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Located in the Horn of Africa, the Republic of Djibouti offers a great variety of landscapes. The small country hosts a quite large expat community compared to its size. French and Arabic speaking expatriates would find it easier to adapt to their new environment.

Professionals looking for a job can find opportunities on the local labor market although NGOs may be the ones needing the most foreign expertise.

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Djibouti , a small country and a tiny nation of northeast Africa. sharing its border with Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritea and linking with Yemen through gulf of Aden and Red sea. People speak French, Arabic, Somali and Afar, mostly are muslim by religion. English is growing now because of large influx of somali expats coming back from Canada. There is a good propotionality of expats living in Djibouti. Strategic location on gulf of Aden, enjoying stability in region and Port handling activities have marked this land with growing opportunities. French, Americans and Japanese have established their military bases and Africom has its largest operational base in Africa. Country has a state of art facilities at Port and a free zone. Economically, Djibouti is one of the least developed and highly dependent on foreign aid. Major exports are salt, fish, live animal, raw hides and skins and handicrafts. Services constitue a major share in economy. N

Located at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, Djibouti is a small but powerful Eastern African country. Its location at the joint of these two seas means it’s a key stop on shipping routes. It also serves as an important military station, and thousands of American soldiers are based here.

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I am Djibouti Jones. I was raised in the Christian West. Now I live in the Muslim East. I write, I run, and I raise three children. I pray for peace.

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This month's expat blog: Travel Gourmande

After spending 12 rewarding years in Dubai, Arni and her family decided to move back to the Philippines and "set up their nest". Today, and after a decade of a hectic career-oriented lifestyle in the Middle East, Arni and her French husband run their business in the Philippino countryside. With every ...

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