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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What you didn't know about Djibouti, the tea-loving nation where ... - Telegraph.co.uk

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What you didn't know about Djibouti, the tea-loving nation where ...
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What, where, why and who? Well indeed. Djibouti - it is surely fair to say - is one of the least known portions of the African continent. But the following words may ...

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Top ten facts about Djibouti - Express.co.uk

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Top ten facts about Djibouti
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... the Suez Canal, Djibouti is one of the world's busiest shipping routes. 2. The capital city of Djibouti is called Djibouti City; 76 per cent of the population live there. 3. The population of the country of Djibouti is less than that of Birmingham ...



Eritrea: The African North Korea's border spats with Djibouti and Ethiopia - africanews

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Eritrea: The African North Korea's border spats with Djibouti and Ethiopia
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Eritrea is not a typically newsy African country – at least gauging by how much comes from other countries, the Horn of Africa nation is very low on news and more so, compared to its closest neighbours in the region – Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Sudan.

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Davido Arrives Djibouti For '30 Billion' World Tour - CHANNELS TELEVISION

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Davido Arrives Djibouti For '30 Billion' World Tour
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Davido who announced his '30 Billion' World Tour via social media on June 10, commenced the tour at kyiv in Ukraine where he thrilled fans with his performance. He is now at Dijbouti which is the second largest economy of any city in the Horn of Africa.



Will Djibouti, poised between a timeless past and a flashy future, be Africa's Dubai? - South China Morning Post

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Will Djibouti, poised between a timeless past and a flashy future, be Africa's Dubai?
South China Morning Post
Not that long ago, Djibouti was known for little more than French legionnaires, atrocious heat and being at the other end of a railway line to Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia. English novelist Evelyn Waugh was appalled by its “intolerable desolation ...



Ethiopia-Djibouti cross-border water project nears completion - official - Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (registration)

Ethiopia-Djibouti cross-border water project nears completion - official
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The Ethiopia-Djibouti cross-border potable water project will be finalized in three months, an official said on Tuesday.The project, which could supply safe ...
Chinese funded Ethio-Djibouti water project to be inaugurated soon ...Xinhua

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Djibouti Inaugurates Port for Salt Export - AllAfrica.com

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Djibouti Inaugurates Port for Salt Export
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Djibouti has opened the Port of Ghoubet with the main aim of making it a key terminal for salt exportation, with a capacity of five million tonnes, to the world from Lake Assal, one of the lowest spots in the world. The Port, which has been under ...



What is behind tension between Eritrea and Djibouti? - BBC News

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What is behind tension between Eritrea and Djibouti?
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The African Union is sending a fact-finding mission to Eritrea and Djibouti as tension mounts over their disputed border at one of the world's busiest shipping routes. The AU's move has been backed by the UN Security Council, which on 19 June urged the ...
Djibouti says Eritrean soldiers occupy disputed areaThe Philadelphia Tribune
UN urges Djibouti and Eritrea to end border disputeDaily Mail
UN, AU Call for Restraint Along Eritrea-Djibouti BorderVoice of America

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Ethiopia to benefit from Djibouti's new $64m port exclusive for salt ... - africanews

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Ethiopia to benefit from Djibouti's new $64m port exclusive for salt ...
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The Red Sea state of Djibouti on Thursday launched a sea port whose main function will be the export of salt, the BBC has reported. ADVERTISING.
Djibouti opens key port project at Lake Assal | AJOT.COMAmerican Journal of Transportation
Djibouti Opens Salt Port, Latest in Series of Shipping ProjectsMaritime Professional

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AU calls for calm amid Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions - Aljazeera.com

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AU calls for calm amid Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions
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The African Union (AU) has urged Djibouti and Eritrea to show "restraint" as tensions over a disputed border territory intensified and threatened to revive a long-standing and at times violent dispute. Djibouti on Friday accused Eritrean soldiers of ...
Gulf Crisis: What's the Problem on Eritrea's Border With Djibouti?Newsweek
With Qatari forces gone, tension rises between Djibouti and EritreaFRANCE 24
AU calls for calm as Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions mountNews24

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