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Djibouti Says Eritrea Seized Disputed Territory

Djibouti has accused Eritrea of occupying disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew a peacekeeping force earlier this week. Djiboutian officials say Eritrean troops took control of Dumeira Mountain and Dumeira Island on Wednesday, a day after Qatar removed 450 soldiers who had controlled...

African Union urges restraint in Djibouti-Eritrea border spat

By Aaron Maasho | ADDIS ABABA The African Union urged Djibouti and Eritrea to remain calm and exercise restraint on Saturday after Djibouti accused its neighbor of occupying disputed territory along their border following the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers. On Friday, Djibouti's Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali...

Djibouti accuses Eritrea of occupying disputed area

Djibouti's foreign minister has accused neighbouring Eritrea of occupying a disputed territory along their border shortly after Qatar peacekeepers left the location this week. Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said on Friday Djibouti's military was "on alert" and that it has lodged complaints to the United Nations...

Djibouti opens new port for Ethiopia potash exports

DJIBOUTI, June 15 (Reuters) - Djibouti on Thursday inaugurated a new port that will serve as the main gateway for potash exports from neighouring Ethiopia, the second of four new ports that will boost the tiny Horn of Africa nation's position as a continental...

Qatar Pulls All Its Troops From Djibouti-Eritrea Border

Qatar says it's pulled its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border that had mediated in long-running territorial dispute. By MALAK HARB and ELIAS MESERET, Associated Press DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar said Wednesday it has pulled all of its troops from the border of Djibouti and Eritrea, east...

Ethiopia is trying to reduce its dependence on Djibouti

By Amine Ater Ethiopia is forced to find a new home port to break its addiction to Djibouti where pass 90% of Ethiopian trade flows The Ethiopian Government is currently negotiating to buy shares in a joint venture involving DP World Ltd. This company is about...

Djibouti reduces diplomatic status with Qatar; Senegal recalls Doha envoy

Staff writer, Al Arabiya EnglishWednesday, 7 June 2017 Text size A A A Djibouti on Wednesday has reduced its diplomatic status with Qatar, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Senegal also said on Wednesday it would recall its ambassador in Qatar and expressed its “active solidarity” with Saudi...

Kingdom, Djibouti sign deal to combat religious extremism, terrorism

RIYADH: The Kingdom and Djibouti have signed a cooperation agreement to combat religious extremism and terrorism, Djibouti Ambassador in Riyadh Diaa-Eddin Saed Bamakhrama told Arab News on Monday. The deal was signed in Makkah by Djibouti Minister of Islamic Affairs, Culture and Endowments Moumin Hassan...

New World Bank Project in Djibouti to Fund Electricity Connections for 14,000 of the Poorest Households

WASHINGTON, June 2nd 2017 – In support of the government of Djibouti’s goal of achieving universal access to electricity by 2035, the World Bank is launching a new project to bring the benefits of electricity to around 14,000 of the poorest households (or around...

Navy Engineers Build Structures, Bonds in Djibouti

By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andria AllmondCombined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti, May 24, 2017 — "Back. Front. Back. Back. Front." A muddy trickle of sweat trailed down Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lacy P'Pool's face, her voice gently directing a hand-clapping...