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Djibouti

Omar Guelleh

Date of Birth: 27/11/1947
Place of Birth: Dire Dawa, Ethiopia


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Abiy dials down Pax Ethiopia

(Muse Bihi's protest against the move was also a friendly gesture towards Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh, who is convinced that Muse Bihi only won Somaliland's elections last November thanks to financial support from the UAE through Abdourahman Boreh, Guelleh's arch-enemy – AC Vol 57 No 5, Guelleh's court shame)...


Any port in a storm

A week earlier, the government of President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh had announced that it was severing its contract with DP World at the Doraleh container terminal at Djibouti Port...


Guelleh quells opponents

Human rights campaigners and a main opposition party are targeted by a severe crackdown overseen by President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh amid apparent international indifference...


Eritrea's unsettling alliance

That has not stood in the way of Saudi approaches to President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh's regime and the kingdom is believed to be in the process of setting up a base in Djibouti, alongside several other countries (AC Vol 57 No 15, Saudi wants one too)...


Global shocks, local differences

Djibouti's President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh beamed through the ceremony: he has wrung almost every ounce of diplomatic and commercial advantage out of his country's location and the region's geopolitics...

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Saudi wants one too

On 12 July, Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Saudi Armed Forces Lieutenant-General Fayyadh bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, delivered a message to President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh from Saudi Defence Minister, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, concerning a defence and security partnership between the two countries...


Democrats under fire

Africa votes in 2016 Country Date Type Uganda February General Yoweri Museveni repressed opposition and fixed vote CAR February-March Presidential & legislative Sporadic organisational problems Niger February-March Presidential & legislative Mahamadou Issoufou won presidential vote in 2nd round after fixes Cape Verde March Legislative Widely seen as credible Benin March Presidential Over 30 contenders and credible poll Congo-Brazzaville March Presidential Denis Sassou-Nguesso pushed constitutional changes, fixed election Tanzania (Zanzibar) March Regional Zanzibar election rerun widely condemned Senegal March Referendum Credible vote after hesitation on reforms Comoros February-April Presidential Constitutional court to decide on 2nd round vote Sudan April Referendum on Darfur Omer el Beshir repressed opposition, fixed vote, threatens new offensive Equatorial Guinea April Presidential Teodoro Obiang repressed opposition and fixed vote Chad April Presidential Idriss Déby Itno repressed opposition and fixed vote Djibouti April Presidential Ismaïl Omar Guelleh repressed opposition and fixed vote Gabon August Presidential Ali Ben Bongo in tight race, history of fixing Zambia August Presidential Edgar Lungu in tight race; his supporters threaten opposition Cape Verde August Presidential Shootings raise tension South Africa August Local elections Critical test of Jacob Zuma’s leadership...

In Djibouti, President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh also presided over deeply flawed elections this month (AC Vol 57 No 8, Guelleh opts for landslide)...

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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...


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...


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 soil...


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