Djibouti

Country Djibouti
Capital Djibouti
Continent Africa
Currency Franc(DJF)
Languages French, Arabic, Somali & Afar

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The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afars minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 following the conclusion of a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Issa-dominated government. In 1999, Djibouti's first multi-party presidential elections resulted in the election of Ismail Omar GUELLEH; he was re-elected to a second term in 2005. Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the mouth of the Red Sea and serves as an important transshipment location for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands. The present leadership favors close ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country but also has strong ties with the US. Djibouti hosts the only US military base in sub-Saharan Africa and is a front-line state in the global war on terrorism.

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Djibouti - Wikipedia
Djibouti - CIA World Fact Book
Djibouti - BBC
Djibouti - Timeline - BBC

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Analysis: Djibouti China's first base challenges American dominance - Shephard Media

Shephard Media

Analysis: Djibouti China's first base challenges American dominance
Shephard Media
Although there are numerous foreign militaries in Djibouti, including 4,000 US troops and 2,000 French troops, the new Chinese base can handle up to 10,000 with port facilities capable of handling its new aircraft carrier and other large warships ...



China joins the crowd in Djibouti - East Asia Forum

China joins the crowd in Djibouti
East Asia Forum
China is in the process of setting up its first overseas military base at Djibouti in northeast Africa. The base will be large enough to house a few thousand troops, berth six ships and pre-position supplies. This development is particularly disturbing ...



China opens first overseas base in Djibouti - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

China opens first overseas base in Djibouti
Aljazeera.com
More than 300 people attended Tuesday's ceremony, including deputy Chinese naval commander Tian Zhong and Djibouti's defence minister, according to state media. The event was timed to coincide with the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the ...
China formally opens first overseas military base in DjiboutiEconomic Times
China has officially opened its first military base in AfricaQuartz
Beijing's military base in Djibouti sets tongues waggingIndependent Online
Hong Kong Free Press
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What the Djibouti Military Base Tells Us About China's Growing Role in Africa - The Wire

The Wire

What the Djibouti Military Base Tells Us About China's Growing Role in Africa
The Wire
This is changing following its decision to build a military base in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. The base will be next door to the United States Africa Command. China will be able to use the base to improve the way it manages its peacekeeping ...



Fibre flourishing in Kenya, but pricing holds back Djibouti's cable sector R&M - Developing Telecoms

Developing Telecoms

Fibre flourishing in Kenya, but pricing holds back Djibouti's cable sector R&M
Developing Telecoms
Two East Africa nations - Kenya and Djibouti are the focus of new updates from Research & Markets which highlight the benefits of a competitive market. Kenya's telecommunications market continues to undergo considerable changes in the wake of ...



China's new base in Djibouti to aid economic expansion in Africa - Myjoyonline.com

Myjoyonline.com

China's new base in Djibouti to aid economic expansion in Africa
Myjoyonline.com
China's new military and logistical base in Djibouti has put other foreign powers on edge, but observers believe China's strategy in the region is more about economic growth than military might. After months of anticipation since announcing plans for ...



Observers: China's New Base in Djibouti to Aid Economic ... - Voice of America

Voice of America

Observers: China's New Base in Djibouti to Aid Economic ...
Voice of America
China's new military and logistical base in Djibouti has put other foreign powers on edge, but observers believe China's strategy in the region is more about ...
Why Djibouti Matters: China Sends Troops to First Permanent Base ...The News Lens International (press release)

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Ethiopia to Djibouti: A Journey Along the New Beijing-Backed Ethiopia-Djibouti Rail - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Ethiopia to Djibouti: A Journey Along the New Beijing-Backed Ethiopia-Djibouti Rail
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
We came to Ethiopia to report on Africa's first fully electrified cross-border railway line, a Chinese-backed project stretching more than 450 miles from the country's capital Addis Ababa to the Red Sea port of Djibouti. Although the line hasn't opened ...



China Has a New Military Base in Djibouti. Here's why it Matters - International Policy Digest (press release) (blog)

International Policy Digest (press release) (blog)

China Has a New Military Base in Djibouti. Here's why it Matters
International Policy Digest (press release) (blog)
The People's Republic of China has inaugurated its first military base overseas in the Republic of Djibouti. The project further cements Beijing's interest in the African continent, and exemplifies how the latter continues to be utilized as part of a ...



The IOM Djibouti Newsletter No. 06 | June & July 2017 - ReliefWeb

The IOM Djibouti Newsletter No. 06 | June & July 2017
ReliefWeb
IOM Djibouti organized a 3 day training session from the 19th till the 21st of June for senior immigration officers from Djibouti and Somaliland on the IOM border management system MIDAS. Held at the Nagad Police Academy "APIFA" in Djibouti, 14 ...