Tag Archives: Djibouti

13 April 18

The rise of Djibouti as a global military, economic force

Djibouti is one of the world’s smallest and most water-scarce nations in the world. Yet the tiny Horn of Africa nation is establishing itself as a global military and economic force that’s indispensable to powerhouse nations like the US and
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09 April 18

Djibouti: US military resumes air operations after suspension

The US military has resumed air operations in Djibouti days after grounding all of its aircraft in the East African nation.

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07 April 18

US military grounds aircraft in Djibouti after successive accidents

The US military has halted air operations in Djibouti – at the request of the African nation’s government – following two accidents involving military aircraft.

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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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