Djibouti

 
Djibouti’s squandered independence
Djibouti’s squandered independence
June 27 marks 41 years of independence for my country, Djibouti.
Somaliland’s independence bid boosted by geostrategic shakeup
Somaliland’s independence bid boosted by geostrategic shakeup
For nearly three decades, the holy grail of politics in Somaliland has been its quest for international recognition. Somaliland is not its own...
An Ethiopia-backed port is changing power dynamics in the Horn of Africa
An Ethiopia-backed port is changing power dynamics in the Horn of Africa
When Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Ethiopia became landlocked and therefore dependent on its neighbours – especially...
Three reasons the continent should treat Tillerson visit with scepticism
Three reasons the continent should treat Tillerson visit with scepticism
US President Donald Trump promised in late January that his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would make an “extended” visit to the continent in...
China dominant in Djibouti port spat
China dominant in Djibouti port spat
There are only two sea routes linking Europe with East Africa and much of Asia. Either you sail around the Cape of Good Hope or through the Suez...
As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry
As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry
Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a "world-class army" by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military...
​Curbing ‘big men’ may stem exodus
​Curbing ‘big men’ may stem exodus
Walk around the Eiffel Tower and you’re struck by two things: the enormity of a structure three times the height of Victoria Falls, and the...
After Ebola, US spreads its bets over Africa
After Ebola, US spreads its bets over Africa
Washington has 50 diplomatic missions in Africa, more than any other country and one of the few with an ambassador in Lesotho and Swaziland. But...
Djibouti opposition leader vindicated
Djibouti opposition leader vindicated
The London high court this week ruled against the government of Djibouti in what Justice Julian Flaux said was a “political” case against the...
Djibouti president shy of court spotlight
Djibouti president shy of court spotlight
In what could be a diplomatic nightmare, an African leader is set to become the world’s first sitting head of state subpoenaed to a London court...

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