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Djibouti. Djibouti province. Djibouti. Syndicat des chauffeurs de taxi (cab drivers syndicate house). Two taxi drivers with khat leaves. Khat is a flowering plant native to tropical East Africa and contains the alkaloid cathinone, an amphetamine-like stimulant which causes excitement and euphoria. Khat is one of the few commodities that is traded daily and serves as a type of speed when chewed, Djiboutian men usualy chew in the afternoon hours. Khat is considered as a drug which abuse can produce mild to moderate psychic dependence. © 2006 Didier Ruef