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Djibouti Inaugurates Port for Salt Export

Djibouti Inaugurates Port for Salt Export

Djibouti has opened the Port of Ghoubet with the main aim of making it a key terminal for salt exportation, with a capacity of five million tonnes, to the world from Lake Assal, one of the lowest spots in the world. The Port, which has been under construction for the last two years at a […]

Djibouti Plays the West Off Against the Far East

Djibouti Plays the West Off Against the Far East

China recently established a military base in Djibouti. Little is known about the base except that it may have capacity to house up to 10 000 troops. The military base has attracted much international attention, with little understanding of either Djibouti or China’s motives. Turning 40 years old on 27 June, Djibouti – which has […]

With Qatari forces gone, tension rises between Djibouti and Eritrea

With Qatari forces gone, tension rises between Djibouti and Eritrea

The African Union is calling for calm as border tensions between Djibouti and Eritrea intensify. The rising threat of unrest is further fallout from the diplomatic crisis embroiling Qatar. A decades-long border dispute in the Doumeira region that, on occasion, had turned violent, was dampened in 2010 when the two sides agreed to let Qatar […]

Intergovernmental Authority on Development and Why Regional Integration in Africa Is Desirable

Intergovernmental Authority on Development and Why Regional Integration in Africa Is Desirable

Unexpectedly, I received volumes of comments, questions and compliments in response to a piece published in this column earlier in the month. The vast majority of comments indicated that most of us are not aware of the happenings in the Horn of Africa. I was left puzzled that some people did not know that Sudan, […]

Rwanda’s Kagame Tells Djibouti ‘African Unity Not Theory’

Rwanda’s Kagame Tells Djibouti ‘African Unity Not Theory’

President Paul Kagame has said that African unity is the most practical way for the continent to reach its potential and to make the most of globalisation. President Kagame made the remarks in Djibouti yesterday while addressing the country’s parliament and cabinet on the last day of his two-day official visit. Kagame told the lawmakers […]

Ethiopia, Djibouti Talks Bode Well for Horn Region

Ethiopia, Djibouti Talks Bode Well for Horn Region

This week, prime minister Hailemariam Dessalegn had presented a six month performance assessment report of his government to the House of Peoples Representatives. Foreign relation and diplomacy were among the overarching themes. The kernel of the tasks in the diplomatic sphere were fighting out poverty and sparing the country the attendant ills of this carcinogenic […]

Ethiopia, Djibouti Elevate Ties With Infrastructural Connectivity – Premier

Ethiopia, Djibouti Elevate Ties With Infrastructural Connectivity – Premier

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said Ethiopia and Djibouti would expand joint infrastructural development activities that ensure mutual benefits. The Premier made the remark on Monday while holding talks with Djibouti’s Minister of Economy and Finance Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh. The two sides exchanged views on the joint protection of the Ethio-Djibouti railway line and the planned […]

Faith and Money From the Middle East Fuelling Tensions in the Horn of Africa

Faith and Money From the Middle East Fuelling Tensions in the Horn of Africa

Relations between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula go back centuries, with trade playing a key component in binding their people together. Religion has also played a part. The expansion of Wahhabism – the interpretation of Islam propagated by Saudi Arabia – has been funded by the massive oil wealth of the kingdom. […]

Investment Minister Welcomes Djiboutian Desire to Invest in Agricultural Sector

Investment Minister Welcomes Djiboutian Desire to Invest in Agricultural Sector

The Minister of Investment Mudathir Abdal-Ghani Abdal-Rahman stressed, in a meeting with the Djibouti Minister of Housing, Rehabilitation and Environment Musa Mohamed Ahmed, the importance of developing the economic cooperation through revitalization of the joint ministerial committee to accomplish the mutual interests of the two countries. The minister stressed his ministry full cooperation with the […]

Khatumo Leader Ali Khalif Galaydh in Djibouti for a Peace Deal

Khatumo Leader Ali Khalif Galaydh in Djibouti for a Peace Deal

Khaatumo regional state leader Ali Khalif Galaydh is in Djibouti for talks with Somaliland over continued conflict between the two regions. A source has told Radio Dalsan that a peace deal is expected to be signed between the two at a meeting in Djibouti. Ali Khalif Galaydh travelled to Hargeysa on Sunday then flew to […]

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