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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EU Horn of Africa: Mogherini visits Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia - Africanews in EnglishEU Horn of Africa: Mogherini visits Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia  Africanews in English

The European Union, EU, High Representative for Foreign Policy / Vice President, Federica Mogherini, on Monday (May 20) started her three-day visit to the ...



Perils of a rail link built with Chinese funds - The HinduPerils of a rail link built with Chinese funds  The Hindu

Due to shortage of electricity, the train could be blocked for a whole day of operations.



Xi calls for advancement of China-Djibouti strategic relationship - africanewsXi calls for advancement of China-Djibouti strategic relationship  africanews

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for the advancement of China-Djibouti strategic relationship. Xi Jinping made the call when he met with ...



IGAD signs MoU on Djibouti-Addis-Juba-Kampala corridor - IndependentIGAD signs MoU on Djibouti-Addis-Juba-Kampala corridor  Independent

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has wrapped up development studies of ...



India, France to hold anti-submarine drills off Djibouti - The HinduIndia, France to hold anti-submarine drills off Djibouti  The Hindu

End of this month, India and France will hold anti-submarine warfare games off Djibouti coast near the Horn of Africa, as part of the 17th edition of the bilateral ...



AMERICAS: USCG imposes conditions of entry on vessels arriving from Djibouti - BunkerspotAMERICAS: USCG imposes conditions of entry on vessels arriving from Djibouti  Bunkerspot

The conditions, which are intended to protect the US from vessels arriving from countries deemed to have insufficient port anti-terrorism measures in place, will ...



Djibouti: World Bank Approves $15 Million to Improve Human Capital for Poor Communities and Refugees - Djibouti - ReliefWebDjibouti: World Bank Approves $15 Million to Improve Human Capital for Poor Communities and Refugees - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2019The World Bank approved an International Development Association (IDA) package of $15 million today to support an expanded ...



Chinese Car Shipments Touted as Growth Avenue for Djibouti Port - BloombergChinese Car Shipments Touted as Growth Avenue for Djibouti Port  Bloomberg

A Djibouti port part-owned by China Merchants Port Holdings Co. plans to handle vehicle shipments from China and Europe as it chases other avenues of ...



Ramadan aid in Djibouti reaches out to Yemeni refugees - Daily SabahRamadan aid in Djibouti reaches out to Yemeni refugees  Daily Sabah

Turkish charity Diyanet Foundation put a smile on the faces of needy local families and Yemeni refugees in Djibouti when they delivered food aid on the ...



Djibouti: World Bank Approves $6 Million to Ensure Refugees and Host Communities Access Healthcare Services - Djibouti - ReliefWebDjibouti: World Bank Approves $6 Million to Ensure Refugees and Host Communities Access Healthcare Services - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Djibouti about Contributions, Health, Children, Refugees and more; published on 03 May 2019 by World Bank.



Turkey's Maarif awarded best school in Djibouti - Daily SabahTurkey's Maarif awarded best school in Djibouti  Daily Sabah

Djibouti's Ministry of National Education awarded the international school of Turkey's Maarif Foundation as best school of this education term. In the...



US, China face military standoff in Djibouti - KTVZUS, China face military standoff in Djibouti  KTVZ

Djibouti, Djibouti - Djoubiti's location next to one of the world's most important shipping lanes has led to a standoff between the US and China.



Djibouti becomes 163rd signatory of the ICSID Convention - LexologyDjibouti becomes 163rd signatory of the ICSID Convention  Lexology

The Republic of Djibouti is the latest country to become a signatory to the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and



WFP Djibouti Country Brief, March 2019 - Djibouti - ReliefWebWFP Djibouti Country Brief, March 2019 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Djibouti and 4 other countries about Food and Nutrition, Health, Children, Refugees and Drought; published on 31 Mar 2019 by ...



Port Report: China Merchants rejiggers debt for Djibouti free-trade zone after Doraleh Container Terminal seized - FreightWavesPort Report: China Merchants rejiggers debt for Djibouti free-trade zone after Doraleh Container Terminal seized  FreightWaves

Developing markets offer high growth, but high risk, as dispute between east African nation and Dubai firm forces Chinese ports operator to refinance loan.



