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Djibouti minister urges more private sector investments in Africa's heath sector  CNBCAfrica.com

Africa needs a lot more private capital in its health sector for the continent to flourish. This is according to Ilyas Mousa Dawaleh, Minister of Economy and ...

DP World sues China Merchant Port Holdings over Djibouti Port  Container Management

DP World has sued China Merchants Port Holdings Company (CM Port) over infringement of its exclusive port agreement with the Djibouti government.

Container Management
Death 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 ...

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

Situated on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean, at the southern entrance to the Red Sea, Djibouti controls access to the Suez Canal and the Indian ...

Economic Times
WFP Djibouti Country Brief, December 2018 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Djibouti and 4 other countries about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, Refugees, Drought and more; published on 31 Dec ...

Djibouti Works to Assist Street Children, Beginning With a Study on Their Needs: IOM Report - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

Djibouti City – Djibouti might be a relatively small country on the Horn of Africa, but it is a significant transit location for migrants, especially from Ethiopia, who ...

U.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 ...

Foreign Policy
Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djibouti's streets  UN News

Begging, scrubbing cars or selling themselves on the street for sex are a way of life for many children in Djibouti, according to a survey released by the ...

UN News
UNICEF Djibouti Humanitarian Situation Report, December 2018 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Djibouti and 4 other countries about Contributions, Coordination, Children, IDPs, Drought, Tropical Cyclone and more; published on ...

IX Reach SDN cloud connectivity reaches East Africa via Djibouti Data Center  LightWave Online

IX Reach has established a point of presence (PoP) in the Djibouti Data Center. IX Reach will use the data center presence to supply its software-defined ...

LightWave Online
Top enlisted National Guard leader visits Djibouti  United States Army

The command sergeant major of the National Guard Bureau, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Kepner, visited Army and Air National Guard members ...

United States Army
The lowest point in Africa is this salty lake in Djibouti  Face2Face Africa

Djibouti is known for a number of things including its strategic position at the Horn of Africa. It is also known as the home of the lowest point on the continent.

Face2Face Africa
Egypt, Djibouti FMs discuss Red Sea security  Anadolu Agency

During brief tete-a-tete, ministers stress importance of maintaining security in Red Sea, Horn of Africa - Anadolu Agency.

Anadolu Agency
Djibouti president, L&T chairman A M Naik, late scribe Kuldip Nayar named for Padma awards  Moneycontrol.com

Folk artist Teejan Bai, Guelleh, Naik and theatre actor Balwant Moreshwar Purandare will be honoured with Padma Vibhushan, former CAG V K Shunglu, former ...

Yemen: Passengers Transport Overview - Djibouti - Aden - Djibouti, January 2019 - Yemen  ReliefWeb

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UN: More Than 130 Migrants Appear to Be Missing off Djibouti  U.S. News & World Report

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.N. migration agency says more than 130 migrants are thought to be missing after two boats capsized off the tiny East African ...

U.S. News & World Report
Egypt expects creation of a logistics free zone in Djibouti  African Daily Voice

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met Thursday with his Djiboutian counterpart, Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, and discussed the ...

African Daily Voice
MSC announces new OCC from USA to Djibouti  American Journal of Transportation

Effective February 15th 2019, Operation Cost Contribution (OCC) charge will be implemented and applied to all import cargoes destined to Djibouti.

American Journal of Transportation
Abourma Rock Art Displayed In Djibouti's Most Inhospitable Landscape  Ancient Origins

Rock art has greatly enhanced our knowledge of our prehistoric ancestors and the Abourma site, in the African state of Djibouti, is enhancing our understanding ...

Ancient Origins
Egypt expects establishment of logistic free zone in Djibouti - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

CAIRO, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Thursday with his Djiboutian counterpart Mahmoud Ali Youssouf over the ...

Open Source Backgrounder: Djibouti, Foreign Military Bases on the Horn of Africa - Who is There? What are They Up To?  smallwarsjournal

Djibouti is a small dusty coastal nation on the Horn of Africa that has the distinction of being located at the southern entrance of the Red Sea on route to the Suez ...

French naval ship visits Durban | The Mercury  Independent Online

The French naval patrol ship Le Malin was scheduled to arrive in Durban today and berth at O-berth on the T-jetty.

