Ethiopia converts former torture centre to tourist hotspot

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Ethiopia turns former palace, torture site into tourist draw

A palace that once housed Ethiopia's emperors and also served as a torture site under the communist Derg regime is to open to the public in a controversial government tourism project.

The palace compound in Addis Ababa, which Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government has rebranded "Unity Park", was formally launched Thursday and will be open from Friday.

Abiy's office said on Twitter Thursday that the project "symbolises our ability …
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