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Djibouti Heads to the Polls to Elect Next President

Djibouti Heads to the Polls to Elect Next President

Djibouti’s president has opted to run for a fourth term after leading the East African nation for 17 years. The main opposition alliance has all but broken down with two rival candidates claiming to represent the group. The strategic East African country Djibouti on Friday holds elections to choose the next president, although the opposition […]

Emmanuel Adebayor angry at Togo manager for stripping him of captaincy

Emmanuel Adebayor angry at Togo manager for stripping him of captaincy

Emmanuel Adebayor had a smile back on his face on Wednesday as he posed alongside his personalised Rolls Royce Ghost – which costs at least £250,000 – with Nigerian musician Wizkid. Last week, Adebayor hit out at Togo manager Tom Saintfiet when he revoked the striker’s captaincy on the morning of their opening Africa Cup […]

China seeking special port access in Djibouti

China seeking special port access in Djibouti

WASHINGTON: China is pushing hard for either special port access or basing rights in the former French colony of Djibouti, a key center where US and French special operations forces operate from against terrorism in both Africa and the Middle East. I confirmed with a senior allied official today that China is seriously pursuing a […]

China refuses to confirm or deny Djibouti base plan

China refuses to confirm or deny Djibouti base plan

BEIJING (Reuters) – China declined to confirm or deny a report that it was in talks for a military base in Horn of Africa country Djibouti, saying only that it wanted to make a greater contribution to regional peace and stability. Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh told Agence France-Presse that the talks were ongoing and […]

China to built a military base in Djibouti

China to built a military base in Djibouti

China is negotiating a military base in a strategic port of Djibouti, the president confirrmed.The move raises the prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in the tiny Horn of Africa nation.Discussions are ongoing,” President Ismail Omar Guelleh said in an interview in Djibouti, saying Beijing’s presence would be “welcome”. Djibouti is already home to […]

In Hard-To-Flee Yemen, Those Escaping Are Not Typical Refugees

In Hard-To-Flee Yemen, Those Escaping Are Not Typical Refugees

The conflict in Yemen has escalated rapidly and it has become a difficult place to flee. The land route to Saudi Arabia is blocked by Houthi rebels. Some have tried to cross the Gulf of Aden to the east coast of Africa, but for that you need a boat. Those who have reached the tiny […]

U.S. Secretary in Djibouti to discuss security, aid to Yemen and Somalia

U.S. Secretary in Djibouti to discuss security, aid to Yemen and Somalia

DJIBOUTI – US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti Wednesday, home to the main US military base on the continent and just across the sea from war-torn Yemen. Djibouti, a strategic former French colony and port that guards the entrance to the Red Sea and Suez Canal, […]

New Air Safety Measures Implemented In Djibouti

New Air Safety Measures Implemented In Djibouti

A series of measures have been implemented in response to air safety concerns in Djibouti, where numerous errors in recent years by local air traffic controllers have put both military and civilian aircraft at risk, U.S. military and diplomatic officials said. Reforms include sharing best practices with Djiboutian civilian air traffic operators, establishing bilateral task […]

Germany flies over 100 people from contested Yemen to Djibouti

Germany flies over 100 people from contested Yemen to Djibouti

As the crisis in Yemen continues to unfold, the German government has flown over 100 European nationals and their relatives safely to Djibouti. Violence in the country has killed hundreds in the past three weeks. The German government said it has flown more than German citizens, along with numerous citizens of other European Union countries […]

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