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HS Schoch

The main problem of the african country of Ethiopia dates some two decades back. Then the tensions between different tribes and nations exploded and the bitter poor country found itself struggling in a fierce murderous civil war. As a result the northeastern provinces became the state of Eritrea - and Ethiopia a country without a harbour. Therefore the road which links the economy to the independent state of Djibouti is one of the most important highways with a never ending flow of trucks pouring in and out the the little neighbouring country. On this road one can find quite a few kind of trucks - modern Ivecos share the vital road with Fiats from a bygone era. But you won't find modern trucks without enforced superstructures. Trucks in Ethiopia have to be stronger than European- or US-style models as the working conditions are quite harsh...

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