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In Arab spring, Indian labour warms up to Djibouti

Alia AllanaTags : Amina BibiDjiboutiAden Mohamed DileitaUAE’s embassyHorn of AfricaPosted: Sun May 29 2011, 01:15 hrsNew Delhi:

Djibouti. Amina Bibi can’t get the pronunciation right. Her husband, over the few conversations they’ve had since his departure six months ago from Dhantala in West Bengal, has corrected her over and over again. She still doesn’t get it right. She doesn’t even know where Djibouti is. “Six hours from Dubai,” she says. That’s where her husband has gone — to build a city in the sand.

Each month, a steady stream of passports lands up on Aden Mohamed Dileita’s desk. Dileita is the First Counsellor at the Embassy of the Republic of Djibouti in India. The embassy does not look anything like UAE’s embassy — there is no metal detector, it’s just a house in New Delhi’s Vasant Vihar where a receptionist sits in what would be the living room and upstairs in one of the bedrooms is Dileita’s office.

President Ismael Omar Guelleh’s picture hangs above his head and his desk is burdened with papers. Each month at least 70 people are applying for a visa, in sharp contrast to just 30 in a year until two years ago.

About labo22

Hi, this is Labaale your average concerned citizen of Horn of Africa, we’re really worried about the stability of this war torn region, we have the worst dictators from around the world, ironically supported by the Western Countries supposedly the advocators of democracy, transparency, good governance and human Right, If regime change is really needed this is the place to start, we have no short of rootless dictators from MELES Zenawi of Ethiopia,ISMAIL Guelleh of Djibouti,RAYAALE Kahin of self-declared Somaliland and ISAIAS Afwerk of Eritrea.


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