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The USG severely restricts the sovereignty of Djibouti state.


A Treaty is governed by the Vienna Convention that represents the conventional wisdom in international law, while contracts are dealt in domestic law. A CONTRACT is an agreement made in suspicion. The parties do not trust each other, and they set “limits” to their own responsibility. A treaty is a formal contract between two or more states; … Continue reading

Djibouti Aspires to Build Largest Ship Maintenance Yard for Region


Wednesday, 14 December 2011 | 11:00 The administration of Ismael Omar Guelleh in Djibouti has plans to build what will be the largest ship maintenance yard for East Africa and on the Red Sea corridor at a projected cost of 400 million dollars. Yet, experts in charge of developing the project have to choose the … Continue reading

Sudan’s former PM treated southerners ‘like slaves’, Djibouti’s president says


December 15, 2011 (PARIS) – The president of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh defended his Sudanese counterpart Omer Hassan al-Bashir saying that he had the “courage” to accept the secession of the south. Sadiq al-Mahdi, head of the National Umma Party, the country’s largest opposition party, speaks to Reuters during an interview in Omdurman December 12, … Continue reading

Defense Secretary Panetta visits U.S. base in Djibouti, then travels to Afghanistan


CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – To grasp the changes that are rapidly transforming the American military presence in the Middle East and nearby environs, consider that in a few days there will be more U.S. troops based here, in a tiny country on the Horn of Africa, than in Iraq. Since 2002, Djibouti – a former French … Continue reading

Business & Finance In Djibouti


From a Correspondent in Djibouti, 13th December 2011 @ 11:00, Total Comments: 0, Hits: 46 TRADE between Tanzania and Djibouti is set to grow in the next few years with the launch of Exim Bank Tanzania subsidiary in the Horn of Africa country. Speaking during the official launch of the bank in Djibouti at the … Continue reading

Panetta: Djibouti critical to US terror fight


CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday that U.S. operations against al-Qaida are now concentrating on key groups in Yemen, Somalia and North Africa. Panetta said efforts against the al-Qaida affiliates depend on American partnerships with countries like Djibouti. The military base in this tiny port nation in the Horn … Continue reading

Djibouti signs $36 mln port loan with AFESD


DJIBOUTI, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Djibouti on Tuesdayagreed a $36 million loan to build a new port and expand thebusiness upon which the tiny country’s economy relies, agovernment minister told Reuters. Djibouti serves as a port for its landlocked neighbourEthiopia, which accounts for about 70 percent of traffic.”The port project of Tadjourah aims to decongest … Continue reading

Djibouti inflation accelerates in October


DJIBOUTI, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Consumer prices in Djibouti rose 0.5 percent in October, helping push the year-on-year rate of inflation to 5.8 percent from 4.0 percent in September, the Department of Statistics and Demographic Studies said. The cost of food, drinks and tobacco rose 0.3 percent in October from a month earlier, while the … Continue reading

Djibouti Telecom Sees Country as ‘Strategic Hub’ for High Speed Connectivity


 By David Sims TMCnet Contributing Editor Spanning the globe to bring you all the news you need, we note that industry journal Business Excellence features international carrier Djibouti Telecom, pointing out that the carrier, already with a strong presence in Eastern Africa, is planning to expand further across the region and become the gateway to Europe. The telecom’s … Continue reading

Wind energy project in Djibouti


december 04, 2011 Djibouti’s government said it plans to build a 20-megawatt wind power plant and a desalination plant. Djibouti’s government said it plans to build a 20-megawatt wind farm and a desalination plant within the next two years in a 20 billion-Djiboutian-franc (Dh415 million) project that will be financed by the European Union. The … Continue reading