Smugglers’ Market

Market in Harar

The Smugglers’ Market is chock-full of counterfeit clothing and electronics (some real stuff, too) from China. Most of it is smuggled in from Somaliland either by night caravans of camel and donkey across the remote desert frontiers or cleverly concealed in trucks. The whole area is undergoing a major urban revamp, and most shops are expected to be relocated inside modern shopping malls.

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