Turkey distributes Ramadan aid in Djibouti - Anadolu AgencyTurkey distributes Ramadan aid in Djibouti  Anadolu Agency

ANKARA. A charity linked to Turkey's religious authority on Friday distributed aid to hundreds of families in Djibouti during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.



Foreign military bases seen as threat to East Africa - The East AfricanForeign military bases seen as threat to East Africa  The East African

Western nations, China and emerging military powers such as India and Turkey are projecting their military might throughout East Africa, a new report says.



CHAN team to face Uganda/Djibouti in friendly - Capital Sports - Capital FM KenyaCHAN team to face Uganda/Djibouti in friendly - Capital Sports  Capital FM Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 Kenya's team for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers is scheduled to play a friendly match against either Get ...



MB crushing equipment plays a vital role in Djibouti project - African ReviewMB crushing equipment plays a vital role in Djibouti project  African Review

MB Crusher technology is being used in the development of the US$3.5bn Djibouti International Free Trade Zone.



Djibouti joins ICSID | ALB Article - African Law & Business (ALB)Djibouti joins ICSID | ALB Article  African Law & Business (ALB)

International investors in Djibouti will have greater protection for their activities, following Djibouti's signature of the ICSID Convention, signing it up to the World ...



Xi Jinping Meets with President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti - MFA ChinaXi Jinping Meets with President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti  MFA China

On April 28, 2019, President Xi Jinping met with President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti at the Great Hall of the People. Xi Jinping pointed out that China and ...



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Somalia: Refugee returnees to Somalia at 30 April 2019 - Somalia - ReliefWebSomalia: Refugee returnees to Somalia at 30 April 2019 - Somalia  ReliefWeb

English Infographic on Somalia and 10 other countries about Protection and Human Rights and Refugees; published on 09 May 2019 by UNHCR.



Chinese port companies ink Indonesian, Djibouti and German agreements - Seatrade Maritime NewsChinese port companies ink Indonesian, Djibouti and German agreements  Seatrade Maritime News

During the second Belt and Road Forum held at Beijing last week Chinese companies continued to grow their influence port agreements inked across multiple ...



Ethiopia begins rationing electricity for homes and industries - News24Ethiopia begins rationing electricity for homes and industries  News24

Ethiopia has started to ration electricity for domestic and industrial customers after a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams led to a production deficit.



India, France to conduct anti-submarine drills off Djibouti - New Delhi TimesIndia, France to conduct anti-submarine drills off Djibouti  New Delhi Times

As part of the 17th edition of the bilateral Varuna exercise series that is currently underway, India and France are to hold anti-submarine warfare games off ...



EU Foreign Policy Chief on three-day tour to horn of Africa - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishEU Foreign Policy Chief on three-day tour to horn of Africa  Journalducameroun.com - English

Published on 21.05.2019 at 15h21 by APA News. Share. The European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini started a three-day tour to the ...



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WASHINGTON: The US Defence Department expects China to add military bases around the world to protect its investments in its ambitious One Belt ...



Ethiopia starts rationing electricity for homes and industries - ReutersEthiopia starts rationing electricity for homes and industries  Reuters

This May 18 story has been refilled to correct the amount that Ethiopia earns annually from electricity exports)



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By UN Secretary-General Welcome to the Africa Dialogue Series. As we look to build and bolster multilateralism, we need strong coalitions across international ...



Sudan's power purchase from Ethiopia suspended - Political Analysis South AfricaSudan's power purchase from Ethiopia suspended  Political Analysis South Africa

Ethiopia is suspending the sale of electricity to neighbouring Sudan and reducing power supply to Djibouti, a senior government official has said.



Ethiopia follows South Africa, Zimbabwe in rationing electricity - Africanews in EnglishEthiopia follows South Africa, Zimbabwe in rationing electricity  Africanews in English

Ethiopia's minister for water and electricity, Seleshi Bekele, said on Friday that the drop in water levels at the country's Gibe 3 dam had led to a deficit of 476 ...



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Bond girl Olga Kurylenko headlines '15 Minutes of War,' a French genre item from French-Canadian director Fred Grivois.