Independent Online
Living among superpower enemies: Just another day in the life of Djibouti locals  PRI

Djibouti was once just a patch of desert in the Horn of Africa. Now, global militaries are hankering for a strategic position at its junction between Africa, the Middle ...

A fine balance: international power plays in Djibouti  Financial Mail

With a land mass just larger than SA's Kruger National Park and a population of 1-million, Djibouti punches well above its weight politically. The Horn of Africa ...

Financial Mail
Will 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 ...

Foreign Policy
Prospect of Chinese Control of Djibouti Port Concerns Senators  VOA News

Two prominent U.S. senators expressed alarm Tuesday about the military and political consequences if China gains control of a port terminal in Djibouti, saying ...

VOA News
Unresolved Eritrea-Djibouti Tensions Threaten Regional Peace  VOA News

Regional integration could threaten Djibouti's economy and political stability, making it a potential spoiler in Eritrea's quest for regional rapprochement.

VOA News
On board the Chinese-built Ethiopia to Djibouti train  South China Morning Post

In the middle of the departure hall stands a sign. On it is an arrow pointing to the right – “Domestic” – and one pointing to the left – “Cross-border”. Djibouti-bound ...

South China Morning Post
Through Regional Diplomacy, Eritrea Normalizes Ties with Djibouti  VOA News

The Horn of Africa continued to resolve diplomatic impasses with the announcement Friday that Eritrea and Djibouti will normalize relations. Leaders in the ...

VOA News
The Report: Djibouti 2018  Oxford Business Group

Located at a juncture between Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Djibouti has easy access to international trade routes via the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, and ...

Oxford Business Group
A Life and Death Struggle Transiting Through the Horn of Africa - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

By: Wakanyi Hoffman, Angela Wells. Djibouti – An important seaport country in the Horn of Africa occupied by less than a million people, Djibouti is at the ...

Djibouti 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 ...

World Health Organization
Djibouti row with DP World embodies Horn of Africa power struggle  Financial Times

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 ...

Financial Times
China Swallowed Islands In The South China Sea. Now It Wants To Eat Djibouti Like Groceries  Task & Purpose

The Chinese military has a clear message for the U.S. Navy: Your FONOPs will not be fun ops, from the South China Sea to the Horn of Africa — and you have ...

Task & Purpose
Trump's Muslim Ban Is Destroying These Americans' Lives, Two Years On  The Daily Beast

American citizens with families in banned countries often face horrifying obstacles to reuniting with their loved ones.

The Daily Beast
Djibouti hails 'new era' of ties with foe Eritrea  News24

Djibouti has hailed a new era in its relations with rival Eritrea, whose foreign minister paid a surprise visit to the country as part of a regional bid to soothe ...

DP World CEO: All options open following Djibouti port court ruling  CNBC

DP World's chairman and CEO has told CNBC that he is looking at all options after a ruling by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) found that its ...

French jihadist Cherif arrested in Djibouti  FRANCE 24 English

French jihadist Peter Cherif, a known associate of the Kouachi brothers who killed 12 people in the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, has been arrested in ...

FRANCE 24 English
Eritrea consolidates Horn of Africa peace  Al Jazeera English

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

Al Jazeera English
UN chief welcomes meeting between leaders of Djibouti and Eritrea  UN News

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the meeting between the Presidents of Djibouti and Eritrea, held on Monday in Saudi ...

UN News
Fore! 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 ...

Department of Defense
'USA Friendship Day' Highlights Djibouti Trade Fair > US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Story  Department of Defense

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 ...

Department of Defense
Djibouti risks dependence on Chinese largesse  The Economist

DJIBOUTI was the last of Europe's African colonies. France clung to this sliver of Red Sea coast until 1977; even today it occasionally resembles occupied ...

The Economist
Djibouti Moves to Control Port, Intensifies Clash with Dubai’s DP World  The Wall Street Journal

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 ...

The Wall Street Journal
Will China seek a limited naval role in the Indian Ocean?  Khmer Times

The worry is that the US Fifth Fleet will one day sail for home from the Persian Gulf, leaving China to step into US shoes. This makes a lot of people nervous, ...

Khmer Times
Djibouti’s New Free-Trade Zone Creates Opportunities, Deepens Dependency  VOA News

In a ceremony last week attended by heads of state from across East Africa, Djibouti inaugurated what it says will become the largest free-trade zone on the ...

