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Population: 0.957 mn.
GDP: $1.85 bn.
Debt: $2.06 bn.

news from Djibouti

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French officials were taken aback by the success of the visit to Paris on 24-29 May by Djibouti's new President, Ismael Omar Guelleh. They were particularly pleased by his apparen...

Gouled's choice

Ismael Guelleh is set to win the elections – having an uncle for President helps

The ruling group reckons it is sure to win the presidential election on 9 April; the opposition keeps up its spirits by claiming the result is open. The probable winner, Ismael Oma...

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 d...

Severed supplies

As Eritrea and Ethiopia prepare for the much postponed Organisation of African Unity meeting to discuss their border conflict, in Ouagadougou on 7 November, a convoy of Ethiopian l...

Unhappy anniversary

The President's men come up against wary donors and a socialist government in Paris

On the eve of the twentieth anniversary of Independence, ministers went to Geneva to ask for help. After two years' wrangling with donors over conditionality, Finance Minister Moha...

My uncle, the President

Hassan Gouled's nephew is leading the succession race but is yet to convince Paris

Ismael Omar Guelleh, chef de cabinet to President Hassan Gouled Aptidon, has won another round in the struggle to succeed his uncle as President (AC Vol 37 No 3). Hassan Gouled ret...

Paris calling

The Djibouti government has still not signed the letter of intent that it should have sent to the International Monetary Fund in early January. Nobody really expected the governmen...

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