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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Djibouti Rejects Court Ruling to Hand Back Container Terminal - Wall Street JournalDjibouti Rejects Court Ruling to Hand Back Container Terminal  Wall Street Journal

Cable trials and installation under way in Angola and Djibouti - Developing TelecomsCable trials and installation under way in Angola and Djibouti  Developing Telecoms

Djibouti Govt demand fair compensation in DP World suit saga - East African Business WeekDjibouti Govt demand fair compensation in DP World suit saga  East African Business Week

Doraleh Freight Container Terminal - the Djibouti Government Puts Forward its Position - Latest industry shipping news from - The Handy Shipping GuideDoraleh Freight Container Terminal - the Djibouti Government Puts Forward its Position - Latest industry shipping news from  The Handy Shipping Guide

DP World Wins Ruling Against Djibouti Over Seized Port - The New York TimesDP World Wins Ruling Against Djibouti Over Seized Port  The New York Times

Djibouti rejects awarding port operations to Dubai firm - The East AfricanDjibouti rejects awarding port operations to Dubai firm  The East African

Ruling by London Tribunal Says Djibouti Acted Illegally - The Maritime ExecutiveRuling by London Tribunal Says Djibouti Acted Illegally  The Maritime Executive

Palm oil: Golden Africa thinks big in East Africa - The Africa ReportPalm oil: Golden Africa thinks big in East Africa  The Africa Report

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 again told to reinstate DP World - WorldCargo NewsDjibouti again told to reinstate DP World  WorldCargo News

DP World wins arbitration case against Djibouti in London - East African Business WeekDP World wins arbitration case against Djibouti in London  East African Business Week

DJIBOUTI : Cameroon's Safe Boats patrol vessels end up in Djibouti - Africa IntelligenceDJIBOUTI : Cameroon's Safe Boats patrol vessels end up in Djibouti  Africa Intelligence

Djibouti Port: A Fair Compensation In Accordance With International Law Is The Only Possible Outcome - Africa.comDjibouti Port: A Fair Compensation In Accordance With International Law Is The Only Possible Outcome  Africa.com

Wang Yi makes detour to Kenya as it vies with Djibouti for UN seat - South China Morning PostWang Yi makes detour to Kenya as it vies with Djibouti for UN seat  South China Morning Post

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, and Telkom Kenya announce that installation of the DARE1 submarine cable system is underway - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from AfricaDjibouti Telecom, Somtel, and Telkom Kenya announce that installation of the DARE1 submarine cable system is underway  Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

How Djibouti became a microcosm of China's growing foothold in Africa - South China Morning PostHow Djibouti became a microcosm of China's growing foothold in Africa  South China Morning Post

US Delivers Tactical Vehicles to Djibouti - The African ExponentUS Delivers Tactical Vehicles to Djibouti  The African Exponent

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya, SubCom begin installing DARE1 cable system - TelecompaperDjibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya, SubCom begin installing DARE1 cable system  Telecompaper

In Djibouti, China vows to back BRI projects including Doraleh - Africa TimesIn Djibouti, China vows to back BRI projects including Doraleh  Africa Times

DP World wins latest round in Djibouti port fight - Lloyd's ListDP World wins latest round in Djibouti port fight  Lloyd's List

Ethiopian parliament approves accord with Djibouti to build natural gas pipeline: report - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEthiopian parliament approves accord with Djibouti to build natural gas pipeline: report - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

United States Africa Command - U.S. Africa CommandUnited States Africa Command  U.S. Africa Command

Djibouti: A window to observe China in Africa - Global TimesDjibouti: A window to observe China in Africa  Global Times

Yemen: Passengers Transport Overview - Djibouti - Aden - Djibouti, November 2019 - Yemen - ReliefWebYemen: Passengers Transport Overview - Djibouti - Aden - Djibouti, November 2019 - Yemen  ReliefWeb

Chikungunya epidemic in Djibouti: ‘Unprecedented’, according to media report - Outbreak News TodayChikungunya epidemic in Djibouti: ‘Unprecedented’, according to media report  Outbreak News Today

