Tag Archives: Djibouti

24 February 18

Djibouti seizes control of port run by Dubai firm

Djibouti’s government has seized control of a container port operated by a company based in the United Arab Emirates, as trade relations between the two countries continue to deteriorate.

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13 January 18

Ethiopia-Djibouti railway begins commercial operations

A 756-km rail project connecting landlocked Ethiopia with Djibouti has officially started commercial operation.

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19 December 17

UNHCR chief praises Djibouti over new refugee laws

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi has praised Djibouti after the government announced that all refugees camps in the country are to be considered as villages.

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08 December 17

Somalia, Djibouti criticise Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem

Somalia and Djibouti have criticised US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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28 November 17

Djibouti defence minister welcomes Saudi Arabia military base plans

Djibouti’s defence minister has welcomed the presence of a Saudi Arabia military base in Djibouti, pointing to historical and ideological ties between the two countries.

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17 November 17

Djibouti signs $bn gas project deal with China’s POLY-GCL

Djibouti has signed a preliminary deal for a $4bn gas project with Chinese firm POLY-GCL Petroleum Group Holdings Ltd.

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22 August 17

Djibouti: One of the world’s smallest nations, most important military bases

With China opening its first overseas military base in Djibouti early August, the tiny African country’s status as one of the world’s most important military bases is confirmed. The third smallest nation on Africa’s mainland is also home to the largest US
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25 July 17

China open to sending peacekeeper troops to Djibouti-Eritrea

China says it is open to the idea of sending peacekeeper troops to the disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region.

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18 June 17

Djibouti accuses Eritrea of occupying disputed territory

Djibouti has accused Eritrea of occupying a stretch of disputed territory along their shared border, days after Qatar peacekeeper troops were withdrawn from the site.

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13 June 17

Qatar withdraws troops from Eritrea-Djibouti border

Qatar has announced the withdrawal of its peacekeeping troops at the Eritrea-Djibouti border, as the Gulf country becomes increasingly isolated.

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