It’s not unusual to witness instances of humiliation at visa offices. Sometimes they shout instructions at visa applicants. Sometimes they throw documents back at them.
Several hundred Eritrean troops are said to be fighting in the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen, which has sparked a rush on Eritrean coastal real estate by Gulf states.
Europe did not need Africa in order to become prosperous. Europe colonised Africa because Europe was prosperous and, consequently, more powerful.
They are escaping from compulsory and open-ended national service, political persecution and a failing economy. Over 6% of the population have left.
The lease on the only permanent US military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti is $63M a year. China, building its own facility at the other end of the Gulf of Tadjoura, gets a bargain at $20M
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