Split personality: Djibouti City
Colonial bridge of cultures

Split personality: Djibouti City

Djibouti City, the country’s capital, occupies a long peninsula with a history of split personalities. When the French made it their capital at the end of the 19th century (as French Somaliland), the town maintained…

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Fiery furnaces of Danakil
Sulfur pool, Dallol

Fiery furnaces of Danakil

Perhaps, we thought, as we caravanned for three days through the northern Afar region of Ethiopia, the intense religiosity of Coptic Christians here has been spurred by knowledge of the fiery, sulfurous features of the…

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