Population: 0.886 mn.
GDP: 1.58 bn.
Debt: 833 mn.

Despite poor health, President Ismael Omar Guelleh may stand in 2017's elections. Financially, Djibouti continues to benefit from the rents created by the regional crises but there is also a sense of fragility, despite the strong support from the United States and France.

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  • Vol 54 No 5
  •  1st March 2013

Democracy demos

Democracy supporters demonstrated in Djibouti City after the first contested elections since 2003. President Ismail Omar Guelleh and his Union pour la majorité présidentielle had an easy victory in the 22 February polls, taking 49 of 65 National Assembly...

  • Vol 52 No 11
  •  27th May 2011

Shaky Guelleh snubs ICC

In the face of growing internal opposition to his arbitrary rule and stolen elections, President Ismail Omar Guelleh has been strengthening relations with Sudan (AC Vol 52 No 7). He welcomed President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir to Djibouti on 8 May for t...

  • Vol 52 No 7
  •  1st April 2011

One man, one vote

Once again President Guelleh will win an election with no credible opposition and his Western allies will continue to operate discreetly in his country

  • Vol 52 No 6
  •  18th March 2011

Hello North Africa

Opposition politicians are to boycott the presidential election due on 8 April, after Interior Minister Yacin Elmi Bouh banned all demonstrations, fearing a spate of North African-style democracy protests. Ismael Guedi Hared, leader of the Union pou...

  • Vol 50 No 18
  •  11th September 2009

Dangers and dilemmas in the Horn of Africa

The most dangerous corner of Africa is its north-eastern Horn, where instability reigns and terrorism thrives on the antagonisms of its governments

  • Vol 49 No 17
  •  22nd August 2008

Bin Laden's bridge

The epic plan for the world's longest suspension bridge, stretching 27 kilometres between Djibouti and Yemen (AC Vol 49 No 13) and officially launched in Djibouti on 28 July, has prompted derision and a rush of companies in search of a US$200 billion buil...

  • Vol 49 No 13
  •  20th June 2008

Shooting war in Djibouti

The border battle at the mouth of the Red Sea looks more like Eritrean aggression

  • Vol 49 No 11
  •  23rd May 2008

A dangerous invasion

Eritrea sent its troops into Djibouti, a small country with powerful allies

  • Vol 48 No 15
  •  20th July 2007

Jacques et le juge

Police raids on the house of ex-President Jacques Chirac's Africa advisor Michel de Bonnecourse on 9 and 10 July raise the stakes in the investigation into claims by a former Djibouti presidential guard, Mohamed Saleh Alhoumekani, that President Ismaï...

  • Vol 48 No 10
  •  11th May 2007

Judges swoop

The struggle to shed light on the 1995 death of French Judge Bernard Borrel in Djibouti continues.

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