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: EU Support for WFP Adds Freedom of Choice to Refugees' Food Assistance in Djibouti - AllAfrica.com

Djibouti: EU Support for WFP Adds Freedom of Choice to Refugees' Food Assistance in Djibouti
AllAfrica.com
"Thanks to the support maintained by the European Commission, WFP has been able to meet the basic needs of refugees and also stimulate the local economy," said Jacques Higgins, WFP Country Director for Djibouti. "Cash assistance allows people to ...

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Djibouti: President Arrives in Djibouti On State Visit - AllAfrica.com

Djibouti: President Arrives in Djibouti On State Visit
AllAfrica.com
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and a delegation he was leading arrived in Djibouti on Tuesday morning, becoming his 9th foreign trip since he took the oath of office in February, 2017. President Farmajo is expected to meet with his ...

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World powers look to Djibouti for trade, military access - PBS NewsHour

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World powers look to Djibouti for trade, military access
PBS NewsHour
Djibouti, a tiny country in Northeast Africa, is situated at the gateway to the Suez Canal, one of the world's busiest shipping routes. While its location is an economic commodity for a country that's half unemployed, it also puts it at the center of a ...

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Geothermal development kicking off in Djibouti with new drilling contract - ThinkGeoEnergy

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Geothermal development kicking off in Djibouti with new drilling contract
ThinkGeoEnergy
Electricité de Djibouti (EdD) has completed an agreement with Iceland Drilling Company (IDC) for geothermal drilling works in the Fiale Caldera area within the Lake Asal region of Djibouti. The geothermal area is 100 KM west of Djibouti city. The ...



Doubt China's Imperialism? Exclusive Satellite Images Of China's 'Defence Base' In Djibouti - Outlook India

Outlook India

Doubt China's Imperialism? Exclusive Satellite Images Of China's 'Defence Base' In Djibouti
Outlook India
China started consultations with Djibouti in early 2015, which fructified into a long-term deal (50 year lease?) of about 200 acres of land for a so called logistical support base. The work started in March 2017 along with the construction of Doraleh ...
China to build naval base in Djibouti, US Middle East presence may ...Blasting News

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Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway begins regular test run | Africanews - africanews

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Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway begins regular test run | Africanews
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The Ethio-Djibouti railway line was launched in October last year as part of efforts to open up Ethiopia to business. The route comprises a 758-km stretch linking ...
Ethio-Djibouti railway commences regular test runWalta Information Center (blog)

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Chinese defence adviser says Djibouti naval facility is a much-needed 'military base' - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Chinese defence adviser says Djibouti naval facility is a much-needed 'military base'
South China Morning Post
China is constructing a naval base in Djibouti to provide what it calls logistical support in one of the world's busiest waterways. The defence ministry said in a statement last year that the facility was mostly for resupply purposes for anti-piracy ...



Improving children's lives in Djibouti: stories from the field - May 2017 - ReliefWeb

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Improving children's lives in Djibouti: stories from the field - May 2017
ReliefWeb
The Government of Djibouti ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1990), its two optional protocols (2011) as well as the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (2009) - all without reservations. The country has thus ...



Where's Djibouti? Africa for adventurous travelers | Shanghai Daily - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

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Where's Djibouti? Africa for adventurous travelers | Shanghai Daily
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WHEN I received an invitation from Djibouti tourism authorities to visit this Horn of Africa nation, my reaction was probably like that of most people. Where's ...

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US and China Move In On Djibouti As It Distinguishes Itself From ... - Frontera News

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US and China Move In On Djibouti As It Distinguishes Itself From ...
Frontera News
It was no accident that James “Mad Dog” Mattis made Djibouti one of his first overseas trips as US Secretary of Defence, this tiny African country on the Horn of ...

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