In many Asian and African countries, parents allow their children to go with a family friend or relative to work in an hotel or as a domestic maid believing they will be looked after, fed, clothed, go to school and send money home.

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With its weary machinery, cumbersome management and inevitable delays, the Uhuru (or Freedom) Railway doesn’t inspire much pride these days.

It wasn’t always so.

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Ethiopia is one of the oldest countries in Africa. Due to some archeological findings, Ethiopia is considered the origin of humanity. The country was home to the ancient civilisations of Axum and Lalibela. 

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