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Khat in Djibouti: The drug trade is firmly in the hands of women in this African country



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Djibouti city is the capital of the small coastal nation Djibouti on the Horn of Africa



The city of Djibouti is the capital of the small coastal nation of Djibouti on the Horn of Africa

Foto: Mike Abrahams / Corbis / Getty Images





Khat drug sales in the city of Djibouti: The drug trade, legally here, is largely unaffected by the coronavirus epidemic.



Selling Khat in Djibouti City: The drug trade, which is legal here, is largely unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Foto: MCT / Getty Images





The shopkeeper Zainaba A. on the way to her counter, arms full.



The shopkeeper Zainaba A. on the way to her counter, arms full.

Photo: Benjamin Moscovici





Porters are gathered around a khat truck in Mogadishu (pictured in this 2014 archive).



Porters are gathered around a khat truck in Mogadishu (pictured in this 2014 archive).

Foto: Feisal Omar / REUTERS





Farmers sell harvested Khat trees: Consumption of this plant is probably equivalent to chewing on coca leaves.  However, after a few hours, the stimulating effect often gives way to deep inertia.



Khat farmers sell their harvest: Plant consumption is perhaps the most compared with chewing coca leaves. However, after a few hours, the stimulating effect often gives way to deep inertia.

Photo: Peter McBride / Aurora Photos / illusion

This work is part of the chain Global Societies. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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