The blogger is a law graduate from Addis Ababa University (2018). He also holds an LL.M. in human rights law from the University of Groningen (2020). For any comments, you can reach him at

Sidewalks in Addis, the visually impaired, and human rights
Michael Mengistu Woldeyes
Human Rights, Public Policy and Law Blog
Walking in Addis Ababa is not safe for people with disabilities because the infrastructure is not constructed considering their needs. For example, it is very common to see uncovered drainage line holes, which are usually found on the sidewalks and have caused many. The visually impaired are especially vulnerable to accidents since, in addition to the drainage line holes being left open, the tactile sidewalks that are meant to guide them usually lead directly to the holes.
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