VOA News
Djibouti Slams Call for End to Eritrea Sanctions  VOA News

Djibouti, an increasingly strategic nation in the Horn of Africa, has condemned last week's call by Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed for the lifting ...

VOA News
Djibouti ready to pay compensation to settle DP World dispute  Financial Times

Djibouti would be prepared to pay DP World compensation of “more or less half a billion dollars . . . as early as next week” to settle a dispute over control of the ...

Financial Times
While China slaps tariffs on the US, it's also championing free trade in Africa  CNBC

Despite China's rocky trade relationship with the U.S. dominating headlines, it has also just seen the opening of a strategic free trade zone it has built in East ...

Djibouti: Attractive but Risky  The Maritime Executive

By MarEx 2018-05-24 19:26:54. As countries across the Horn of Africa embark on ambitious programs to attract foreign investment, Djibouti seems a stable ...

The Maritime Executive
China's Djibouti Base: A One Year Update  The Diplomat

China's first overseas military base provides an interesting test case for its global ambitions.

The Diplomat
Yemenis find refuge, little else, in Djibouti's Obock camp  Aljazeera.com

More than 1500 Yemenis are languishing at a camp in the Horn of Africa country, where hunger and anguish is widespread.

Four up-and-coming dive destinations  Stuff.co.nz

We all have our favourite destinations we return to time and again for a scuba fix, but there is always room for exploring somewhere new. Whilst world class ...

News: Main road connecting Ethiopia to Djibouti blocked by protesters in Afar  addisstandard.com

Addis Abeba, January 13/2018 – Protesters in Afar regional state have today blocked the main road connecting Ethiopia to Djibouti, the main import export route.

Could China squeeze the U.S. out of its only permanent military base in Africa?  The Washington Post

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

The Washington Post
Japan to expand SDF base in Djibouti in part to counter China:The Asahi Shimbun  Asahi Shimbun

The Defense Ministry is moving to expand the Self-Defense Forces' base in the strategically important eastern African nation of Djibouti for a wider range of ...

Asahi Shimbun
US senators voice alarm over China’s influence at Djibouti port  South China Morning Post

Voices raised in Washington as three-sided row over control of strategic port in Horn of Africa rages.

South China Morning Post
Crowd-sourcing evolution  WORLD News group

Afghanistan 99.7 percent, Iran 99.4 percent, Algeria 99 percent, Somalia 99 percent, Niger 98 percent, Azerbaijan 97 percent, Libya 97 percent, Saudi Arabia 97 ...

WORLD News group
DP World CEO says outlook positive amid Djibouti dispute  gulfnews.com

Dubai: Even as its legal dispute with the government of Djibouti escalates, DP World said it has a “very positive outlook” on its financial and operational ...

DP World: Dark Clouds are Gathering Over Djibouti  The Maritime Executive

As part of its on-going dispute with the Government of Djibouti, DP World has now released a video a...

The Maritime Executive
DP World Takes Djibouti Row to China  The Maritime Executive

DP World has filed a lawsuit against state-owned China Merchants Port Holdings in a Hong Kong court...

The Maritime Executive
How Eritrea topped meeting between Djibouti and Ethiopian leaders  africanews

Eritrea was at the center of discussions between Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Djiboutian president Ismail Omar Guelleh last Saturday. According to ...

Lifestyle: Travel Djibouti | East & Horn Africa  The Africa Report

In the space of a weekend, there is plenty to do and see in the small Horn of Africa country that is a melting pot of flavours and cultures from around the region.

The Africa Report
China and Djibouti have launched Africa's biggest free trade zone  Quartz Africa

China has helped launch the first phase of Africa's biggest free trade zone as what's part of another major step to secure its position as a global trade leader.

Quartz Africa
Monjasa Announces New Supply Location in Djibouti  The Maritime Executive

Monjasa expects a 200000mts volume increase from its new supply location Djibouti. The objective is...

The Maritime Executive
Djibouti nationalises shares in key Red Sea port  Financial Times

The African state of Djibouti took direct control of its Red Sea container port from DP World, the latest twist in a long-running dispute between the partners.

Financial Times
Kenya-Djibouti-Somalia  The Lutheran World Federation

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Israelis to US: Take On China Around Djibouti  Breaking Defense

The Chinese chose Djibouti because of its strategic location in Africa and mainly because it gives foreign military forces that built bases in this country control of ...

