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Djibouti's khat addiction holding back development

Fri May 20 2016, 6:33 am



When the day heats up, life slows down in Djibouti. Half of the male population on the Horn of Africa nation chew a mildly hallucinogenic drug called khat, a stimulant which suppresses hunger. Tax receipts make it financial manna for the state but it’s popularity reduces productivity, helping keep the population in poverty.

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