A Region on the Move - 2018 Mobility Overview in the Horn of Africa and the Arab Peninsula - World - ReliefWebA Region on the Move - 2018 Mobility Overview in the Horn of Africa and the Arab Peninsula - World  ReliefWeb

832,989 movements were tracked through IOM's Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in East and the Horn of Africa (EHoA) in 2018. Thirty-eight per cent of the ...



Ky. medical staff share knowledge with Djiboutian hospital - United States ArmyKy. medical staff share knowledge with Djiboutian hospital  United States Army

Several Soldiers and Airmen from Kentucky National Guard medical units joined together to offer their expertise to the military medical staff at the Ah-Bashir ...



How a German firm in UAE brings Ramadan to your doorstep - Gulf NewsHow a German firm in UAE brings Ramadan to your doorstep  Gulf News

As a connector of businesses and people's lives, global logistics provider DB Schenker moves Ramadan every year.



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

A tiny coastal nation in the Horn of Africa hopes it can one day become the heart of shipping on the continent. Djibouti, located at the mouth of the red sea, sits ...



Somalia: Somaliland leader softens tone on talks with Mogadishu - Garowe OnlineSomalia: Somaliland leader softens tone on talks with Mogadishu  Garowe Online

HARGEISA, Somaliland The president of the breakaway Somaliland, Muse Bihi has dramatically softened his tone in the talks with the Federal Government of ...



For Somaliland and Djibouti, Will New Friends Bring Benefits? - Foreign PolicyFor Somaliland and Djibouti, Will New Friends Bring Benefits?  Foreign Policy

BERBERA, SomaliaOn any given day in Berbera, the deep-water port on Somaliland's Red Sea coast, ramshackle ships dock next to small boats known as ...



Why awarding Padma Vibhushan to Djibouti President matters to India - Economic TimesWhy awarding Padma Vibhushan to Djibouti President matters to India  Economic Times

New Delhi: Ismal Omar Guelleh, the Dijibouti national who was conferred Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, may be lesser known in this ...



Dozens of migrants missing after 2 boats sink off Djibouti - CNNDozens of migrants missing after 2 boats sink off Djibouti  CNN

Dozens of migrants remain missing Wednesday off the East African nation of Djibouti after two boats capsized a day earlier, the UN migration agency said.



Djiboutis rising debts to expansionist China worry US, France - Economic TimesDjiboutis rising debts to expansionist China worry US, France  Economic Times

In 2017, the IMF said Djiboutis public debt, the lions share of it owed to China, rose from 50% to 85% of GDP.



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

Inside the carriages on the 10-hour rail journey through land-locked Ethiopia into the tiny Red Sea state of Djibouti, the chirping of mobile phones mingles with a ...



What on earth is Djibouti doing? - africanewsWhat on earth is Djibouti doing?  africanews

Djibouti is destroying itself in its quest for development. In its quest for development, Djibouti has enlisted China's help. The African country sees itself as the tail ...



Marine AV-8B Harrier Crashed In North Carolina, Fourth U.S. Military Aircraft Lost In May (Updated) - The DriveMarine AV-8B Harrier Crashed In North Carolina, Fourth U.S. Military Aircraft Lost In May (Updated)  The Drive

A USMC AV-8B Harrier went down in Craven County, North Carolina around 6:15pm local time on Monday, May 20th, 2019. The pilot is said to have ejected ...



All out at sea: on Indias engagements in the Indian Ocean - The HinduAll out at sea: on Indias engagements in the Indian Ocean  The Hindu

India's engagements in the Indian Ocean reveal a tactically proactive but strategically defensive mindset.



Djibouti, DP World port case challenges Chinas Belt and Road - QuartzDjibouti, DP World port case challenges Chinas Belt and Road  Quartz

It's been exactly a year since the Dubai-based port operator DP World accused Djibouti of illegally seizing control of the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) it ...



Djibouti ordered to pay Dubais DP World $533 million - QuartzDjibouti ordered to pay Dubais DP World $533 million  Quartz

A London court has delivered the latest verdict in the battle to manage one of Africa's most strategic ports. The Court of International Arbitration, which helps to ...



European Banks May Fund Djibouti Airport After China Deal Nixed - BloombergEuropean Banks May Fund Djibouti Airport After China Deal Nixed  Bloomberg

A syndicate of European banks are in talks to finance a new airport in Djibouti after the government canceled a contract awarded to China Civil Engineering ...



