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: US Defense Secretary Visits Strategic Base in Djibouti - AllAfrica.com

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Djibouti: US Defense Secretary Visits Strategic Base in Djibouti
AllAfrica.com
Jim Mattis has arrived in Djibouti to visit Washington's strategic base in the Horn of Africa country. Mattis' trip to the Middle East and Africa comes as the US ups pressure on militant groups including al-Shabab. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ...
Pentagon chief visits Djibouti, home to key U.S. basePBS NewsHour
Pentagon Chief Visits Djibouti, Sole US Base in AfricaVoice of America
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Djibouti: Sna Soldier Flees to Alshabaab After Killing Djibouti Troop Over Khat As Hirshabelle's Osoble Arbitrates ... - AllAfrica.com

Djibouti: Sna Soldier Flees to Alshabaab After Killing Djibouti Troop Over Khat As Hirshabelle's Osoble Arbitrates ...
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SNA Soldier Flees To Alshabaab After Killing Djibouti Troop Over Khat As Hirshabelle's Osoble Arbitrates To Defuse Tension ,Radio Dalsan reporters Hirshabelle Presiden Ali Abdullahi Osoble on Thursday landed in Bulo Burde to defuse tension that led to ...

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China rapidly expands port, military base in Djibouti - UPI.com

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China rapidly expands port, military base in Djibouti
UPI.com
Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh has allowed China to built a port and military base near the capital of his country. China is expanding its presence in Africa as part of its Belt and Road initiative. File Photo by Diego Azubel/EPA ...
First Lady visits women union workshops in DjiboutiThe New Times
Kagame in Djibouti To Further Trade and Investment DealsKT Press
Rwanda, Djibouti Sign Five Bilateral AgreementsAllAfrica.com
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Saudi Arabia, Djibouti sign MoUs, agreement - Arab News

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Saudi Arabia, Djibouti sign MoUs, agreement
Arab News
RIYADH: Two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and a bilateral agreement were signed on the sidelines of a Saudi-Djibouti businessmen forum in Djibouti earlier this week. The MoUs were signed to rehabilitate King Fahd Road in Djibouti, and a grant ...



Djibouti banks on Chinese tourists - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Djibouti banks on Chinese tourists
South China Morning Post
The eight investors, accompanied by Djibouti's ambassador to Beijing and a Chinese official, spent roughly half an hour on the long white beach of Ras Siyyan, a peninsula on the Bab el-Mandeb Strait between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, and had ...

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Mattis visits Djibouti home to key US base - The Daily Star

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Mattis visits Djibouti home to key US base
The Daily Star
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on April 24, 2017, on page 4. Recommended. Related Articles. Pentagon's Mattis discussing war aims in Mideast this week · 'A few dozen' US troops deployed to Somalia: Pentagon.

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?Somali soldiers shot dead killer of a Djibouti soldier in Buloburde - Garowe Online

Garowe Online

?Somali soldiers shot dead killer of a Djibouti soldier in Buloburde
Garowe Online
BULO-BURDE, Somalia- Somali government forces were reported to shot down a soldier accused of killling a Djibouti soldier serving with African Union Peacekeeping forces (AMISOM) in Buloburde town on Wednesday, Garowe Online reports. The security ...



Wealthier nations can learn from how tiny Djibouti welcomes refugees - Washington Post

Washington Post

Wealthier nations can learn from how tiny Djibouti welcomes refugees
Washington Post
Earlier this month, in Djibouti, we were conducting research in the Office of National Assistance for Refugees and Displaced Persons (ONARS). In response to our questions about effects of President Trump's executive orders (also known as travel bans ...

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Africa: Kagame to Djibouti MPs - African Unity Not Theory - AllAfrica.com

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Africa: Kagame to Djibouti MPs - African Unity Not Theory
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President Kagame made the remarks in Djibouti yesterday while addressing the country's parliament and cabinet on the last day of his two-day official visit. Kagame told the lawmakers that the continent has everything needed to create opportunities to ...
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Djibouti Remote Monitoring Report, April 2017 - ReliefWeb

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Djibouti Remote Monitoring Report, April 2017
ReliefWeb
Most pastoralists are expected to face Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes through September, although pastoralists in rainfall-deficit areas who are unable to sell sufficient livestock and milk to fund adequate food purchases are expected to be in Crisis ...