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Djibouti opens new port as part of $7bn/y free-trade zone plan

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Djibouti has formally opened one of four new ports designed to cement the tiny Horn of Africa nation's position as a continental hub, a statement from the ports authority said on Wednesday. Doraleh Multipurpose Port has been substantially upgraded as part of...

World powers look to Djibouti for trade, military access

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MARTIN SEEMUNGAL: Djibouti is one of the hottest, driest, places on Earth. Vast areas are semi-arid desert. There are no natural resources. The official unemployment rate is 50 percent. Life for many is difficult. But Djibouti does have one very valuable asset — its location. Where...

ANOCA Congress: Ghana Olympic Committee Nunoo Mensah arrived in Djibouti

President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Ben Nunoo Mensah has arrived in Djibouti for the 17th Ordinary Session of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOCA) General Assembly. The congress  began today May 9 and ends on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Coming at the dawn...

Djibouti studying Saudi Arabia’s success in tourism

JEDDAH: Djibouti is looking at the example set by Saudi Arabia as it looks to bolster its own tourism industry, a minister from the African republic said. Djibouti’s Minister of Trade and Tourism Hassan Ibrahim praised the efforts of the Kingdom in travel and tourism,...

Azerbaijan, Djibouti to strengthen inter-parliamentary ties

By Sara Israfilbayova A delegation headed by President of the National Assembly of Djibouti Mohamed Ali Houmed is on visit to Baku to mull the development of the bilateral ties. Speaker of Azerbaijan`s Parliament Ogtay Asadov met the delegation on May 3, noting that reciprocal visits...

Djibouti Defense Minister: Agreement with Riyadh Aims to Secure Region, Monitor Military Meddling

By:FATAH AL-RAHMAN YOUSSEF Riyadh- Djibouti’s Defense Minister Ali Hasan Bahdon stressed that a military and defense agreement signed between Saudi Arabia and Djibouti in Riyadh on Wednesday lies in the interest of the two nations and the region’s security. Bahdon told Asharq Al-Awsat that “Saudi Arabia...

Pentagon Chief Visits Djibouti, Sole US Base in Africa

DJIBOUTI —  U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has visited Djibouti, the tiny east African nation that is home to the United States’ only military base on the continent, in his sweeping tour of the Middle East and Horn of Africa. Mattis called Djibouti, located on the...

Djibouti:China Plans to Construct New Tourist Mecca Near its Only Foreign Military Base

Chinese investment in Djibouti can turn the smallest country on the African Horn into a Mecca for tourists, according to Osman Abdi Mohamed, managing director of the National Tourism Board. Sputnik takes a look at the recent developments in Djibouti. “The Chinese military base will...

Saudi Arabia, Djibouti sign MoUs, agreement

RIYADH: Two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and a bilateral agreement were signed on the sidelines of a Saudi-Djibouti businessmen forum in Djibouti earlier this week. The MoUs were signed to rehabilitate King Fahd Road in Djibouti, and a grant was offered to support the health...

President Paul Kagame in Djibouti To Further Trade and Investment Deals

President Paul Kagame  and the First Lady Jeannette Kagame this morning arrived Djibouti for a two-day State visit, as Rwanda looks to strengthen ties with the country in the Horn of Africa. President’s visit to Djibouti is reciprocal – following his counterpart Ismael Omar Guelleh’s...