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Kuwait bans Djibouti animal imports, S. African bird meat, eggs

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti authorities have banned animal imports from Djibouti and bird meat and eggs from South Africa, after an outbreak of animal diseases in the respective countries was reported. Recently, a shipment of livestock bound from Djibouti was found to have been infected by the blue-tongue disease, Kuwait’s Public Authority for Agriculture and Fish Resources … Continue reading

Ethiopia: Power network links to Sudan, Djibouti finalised

April 25, 2011(ADDIS ABABA) – As part of the plans to export electric power to neighbouring countries, Ethiopia has completed installation of power transmission lines that stretch to Sudan and Djibouti, the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) disclosed on Monday. Ethiopia has an initial agreement to supply 200 megawatts to Djibouti, 500 megawatts to Kenyaand 200 megawatts to Sudan when its … Continue reading

Djibouti Envoy Calls for TFG Officials to End Internal Wrangle

Mogadishu — The Djibouti ambassador to Somalia on Sunday called for the top officials of the transitional federal of Somalia to swiftly end up their internal rift in interim government. Dayib Dubad Roble, the representative of Djibouti republic to war-decimated horn of African nation made the comments after holding a news conference in the Somali … Continue reading

Djibouti Ambassador Express Concern Drought

Djibouti — The Djibouti ambassador to restive Somalia on Thursday expressed a deep concern about the drought that hit many regions in southern and central Somalia. Dayib Dubad Roble, the Djibouti representative to Somalia, told reporters in Mogadishu that the Djibouti government calls for international community and aid agencies to act quickly to help the … Continue reading


Diraac/sougum rains started late and weather forecasts are not favourable until May Food security likely to deteriorate for pastoralists and poor urban households until June/July Unfavourable prospects for diraac/sougum rains The onset of diraac/sougum rains (March to May) is late in pastoral inland areas, especially in western Dikhil region where the season is usually expected … Continue reading

NNSA Conducts Radiological Training at Newly Operational Megaport in Djibouti

Press Release NNSA Conducts Radiological Training at Newly Operational Megaport in Djibouti Apr 15, 2011 Training focuses on countering the illicit movement of radiological material WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that it has concluded a week-long training course in countering the illicit movement of nuclear and other radiological material … Continue reading

Obama Nominates Geeta Pasi as US Envoy to Djibouti

WASHINGTON, D.C. —President Barack Obama has nominated Indian American Geeta Pasi, a career foreign service officer, as his envoy to Djibouti. Pasi is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and currently serves as director of East African Affairs in the Africa Bureau at the Department of State. Prior to this assignment, Pasi served … Continue reading

Djibouti validates poll results

Djibouti – Djibouti’s constitutional council on Wednesday validated results of last week’s presidential poll which showed that incumbent Ismael Omar Guelleh won 80% of votes in a contest boycotted by the opposition. The 63-year-old Guelleh faced a single independent candidate, Mohamed Warsama Ragueh, who took 19% in last Friday’s elections. Opposition groups had stayed out … Continue reading

A Friendly Little Dictatorship in the Horn of Africa

Why the world doesn’t care about Djibouti’s autocracy. In the shadow of the extraordinary events under way in the Middle East, Djibouti’s presidential vote was always going to struggle for attention. Indeed, the plight of this tiny country, sandwiched between Somalia and Yemen, remains almost completely ignored. But as the primary seaport to 85 million … Continue reading

Djibouti president leads in vote, calls for unity

April 9, 2011 DJIBOUTI – Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh garnered 80.58 percent of votes cast in the country’s elections on Friday, provisional results showed on Saturday, giving him a third term in power. Interior Minister Yacin Elmi Bouh said Guelleh’s rival, Mohamed Warsama, got 19.42 percent of votes cast in the election, which had … Continue reading