Travelling around Addis Ababa has become even easier with the launch of a new city map prepared by the urban governance and decentralization programme of the German development cooperation agency in conjunction with the Ethiopian Mapping Agency (EMA). In addition to the local road network, the map also features information on hotels, diplomatic missions and taxi stops among other things. It follows on the heels of another map of the Ethiopian capital released earlier this year, also prepared by EMA in partnership with the World Bank.
Addis Ababa can be a difficult city to navigate, due partly to the fact that many streets have no names or have multiple names. In addition, the city has changed rapidly in recent years with new roads being laid and residential areas built, while in the past official maps have been hard to come by.