China keeps Kenya, Djibouti guessing on Security Council seat - Daily NationChina keeps Kenya, Djibouti guessing on Security Council seat  Daily Nation

Port of Djibouti wants to build LNG terminal - Dredging and Port ConstructionPort of Djibouti wants to build LNG terminal  Dredging and Port Construction

Djibouti relases Greek seaman, detains four after debt dispute - TradeWindsDjibouti relases Greek seaman, detains four after debt dispute  TradeWinds

Ethiopia vows to support Djibouti's anti-vector disease campaign - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEthiopia vows to support Djibouti's anti-vector disease campaign - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Amith Chakalakkals will do a romantic act in Djibouti - News Track EnglishAmith Chakalakkals will do a romantic act in Djibouti  News Track English

Djibouti president meets with Chinese FM, eyes enhanced cooperation in blue and digital economies - cgtn.comDjibouti president meets with Chinese FM, eyes enhanced cooperation in blue and digital economies  cgtn.com

Kono inspects SDF unit in Djibouti - NHK WORLDKono inspects SDF unit in Djibouti  NHK WORLD

Greek sailors stranded on ship as Djibouti authorities demand fee payment - Neos KosmosGreek sailors stranded on ship as Djibouti authorities demand fee payment  Neos Kosmos

Wang Yi to Visit Egypt, Djibouti, Eritrea, Burundi and Zimbabwe - Africanews EnglishWang Yi to Visit Egypt, Djibouti, Eritrea, Burundi and Zimbabwe  Africanews English

US supplies 54 Humvees to Djibouti - defenceWebUS supplies 54 Humvees to Djibouti  defenceWeb

Ethiopia approves accord with Djibouti to build natural gas pipeline: report - cgtn.comEthiopia approves accord with Djibouti to build natural gas pipeline: report  cgtn.com

African Champions Algeria Get Favourable Draw in World Cup Qualifiers - The New York TimesAfrican Champions Algeria Get Favourable Draw in World Cup Qualifiers  The New York Times

United States delivers HMMWVs to armed forces of Djibouti - U.S. Africa CommandUnited States delivers HMMWVs to armed forces of Djibouti  U.S. Africa Command

Study reflects on Ethiopia – Djibouti railway corridor potential - New Business EthiopiaStudy reflects on Ethiopia – Djibouti railway corridor potential  New Business Ethiopia

DJIBOUTI : Abu Dhabi and Riyadh envisage collaboration on security - Issue 1512 dated 27/12/2019 - The Indian Ocean Newsletter - Africa IntelligenceDJIBOUTI : Abu Dhabi and Riyadh envisage collaboration on security - Issue 1512 dated 27/12/2019 - The Indian Ocean Newsletter  Africa Intelligence

Wang Yi Holds Talks with Djibouti's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - cgtn.comWang Yi Holds Talks with Djibouti's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation  cgtn.com

DJIBOUTI/SOMALILAND : Ambassador Hotel seeks a berth in Djibouti - Africa IntelligenceDJIBOUTI/SOMALILAND : Ambassador Hotel seeks a berth in Djibouti  Africa Intelligence

DJIBOUTI/CHINA : Debt relief in exchange for an operational base - Africa IntelligenceDJIBOUTI/CHINA : Debt relief in exchange for an operational base  Africa Intelligence

HM The Sultan Receives President of Djibouti - Oman News AgencyHM The Sultan Receives President of Djibouti  Oman News Agency

Aubameyang to face Salah in World Cup qualifying - SportstarAubameyang to face Salah in World Cup qualifying  Sportstar

Africa: China Keeps Kenya, Djibouti Guessing On Security Council Seat - AllAfrica.comAfrica: China Keeps Kenya, Djibouti Guessing On Security Council Seat  AllAfrica.com

DJIBOUTI : Tax hikes in store to cover treasury shortfall - Africa IntelligenceDJIBOUTI : Tax hikes in store to cover treasury shortfall  Africa Intelligence

