In Djibouti the national dish is the Yemeni fish. Its spicy flavour evokes the complex, multicultural history of this tiny coastal nation nestled between Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Yemenis represent the third ethnic community in Djibouti. The exchange of people between the two sides of the Gulf of Aden has been going on for thousands of years.
In Djibouti, refugees from Yemen, foreign soldiers or Ethiopian truck drivers meet at a thousand-year-old crossroads between Arabia and Africa. Flows of people carrying different currencies. To exchange their forex, they all turn to the woman money changers ply their trade on the capital's street corners.
3 Feb 2019
Best of The Observers 2018: From dangers for migrants in Djibouti to workers in Kuala Lumpur.