Modern life fails to intrude on Djibouti's 'White Gold' miners - Al Jazeera EnglishModern life fails to intrude on Djibouti's 'White Gold' miners  Al Jazeera English

Home to more than six million tonnes of salt, camel caravans still take the precious resource to Ethiopia.



Kenya wants UN to list Shabaab as terrorist group - Capital FM KenyaKenya wants UN to list Shabaab as terrorist group  Capital FM Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 Kenya is seeking the European Union (EU) support to have al-Shabaab listed as a terrorist organization under the United Nations ...



U.S. Developing Supply Route Along Dangerous Stretch From Djibouti to Somalia - Foreign PolicyU.S. Developing Supply Route Along Dangerous Stretch From Djibouti to Somalia  Foreign Policy

The U.S. Defense Department is in the early stages of a project to develop land-based supply routes from the main American military base in Africa, Camp ...



WFP Djibouti Country Brief, February 2019 - Djibouti - ReliefWebWFP Djibouti Country Brief, February 2019 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Djibouti and 4 other countries about Food and Nutrition, Children, Refugees and Drought; published on 28 Feb 2019 by WFP.



Djibouti Ordered To Pay $533M In Compensation In Container Terminal Dispute With Dubai - ForbesDjibouti Ordered To Pay $533M In Compensation In Container Terminal Dispute With Dubai  Forbes

The Djibouti government has been ordered to pay at least $533m in compensation to a port operator partly owned by Dubai-based DP World, in a ruling by the ...



Live: Sanders holds town hall in Alabama - ABC St. LouisLive: Sanders holds town hall in Alabama  ABC St. Louis

Bernie Sanders hosts town hall in Montgomery, Alabama on May 20, 2019.



Death toll at 52 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti - News24Death toll at 52 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti  News24

The death toll from the sinking of two boats carrying migrants to Yemen from Djibouti rose to 52, the UN migration agency has said, appealing to regional leaders ...



Djibouti's debt to China has the US and France worried - The Africa ReportDjibouti's debt to China has the US and France worried  The Africa Report

Djibouti is ignoring a chorus of dismay from the West over its debt to China.



Presidential preference: Luxembourg one of 84 countries never visited by a sitting President - RTL TodayPresidential preference: Luxembourg one of 84 countries never visited by a sitting President  RTL Today

You might be sitting there reading this and thinking to yourself that Luxembourg is a sweet, sweet, spot. One that is looked at with gentle pangs of jealousy from ...



Panel: US Base in Djibouti Key to American Interests in Africa - USNI NewsPanel: US Base in Djibouti Key to American Interests in Africa  USNI News

Camp Lemonier, the American base in Djibouti, is becoming more integral to U.S. interests in the volatile region surrounding the Red Sea, a leading regional ...



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One of the world's most prestigious film festivals, the Cannes Film Festival kicked off in Cannes, France, on May 14. The annual event which until 2002 was ...



Djibouti carries out mass immunization to protect children against polio, amid outbreaks in the Horn of Africa | News | Emergencies - World Health OrganizationDjibouti carries out mass immunization to protect children against polio, amid outbreaks in the Horn of Africa | News | Emergencies  World Health Organization

5 December 2018 Early analysis of campaign data points to a successful vaccination round in a polio-free country at risk of possible importation. In the last ...



Macron visits French troops in Djibouti - africanewsMacron visits French troops in Djibouti  africanews

France, the US and China all have military bases in the former French colony located strategically on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean.



China Merchants in Talks to Replace Ousted Djibouti-Bank Partner - BloombergChina Merchants in Talks to Replace Ousted Djibouti-Bank Partner  Bloomberg

China Merchants Bank Co. is in talks to take a stake in Djibouti's Silkroad International Bank SA after a unit of China-based IZP Group was expelled as a ...



Despite U.S. concerns, Djibouti may see gains from Chinese finance - AxiosDespite U.S. concerns, Djibouti may see gains from Chinese finance  Axios

In unveiling the Trump administration's new Africa strategy last month, national security adviser John Bolton cast Chinese financial and military activity in Djibouti ...



