How the Port of Djibouti keeps Ethiopia fed during Ramadan

How the Port of Djibouti keeps Ethiopia fed during Ramadan

Ramadan, which began on 6 June with the sighting of the new moon, is a religious obligation for all Muslims. The fast lasts a month, from dawn until dusk. It’s a testing time for all involved, but Aouleed, a port worker in Djibouti – a major trade hub on the southern tip of the Red Sea, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes – it’s really tough. Please follow and like us:

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Western-trained talent returns to Ethiopia

Western-trained talent returns to Ethiopia

For a long time, Ethiopia has struggled as one of the poorest countries in Africa. 1974 saw the end of the iconic Haile Selassie’s rule, as the brutal Derg communist dictatorship seized power. The following years were harsh, and so began a long-lasting trend, whereby many of Ethiopia’s most skilled citizens left the nation to seek better lives in the western world. The once great kingdom languished under corruption, war, famine and drought. Please follow and like us:

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