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Egypt’s Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi meets Djiboutian counterpart, signs several agreements

The two presidents discussed regional issues of mutual interest and Al-Sisi praised Djibouti's role in attempting to achieve stability. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with his Djiboutian counterpart Ismaïl Omar Guelleh in Cairo on Monday. The two presidents signed several agreements and memorandums of...

Djibouti Military Chief-of-Staff Visits China Amid Base Building

BEIJING — A senior Chinese officer has met Djibouti's military chief-of-staff in Beijing and thanked him for supporting China's construction of a military base in the Horn of Africa country, the second such high-level meeting in a month. Djibouti's position on the northwestern edge of the...

Djibouti agrees to a Saudi military base on its territory

Djibouti's Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said that his country welcomed a Saudi military base to be built on its territory. “I took Saudi military leaders to some of Djibouti areas for Saudi Arabia’s military bases,” Youssouf said, adding that the agreement will be signed...

US F-16s in Djibouti for possible crisis response in South Sudan

By JOHN VANDIVER | STARS AND STRIPES STUTTGART, Germany — U.S. Air Force F-16s and KC 135s were quietly deployed in July to the U.S. military’s counterterrorism hub in east Africa, where they remain on standby amid concerns over threats to Americans in South Sudan. F-16s...

Migration Refugee Crisis Unfolding in Yemen, Djibouti

GENEVA — The International Organization for Migration warns a migration refugee crisis unfolding in Yemen and Djibouti is having a serious impact across the Horn of Africa. The International Organization for Migration said about 10,000 migrants, mostly from Ethiopia, make the long, dangerous trek across...

Japan to expand Djibouti military base to counter Chinese influence

Japan will lease additional land next year to expand a military base in Djibouti, eastern Africa, as a counterweight to what it sees as growing Chinese influence in the region, three Japanese government sources said. China is seeking closer ties with African nations that could...

UAE moves to squeeze Djibouti’s economy, opens alternative shipping line for Ethiopia

Relations between UAE and Djibouti soared, thus prompting Dubai to search for an alternative destination in which to invest. by Jeff Mwaura, jeff@alleastafrica.com NAIROBI– One year after the Djiboutian government annulled the Dubai-based ports operator DP World’s terminal contract and launched arbitration proceedings over alleged corruption...

Somaliland:Air Djibouti launches cargo flights to Somaliland

Horndiplomat-The first cargo plane owned by Air Djibouti, the flag carrier of the Red Sea state of Djibouti, landed at the Hargeisa Igal International Airport on Wednesday .Horndiplomat reports Government ministers, legislators and the Djiboutian consulate to Somaliland welcomed the maiden flight at the two...

Chinese firms complete Ethiopia-Djibouti railroad project

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian officials on Saturday said a multi-billion dollar railroad project linking the nation to the port of Djibouti has been completed. The project manager, Mokenen Getachew said the 656km Addis Ababa–Djibouti electric railway trans-boundary project will be inaugurated next month. The...

Ethiopia – Djibouti railway line to open next month

A new railway line connecting Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to the port city of Djibouti is set to be officially inaugurated next month. A government-organized media tour Saturday touted the flagship project, mostly funded by China, and set to officially open in October. The railway line,...