Breaking Defense
China's Strategy in Djibouti: Mixing Commercial and Military Interests  Council on Foreign Relations

With the opening of the first overseas Chinese military base in Djibouti, this tiny Horn of Africa country has become a testing ground for the mixing of China's ...

Council on Foreign Relations
Djibouti eager to be a key link in China's Belt and Road  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- The foreign minister of Djibouti said the East African country intends to help promote China's Belt and Road Initiative, but is also cautious.

Nikkei Asian Review
Travel - The Djibouti lake posing as paradise  BBC News

From a distance, Lac Assal may look like tropical waters fringed with powdery white sand. Up close, it's an inhospitable alien landscape.

BBC News
Peace in the Horn of Africa May Be Bad News for Djibouti  News Deeply

For decades, Djibouti has benefited economically from the standoff between Ethiopia and Eritrea. But as the two countries move to normalize ties, financial ...

News Deeply
Domestic abuse adds to Yemeni refugee women's woes in Djibouti  Al Jazeera English

NGOs and refugees say women can face economic and physical abuse, but fear speaking out due to stigma.

Al Jazeera English
US military resumes air operations in Djibouti  CNN

The US military has resumed air operations in the East African nation of Djibouti, a critical location in the fight against terrorism, a US defense official tells CNN.

U.S. accuses China of directing blinding lasers at American military aircraft in Djibouti  The Washington Post

The United States has formally complained to China after alleging that the Chinese military injured two U.S. airmen by directing high-grade lasers at American ...

The Washington Post
China is challenging the U.S. in the Horn of Africa — and Washington is silent  The Washington Post

The Horn of Africa has become a strategic linchpin for the United States, so the fact that China has dramatically escalated its involvement there presents a ...

The Washington Post
Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti peace deals bring hope to Horn of Africa  Quartz

A historic “wind of hope” is blowing in the Horn of Africa, UN secretary general António Guterres said.

Djibouti: Small country, big stakes | East & Horn Africa  The Africa Report

With its strategic location in East Africa, Djibouti is building ports and other transport infrastructure to serve as a link between the continent, the Middle East and ...

The Africa Report
Africa in the news: Djibouti nationalizes port, world’s oldest drawing found in South Africa, and new EU-Africa programs  Brookings Institution

Mariama Sow highlights the top news from Africa this week, including newly proposed Africa-EU programs, Djibouti nationalizing the Red Sea port, and more.

Brookings Institution
Djibouti's Seaport Could Face New Competition  The Maritime Executive

Djibouti has invested heavily in making itself a hub for deep-sea shipping in the Horn of Africa, an...

The Maritime Executive
The pirates are mostly gone, but Japan sticks around in Djibouti  Stars and Stripes

Japan plans to step up training efforts with east African nations, as Tokyo aims to work more closely with the U.S. in a region where China's influence is on the ...

Stars and Stripes
London court extends injunction against Djibouti in DP World dispute: Dubai government  Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's government said on Sunday that a London court had extended an injunction prohibiting the government of Djibouti from interfering in ...

Jeddah brings together presidents of Eritrea and Djibouti at a historic reconciliation summit  Arab News

JEDDAH: Leaders of Eritrea and Djibouti met in Saudi Arabia on Monday for historic talks a decade after a border conflict strained ties. Presidents Ismaïl Omar ...

Arab News
Djibouti restructuring programme targets city slums  Public Finance International

The World Bank has approved a $20m package to support Djibouti in eliminating slums and improving living conditions for people in urban areas of the East ...

Public Finance International
2018 Review: Top African news per country [Djibouti – Guinea-Bissau]  africanews

With respect to the country by country review of major news items, at least three will be reviewed whiles taking stock of how the different countries handled ...

Britain to open embassy in Djibouti in diplomatic shake-up  The National

Britain's foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt is preparing for a massive expansion of the country's diplomatic network, with more than 1,000 extra staff at home and ...

The National
China may only seek a limited naval role in the Indian Ocean  The Interpreter

Many assume that China intends to replace American predominance in the Indian Ocean. But sea control seems unrealistic.

The Interpreter
Djibouti bases at Red Sea strait show outsize value 28 days ago  Yeni Şafak English

Nation at strait linking Gulf of Aden to Red Sea connects global shipping routes, with most foreign bases in world.

Yeni Şafak English
Djibouti: What Europe should understand of China's approach to military expansion  EURACTIV

China's military presence in Djibouti has an impact on peace and stability in the region, which directly affects the interests of European countries in Africa, writes ...

The truth behind China's presence in Djibouti  Global Times

The Horn of Africa nation has garnered a lot of attention from the Western countries in recent years due to the establishment of a support base of the Chinese ...

Global Times
238th shares training practices with Djibouti  United States Army

Soldiers with the 238th Regiment hosted senior instructors from the Djiboutian Armed Forces (FAD) at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Aug. 15-17 ...

United States Army
Djibouti's squandered independence | News | Africa  Mail & Guardian

June 27 marks 41 years of independence for my country, Djibouti. So, 41 years of freedom, respect for human dignity and development for the Djiboutian people ...

Mail & Guardian
Chinese, Djibouti presidents exchange congratulations on 40th anniversary of ties  MFA China

BEIJING, Jan. 8, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday exchanged congratulatory messages with Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh to mark the 40th ...

MFA China
Will China's dominant position force others out of Djibouti?  Arab News

Despite its small size, Djibouti plays an outsized role in geopolitics. Some say the East African nation has the most valuable military real estate in the world.

Arab News
Two US airmen injured by Chinese lasers in Djibouti, DoD says  DefenseNews.com

WASHINGTON ― Two U.S. airmen suffered “minor” injuries as a result of the use of the Pentagon believes are Chinese-deployed lasers in Djibouti, the Defense ...

WFP Djibouti Country Brief, October 2018 - Djibouti  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Djibouti and 4 other countries about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, Refugees, Flood and more; published on 31 Oct 2018 ...

Djibouti on the Rise as Hub for Foreign Military Bases in Africa  Asharq Al-awsat English

Last year, China launched its first overseas military base in Djibouti, positioning its base only 10 kilometers away from a sophisticated US base with a crew of ...

Asharq Al-awsat English
Sea cargo transport from Djibouti to Aden, January - June 2019 - Yemen  ReliefWeb

The Logistics Cluster can facilitate the transport of humanitarian cargo via sea on board the WFPchartered VOS Apollo every Sunday. *Service* implementation ...

Djibouti row: DP World sues China Merchants  Khaleej Times

Ports operator initiates action for building a free zone on a terminal being disputed with Djibouti government.

Khaleej Times

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Djibouti ( (listen) jih-BOO-tee; Afar: Yibuuti, Arabic: جيبوتي‎ Jībūtī, French: Djibouti, Somali: Jabuuti, officially the Republic of Djibouti) is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east. Djibouti occupies a total area of 23,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi).Djibouti has always been a very active member in the African Union and the Arab League.In antiquity, the territory was part of the Land of Punt and then the Kingdom of Aksum. Nearby Zeila (now in Somalia) was the seat of the medieval Adal and Ifat Sultanates. In the late 19th century, the colony of French Somaliland was established following treaties signed by the ruling Somali and Afar sultans with the French and its railroad to Dire Dawa (and later Addis Ababa) allowed it to quickly supersede Zeila as the port for southern Ethiopia and the Ogaden. It was subsequently renamed to the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas in 1967. A decade later, the Djiboutian people voted for independence. This officially marked the establishment of the Republic of Djibouti, named after its capital city. Djibouti joined the United Nations the same year, on 20 September 1977. In the early 1990s, tensions over government representation led to armed conflict, which ended in a power-sharing agreement in 2000 between the ruling party and the opposition.Djibouti is a multi-ethnic nation with a population of over 942,333 inhabitants. Somali, Arabic and French are the country's three official languages. About 94% of residents adhere to Islam, which is the official religion and has been predominant in the region for more than a thousand years. The Somali (Issa clan) and Afar make up the two largest ethnic groups. Both speak Afroasiatic languages.Djibouti is strategically located near some of the world's busiest shipping lanes, controlling access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. It serves as a key refuelling and transshipment center, and is the principal maritime port for imports from and exports to neighboring Ethiopia. A burgeoning commercial hub, the nation is the site of various foreign military bases, including Camp Lemonnier. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) regional body also has its headquarters in Djibouti City.