Off-Street Parking Rules Wreak Havoc With Businesses

[Addis Fortune]The thoroughfare that links the centre of the city with the airport, commonly-known as Bole Road, was given a facelift and reopened to traffic last year to much fanfare. The relief for the area's residents, businesses and business patrons, however, was short-lived, as the smooth new road came with new rules; following the reconstruction, the City banned parking along the road, citing the heavy VIP traffic - diplomats, foreign dignitaries and government officials - it regularly hosted.