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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Djibouti sends medical personnel and supplies to assist Somalia - africanews

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Djibouti sends medical personnel and supplies to assist Somalia
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Djibouti has sent a team of 30 doctors with medical supplies to neighbouring Somalia following the deadly attack in Mogadishu over the weekend. The gesture was confirmed by Yusuf Garaad, Somalia's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International ...
Somalia: Mogadishu truck bomb victims airlifted to TurkeyGarowe Online (blog)
Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as scores missingChicago Tribune

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President reaches Djibouti; addresses Indian Community in Djibouti (October 03, 2017) - Ministry of External Affairs (press release)

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President reaches Djibouti; addresses Indian Community in Djibouti (October 03, 2017)
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The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, has reached Djibouti today (October 3, 2017) in the first leg of his State Visit to two African countries - Djibouti and Ethiopia. The Prime Minister of Republic of Djibouti, Mr. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed ...
Djibouti Lauds India's Role in Maintaining Peace in Horn of AfricaNews18
President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in DjiboutiThe Hindu
Why President Kovind's Ethiopia, Djibouti visit is important for IndiaHindustan Times
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Ethiopia Djibouti electric rail starts operations in November ... - africanews

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Ethiopia Djibouti electric rail starts operations in November ...
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The Ethio-Djibouti Chinese-built electric rail line will start commercial operations early next month the Ethiopia Railways Corporation (ERC) has confirmed.
Djibouti vies to become African Dubai with the new port - Coastweek ...Coastweek
Ethiopia: Ethio-Djibouti Railway to Start Operation By November2merkato - Ethiopian Business Portal

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State Visit of President of India to Djibouti and Ethiopia (3-6 October, 2017) - Ministry of External Affairs (press release)

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State Visit of President of India to Djibouti and Ethiopia (3-6 October, 2017)
Ministry of External Affairs (press release)
This would also be the first ever visit at the level of Head of State or Government from India to the Republic of Djibouti since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. President would be received by President of Djibouti H ...
Kovind trip to Djibouti, with eye on ChinaThe Telegraph
Ram Nath Kovind's first international trip to take president to Ethiopia, Djibouti in OctoberFirstpost
President Ram Nath Kovind to begin 4-day trip to Djibouti, Ethiopia on October 3The Indian Express
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China conducts first military drills in Djibouti - The Straits Times

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China conducts first military drills in Djibouti
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BEIJING (AFP) - China has staged military exercises in Djibouti after opening its first overseas military base there last month, official media said. State television CCTV showed armoured vehicles moving on a desert track, groups of soldiers firing ...
China stages 1st live fire drills at overseas base in Djibouti (VIDEO ...RT
Chinese troops carry out first live-fire drill at new 'logistics support base' in DjiboutiShanghaiist

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Chinese Troops live fire exercise show of force in Djibouti | SOFREP - SOFREP (press release)

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Chinese Troops live fire exercise show of force in Djibouti | SOFREP
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Chinese troops from their first overseas base took part in their first live-fire drills in a show of combat readiness. The exercise on Friday in the Africa.

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Djibouti 'first of many China military bases', World News & Top ... - The Straits Times

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Djibouti 'first of many China military bases', World News & Top ...
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WASHINGTON China's first overseas military base in the small African country of Djibouti is "probably the first of many" the country intends to build around the ...

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Djibouti: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - September 28, 2017 - ReliefWeb

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Djibouti: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - September 28, 2017
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The March-to-May rainy season was average across Djibouti, supporting pasture regeneration, increased water availability and improved livestock body conditions. However, pastoralists have lower-than-normal access to milk due to poor livestock ...



China to build naval dock at Djibouti base | Jane's 360 - IHS Jane's 360

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China to build naval dock at Djibouti base | Jane's 360
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China intends to build a pier at its base in Djibouti so that People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) vessels can dock there, the South China Morning Post reported ...
China's mega fortress in Djibouti could be model for its bases in ...ThePrint

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Investigating Foreign Military Bases and Sexual Violence in Djibouti - HuffPost

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Investigating Foreign Military Bases and Sexual Violence in Djibouti
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New research from WILPF suggests link between foreign military bases and sexual violence in Djibouti. This is a screen shot from Google Maps of US military base Camp Lemonnier, taken November 2016.