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Ethiopia - Addis Ababa World's 6th Dirtiest City - Forbes
Ethiopia's capital and Africa's diplomatic capital has been ranked as the World's 6th dirtiest city by Forbes magazine. The magazine said the city faces one of the worst sanitation problems in Africa and the world. Forbes also added that the lack of adequate sanitation programs results in infant mortality and low life expectancy.
The World's dirtiest city designation goes to Baku, Azerbaijan followed by Dhaka Bangladesh, Antanananvo Madagascar, Port au Price Haiti, Mexico City Mexico and Africa's diplomatic capital and Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.
All cities are positioned against New York, the base city with an index score of 100. For the Health and Sanitation Rankings, the index scores range from the worst on the list--Baku, Azerbaijan, with a score of 27.6--to the best on the list--Calgary, Canada, with a score of 131.7.
The data is based on Mercer Human Resource Consulting's 2007 Health and Sanitation Rankings. As part of their 2007 Quality of Life Report, they ranked 215 cities worldwide based on levels of air pollution, waste management, water potability, hospital services, medical supplies and the presence of infectious disease.
Addis Ababa is the largest city and capital of Ethiopia, it has an estimated population of 4 million people and the city was founded in 1886 by Emperor Menelik II.
The World's 25 Dirtiest Cities
1. Baku, Azerbaijan (27.6)
2. Dhaka, Bangladesh (29.6)
3. Antananarivo, Madagascar (30.1)
4. Port au Prince, Haiti (34)
5. Mexico City, Mexico (37.7)
6. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (37.9)
7. Mumbai, India (38.2)
8. Baghdad, Iraq (39)
9. Almaty, Kazakhstan (39.1)
10. Brazzaville, Congo (39.1)
11. Ndjamena, Chad (39.7)
12. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (40.4)
13. Bangui, Central African Republic (42.1)
14. Moscow, Russia (43.4)
15. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (43.4)
16. Bamako, Mali (43.7)
17. Point Noire, Congo (43.8)
18. Lome, Togo (44.1)
19. Conakry, Guinea Republic (44.2)
20. Nouakchott, Mauritania (44.7)
21. Niamey, Niger (45)
22. Luanda, Angola (45.2)
23. Maputo, Mozambique (46.3)
24. New Delhi, India (46.6)
25. Pat Harcourt, Nigeria (46.8)
Ed's Note: Addis Ababa may not be Calgary, but the rank seems unfair considering that there are far more dirtier cities than Addis in the world. Is our nation's capital as bad as Forbes makes it out to be?
Have Your Say
From nazret team, We Love Addis Ababa and invite you this music video
Time to clean up the garbege and the EPDRF party bussy hijacking economy!
Hey Sami, did you know what Addis looked like prior to 1991? I believe the only dirt that has been part of the permanent scene in Addis is the presence of the CUD cruds and their street thug supporters. If we can sweep these hooligans out of town, we will be well on our way of building one of the most pristine cities in the world.
I will Admit!! Don’t look at Bole and the likes … Merkato and Piassa even are as dirty as you can imagine. I love my country, and want to work with whomever has to clean it up and bring us up in the ladder in the next “Assessment” by Forbes.
what you are going to do about it ? This african capital is the world dirtiest city. What a shame for Ethiopian government!!
I hope Al-Moudi is going to do something about it.
The biggest garbage is the cage men Woyane.
These lazy cage men talk too much garbage without substance.
They are treating the country as if they are living under TPLF cage.
We have a lot of garbage to clean up.
Enante kinjitochina EPRDFs abezachihut, egna huletachihunim yemanfeligew yet enhid. We want the best of Ethiopia. Where can we learn anything from the web about developments worth reading on the net. When the government does something, then the EPRDFites brag about it like hell, and when the news has it that the city is in problem then opposition will let a string of obscenities.
We just want to examine the issue and want to talk about the issues not stupid talk about other parties.
I can’t wait to make it more DIRTIER by urinating under a fence with the sign above it saying ‘Those who urinate here are only dogs!’ HAHAHAHAH, just kidding!There were times when Healthy Officers hired by the city to apprehend and fine $5 those who urinate and deficate on the street.The problem was that there were no enough Honey Buckets ‘Shint Bet” around to implement. It was tough.If you are not ashamed of yourself you can drop down your pants anywhere any time and smell the AROMA next time when you walk by.The truth is, its the dweller’s responsibility, mostly. Hold it and let it go at the right place.Is it a political issue??
This is shame,really shame.Shame to Weyane,its really unacceptable this one and its,bull Shit,what hell they did the money they received from Japan,of course it was a donation,and I clearly remember this one.A few years ago,the Woyane received a huge amount of dollars(millions)from Tokyo,Japan just to fix the cities sewage system and still dirty same shit sewer problem.Its amazing!
Addis population explodes since the early 1991. Almost all Ethiopian from all corner emigrate to Addis in several reasons… Because of all the reason I am going to list and additional reasons Addis over populated. The city progress couldn’t catch up with the population grow….
1. Peasant: can’t feed them and their only hope is come to Addis work as a day laborer or become a beggar on the street of Addis.
2. X-Derg military: right after the TPLF took power so many of the Derg military move to Addis, TPLF shut down major government business (such as Baher Tranizet) and fired the employees without any compensation… this people from all direction moved to Addis some ended up living without no income
3. Ethiopian deported from Eritrea: right after EPLF took over power deport all Ethiopian citizen to their homeland… most of them become homeless and live in the street of Addis.
4. Draught: the people who left their home because of the draught ended up living in the street of Addis
5. War: people are displaced because of ethnic tension, war between the government and the LF’s and Eritrea…
However no matter what people said, my love to Addis is stronger than anything else.
SURE WE ARE NOT NUMBER 1?????
For someone who is not aware of the government’s propaganda, it is easy to believe that Woyane is turning the country into a magically beautiful, clean, developing by day place.
Instead of talking too much about the foreign investment, building high rising buildings, laying roads and bridges limitless and false propaganda why wouldn’t EPRDF zombies wake up and provide the very basic thing such as:
Building restrooms for pedestrians
Hire more employees to provide sanitary conditions and social services
Put in place services to clean garages periodically
Provide housing for the homeless
Build place to feed the poor
dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty eprdf efprd eprdf eprdf eprdf
Most cities that are ranked among the cleanest were the dirtiest cities a few decades ago. Our beautiful Addis is the 6th in the rank so what. Like all this other cities, Addis will also be the cleanest very soon. It is not like nothing is being done about it. It is a matter of time and hard work. Our beautiful city, Addis will flourish like a flower soon. By the way, the safest, the most welcoming and warmest Capital city in the world is ADDIS ABABA! for that i chose Alemayehu Eshetes’ Addis Abeba song for all of you Ethiopian lovers. Addis Abeba nenenenenene…woudua Addis Abeba………..
lekim, sounds like you haven’t heard of the making of the turbulent Hurricane Arena on its way to sweep every dirty Eritrean slaves out of not only Tigray but also Addis, guess who is going to take your place, Ethiopian democrats such as cud . Don’t get pissed bro, you have wasted enough.
I like your optimism!
this is really disappointing, let’s just hope those who are in charge will do something about it.
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