Djibouti

Country Djibouti
Capital Djibouti
Continent Africa
Currency Franc(DJF)
Languages French, Arabic, Somali & Afar

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Introduction

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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Chinese medical expert decorated by Djibouti for COVID-19 prevention - Global TimesChinese medical expert decorated by Djibouti for COVID-19 prevention  Global Times

Djibouti is Treating All COVID Patients with Chloroquine, But Scientists Urge Caution - VOA NewsDjibouti is Treating All COVID Patients with Chloroquine, But Scientists Urge Caution  VOA News

Djibouti : Requests for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust-Press Release; and Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Djibouti - International Monetary FundDjibouti : Requests for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust-Press Release; and Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Djibouti  International Monetary Fund

Executive Board Approves a US$ 43.4 Million Disbursement to Djibouti Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundExecutive Board Approves a US$ 43.4 Million Disbursement to Djibouti Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

'People need to make a living': Djibouti eases COVID-19 lockdown - Al Jazeera English'People need to make a living': Djibouti eases COVID-19 lockdown  Al Jazeera English

Turkish relief agency helps people in Somalia, Djibouti - Anadolu AgencyTurkish relief agency helps people in Somalia, Djibouti  Anadolu Agency

Southern and Eastern Africa COVID-19 Digest (22 May 2020) - Djibouti - ReliefWebSouthern and Eastern Africa COVID-19 Digest (22 May 2020) - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

IGAD Executive Secretary Hands Over PPE Kits To Refugee And Cross Border Populations - Djibouti - ReliefWebIGAD Executive Secretary Hands Over PPE Kits To Refugee And Cross Border Populations - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

US$6.6 Million to Help Djibouti Respond to the Threat Posed by the Locust Outbreak - Djibouti - ReliefWebUS$6.6 Million to Help Djibouti Respond to the Threat Posed by the Locust Outbreak - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Djibouti government approves Engie's Grand Bara solar project - ESI AfricaDjibouti government approves Engie's Grand Bara solar project  ESI Africa

U.S. Military's Hub in Africa Fights to Keep the Coronavirus Out - Foreign PolicyU.S. Military's Hub in Africa Fights to Keep the Coronavirus Out  Foreign Policy

World Bank's MIGA backs renewables in S Africa, Djibouti - Renewables NowWorld Bank's MIGA backs renewables in S Africa, Djibouti  Renewables Now

Groupe RTD Bring Djibouti to Global Ears with "Uurkan Kaadonaya" (premiere) - PopMattersGroupe RTD Bring Djibouti to Global Ears with "Uurkan Kaadonaya" (premiere)  PopMatters

Djibouti awards Chinese medics with Independence Day Medal for coronavirus assistance - CGTNDjibouti awards Chinese medics with Independence Day Medal for coronavirus assistance  CGTN

US-China rivalry in Africa and the Djibouti issue | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahUS-China rivalry in Africa and the Djibouti issue | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

China's Djibouti naval base increasing its power - East Asia ForumChina's Djibouti naval base increasing its power  East Asia Forum

Republic of Djibouti: COVID-19 Situation Report #7, 10 May 2020 - Djibouti - ReliefWebRepublic of Djibouti: COVID-19 Situation Report #7, 10 May 2020 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Satellite Images Show That Chinese Navy Is Expanding Overseas Base - ForbesSatellite Images Show That Chinese Navy Is Expanding Overseas Base  Forbes

Djibouti: Flash Floods Operation Update 2 - DREF n MDRDJ003 / PDJ012 - Djibouti - ReliefWebDjibouti: Flash Floods Operation Update 2 - DREF n MDRDJ003 / PDJ012 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

DJIBOUTI: Government approves Engies solar pv project in Grand Bara - AFRIK 21DJIBOUTI: Government approves Engies solar pv project in Grand Bara  AFRIK 21

The Chinese Navys Unusually Heavily Defended Fortress Near The Indian Ocean - ForbesThe Chinese Navys Unusually Heavily Defended Fortress Near The Indian Ocean  Forbes

China steps up support for Djibouti, Cote d'Ivoire to fight COVID-19: official - Global TimesChina steps up support for Djibouti, Cote d'Ivoire to fight COVID-19: official  Global Times

China builds large naval base in Djibouti Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorChina builds large naval base in Djibouti Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

