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
The US military has resumed air operations in Djibouti days after grounding all of its aircraft in the East African nation.
The US military has halted air operations in Djibouti – at the request of the African nation’s government – following two accidents involving military aircraft.
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.
A 756-km rail project connecting landlocked Ethiopia with Djibouti has officially started commercial operation.
UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi has praised Djibouti after the government announced that all refugees camps in the country are to be considered as villages.
Somalia and Djibouti have criticised US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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.
Djibouti has signed a preliminary deal for a $4bn gas project with Chinese firm POLY-GCL Petroleum Group Holdings Ltd.
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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