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Africa/Middle East Briefing

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Beirut's first street atlas creates order out of chaos, Nairobi gets an airport "bush hotel" and Lagos motorists get some hi-tech help to avoid traffic.

Abuja, Ghubril, Go-slows, Nairobi Tented Camp

According to plan


Navigating the streets of Beirut can be a tricky exercise. Landmarks – from the name of an old pharmacy to the colours of a building’s shutters – are points of collective reference, as street names are seldom used or do not exist.

Inspired by London’s A-Z and Rome’s Tutto Città, social entrepreneur Bahi Ghubril (pictured) published Zawarib Beirut (Beirut Alleys). Beirut’s first street atlas has been going from strength to strength with everyone from the Beirut marathon to the city’s municipality and the local…


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