Out of Africa

Somali’s wave their mobile phones doing what is called among locals as Catching, trying to catch or pickup the mobile phone tower in neighboring Somalia as they stand on Khorley Beach, also called Dead Water Beach, in Djibouti City, Djibouti. As a means to stay in contact with their family and friends back home, one purchases a Somalia SIMM card from the black-market in Djibouti City, placing the SIMM in mobile phone and swinging about the phone in specific areas where a signal might be caught. The best time to catch the signals are at night. Djibouti City to the border of Somalia where the nearest Somali cell tower is located is only roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of the capital of Djibouti.

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