Once, at the Diredawa Cafe, you could get stuff like coffee, tea, and bread. After the police raided the place in May, you couldn’t get anything.
A judge has issued a “stay-away order” barring Etana Shuremu, the proprietor of the Georgia Avenue NW shop, from even visiting it.
That’s because cops believe Shuremu was dealing khat, a stimulating leaf that’s chewed in East Africa and parts of the Middle East.
— Rend Smith, “The Consequences of Getting Khat.”
Photo by cliff1066™ via Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0 Generic