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Djibouti faces new kid on the block

By James Jeffrey HORNDIPLOMAT-Despite Ramadan, there is no slackening at Djibouti's ports. Under the relentless sun, whippet-thin men glistening with sweat work the docks, taking what refuge they can in the shade cast by machinery and stacks of cargo. Image copyrightJAMES JEFFREYImage captionBerbera has a long...

Yemeni refugees find safety and hope at school in Djibouti

Horndiplomat-Education drive at camp in the tiny African state is impoving lives of those who fled war  James Jeffrey in Djibouti City Yemeni boys in the refugee camp prove an energetic bunch. Photograph: James Jeffrey Previous ImageNext Image Previous ImagesMore Images   Using a scrunched up...

Ramadan in Djibouti

By James Jeffrey Horndiplomat-It seems obvious that fasting between sunrise and sunset for the month of Ramadan would hurt productivity. But in the port city of Djibouti, East Africa’s premier trade hub, there can’t be any letup, even during Islam’s most holy month. The pressure is especially...