Jump to navigation

Djibouti

Omar Guelleh

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


Displaying 31-40 out of 55 results.

La Françafrique est morte, vive la Françafrique

The downgrading of Djibouti, where the USA bases its Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonier, became certain with the signing of the Abu Dhabi base agreement, although Sarkozy had lavished assurances on President Ismaël Omar Guelleh when he visited France in December...


Election shockwaves spread

Relations with France are likely to recover from the ramifications of the death in 1995 of Judge Bernard Borrel, whose charred body was found outside Djibouti (AC Vol 48 No 15); President Ismail Omar Guelleh was implicated by one of his guards in the killing...


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 Ismaïl Omar Guelleh ordered the murder of French judge Bernard Borrel (AC Vol 47 No 22)...


Judges swoop

Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh is accused by Elisabeth Borrel's legal team of having ordered the murder and of pressuring French lawyers and witnesses...


The great gamble

President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti said three weeks ago that Ethiopia had genuine security concerns about the ICU; 30 Somalian members of parliament who sought refuge there have been moved on out of Djibouti, several of them to Asmara...


Ill-judged death

A former presidential guard, Mohamed Saleh Alhoumekani, claims that Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh (who was intelligence chief in 1995) ordered Borrel's killing...


Courts without authority

It has received vague assurances of support from President Ismail Omar Guelleh in Djibouti and a recent delegation there visited the embassies of Libya, Qatar and Yemen...


Radio silence

The elections were unexciting as President Ismaël Omar Guelleh, standing for the ruling Union pour la Majorité Présidentielle (UMP) was the only candidate after the opposition coalition, the Union pour l'Alternance Démocratique (UAD), decided to boycott the vote because of what it called gross electoral irregularities...


Catching the flak

Logically Djibouti, which hosts tens of thousands of US troops ready for the Iraq war, should be an enthusiastic supporter of the US strategy but President Ismael Omar Guelleh is chary of provoking local anti-war feeling or Islamist groups in the region...


Displaying 31-40 out of 55 results.