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Population: 0.886 mn.
GDP: $1.58 bn.
Debt: $0.83 bn.

news from Djibouti

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Guelleh opts for landslide

President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh won with a disputed 87% of the vote in the 8 April presidential poll. The leader of the opposition Union pour le salut national, Omar Elmi Khaireh, c...

POW row heals

President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh has been trying to capitalise on obtaining the release of four Djiboutian soldiers from Eritrean custody after mediation by Qatar. He hopes it will h...

Guelleh's court shame

Two months ahead of national elections, President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh has experienced what must rank as one of most spectacular drubbings of a foreign head of state on British soi...

Bengal paper tiger

Concern about China's new naval base in Djibouti is not going away after Indian forces spotted a Chinese submarine in the Bay of Bengal. China signed an agreement with Djibouti in ...

Base motives

As China deepens its commitment to a base in Djibouti, a London court has heard how illicit Chinese funds may have indirectly helped President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh win election...

Guelleh battles in court

It started as a legal dispute with a business partner but now the President’s credibility is on trial and his wealth is on open display

It points to the fragility of President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh's position that a mismanaged legal battle with one of his political rivals in London's High Court could undermine h...

Red sea rivals

Now that Japan has relaxed its prohibition against overseas military operations, its move to revamp its base in Djibouti may offer new opportunities for confrontation with China. J...

High Court awaits Guelleh

A High Court judge in London has ordered Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh to give evidence in person next month in the increasingly fraught case between the Djibouti govern...

How to be popular

The country was conspicuous by its absence from Obama’s East African trip, although it is key to US, Chinese and French strategy

Grandstanding Guelleh

On 6 May US Secretary of State John Kerry was the latest in a long line of foreigners worried about the region to drop in on President Omar Guelleh in Djibouti

Squeezed between isolationist Eritrea and the ferment of Somalia, Djibouti is a prime target for destabilisation. Across the Red Sea, Djibouti's traditional ally, Saudi Arabia, is ...

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