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Zimbabwe: Potato Farming in Sacks
 
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Many Zimbabweans have been forced to innovate new ways to make ends meet as they struggle to survive with many being unemployed due to weak economy, many farmers have embraced farming to fend for themselves but in a special way, practicing potato farming -in sacks.
Views: 64389 CGTN Africa
Meet South Africa's youngest millionaire only at 23
 
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The Foreign exchange market is the biggest financial market in the world. At least four trillion dollars is traded on currency markets on a daily basis. This market is known for its volatility and high risk nature, which is why it is mostly traded by banks and big corporate. However a young South African trader has managed to crack it. Sandile Shezi has successfully learnt how to trade currencies and at just 23 he's become one of the youngest multi-millionaires in the country. Shezi now wants to empower other young South Africans to do the same. Sumitra Nydoo caught up with him.
Views: 1753027 CGTN Africa
Nigerian wonder artist's work draws international attention
 
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A young Nigerian Artist has sparked a huge sensation on social media in that country with his art works.35-year-old Olumide Oresegun's paintings are so life-like that people are now comparing some of his paintings to that of the famous Italian polymath, Leonardo da Vinci. CCTV's Deji Badmus went to check things out for himself at Olumide's art studio in the outskirt of Lagos and brings us this report.
Views: 139929 CGTN Africa
China - Africa Ties:  Angola Emerging As An African Powerhouse
 
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Angola is rapidly emerging as an economic powerhouse in Africa. That's thanks largely to its oil wealth - and diamonds. Yet its partnership with China is playing a key role in broader economic development.
Views: 58445 CGTN Africa
SGR Nairobi terminus has eye-catching modern amenities
 
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Kenya's new Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) will terminate, south of the city. Passengers can then board the old commuter train to the Central business district. CGTN's Jane Kiyo recently took a tour of the terminus and now tells us what Kenyans can expect Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 108741 CGTN Africa
11-year-old artist becomes a sensation in Lagos
 
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In Nigeria, an 11-year-old artist is creating waves with his unique creations. From a makeshift studio in a poor neighbourhood in Lagos, Waris Kareem produces incredibly life-like works of art. CGTN's Deji Badmus went to check them out. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 123431 CGTN Africa
Ugandan entrepreneur reaps big from growing demand for healthy food
 
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In Uganda, a young entrepreneur is transforming a fruit juice business into a multi-million shilling company. Sam Turyatunga's company manufactures banana and mango fruit juices under the Uhuru Fruit Drinks brand. His products are tapping into the fast growing demand for healthy foods. Hillary Ayesiga reports
Views: 20367 CGTN Africa
Kenyan Entrepreneur offers High end Cuisine at affordable prices
 
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Restaurants are popping up almost every month in Kenya. Food is big business in the East African nation, and young entrepreneurs are finding a way of offering exclusivity to their clients. CCTV's Carol Oyola spoke to Paul Kihiko who runs a food business that offers sophisticated cuisine at pocket friendly prices.
Views: 14255 CGTN Africa
Nigeria’s real estate sector suffers as luxury houses stand vacant
 
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Nigeria's real estate sector is going through a tough time as the country grapples with a recession, and a sharply devalued currency. If there's one city that's taken a direct hit, it's Lagos, the commercial capital. The number of vacant houses, especially at the higher end of the market, has risen sharply over the past year, as Deji Badmus, reports.
Views: 29849 CGTN Africa
Chinese companies help transform the capital, Maputo
 
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Mozambique's capital, Maputo, is in the middle of a construction boom. As is often the case elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, Chinese companies have played a key role in helping transform the city from its war-torn past.
Views: 64283 CGTN Africa
China transforming transport in Africa
 
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China has proved its commitment to Africa over the years when it comes to infrastructure across the continent. In East Africa, the Standard Gauge Railway project is one of the most ambitious - aiming to eventually link up the entire region. And in China - another kind of rail revolution is underway. Jane Kiyo reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 77226 CGTN Africa
Chinese Funded Railway Nears Completion in Nigeria
 
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A Chinese funded standard gauge railway construction project that connects the Nigerian federal capital Abuja with the country's central commercial hub Kaduna, is nearing completion and is expected to reduce road congestion and the time it takes to travel between the two points. The Abuja Kaduna line, scheduled to be completed by December 2014, is co-funded by the China Exim bank and the government of Nigeria. And as CCTV's Peter Wakaba reports this project is just one of many that are transforming lives in Nigeria.
Views: 183853 CGTN Africa
Farming In Somalia: Farmers Use Solar Energy to Irrigate Their Farms
 
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For a long time, erratic weather patterns have plagued the productivity of Somali farmers. Today, however, farmers in the Horn of Africa state are using several different means to cushion themselves from the elements. As CCTV's Mohammed Hirmoge reports, that includes harnessing the power of the sun.
Views: 39130 CGTN Africa
Chinese Company Offers Affordable Housing to Luanda residents
 
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Just 30 kilometres from Angola's capital of Luanda lies a housing-project, popularly known, as K-K. It is the largest in Angola and is a welcomed-solution, for thousands of Angolans, who can't afford, proper-housing. The project is funded and built a Chinese Company, who's brought a new style of living, to Africa
Views: 13433 CGTN Africa
Ethiopia Airways makes history with all female crew on Lagos flight
 
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Ethiopian Airlines has made history by becoming the first airline to operate an all-female crew for an intra-African trip. The Boeing 777 aircraft touched down at the Lagos International airport at the weekend with a small celebration on the ground. CGTN's Deji Badmus reports. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 55666 CGTN Africa
Uganda entrepreneurs recycle plastics waste into unique paving stones
 
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In Uganda, young entrepreneurs are recycling plastic waste into paving stones. The initiative is meant to clean up the environment and also provide jobs for young people. CGTN's Hillary Ayesiga reports... Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 7271 CGTN Africa
Ethiopian Traditional Dish 'Injera' winning Converts
 
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The great staple of Ethiopian cuisine, injera, is now winning converts further afield. The soft and spongy flat bread made from the grain called teff is in demand from Ethiopians living in the United States. But because of regular flights between Ethiopia and the US capital, locals are getting a chance to sample the real thing too. CCTV's Daniel Ryntjes reports.
Views: 63777 CGTN Africa
Tanzanian farmer's $50,000 investment yields profits in greenhouse farming
 
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Tanzanian farmer Malembo Lucas had a dream of becoming an agribusinessman after completing his diploma course in agriculture. In order to reach that goal he worked at a friend's guesthouse and now owns acres of greenhouses around in Tanzania. He has invested more than $50,000 and hopes to become a billionaire. CGTN's Daniel Kijo has more Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 5513 CGTN Africa
Somalia's Huge Potential in Sesame Farming
 
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Somalia is one of the potentially big exporters of sesame. In 2012 the country was ranked the 12th largest producer in the world, but poor policies and unending conflict threaten the country's potential. CCTV's Mohammed Hirmoge reports that businessmen believe that they are still doing well and the product could turn round the fortunes of the country.
Views: 32940 CGTN Africa
Zimbabwe's Sweet Pepper is Feeding Markets in The USA
 
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For more than a decade, Zimbabwe's agriculture has been in a slump. New farmers, who had taken over land under the land reform programme, failed to access markets particularly abroad. But now things are changing. In Nyanga, in the eastern part of the country, a successful out-grower scheme is up and running and is feeding-markets in the USA.
Views: 35831 CGTN Africa
A sneak preview of Kenya's new passenger train
 
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A lot of preparation goes into launching a new train system in Kenya, including test-runs. CGTN's Maria Galang went along on one of those journeys. Let's take a look Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 185731 CGTN Africa
Tyre recycling business gaining ground in S. Africa
 
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Tyre recycling industry is still fairly new in South Africa it was introduced a decade ago to deal with the staggering stockpiles which could be as high as a hundred million tyres. One company is leading the way in reducing the stockpiles by recycling truck tyres. The Mathe Group recently commissioned a $1.5m recycling plant in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province. Sumitra Nydoo visited the plant ...
Views: 12839 CGTN Africa
Ghanaian Restaurants Target Expanding African Middle Class
 
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Ghana's middle class is expanding despite economic problems that have led the government to seek help from the International Monetary Fund. Local entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity to feed the appetite of the expanding middle class. In the hospitality sector, running a restaurant is high stress anywhere but owners say it is tougher in Ghana due to irregular power supply. But they're betting on the country's growing appetite for good food.
Views: 14397 CGTN Africa
Life in Nairobi
 
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It may come as a surprise to some, but Nairobi is known as the London of Africa. And it's not unusual to see Europeans flocking its streets. More recently, though, more and more Africans have also been making Nairobi their home. CCTV's Maria Galang follows one South African living in the Kenyan capital
Views: 205166 CGTN Africa
Nigeria entrepreneur converts shipping containers into productive farms
 
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One young Nigerian entrepreneur is using new agricultural technology, while promoting sustainable ways to ensure food security in cities. Angel Adelaja says she's getting a head-start on the future of farming. Sophia Adengo has more.
Views: 14119 CGTN Africa
Ethiopian entrepreneurs are using bamboo to make finished goods
 
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Bamboo is one of Ethiopia's most under-utilized resources. Currently there are over 1 million hectares of untapped bamboo forest in Ethiopia, Africa's largest bamboo forest. Michael Gebru has now set up a commercial venture, producing various items made out bamboo. CCTV's Girum Chala reports
Views: 37037 CGTN Africa
Somali cuisine slowly winning over local taste buds in Uganda
 
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A restaurant in Uganda's capital Kampala is introducing some Somali flavour to the city. As more and more customers grow an appetite for Somali food, the restaurant has become a symbol of change. Somalis living in Uganda hope that they too will be warmly received as perceptions about their country start to change. Leon Ssenyange reports
Views: 38749 CGTN Africa
Somalia diaspora community credited for opening new businesses
 
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Somalia's diaspora community has been praised for its role in rebuilding the economy. Since 2012, the country has recorded a sharp rise in the number of people returning from Europe and North America. Abdulaziz Billow brings us the story of a man who runs Mogadishu's first drive-thru fruit and ice cream store.
Views: 28320 CGTN Africa
Somalia entrepreneurs want chicken imports stopped
 
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Entrepreneurs in Somalia's capital Mogadishu want to put an end to chicken imports. This is after a poultry farm was created in northern Mogadishu with hopes of addressing the needs of the many restaurant chains and biscuit making industries.Abdulaziz Billo has that story on grassroots tonigh
Views: 35559 CGTN Africa
Somalia lemon farmers strive to secure Middle East market
 
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Better security in parts of Somalia has allowed farmers to get back to work, peacefully. Lemon farmers in the country are now keen to take advantage of demand for the produce in the Middle East, as Abdulaziz Billow, reports.
Views: 44716 CGTN Africa
China to construct major motorway in Senegal
 
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Senegal has commissioned the construction of the country's largest road project since independence in 1960. The contract was awarded to a Chinese company that expressed confidence that construction of the Ila Touba highway should be completed in under 4 years.
Views: 22958 CGTN Africa
Local businessmen in Somalia investing in the tourism sector as security improves
 
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Somalia's capital Mogadishu was once known as the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean. With stretches of white sandy beaches, it was quite the vacation spot...That is until the country fell into chaos. Now as the political and security situation is slowly improving, Somali businessmen are investing millions of dollars trying to revive the country's tourism. CGTN's Clementine Logan has more.
Views: 61411 CGTN Africa
Comparing Kenya's old Railway to the new modern SGR
 
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As Kenya moves into the era of modern transport with the new Mega Railway soon to be launched, we take a look back at the century old railway system and what the future holds with the new one.#SGRLaunch Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 34603 CGTN Africa
More Cape Verde citizens keen to leave due to various factors
 
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Cape Verde is a collection of 12 islands off the coast of North-west Africa. Here, foreigners outnumber locals, and 9 percent of the country's GDP comes from expatriates. Cape Verde has few natural resources, little arable land and is prone to drought - just some of the reasons why many residents are desperate to move to greener pastures.
Views: 49976 CGTN Africa
Chinese Investment Boosts Ethiopia's Economy
 
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The relations between Ethiopia and China are now at their peak. The Chinese investment has hugely boosted the Eastern Africa nation's economic growth. And as Cctv's GIRUM CHALA reports, the Chinese have a special place in the hearts of Ethiopians
Views: 89754 CGTN Africa
What it means to have the African e-passport
 
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By the time Heads of State leave Rwanda's capital on the 18th of July, the continent should be one step closer to Visa free-travel for African nationals, within the continent. The establishment of an African Passport, issued by Member states, is one of the linchpins of the ambitious Vision 2063 plan which details the policies the continent's 50-plus economies will focus on, and how they intend to achieve them.
Views: 13840 CGTN Africa
Zambian Farmer turns to Conservation Agriculture
 
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Conservation agriculture; a farming technique, that's not only raising harvest-yeilds, but is also raising the quality of life, for the small-scale farmers, who use it. Jiitu Abraham was recently in Zambia and got the chance, to speak, with one farmer... who was able to change her own life and the lives of her children, by switching her farming-practice.
Views: 15732 CGTN Africa
South African woman carves niche in chilli business
 
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Leeko Makoene, a South African entrepreneur who started a spicy business of making chilli relishes to make extra money. Chilidido is now a lucrative business and has allowed Leeko to start Made with Rural, a platform that helps small scale rural farmers get to market. CGTN's Julie Scheier got to know more about Makoene´s project and filed this report. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 3659 CGTN Africa
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed skips 73rd UN General Assembly
 
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Despite being expected to be one of the prominent speakers from the continent -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is not be attending the world event in New York. According to statement from his office -- the premier is meant to chair a major ruling party meeting -- and also focus on security issues in the country. Girum Chala has more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 19199 CGTN Africa
Deported Somalis Arrive in Somalia.
 
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Barely 24 hours ago, we brought you the story of 81 Somali nationals being deported back to Mogadishu by Kenyan authorities in the wake of a crackdown on illegal immigrants. Today, the Somali government says it is ready and willing to provide for the returnees and many more who may be on the way back. Mogadishu however insists this must be on condition that those returning are doing so voluntarily. Here's CCTV's Mohammed Hirmoge reports.
Views: 399419 CGTN Africa
Kenyan company looking to modernize micro-vendor market
 
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The annual market value of produce sold through informal vendors in Kenya's capital, Nairobi is more than 700 million dollars. And there is potential to grow even higher. But producers make a very small fraction of the millions in the value chain as the bulk is shared between middlemen. CCTV's Maria Galang sought out a tech-based business to business delivery service which is looking to solve some of those challenges, and transform the country's micro-vendor food market.
Views: 10248 CGTN Africa
Ethiopia confident it will settle its debt with China on time
 
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Ethiopia says that despite recent challenges, its economy is in shape and performing well -- which will enable it to pay off its debt to China in a timely fashion. Beijing has helped Addis Ababa restructure its debt, and the African nation is looking forward to further cooperation in development financing and foreign direct investment. CGTN's Girum Chala has more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 9628 CGTN Africa
Ethiopia plans to launch civilian satellite in the coming years
 
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Ethiopia is gearing up to launch a civilian satellite into orbit in three to five years. The satellite is aimed at providing information from space used to better predict weather conditions and remote sensing activities inside the country. CGTN's Girum Chala reports
Views: 7033 CGTN Africa
Ghana's new gold
 
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Snails may not mean much to many people in Africa. But to some farmers in Ghana, commercial snail farming may be the gatepass, out of poverty. CCTV's Peninah Karibe toured one of the snail farms in the West African state, and filed this report about what is now being referred to as Ghana's new gold.
Views: 19309 CGTN Africa
Nigerian entrepreneur's business thrives using local ingredients
 
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Nigeria is a country that's known for and that can't go without its pepper sauce. However, making the sauce can be time -consuming. One entrepreneur has decided to capitalise on this, creating a mix that's convenient for busy. Nigerians who want a quick meal but don't have the time to blend a fresh sauce from scratch.Maria Galang tells us more
Views: 4700 CGTN Africa
Life in Kampala
 
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A city built on seven hills, Kampala, the capital of Uganda offers an exciting cultural experience for many foreign visitors. Rated by the UN as a country with the happiest people in East Africa, many foreigners find it easy to stay and live comfortably within the city. Michael Baleke reports.
Views: 91796 CGTN Africa
Kenyan entrepreneur upcycles old clothes into functional bags
 
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The passion for buying locally made products is growing at a fast pace in Kenya... And these days, importers of designer handbags - both genuine and imitations - are getting a run for their money from local designers... One of them is a young man who has developed a popular bag brand, which thrives on the idea of upcycling. Maria Galang went along to Suave Kenya's workshop to see what makes these bags so special
Views: 14878 CGTN Africa
4,000 cows to be flown into Qatar to combat dairy shortage
 
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When three gulf states plus Egypt clamped sanctions down on Qatar in early June, the country's 2.3 million residents were cut off from a staple supply of dairy products. Previously imported from Saudi Arabia, the cut-off presented the challenge of keeping milk flowing in the country despite the sanctions. CGTN's Stephanie Freid in Qatar explains the country's rather unusual solution to the problem. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 160882 CGTN Africa
Start up in Nigeria deploys solar energy to rural communities
 
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Power cuts are exceedingly common in Nigeria. The situation is even worse in rural communities which aren't even connected to the grid. To date, successive governments have failed to resolve the problem, despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the years. Amidst that chaos, lies opportunity for a small start up in the country which is lighting up forgotten rural communities. Deji Badmus has that story.
Views: 5073 CGTN Africa
Ethiopia introduces first smart parking system in Africa
 
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Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa has introduced a first for Africa, a smart parking system to solve the lack of parking space for the hundreds of thousands of cars in the city. The system uses modern Chinese technology to park vehicles inside a steel structured building using an automated lift. Many people are already excited to see a tangible solution for the growing parking space problem in Addis Ababa. CGTN's Girum Chala has more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Views: 211428 CGTN Africa