Only in Sweden!
On September 1, we told you that thousands of Djiboutians (7000!) had pretended to be Somali refugees (legit refugees by UN standards) and flooded into Sweden for the good life—you don’t even have to work!
Are they going to get the boot? Apparently not, instead Djibouti will be setting up consulates in Sweden to better serve its people!
From Mareeg (a Somali publication in need of an English language editor):
(24.09.2012)–Dejibouti will open two cansulates in sweden according to well informed Dejibutian deplomatic sources based in Sweden and Dejibuti.
The main reason behind this step is said to be the sharply rising numbers of Djiboutian citizens living in Sweden, Sweden has received the largest number of Djiboutian asylum seekers since 2007, many young Djiboutians flocked to Sweden in search of better and easy life.
According to Farhan Abobakir who works at the Djiboutian ministry of foreign affairs who spoke with our corespondent in Djibouti with thick french accented Somali , Sweden has became the favourite country for many young Djiboutians due to its relaxed immigration rules and checks and the physical appearance similarities between Somalis and Djiboutians, many young Djiboutians got their permanent residence permits by claiming to be from Somalia says Mr.abobakir, we don’t agree with such malicious practises but at the end of day the government has to serve its people anywhere irrespective of their legality.