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How to Shake Djibouti

The U.N. declares that nation- and business-building are related Entrepreneurs believe they can change the world. TheUnited Nations, it seems, is starting to agree. The newly formed Commission on the Private Sector and Development seeks to reduce the obstacles facing small businesses in developing nations–a pet project ofSecretary-General Kofi Annan and Mark Malloch Brown, head … Continue reading


Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that six contributors to opposition radio station La Voix de Djibouti – Farah Abadid Hildid, Houssein Ahmed Farah, Houssein Robleh Dabar,Abdillahi Aden Ali, Moustapha Abdourahman Houssein and Mohamed Ibrahim Waïss – were finally released yesterday evening after more than four months in Djibouti’s Gabode prison. After several appeals to Djibouti’s supreme court, an appeal court ruled on … Continue reading

Addis Ababa And Djibouti: Mannequin And Plastic

In the last edition of Negarit, I lamented the sad situation of Assab, and the sadder situation of the people of that region who are denied job opportunities in their own country by a reckless policy of the dictator and his enablers. I was going to leave it at that, but the events of the … Continue reading

World Bank Grants US$5.83M to Fight “Thirst Problem” in Rural Djibouti

Press Release No:2011/554/MNA Washington, June 14, 2011 – A rural community development and water project approved today by the World Bank focuses on increasing access to water for rural communities in Djibouti, and enhancing their capacity to manage agro-pastoral resources. The US$5.83 million IDA grant will primarily be used to finance projects to help farmers and pastoralists in … Continue reading

Piggy collaborates with western terrorist organization

The list of the western terrorist organization associated with Ismail Omar Guelleh (Piggy) is getting longer, Thanks to Isaias Afewark of Eritrea;  Esiais’s government  intercepted another terrorist organization like Black-Water, this time from UK. Hatfield-based security firm Protection Vessels International (PVI) routinely patrol the Gulf of Aden, looking after the shipping companies who pay a hefty … Continue reading

The world’s enduring dictators: Ismael Omar Guelleh.

The world’s enduring dictators: Ismael Omar Guelleh, Djibouti By Joshua Norman This is an instalment in the WorldWatch series, “The world’s enduring dictators,” inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, in which CBSNews.com takes a look at the men who continue to rule their lands unimpeded by law.  Length of rule: 12 years. Guelleh was anointed as president in … Continue reading

Ethiopia Begins Electricity Exports to Neighboring Djibouti, Utility Says

William Davison Ethiopia began power exports to its Horn of Africa neighbor Djibouti, an Ethiopian Electric Power Corp. spokesman said. The electricity shipments began on May 27, Addis Tagele, a spokesman for the state-owned utility, said in a phone interview today from Addis Ababa, the capital. “The maximum at the moment is about 20 megawatts,” … Continue reading

Somalia: Hasty Judgement On Somalia Dangerous, Warn Experts

Washington, DC — The accusation that Somalia is a terrorist state is based on deduction and supposition, not proven fact, according to Ken Menkhaus, an associate professor at Davidson College who is a specialist on Somalia and its Islamic movements. Menkhaus, a former special political advisor in United Nations Somalia operations, was speaking at a … Continue reading

S O S Sauvez La Poste

Connaissez-vous le nouveau directeur général des Postes, Monsieur Ismael de son petit nom mais plus connu sous le sobriquet de Michel. A peine arrivé, le nouveau Ministre de la Communication a nommé, sans tergiverser et sans regarder les dossiers, son frère de cuisse comme Directeur Général des Postes. Michel est titulaire d’un CAP (Certificat d’Aptitude … Continue reading

Memorandum of Understanding inked for anti-piracy training center in Djibouti

LONDON — A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to allow the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to fund the building of a regional training center 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 … Continue reading