ETHIOPIA/DJIBOUTI : Addis Ababa makes its displeasure known to Djibouti - Issue 1512 dated 27/12/2019 - The Indian Ocean Newsletter - Africa IntelligenceETHIOPIA/DJIBOUTI : Addis Ababa makes its displeasure known to Djibouti - Issue 1512 dated 27/12/2019 - The Indian Ocean Newsletter  Africa Intelligence

World Bank EDs concludes visit to Djibouti after gaining development prospects - DevdiscourseWorld Bank EDs concludes visit to Djibouti after gaining development prospects  Devdiscourse

Crossing the Red Sea: Where the new littoral-state council goes next - Africa TimesCrossing the Red Sea: Where the new littoral-state council goes next  Africa Times

Sh24bn sea cable installation starts - Business DailySh24bn sea cable installation starts  Business Daily

Mohamud Ali: from Manchester’s roads to football history with Somalia - The GuardianMohamud Ali: from Manchester’s roads to football history with Somalia  The Guardian

Egypt discover their opponents in U-20 Arab Cup draw - KingFutEgypt discover their opponents in U-20 Arab Cup draw  KingFut

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Inaugurates Subsidiary Branch in Djibouti - 2merkato - Ethiopian Business PortalCommercial Bank of Ethiopia Inaugurates Subsidiary Branch in Djibouti  2merkato - Ethiopian Business Portal

Japanese MSDF unit begins mission in Middle East - NHK WORLDJapanese MSDF unit begins mission in Middle East  NHK WORLD

IOM Yemen: Monthly Migration Overview, November 2019 - Yemen - ReliefWebIOM Yemen: Monthly Migration Overview, November 2019 - Yemen  ReliefWeb

RELIVE: 2022 World Cup qualifiers draw for Africa - Africa - Sports - Ahram OnlineRELIVE: 2022 World Cup qualifiers draw for Africa - Africa - Sports  Ahram Online

Uganda Cranes draw Rwanda, Kenya in World Cup qualifiers - IndependentUganda Cranes draw Rwanda, Kenya in World Cup qualifiers  Independent

54 new Humvees arrive in Djibouti City as part of partnership with US - Devdiscourse54 new Humvees arrive in Djibouti City as part of partnership with US  Devdiscourse

Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Visits Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti U.S. Navy Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marquis Whitehead - DVIDSCommander, U.S. 6th Fleet Visits Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti U.S. Navy Story by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marquis Whitehead  DVIDS

Drones providing valuable skills to SA children - defenceWebDrones providing valuable skills to SA children  defenceWeb

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

Super Eagles draw for Qatar 2022 qualifiers revealed - P.M. NewsSuper Eagles draw for Qatar 2022 qualifiers revealed  P.M. News

Ethiopia,Djibouti border administration joint meeting in Jijiga completed - borkena.comEthiopia,Djibouti border administration joint meeting in Jijiga completed  borkena.com

Why India is placing Sukhoi fighter jets in South India - Economic TimesWhy India is placing Sukhoi fighter jets in South India  Economic Times

IOM Djibouti's First 'Fab Lab' Offers Young Migrants Tech and Support - Djibouti - ReliefWebIOM Djibouti's First 'Fab Lab' Offers Young Migrants Tech and Support - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

China’s foreign minister heads to Zimbabwe on Africa tour - KTXL FOX 40 SacramentoChina’s foreign minister heads to Zimbabwe on Africa tour  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

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

US delivers Humvees to Djibouti's military as part of $31-million training effort - Stars and StripesUS delivers Humvees to Djibouti's military as part of $31-million training effort  Stars and Stripes

It's Time the Pentagon Finds an Alternative to Djibouti - The National Interest OnlineIt's Time the Pentagon Finds an Alternative to Djibouti  The National Interest Online

Warriors to know WC opponents - ChronicleWarriors to know WC opponents  Chronicle

U.S. delivers 54 new military vehicles to Djibouti - cgtn.comU.S. delivers 54 new military vehicles to Djibouti  cgtn.com

Turkey inaugurates largest mosque in Djibouti - Anadolu AgencyTurkey inaugurates largest mosque in Djibouti  Anadolu Agency