DJIBOUTI: AfDB grants US$ 3.22 million for geothermal project around Lake Assal - AFRIK 21DJIBOUTI: AfDB grants US$ 3.22 million for geothermal project around Lake Assal  AFRIK 21

DJIBOUTI: MIGA guarantees investments in Ghoubet wind farm for $92 million - AFRIK 21DJIBOUTI: MIGA guarantees investments in Ghoubet wind farm for $92 million  AFRIK 21

Lockdown at US military base in Djibouti as coronavirus spreads - RFI EnglishLockdown at US military base in Djibouti as coronavirus spreads  RFI English

Global scenario harms Djibouti's economy - Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)Global scenario harms Djibouti's economy  Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)

Coronavirus: Djibouti cases rise to 1,401 - The East AfricanCoronavirus: Djibouti cases rise to 1,401  The East African

East & Horn of Africa COVID-19 Situation Report - #6, 21 May 2020 Update - Djibouti - ReliefWebEast & Horn of Africa COVID-19 Situation Report - #6, 21 May 2020 Update - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Djibouti COVID-19 cases reach 1189 as 54 more confirmed - cgtn.comDjibouti COVID-19 cases reach 1189 as 54 more confirmed  cgtn.com

Djibouti Arrests Reporter On World Press Freedom Day - AllAfrica.comDjibouti Arrests Reporter On World Press Freedom Day  AllAfrica.com

Djibouti's COVID-19 cases surge to 1518 as 117 new cases confirmed - cgtn.comDjibouti's COVID-19 cases surge to 1518 as 117 new cases confirmed  cgtn.com

Djibouti: Coronavirus - Djibouti Cases Rise to 1401 - AllAfrica.comDjibouti: Coronavirus - Djibouti Cases Rise to 1401  AllAfrica.com

Djibouti reports 229 new COVID-19 cases as tally surges to 2697 - China.org.cnDjibouti reports 229 new COVID-19 cases as tally surges to 2697  China.org.cn

Ethiopians flee Djibouti as Covid-19 cases rise - The East AfricanEthiopians flee Djibouti as Covid-19 cases rise  The East African

Kenya downplays undermining by Djibouti, ready for UNSC vote - The Star, KenyaKenya downplays undermining by Djibouti, ready for UNSC vote  The Star, Kenya

Djibouti: Somalia, Djibouti Cases Soar As Porous Borders Become New Threat - AllAfrica.comDjibouti: Somalia, Djibouti Cases Soar As Porous Borders Become New Threat  AllAfrica.com

Republic of Djibouti: COVID-19 Situation Report #8, 17 May 2020 - Djibouti - ReliefWebRepublic of Djibouti: COVID-19 Situation Report #8, 17 May 2020 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Somalia, Djibouti cases soar as porous borders become new threat - The East AfricanSomalia, Djibouti cases soar as porous borders become new threat  The East African

IOM Djibouti COVID-19 Situation Report #4, 4 May 2020 - Djibouti - ReliefWebIOM Djibouti COVID-19 Situation Report #4, 4 May 2020 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Why Does China Have A Huge Military Base In Djibouti On The Horn Of Africa? - International Business TimesWhy Does China Have A Huge Military Base In Djibouti On The Horn Of Africa?  International Business Times

Ethiopians Flee Djibouti as Coronavirus Cases Rise - AllAfrica.comEthiopians Flee Djibouti as Coronavirus Cases Rise  AllAfrica.com

492nd EVCC construction in Djibouti Base Cluster - U.S. Africa Command492nd EVCC construction in Djibouti Base Cluster  U.S. Africa Command

Djibouti's COVID-19 cases surge to 1828 as 210 new cases confirmed - cgtn.comDjibouti's COVID-19 cases surge to 1828 as 210 new cases confirmed  cgtn.com

Republic of Djibouti: COVID-19 Situation Report #6, 2 May 2020 - Djibouti - ReliefWebRepublic of Djibouti: COVID-19 Situation Report #6, 2 May 2020 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

The Infectious Energy of Djiboutis Groupe RTD - World Music CentralThe Infectious Energy of Djiboutis Groupe RTD  World Music Central

China Rapidly Expanding Its Djibouti Base - Communal NewsChina Rapidly Expanding Its Djibouti Base  Communal News

