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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Somalia, Djibouti Say Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem is 'Dangerous' - Voice of America

Voice of America

Somalia, Djibouti Say Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem is 'Dangerous'
Voice of America
Two East African countries say U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is "dangerous" and could spark an international crisis. "We are urging the U.S. government to seriously reconsider the risks that its ...
Ethiopia backs AU stance on Jerusalem, says no plans to relocate embassyafricanews
Safadi: Arabs rejected US decision on Jerusalem, Arab FM's to meet againPetra News Agency
Arab League chief says US Jerusalem decision "void"Kuwait News Agency
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Accelerating efforts towards the realisation of children's rights in Djibouti - ReliefWeb

Accelerating efforts towards the realisation of children's rights in Djibouti
ReliefWeb
DJIBOUTI, 6 December 2017 - Approved by the UNICEF Executive Board in last September, the new program of cooperation between the Government of Djibouti and UNICEF covering the period 2018-2022 was presented today to national stakeholders and partners ...

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China, Djibouti to forge 'strategic' ties - The Hindu

The Hindu

China, Djibouti to forge 'strategic' ties
The Hindu
Djibouti, where China has opened its first overseas military base, on Thursday agreed to establish strategic partnership to strengthen all-round cooperation with Beijing. The announcement came as Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Djibouti ...
China Grants Economic Aid to Djibouti, Site of Overseas Military BaseU.S. News & World Report
China offers loans to Djibouti as they vow to establish closer tiesSouth China Morning Post
China forges 'strategic' ties with Djibouti after opening baseEconomic Times
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Djibouti to drink Ethiopian water for free: Ambassador - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency

Djibouti to drink Ethiopian water for free: Ambassador
Anadolu Agency
People in Djibouti will be drinking their water for free solely from an Ethiopian source, Addis Ababa's ambassador to the Horn of Africa country, Shamebo Fitamo Adebo said Monday. The ambassador spoke to Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of the ...

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Yemenis find refuge in Africa's Djibouti - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Yemenis find refuge in Africa's Djibouti
Aljazeera.com
Djibouti is facing its own problems with poverty in spite of large foreign investments in recent years, and now it is making an effort to welcome some 40,000 Yemenis who have moved there to escape the war at home. The tiny Horn of Africa state of ...

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Yemen blockade: aid supplies stuck in Djibouti - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Yemen blockade: aid supplies stuck in Djibouti
Aljazeera.com
Aid groups are working around the clock to send much-needed supplies to Yemen, frantically loading larger ships to try to tackle the shortages once Saudi Arabia comes through on its promise to reopen some of the country's ports and airports. Saudi ...

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Djibouti vows to become major East African logistic hub - New Business Ethiopia

New Business Ethiopia

Djibouti vows to become major East African logistic hub
New Business Ethiopia
So, we don't consider anyone in this region with a port to be a threat or risk [for Djibouti]. We know and we are working to make sure that we will remain the major logistic hub not only for Ethiopia but also the whole region [East Africa], he said ...



Chinese tank destroyers exercise in Djibouti - IHS Jane's 360

Chinese tank destroyers exercise in Djibouti
IHS Jane's 360
Two ZTL-11 tank destroyers were seen in the coverage of the exercise. (People's Liberation Army Navy)China has deployed at least two ZTL-11 8x8 amphibious tank destroyers to Djibouti, it was revealed when photographs and TV footage were released ...



Gabon, Djibouti barred from 2020 CHAN - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Gabon, Djibouti barred from 2020 CHAN
BBC Sport
Gabon and Djibouti have been banned from taking part in the qualifying for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN). The move by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) comes after both nations withdrew from 2018 qualifiers after they had ...
Gabon, Djibouti suspended from CHAN 2020Ghanasoccernet.com

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Chinese troops head back into the Djibouti desert for live-fire drills - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Chinese troops head back into the Djibouti desert for live-fire drills
South China Morning Post
Troops from China's only overseas military base have conducted another round of live-fire drills exercises that analysts say could become more regular and advanced in the future. The drills in Djibouti took place at the African nation's national ...
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Live-fire exercises conducted by PLA base in DjiboutiChina.org.cn
Military drill in Djibouti will not change China's defensive strategyGlobal Times
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