As China Prevails, France's Macron Shuffles His Cards in Djibouti - VOA NewsAs China Prevails, France's Macron Shuffles His Cards in Djibouti  VOA News

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday sought to reassert the importance of France in its former colony Djibouti with Paris increasingly fearing China's ...



A fine balance: international power plays in Djibouti - Financial MailA fine balance: international power plays in Djibouti  Financial Mail

Djibouti's seizure of an Emirati-run port suggests the tiny Horn of Africa country is looking to leverage its strategic position.



Living among superpower enemies: Just another day in the life of Djibouti locals - PRILiving among superpower enemies: Just another day in the life of Djibouti locals  PRI

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Ethiopia: Train Derailment Results in Over 200m Br in Damage - AllAfrica.comEthiopia: Train Derailment Results in Over 200m Br in Damage  AllAfrica.com

An Ethio-Djibouti Railway cargo train that derailed three weeks ago in East Shewa Zone of the Oromia Regional State caused an estimated 200 million Br to 300 ...



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This February, the small African nation of Djibouti took control of the Red Sea container port of Doraleh from DP World, completing what it considers the final act ...



Will Djibouti Become Latest Country to Fall Into China's Debt Trap? - Foreign PolicyWill Djibouti Become Latest Country to Fall Into China's Debt Trap?  Foreign Policy

Djibouti lies more than 2,500 miles from Sri Lanka but the East African country faces a predicament similar to what its peer across the sea confronted last year: It ...



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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia and Djibouti have signed a deal to build a pipeline to transport Ethiopian gas to an export terminal in the Red Sea state, ...



Prospect of Chinese Control of Djibouti Port Concerns Senators - VOA NewsProspect of Chinese Control of Djibouti Port Concerns Senators  VOA News

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Djibouti, the Horn of Africa's smallest, nation will thus maintain its economic importance to the most populous nation - at least for the time being as other sea ...



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Restoration of diplomatic relations among Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia signals an end to region's conflict.



China Merchants Consolidates its Hold in Djibouti - The Maritime ExecutiveChina Merchants Consolidates its Hold in Djibouti  The Maritime Executive

China Merchants Port Holdings (CM Port), the state-owned conglomerate with port operations and inves...



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After operationalising the Mutual Logistics Support Agreement (MLSA) signed with France, the Indian Navy is looking for access to French naval base in Djibouti ...



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The People's Liberation Army's first overseas support base is located in the Horn of Africa in Djibouti. The country is next to the Bab el-Mandab Strait that links ...



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African Risk Capacity and Government of the Republic of Djibouti partner to strengthen management of climate disaster risks - Djibouti - ReliefWebAfrican Risk Capacity and Government of the Republic of Djibouti partner to strengthen management of climate disaster risks - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

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Ending female genital mutilation in Djibouti | UNICEF - UNICEFEnding female genital mutilation in Djibouti | UNICEF  UNICEF

I could see the regret in my mother's eyes. But it was too late.



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National security adviser John Bolton points to a single container port in the tiny East African nation of Djibouti as an area of concern.



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The Republic of Djibouti has nationalized a company that owns a majority stake in a port in the East African country, intensifying its dispute with DP World, one of ...



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The Chinese military has sent a clear message for the U.S. Navy in the South China Sea: Your FONOPs will not be fun ops. Now, it appears likely that China's ...



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By Addis Getachew. DJIBOUTI. Djibouti's foreign minister on Wednesday said Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki will pay a visit to his country soon. Djibouti ...



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In Djibouti, *service* members and civilian employees of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa took part in the first USA Friendship Day at the Djibouti ...



Yemeni refugees choose baboon-infested tent city over Saudi camp - Al Jazeera EnglishYemeni refugees choose baboon-infested tent city over Saudi camp  Al Jazeera English

Scores of refugees have refused to be housed in Saudi-funded units over the kingdom's military campaign in Yemen.



Fore! PGA Tour Golfers to Visit Djibouti Troops - Department of DefenseFore! PGA Tour Golfers to Visit Djibouti Troops  Department of Defense

Several PGA Tour golfers are heading to Djibouti, Africa, to visit thousands of U.S. troops stationed there this holiday season to give them a little holiday cheer ...