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Why You Should Visit Djibouti


Djibouti is a country situated on the Horn of Africa, at the strategically important Bab el Mandeb (Gate of Tears), guarding access to the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. Twenty miles to the east, across the entrance to the Red Sea, lies the Yemen. This small country has several … Continue reading

Djibouti : Disaster Risk Management


Djibouti : Disaster Risk Management World Bank Technical Assistance Boosts Djibouti’s Disaster Risk Management  Overview Through the World Bank-managed Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR),Djibouti is addressing the need to strengthen its capacity to assess and communicate its risks and vulnerabilities to natural disasters. This approach will strengthen the capacity of national agencies … Continue reading

Africom’s General Ham Waging War From Djibouti


Wednesday 23 March 2011 by: Carl Bloice  |  Foreign Policy in Focus | Report Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) arrived on the continent a couple of weeks ago just in time for the big doings. Ham, who had only taken over his new post three days earlier, conferred with local and … Continue reading

Campaigning starts for Djibouti presidential poll


Supporters of Djiboutian President Ismael Omar Guelleh Campaigning started Friday for Djibouti’s April 8 poll, with outgoing president Ismael Omar Guelleh holding the first campaign rally in this tiny but strategically located Horn of Africa country. Guelleh, who has been in power since 1999, was cheered by his supporters when he arrived in Balbala, a … Continue reading

Djibouti govt asks opposition to ‘refrain’ from rally


AFP/Djibouti The Djibouti government yesterday asked opposition parties to “refrain” from holding a meeting they had planned for today to coincide with the start of the electoral campaign. The Horn of Africa country will hold presidential elections, which the opposition plans to boycott, on April 8. The only two candidates are outgoing president Ismael Omar … Continue reading

Juppe’s lawyer reassures opponents Djibouti


  The French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, said March 15 the lawyer Olivier Morice. The latter had written on March 3, on the eve of the event that the opposition had scheduled in Djibouti and which have not occurred following the ban of the authorities (ION 1303). Speaking as a lawyer in charge of the interests of … Continue reading

Rotten Deal


Camp Lemonier in Djibouti, a key military outpost and strategically important piece of real-estate in the Horn of Africa, precisely where the Red Sea meets the Gulf of Aden, the United States government entered into an agreement with the government of Djibouti that has several striking features, in other words Djibouti easily gave up its … Continue reading

Djibouti ejects US team monitoring election


NAIROBI, Kenya – Djibouti‘s government has kicked out an American election-monitoring group less than a month before the nation’s presidential election, a vote opposition politicians are boycotting because they say the president is repressing dissent. Djibouti is a tiny East African nation that hosts the only U.S. military base in Africa. Situated on the Gulf … Continue reading

Djibouti evicts US vote group ahead of election


Djibouti’s government has kicked out an American election monitoring group less than a month before the nation’s presidential election, a vote opposition politicians are boycotting because they say the president is repressing dissent. Djibouti is a tiny East African nation that hosts the only U.S. military base in Africa. Situated on the Gulf of Aden … Continue reading

Djibouti Halts Programs by U.S-Backed Democracy Advocacy Group


William Davison Djibouti’s government suspended programs run by a U.S.-backed democracy-advocacy group, less than a month before the Horn of Africa nation holds a presidential election. Democracy International “is in dialogue with the government and we are hopeful that we will soon recommence programming,” Chris Hennemeyer, head of the Bethesda, Maryland-based group’s International Electoral Observation … Continue reading