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Regional training centre in Djibouti – MOU signed

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to allow the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to fund the building of a regional training centre in Djibouti, to promote the implementation of the Code of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden (Djibouti Code of … Continue reading

In Arab spring, Indian labour warms up to Djibouti

Alia AllanaTags : Amina Bibi, Djibouti, Aden Mohamed Dileita, UAE’s embassy, Horn of AfricaPosted: Sun May 29 2011, 01:15 hrsNew Delhi: Djibouti. Amina Bibi can’t get the pronunciation right. Her husband, over the few conversations they’ve had since his departure six months ago from Dhantala in West Bengal, has corrected her over and over again. She still doesn’t get it right. … Continue reading

SDF readies overseas base in Djibouti / 1st outpost abroad to help fight piracy

The Yomiuri Shimbun The Self-Defense Forces will open its first full-fledged overseas base on Wednesday, a facility in Djibouti that will enable the SDF to beef up an antipiracy mission off Somalia that could continue for years, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. The government plans to have the facility in northeastern Africa serve as a … Continue reading

Djibouti base ‘in natl interests’

Hajime Furukawa / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer Located in Djibouti, the Self-Defense Forces’ first full-fledged overseas base is expected to allow the SDF to contribute more to the international community through peacekeeping operations and humanitarian activities. Nineteen years have passed since the U.N. Peacekeeping Activities Cooperation Law was enacted in 1992 to dispatch SDF personnel … Continue reading

Having Isaak (Idoor) partner is a plus, Who you associate and worship counts

Riyadh, May 25 (QNA) – President of the National Assembly of Djibouti Idriss Arnaoud Ali will start on Friday an official three-day visit to Saudi Arabia. During the visit, Arnaoud is scheduled to hold talks on means of enhancing bilateral ties between his country and Saudi Arabia. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is great full for … Continue reading


GIEWS Country Brief Djibouti Reference Date: 18-May-2011 FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT  Poor 2011 diraac/sougum rains (March to May) affect pastoral households  Food security conditions likely to deteriorate further until the start of the next rainy season in June/July Unfavourable prospects for diraac/sougum rains The 2011 diraac/sougum rains (March to May) started late in pastoral … Continue reading

Djibouti unapologetic on receiving Sudanese president

May 19, 2011 (WASHINGTON) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) should review its decision against Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir, a senior official in Djibouti said. Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (L) talks to Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (2nd R) and Somalia’s President Sheikh Sharif (R) before the swearing-in ceremony of Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh (2nd L) in … Continue reading

AVEC Signs Exclusive Distribution Contract for “Solar Sun Systems” Covering Iraq, Djibouti & Afghanistan With MGT Group

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES–(Marketwire – May 19, 2011) – Corporation (“AVEC”) (PINKSHEETS:AVEC) (FRANKFURT: BAE1) announced today the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement for its “Solar Sun Systems” with MGT Group (http://www.themgtgroup.com/) covering Iraq, Djibouti and Afghanistan. The MGT Group is a leading supply house in the region for seamless procurement services. Target industries for its … Continue reading

Military medical professionals team-up, provide care to 1,800 in remote Djibouti

Staff Sergeant Leah Potter and Captain Robert Spriggel treat a dental patient May 5, 2011, during a Medical Capacity Program mission in Obock, Djibouti. Dentists attached to Combined Joint Task Force — Horn of Africa cared for Obock citizens with periodontal diseases. The MEDCAP also featured optometric and preventative care performed by 20 service members … Continue reading

Reading the World’s Press, From Luxembourg to Djibouti

Newspaper Map combines Google Maps and Google Translate to instantaneously decode front pages from around the globe Suppose you want to know what’s driving the news cycle in Luxembourg. Or how about the latest political gossip in Djibouti? Instead of spending your day wading through the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages, follow your instincts: just Google it. That’s … Continue reading