Groupe RTD: The Dancing Devils of Djibouti - OkayAfricaGroupe RTD: The Dancing Devils of Djibouti  OkayAfrica

Salisbury Mayor deploying to Africa with Maryland National Guard - wmar2news.comSalisbury Mayor deploying to Africa with Maryland National Guard  wmar2news.com

Djibouti geothermal exploitation project in Lake Assal region receives funding - Construction ReviewDjibouti geothermal exploitation project in Lake Assal region receives funding  Construction Review

Deal making in East and Horn of Africa amidst the current pandemic - UgandaDeal making in East and Horn of Africa amidst the current pandemic  Uganda

RevoluGROUP Canada Inc. Flutterwave Definitive Agreement for RevoluPAY Remittance Deliveries to Africa - GlobeNewswireRevoluGROUP Canada Inc. Flutterwave Definitive Agreement for RevoluPAY Remittance Deliveries to Africa  GlobeNewswire

Preparing nursing students for pandemics and other crises through global initiatives - Charleston Post CourierPreparing nursing students for pandemics and other crises through global initiatives  Charleston Post Courier

Displacement Tracking Matrix - East and Horn of Africa Monthly Regional Snapshot - April 2020 - Ethiopia - ReliefWebDisplacement Tracking Matrix - East and Horn of Africa Monthly Regional Snapshot - April 2020 - Ethiopia  ReliefWeb

Kenya is losing her diplomatic grip in the East Africa region and should act fast - The StandardKenya is losing her diplomatic grip in the East Africa region and should act fast  The Standard

World Bank Announces $500 Million to Fight Locusts, Preserve Food Security and Protect Livelihoods - World Bank GroupWorld Bank Announces $500 Million to Fight Locusts, Preserve Food Security and Protect Livelihoods  World Bank Group

No advisory to pilots, airlines yet on flight ops in regions under locust attack - Times of IndiaNo advisory to pilots, airlines yet on flight ops in regions under locust attack  Times of India

Maryland Guard Information Operations Team deploys to Horn of Africa - Bay NetMaryland Guard Information Operations Team deploys to Horn of Africa  Bay Net

Coronavirus surges in Djibouti as population ignores measures - Al Jazeera EnglishCoronavirus surges in Djibouti as population ignores measures  Al Jazeera English

Ethiopian migrants to Gulf unaware of dangers - IOM - InfoMigrantsEthiopian migrants to Gulf unaware of dangers - IOM  InfoMigrants

WHO supports Djibouti with preparedness and response plan as first COVID19 case in the country is reported. - World Health OrganizationWHO supports Djibouti with preparedness and response plan as first COVID19 case in the country is reported.  World Health Organization

FROM THE FIELD: Migrants use digital 'fab labs' to address Djibouti health protection shortages - UN NewsFROM THE FIELD: Migrants use digital 'fab labs' to address Djibouti health protection shortages  UN News

Djibouti reports its first coronavirus death - Anadolu AjansiDjibouti reports its first coronavirus death  Anadolu Ajansi

In strategic Djibouti, a microcosm of China's growing foothold in Africa - The Washington PostIn strategic Djibouti, a microcosm of China's growing foothold in Africa  The Washington Post

Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Djibouti rises to 59 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaNumber of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Djibouti rises to 59 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Djibouti's COVID-19 confirmed cases reach 18 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaDjibouti's COVID-19 confirmed cases reach 18 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Coronavirus in Djibouti increases risk of China debt trap - Nikkei Asian ReviewCoronavirus in Djibouti increases risk of China debt trap  Nikkei Asian Review

Coronavirus cases in Djibouti exceeds 1,000 - Anadolu AgencyCoronavirus cases in Djibouti exceeds 1,000  Anadolu Agency

Weatherwatch: Djibouti's climate a tale of two halves - The GuardianWeatherwatch: Djibouti's climate a tale of two halves  The Guardian

Coronavirus strikes China's Belt and Road Initiative - Los Angeles TimesCoronavirus strikes China's Belt and Road Initiative  Los Angeles Times

The shifting sands of Djibouti - Observer Research FoundationThe shifting sands of Djibouti  Observer Research Foundation

SpartanNash Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend - Business WireSpartanNash Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend  Business Wire

China's Belt and Road initiative hits a roadblock - Gulf TodayChina's Belt and Road initiative hits a roadblock  Gulf Today

Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Djibouti soars to 121 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaNumber of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Djibouti soars to 121 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

