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
China says it is open to the idea of sending peacekeeper troops to the disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region.
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of occupying a stretch of disputed territory along their shared border, days after Qatar peacekeeper troops were withdrawn from the site.
Qatar has announced the withdrawal of its peacekeeping troops at the Eritrea-Djibouti border, as the Gulf country becomes increasingly isolated.
Many Africa watchers might have taken the recent successful ejection of the Gambia’s defeated dictator, Yahya Jammeh, as a sign of hope for the upward swing of democracy in Africa. But despite this morsel of good news, the latest edition
China Merchant Group (CMG) says it plans are in motion to turn the Port of Djibouti into the “Shekou of East Africa”.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has referred Uganda and Djibouti to the UN Security Council for failing to arrest Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir.
Djibouti and China are teaming up to build global trade routes, including a $7bn free trade zone (FTZ) – set to be the largest in Africa.