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Vol 40 No 4

Published 19th February 1999


Djibouti

Paris and the prince

Nomination by the ruling Rassemblement Populaire pour le Progrès on 4 February has formally set Ismael Omar Guelleh on the path to succeed Hassan Gouled Aptidon, who steps down in May. In fact, Gouled’s nephew and head of Cabinet has called the shots since his uncle, in his mid-80s, fell gravely ill in 1995.

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