In Era of COVID-19, Russia's Strategic Politics of Coronavirus Aid Takes the Stage in Africa - The New Dawn LiberiaIn Era of COVID-19, Russia's Strategic Politics of Coronavirus Aid Takes the Stage in Africa  The New Dawn Liberia

Djibouti: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated February 10, 2020 - Djibouti - ReliefWebDjibouti: Food Assistance Fact Sheet - Updated February 10, 2020 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Lift for maritime sector in Kenya and Djibouti after fall in piracy - The Conversation AfricaLift for maritime sector in Kenya and Djibouti after fall in piracy  The Conversation Africa

Getting to Know Djibouti - Africa.comGetting to Know Djibouti  Africa.com

All About Djibouti - Africa.comAll About Djibouti  Africa.com

Delhi Police files charge sheets against 292 foreign nationals in Tablighi Jamaat case - ThePrintDelhi Police files charge sheets against 292 foreign nationals in Tablighi Jamaat case  ThePrint

Djibouti, the only Malayalam film currently in production - The New Indian ExpressDjibouti, the only Malayalam film currently in production  The New Indian Express

Djibouti Flash Appeal, December 2019 - March 2020 - Djibouti - ReliefWebDjibouti Flash Appeal, December 2019 - March 2020 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Djibouti Rejects Court Ruling to Hand Back Container Terminal - Wall Street JournalDjibouti Rejects Court Ruling to Hand Back Container Terminal  Wall Street Journal

Ghana leader falsely claims his country fronts Africa's COVID-19 testing - AFP FactcheckGhana leader falsely claims his country fronts Africa's COVID-19 testing  AFP Factcheck

Djibouti receives two years' worth of rain in a single day - Down To Earth MagazineDjibouti receives two years' worth of rain in a single day  Down To Earth Magazine

India in danger zone as locusts breed 400 times than usual - Down To Earth MagazineIndia in danger zone as locusts breed 400 times than usual  Down To Earth Magazine

Djibouti confirms first coronavirus case - The East AfricanDjibouti confirms first coronavirus case  The East African

Djibouti: Flash Floods Situation Report #1, 21 April 2020 - Djibouti - ReliefwebDjibouti: Flash Floods Situation Report #1, 21 April 2020 - Djibouti  Reliefweb

US service member dies in non-combat incident in Djibouti - Military TimesUS service member dies in non-combat incident in Djibouti  Military Times

Djibouti: Floods - Nov 2019 - ReliefWebDjibouti: Floods - Nov 2019  ReliefWeb

East Africa slammed by locusts, floods and COVID-19 - Agri-PulseEast Africa slammed by locusts, floods and COVID-19  Agri-Pulse

Turkey inaugurates largest mosque in Djibouti - Anadolu AgencyTurkey inaugurates largest mosque in Djibouti  Anadolu Agency

Djibouti: Main health facilities and population density, March 2020 - Djibouti - ReliefWebDjibouti: Main health facilities and population density, March 2020 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

How Djibouti became a microcosm of China's growing foothold in Africa - South China Morning PostHow Djibouti became a microcosm of China's growing foothold in Africa  South China Morning Post

Djibouti joins global action to prevent COVID-19 as first case is confirmed in the country - Djibouti - ReliefWebDjibouti joins global action to prevent COVID-19 as first case is confirmed in the country - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

MSDF unit stuck in Djibouti won't be relieved due to COVID-19 : The Asahi Shimbun - Asahi ShimbunMSDF unit stuck in Djibouti won't be relieved due to COVID-19 : The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Shimbun

Djibouti president meets with Chinese FM, eyes enhanced cooperation in blue and digital economies - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaDjibouti president meets with Chinese FM, eyes enhanced cooperation in blue and digital economies - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Chinese engagement in Djibouti's economic transformation in a nutshell - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChinese engagement in Djibouti's economic transformation in a nutshell - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

IOM Djibouti's First 'Fab Lab' Offers Young Migrants Tech and Support - Djibouti - ReliefWebIOM Djibouti's First 'Fab Lab' Offers Young Migrants Tech and Support - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

DJIBOUTI: Ghoubet wind project (60 MW) enters construction phase - AFRIK 21DJIBOUTI: Ghoubet wind project (60 MW) enters construction phase  AFRIK 21