In Djibouti, opposition protests met with force - Africa TimesIn Djibouti, opposition protests met with force  Africa Times

An archaeologist returns to Djibouti to survey 13th- to 19th- century sites - William & Mary NewsAn archaeologist returns to Djibouti to survey 13th- to 19th- century sites  William & Mary News

DP World chairman says Djibouti dispute hurt company's ability to borrow - ReutersDP World chairman says Djibouti dispute hurt company's ability to borrow  Reuters

Djibouti: Floods - Nov 2019 - ReliefWebDjibouti: Floods - Nov 2019  ReliefWeb

China and the United States face off in Djibouti as the world powers fight for influence in Africa - CNNChina and the United States face off in Djibouti as the world powers fight for influence in Africa  CNN

Djibouti on the march under Mette - FIFA.comDjibouti on the march under Mette  FIFA.com

Djibouti Flash Appeal, December 2019 - March 2020 - Djibouti - ReliefWebDjibouti Flash Appeal, December 2019 - March 2020 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Seasons Greetings from Djibouti - Redskins.comSeasons Greetings from Djibouti  Redskins.com

Djibouti set to grow more in 2019 - Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)Djibouti set to grow more in 2019  Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)

Lapsset project adopted by AU in move to boost continent’s free trade area - The East AfricanLapsset project adopted by AU in move to boost continent’s free trade area  The East African

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

Turkey supports disabled in Djibouti - Anadolu AgencyTurkey supports disabled in Djibouti  Anadolu Agency

Ethiopia, Djibouti to mark two-year anniversary of Chinese-built railway - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEthiopia, Djibouti to mark two-year anniversary of Chinese-built railway - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Molefi Ntseki on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar draw, Bafana Bafana in Pot - KickOff.comMolefi Ntseki on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar draw, Bafana Bafana in Pot  KickOff.com

Djibouti: Building Africa's shipping centre - BBC NewsDjibouti: Building Africa's shipping centre  BBC News

Mossad's failed operation in Djibouti: Revealed - HaaretzMossad's failed operation in Djibouti: Revealed  Haaretz

Shortages of food, water and electricity: how Djibouti has been destroyed by climate change - The TelegraphShortages of food, water and electricity: how Djibouti has been destroyed by climate change  The Telegraph

Djibouti: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated September 30, 2019 - Djibouti - ReliefWebDjibouti: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated September 30, 2019 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Djibouti Invests in the Future with New Project to Expand Education to 35000 new students - Djibouti - ReliefWebDjibouti Invests in the Future with New Project to Expand Education to 35000 new students - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

113 Ethiopians returned home from Djibouti: IOM - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua113 Ethiopians returned home from Djibouti: IOM - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Somaliland president makes trip to Djibouti to cement socio economic ties - East African Business WeekSomaliland president makes trip to Djibouti to cement socio economic ties  East African Business Week

UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief calls for support to Djibouti as it strives to address the effects of climate change - Djibouti - ReliefWebUN Deputy Humanitarian Chief calls for support to Djibouti as it strives to address the effects of climate change - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Djibouti coach Julien Mette says 'Madagascar are the example' - BBC NewsDjibouti coach Julien Mette says 'Madagascar are the example'  BBC News

Limites administratives et carte des P-codes de Djibouti - Atlas (12 décembre 2019) - Djibouti - ReliefWebLimites administratives et carte des P-codes de Djibouti - Atlas (12 décembre 2019) - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Djibouti hosts over 130,000 migrants, refugees, asylum seekers: UN - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaDjibouti hosts over 130,000 migrants, refugees, asylum seekers: UN - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Media reports: Ethiopia to establish naval base in Djibouti - Middle East MonitorMedia reports: Ethiopia to establish naval base in Djibouti  Middle East Monitor

Djibouti Needed Help, China Had Money, and Now the U.S. and France Are Worried - BloombergDjibouti Needed Help, China Had Money, and Now the U.S. and France Are Worried  Bloomberg