In the 1930s, the British writer Evelyn Waugh described the city as being “in a rudimentary state of construction” with “half-finished buildings at every corner”. Just over 30 years later, the Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski told his readers of “the wooden scaffoldings scattered” about a city.
Addis Ababa 2018: building sites are located on every street corner. Parts of the city are taken down and huge tower blocks are emerging everywhere. Fenced off from the street and the public eye, building crews are working long days.

Who are these anonymous construction workers reshaping the city of Addis Ababa?
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