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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Tropical cyclone Sagar cause deaths and floods in Somalia, Djibouti ... - Quartz

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Tropical cyclone Sagar cause deaths and floods in Somalia, Djibouti ...
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A tropical cyclone has wrecked havoc across the Horn of Africa, leaving at least 15 people dead and tens of thousands displaced. Tropical cyclone Sagar, which ...
Norwegian Refugee Council report deaths from 'Cyclone Sagar'Coastweek
Horn of Africa reeling from Cyclone SagarBusinessGhana
Over 30 killed as cyclone hits Horn of Africa | The New Times ...The New Times
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OCHA Flash Update #2 Cyclone Sagar aftermath in Djibouti | 22 May 2018 - ReliefWeb

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OCHA Flash Update #2 Cyclone Sagar aftermath in Djibouti | 22 May 2018
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On 19-20 May, 110mm rainfall was recorded across Djibouti as a result of Cyclone Sagar; the equivalent of the average rainfall for an entire year. The rains caused heavy flooding, mostly impacting the Djibouti City area. The bed of Ambouli Oued, a ...



Rwanda Calls for Bids to Develop Her Land in Djibouti - KT Press

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Rwanda Calls for Bids to Develop Her Land in Djibouti
KT Press
Rwanda is receiving bids from local investors who wish to develop the 60 hectares of land the country acquired in Djibouti. The strategic 60 hectares sit on the shores of Indian Ocean and could possibly open a window for export and import goods ...



Flood Rapid Assessment Tropical Cyclone Sagar-18, Djibouti, 22 May 2018 - ReliefWeb

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Flood Rapid Assessment Tropical Cyclone Sagar-18, Djibouti, 22 May 2018
ReliefWeb
UNITAR UNOSAT, following the request of UNOCHA Djibouti , has performed a rapid flood assessment to illustrate the impact caused after the passage of Tropical Cyclone Sagar-18 over Djibouti & Balbala. For this rapid flood analysis UNOSAT has used ...



Djibouti to partner PIL & CMA CGM in building Doraleh ports - East African Business Week

East African Business Week

Djibouti to partner PIL & CMA CGM in building Doraleh ports
East African Business Week
Djibouti is in talks with shipping companies PIL and CMA CGM to develop ports in Doraleh. The agreement includes adding additional containers to the existing terminal and constructing a brand new port at an initial cost of $660 million. Once built, the ...



Turkey distributes 4000 mosquito curtains in Djibouti - Anadolu Agency

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Turkey distributes 4000 mosquito curtains in Djibouti
Anadolu Agency
By Nazli Yuzbasioglu. ANKARA. Turkey's state-run aid agency distributed 4,000 mosquito curtains in southern and northern Djibouti, as part of efforts to prevent malaria outbreak in the tiny African nation. In a written statement, Turkish International ...



Indicators suggest that significant investment risks exist in Djibouti ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)

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Indicators suggest that significant investment risks exist in Djibouti ...
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LONDON, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As countries across the Horn of Africa embark on ambitious programmes to attract foreign investment, Djibouti ...
Djibouti: Any port in a storm? | Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideHellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Indicators suggest that significant investment risks exist in Djibouti, Allan & Associates assessesKaplan Herald

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Djibouti: Any port in a storm? - CNBCAfrica.com

Djibouti: Any port in a storm?
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As countries across the Horn of Africa embark on ambitious programmes to attract foreign investment, Djibouti seems a stable option in a volatile region. But are there risks? A new report by political and security risk consultancy Allan & Associates (www.



Djibouti: 16 Die After Cyclone Sagar Landfall in Somaliland And Djibouti-UN - AllAfrica.com

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Djibouti: 16 Die After Cyclone Sagar Landfall in Somaliland And Djibouti-UN
AllAfrica.com
On 19 May, the tropical cyclone Sagar, which had formed in the Gulf of Aden - between Yemen and Somalia made landfall in north-western Somaliland and Djibouti three days after it formed. Heavy rainfall, strong winds and dangerous flash floods that hit ...
18 dead after cyclone hits Horn of AfricaDaily Nation
Tropical Cyclone Sagar Kills 16 in Middle East, AfricaThe Weather Channel
Oman, Yemen on alert for tropical cyclone, following deadly Cyclone SagarAccuWeather.com (blog)

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OCHA Flash Update #1 Tropical Cyclone Sagar impacts Djibouti | 20 May 2018 - ReliefWeb

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OCHA Flash Update #1 Tropical Cyclone Sagar impacts Djibouti | 20 May 2018
ReliefWeb
Highlights. Cyclone Sagar has caused heavy rain and flash floods in Djibouti. Initial estimates indicate that 20,000 to 30,000 people may have been affected, with Djibouti City and the suburb of Balbala hardest hit. Situation. Heavy rains due to ...