It always amuses me watching people go through airport security.
Addis Ababa Bole Airport has lots of security.
Generally manned by staff who don’t quite know why they have to sit in front of a screen showing the outline of Ferrangi shoes but someone somewhere has ordered it so it must be done.
The electricity went down as it often does passing through my fifth full scan before Departures, so instead of simply waiting or opening the gate, the geniuses of Ethiopian aviation decided to manually push each item through the machine while intently studying a blank screen.
But yes, the security and in particular the giant arch thing you are required to step through at airports worldwide.
I say ‘step’, I’ve noticed a wide variation on ways to get through these things, not just in Africa but around the globe: