Djibouti

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

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Introduction

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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Twelve migrants dead, others missing off the coast of Djibouti: IOM - UN NewsTwelve migrants dead, others missing off the coast of Djibouti: IOM  UN News

8 migrants drown, 12 missing while trying to reach Djibouti - Associated Press8 migrants drown, 12 missing while trying to reach Djibouti  Associated Press

At least 10 African migrants die off Djibouti shore - Anadolu AgencyAt least 10 African migrants die off Djibouti shore  Anadolu Agency

New Djibouti sea route to reduce shipping time between Turkey, Horn of Africa from 50 days to 10 | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahNew Djibouti sea route to reduce shipping time between Turkey, Horn of Africa from 50 days to 10 | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Djibouti Commences Transformation Of Historical Port To Launch The East Africa International Special Business Zone - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideDjibouti Commences Transformation Of Historical Port To Launch The East Africa International Special Business Zone  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Flood relief pumps from BBA Pumps for the United Nations in Djibouti - Impeller.netFlood relief pumps from BBA Pumps for the United Nations in Djibouti  Impeller.net

Andersen Global Adds Malawi and Djibouti to Burgeoning Africa Network - Law.comAndersen Global Adds Malawi and Djibouti to Burgeoning Africa Network  Law.com

Freeman stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti in Africa - The Madison Record - themadisonrecord.comFreeman stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti in Africa - The Madison Record  themadisonrecord.com

Djibouti regeneration project begins - portstrategy.comDjibouti regeneration project begins  portstrategy.com

Impact of COVID-19 Movement Restrictions on Migrants along the Eastern Corridor, Report 7 | as of 30 September 2020 - Djibouti - ReliefWebImpact of COVID-19 Movement Restrictions on Migrants along the Eastern Corridor, Report 7 | as of 30 September 2020 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Over 2,000 African migrants return from Yemen assisted by IOM in Djibouti - DevdiscourseOver 2,000 African migrants return from Yemen assisted by IOM in Djibouti  Devdiscourse

Andersen Global Adds Coverage in East Africa with Collaborating Firm in Djibouti - Business WireAndersen Global Adds Coverage in East Africa with Collaborating Firm in Djibouti  Business Wire

Port of Djibouti regeneration project launched - Construction ReviewPort of Djibouti regeneration project launched  Construction Review

A400M transports Griffon armoured vehicle from Djibouti - defenceWebA400M transports Griffon armoured vehicle from Djibouti  defenceWeb

French military tests Griffon vehicle in Djibouti - defenceWebFrench military tests Griffon vehicle in Djibouti  defenceWeb

Djibouti benefits from completion of the DARE cable system - Developing TelecomsDjibouti benefits from completion of the DARE cable system  Developing Telecoms

Djibouti Commences Transformation of Historical Port- Launch of East Africa's International Special Business Zone - UgandaDjibouti Commences Transformation of Historical Port- Launch of East Africa's International Special Business Zone  Uganda

Mo Farah Named Djibouti Ports Ambassador - UgandaMo Farah Named Djibouti Ports Ambassador  Uganda

Djibouti: Twelve Migrants Dead, Others Missing Off the Coast of Djibouti - IOM - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsDjibouti: Twelve Migrants Dead, Others Missing Off the Coast of Djibouti - IOM  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

UN and Partners COVID-19 Response Plan - Djibouti, in support of the National Solidarity Pact | June - December 2020 - Djibouti - ReliefWebUN and Partners COVID-19 Response Plan - Djibouti, in support of the National Solidarity Pact | June - December 2020 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Long distance runner Mo Farah named ambassador for Djibouti ports - The Africa LogisticsLong distance runner Mo Farah named ambassador for Djibouti ports  The Africa Logistics

Djibouti, nation of one million, is building the largest free trade zone in Africa - Face2Face AfricaDjibouti, nation of one million, is building the largest free trade zone in Africa  Face2Face Africa

GDC prepping new training course for Djibouti's geothermal development - ThinkGeoEnergyGDC prepping new training course for Djibouti's geothermal development  ThinkGeoEnergy

IOM Djibouti: Monthly Report #13 September 2020 - Djibouti - ReliefWebIOM Djibouti: Monthly Report #13 September 2020 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Army counters Chinese influence in Africa with know-how and friendship - Washington ExaminerArmy counters Chinese influence in Africa with know-how and friendship  Washington Examiner

Migrants drown, missing off Djibouti - Illawarra MercuryMigrants drown, missing off Djibouti  Illawarra Mercury

Ex-SDF admiral becomes Djibouti ambassador - NHK WORLDEx-SDF admiral becomes Djibouti ambassador  NHK WORLD

Pushed to the Edge by Beau Travail - The New YorkerPushed to the Edge by Beau Travail  The New Yorker

Djibouti: Taming the dragon, India challenging Beijings military influence - Geeska AfrikaDjibouti: Taming the dragon, India challenging Beijings military influence  Geeska Afrika

Dozen migrants dead after being thrown off boat by smugglers - Big News NetworkDozen migrants dead after being thrown off boat by smugglers  Big News Network

India joins Djibouti Code of Conduct: Enhances Indian Ocean outreach - Economic TimesIndia joins Djibouti Code of Conduct: Enhances Indian Ocean outreach  Economic Times

Lawyer Says Arrest of Djibouti Military Pilot Sparks Protests - VOA NewsLawyer Says Arrest of Djibouti Military Pilot Sparks Protests  VOA News

Chicago Sailor Honored as Camp Lemonnier Member in the Spotlight - DVIDSChicago Sailor Honored as Camp Lemonnier Member in the Spotlight  DVIDS

Djibouti : Requests for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust-Press Release; and Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Djibouti - International Monetary FundDjibouti : Requests for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust-Press Release; and Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Djibouti  International Monetary Fund

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$ 43.4 Million Disbursement to Djibouti Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Approves a US$ 43.4 Million Disbursement to Djibouti Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

We come in peace - The HinduWe come in peace  The Hindu

India and Japan cement defence ties! Ink landmark ACSA pact, India to get access to Djibouti in Africa - The Financial ExpressIndia and Japan cement defence ties! Ink landmark ACSA pact, India to get access to Djibouti in Africa  The Financial Express

Djibouti sets up sovereign wealth fund - Anadolu AgencyDjibouti sets up sovereign wealth fund  Anadolu Agency

Coronavirus surges in Djibouti as population ignores measures - Aljazeera.comCoronavirus surges in Djibouti as population ignores measures  Aljazeera.com

Iran, China and the Djibouti experience - Modern DiplomacyIran, China and the Djibouti experience  Modern Diplomacy

Weatherwatch: Djibouti's climate a tale of two halves - The GuardianWeatherwatch: Djibouti's climate a tale of two halves  The Guardian

New $25 Million Support Will Help Djibouti Grow its Economy and Improve Access to Services - Modern DiplomacyNew $25 Million Support Will Help Djibouti Grow its Economy and Improve Access to Services  Modern Diplomacy

Stranded 74-member crew of Malayalam film return to State from Djibouti - The HinduStranded 74-member crew of Malayalam film return to State from Djibouti  The Hindu

Djibouti envoy says stability in Somalia essential for security in Horn of Africa - Arab NewsDjibouti envoy says stability in Somalia essential for security in Horn of Africa  Arab News

Indo-Japan Mutual Logistics Pact can enable Navies access to Djibouti & Andamans - Economic TimesIndo-Japan Mutual Logistics Pact can enable Navies access to Djibouti & Andamans  Economic Times

One journalist in hiding, 2 others detained over protest coverage in Djibouti - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineOne journalist in hiding, 2 others detained over protest coverage in Djibouti  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Shake Djibouti - Bangkok PostShake Djibouti  Bangkok Post

Why The World's Powers Are Jostling for Djibouti - Madras Courier NewsWhy The World's Powers Are Jostling for Djibouti  Madras Courier News

News - Camp Lemonnier Conducts Disaster Response Exercise - DVIDSNews - Camp Lemonnier Conducts Disaster Response Exercise  DVIDS

Djibouti receives two years' worth of rain in a single day - Down To Earth MagazineDjibouti receives two years' worth of rain in a single day  Down To Earth Magazine

The shifting sands of Djibouti - Observer Research FoundationThe shifting sands of Djibouti  Observer Research Foundation

Burkina Faso inaugurates consulate in Dakhla | Saad Guerraoui | MEO - Middle East OnlineBurkina Faso inaugurates consulate in Dakhla | Saad Guerraoui | MEO  Middle East Online

Ethiopia: COVID-19 Response Overview | 23 October 2020 - Ethiopia - ReliefWebEthiopia: COVID-19 Response Overview | 23 October 2020 - Ethiopia  ReliefWeb

Djibouti, the only Malayalam film currently in production - The New Indian ExpressDjibouti, the only Malayalam film currently in production  The New Indian Express

Great power rivalry in the Red Sea - Brookings InstitutionGreat power rivalry in the Red Sea  Brookings Institution

Coronavirus in Djibouti increases risk of China debt trap - Nikkei Asian ReviewCoronavirus in Djibouti increases risk of China debt trap  Nikkei Asian Review

Why This Tablighi From Djibouti Still Loves India - BloombergQuintWhy This Tablighi From Djibouti Still Loves India  BloombergQuint

WHO supports Djibouti with preparedness and response plan as first COVID19 case in the country is reported. - World Health OrganizationWHO supports Djibouti with preparedness and response plan as first COVID19 case in the country is reported.  World Health Organization

Repatriation flight from Djibouti to reach on Friday - The New Indian ExpressRepatriation flight from Djibouti to reach on Friday  The New Indian Express

Uganda To Take Part In 2021 Afcon U17, U20 Qualifiers - New VisionUganda To Take Part In 2021 Afcon U17, U20 Qualifiers  New Vision

Djibouti: Bodies of migrants washed up on coast - Geeska AfrikaDjibouti: Bodies of migrants washed up on coast  Geeska Afrika

Chinese medical expert decorated by Djibouti for COVID-19 prevention - Global TimesChinese medical expert decorated by Djibouti for COVID-19 prevention  Global Times

Djibouti journalist Charmarke Sad Darar held for weeks, 2 other journalists in hiding - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineDjibouti journalist Charmarke Sad Darar held for weeks, 2 other journalists in hiding  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Djibouti refuses to bow out of race against Kenya for seat at UNSC - The Africa ReportDjibouti refuses to bow out of race against Kenya for seat at UNSC  The Africa Report

International expert hails Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation - WAM ENInternational expert hails Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation  WAM EN

KBR to upgrade US Navy bases in Djibouti - Naval TechnologyKBR to upgrade US Navy bases in Djibouti  Naval Technology

Ethiopia resumes land and air transport services to Djibouti - CGTNEthiopia resumes land and air transport services to Djibouti  CGTN

Somali, Somaliland Leaders Resume Talks in Djibouti - VOA NewsSomali, Somaliland Leaders Resume Talks in Djibouti  VOA News

In strategic Djibouti, a microcosm of China's growing foothold in Africa - The Washington PostIn strategic Djibouti, a microcosm of China's growing foothold in Africa  The Washington Post

Djibouti: US Relations With Djibouti - AllAfrica.comDjibouti: US Relations With Djibouti  AllAfrica.com

Japan appoints ex-Self-Defense Force officer as Djibouti ambassador - Nikkei Asian ReviewJapan appoints ex-Self-Defense Force officer as Djibouti ambassador  Nikkei Asian Review

Invasive mosquito species could bring more malaria to Africa's urban areas - World - ReliefWebInvasive mosquito species could bring more malaria to Africa's urban areas - World  ReliefWeb

Kenya defeats Djibouti to win a seat at the UN Security Council - Aljazeera.comKenya defeats Djibouti to win a seat at the UN Security Council  Aljazeera.com

Djibouti: African Development Fund commits $41.16 million in grants to shore up COVID-19 response - Djibouti - ReliefWebDjibouti: African Development Fund commits $41.16 million in grants to shore up COVID-19 response - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Djibouti is Treating All COVID Patients with Chloroquine, But Scientists Urge Caution - VOA NewsDjibouti is Treating All COVID Patients with Chloroquine, But Scientists Urge Caution  VOA News

Coronavirus cases in Djibouti exceeds 1,000 - Anadolu AgencyCoronavirus cases in Djibouti exceeds 1,000  Anadolu Agency

Djiboutis cosmopolitan musical sound captured in first-ever global album - The WorldDjiboutis cosmopolitan musical sound captured in first-ever global album  The World

FROM THE FIELD: Migrants use digital 'fab labs' to address Djibouti health protection shortages - UN NewsFROM THE FIELD: Migrants use digital 'fab labs' to address Djibouti health protection shortages  UN News

Turkish relief agency helps people in Somalia, Djibouti - Anadolu AgencyTurkish relief agency helps people in Somalia, Djibouti  Anadolu Agency

Djibouti launches Sovereign Fund - Africa Global FundsDjibouti launches Sovereign Fund  Africa Global Funds

Kenya vs. Djibouti: Who will represent Africa on the UN Security Council? - DW (English)Kenya vs. Djibouti: Who will represent Africa on the UN Security Council?  DW (English)

COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 33 (14 October 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 33 (14 October 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

Film crew, including actor Dileesh Pothen, stuck in the Horn of Africa - The New Indian ExpressFilm crew, including actor Dileesh Pothen, stuck in the Horn of Africa  The New Indian Express

Groupe RTD unleash energy and humour in The Dancing Devils of Djibouti - Financial TimesGroupe RTD unleash energy and humour in The Dancing Devils of Djibouti  Financial Times

KBR Wins $75M Contract to Enhance Navy Bases in Djibouti - PRNewswireKBR Wins $75M Contract to Enhance Navy Bases in Djibouti  PRNewswire

India expands Maritime Security footprint in IOR! Joins Djibouti Code of Conduct, Jeddah Amendment as an Observer - The Financial ExpressIndia expands Maritime Security footprint in IOR! Joins Djibouti Code of Conduct, Jeddah Amendment as an Observer  The Financial Express

Elephant shrew rediscovered in Africa after 50 years - BBC NewsElephant shrew rediscovered in Africa after 50 years  BBC News

Lift for maritime sector in Kenya and Djibouti after fall in piracy - The Conversation AfricaLift for maritime sector in Kenya and Djibouti after fall in piracy  The Conversation Africa

Ethiopia: COVID-19 Response Overview | 16 October 2020 - Ethiopia - ReliefWebEthiopia: COVID-19 Response Overview | 16 October 2020 - Ethiopia  ReliefWeb

Understanding whale sharks: From Djibouti to the Red Sea - Oceanographic - Oceanographic MagazineUnderstanding whale sharks: From Djibouti to the Red Sea - Oceanographic  Oceanographic Magazine

Chinese engagement in Djibouti's economic transformation in a nutshell - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChinese engagement in Djibouti's economic transformation in a nutshell - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

IOM Assists Thousands of Migrants Stranded in Djibouti due to COVID-19 - Djibouti - ReliefWebIOM Assists Thousands of Migrants Stranded in Djibouti due to COVID-19 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

U.S. Military's Hub in Africa Fights to Keep the Coronavirus Out - Foreign PolicyU.S. Military's Hub in Africa Fights to Keep the Coronavirus Out  Foreign Policy

Kenya and Djibouti in Stoush for United Nations Security Council Seat - Future Directions InternationalKenya and Djibouti in Stoush for United Nations Security Council Seat  Future Directions International

Migration Response Centre (MRC) Dashboard Obock | Djibouti - Report #27: 1 - 31 August 2020 - Djibouti - ReliefWebMigration Response Centre (MRC) Dashboard Obock | Djibouti - Report #27: 1 - 31 August 2020 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Djibouti reports its first coronavirus death - Anadolu AgencyDjibouti reports its first coronavirus death  Anadolu Agency

Why a proposed Horn of Africa bloc could destabilise the larger region - The Conversation CAWhy a proposed Horn of Africa bloc could destabilise the larger region  The Conversation CA

Djibouti joins global action to prevent COVID-19 as first case is confirmed in the country - Djibouti - ReliefWebDjibouti joins global action to prevent COVID-19 as first case is confirmed in the country - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

First refrigerated container travels from Ethiopia to Djibouti on to Europe - Container ManagementFirst refrigerated container travels from Ethiopia to Djibouti on to Europe  Container Management

Djibouti president meets with Chinese FM, eyes enhanced cooperation in blue and digital economies - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaDjibouti president meets with Chinese FM, eyes enhanced cooperation in blue and digital economies - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua