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U.S. Wary of Its New Neighbor in Djibouti: A Chinese Naval Base

DJIBOUTI — The two countries keep dozens of intercontinental nuclear missiles pointed at each other’s cities. Their frigates and fighter jets occasionally face off in the contested waters of the South China Sea. With no shared border, China and the United States mostly circle each...

DP World wins tribunal case against Djibouti over bribe case

by: Simeon Kerr in Dubai and John Aglionby in Nairobi DP World has won an arbitration case against the government of Djibouti, which claimed the Dubai ports operator made illegal payments to win a concession to operate a container terminal in the Red Sea African...

Qatar Charity builds model village in Djibouti’s Arta region

Qatar Charity has inaugurated a model village at Damerjog in the Arta Region of Djibouti. The village, "Doha Al Kheir” comprises 100 houses, a medical centre, a mosque, a primary school and a tailoring centre. The project was funded by "Rohama Qatar" and implemented by...

Kenya strikes deal with Djibouti to back Amina Mohamed for AU post

By AGGREY MUTAMBOS Kenya has reached out to Djibouti for a compromise that would see the Horn of Africa Country support Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed for the post of African Union Commission chairperson. Ahead of the elections on January 30, Djibouti voiced public support for...

Djibouti breaks ground on massive Chinese-backed free trade zone

Jan 16 The president of Djibouti on Monday formally launched the construction of a project touted as Africa's largest free trade zone, to be built in the tiny Horn of African nation with Chinese backing. The agreement to build the 48 sq km (19 sq...

Ethiopia, Djibouti reaffirm commitment to expedite relations

State Minister Hirut Zemene met Djiboutian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ambassador Mohamed Idriss Farah today (January 17, 2017) wherein the two sides have reaffirmed to expedite the already strong relations. The discussions focused on further strengthening the exemplary and multi-range of bilateral ties and solidifying the...

Djibouti finalising deal for Saudi Arabian military base

Djibouti is finalising an agreement with Saudi Arabia to allow the Gulf state to build a military base in the Horn of Africa nation as Riyadh takes a more assertive approach to regional security. Djibouti, a Muslim nation that is strategically located on the Red...

Djibouti President doubts Africa will be high on Trump agenda

Djibouti's president says African leaders believe President-elect Donald Trump will pay little attention to Africa, but is hopeful that Djibouti can continue a strong bilateral relationship with the U.S. “Africa does not appear on the foreign agenda of the U.S. president-elect, Donald Trump, but as...

China built $4.2bn railroad links Djibouti-Ethiopia inaugurated

By Vasudevan Sridharan The $4.2bn railroad links Djibouti in the Horn of Africa and the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The 752km-long Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway connecting the Ethiopian capital and the port city of Djibouti was inaugurated on Tuesday, 10 January, at Nagad railway station in Djibouti...

Secrets of Stability in Djibouti

By:Abdul Sattar Hatita Djibouti- Ethnic and cultural diversity is a secret component of stability in Djibouti. This does not come from nowhere, there is actually a long history of integration between African and Arab tribes that shared the many tragedies that hit Djibouti throughout the past...