Premier Says Ethiopia Keen to Strengthen Partnership With Djibouti
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia and Djibouti are partners in many ways so far and the two neighbouring countries are registering better results in the economic and people-to-people ties.
Energy As a Driving Force for Regional Integration
[Ethiopian Herald] History tells us that the role of energy to ensure the multifaceted growth of the economically advanced countries is immense. When scientific revolution evolved through time, the exploration of energy sources for development also rose. On the other hand, most developing countries which did not fully exploit their energy sources forced to purchase energy from other countries and spend huge amount of hard currency which would have been spent for their own development scheme.
Suspension of the Newspaper 'L'aurore' and Suspended Prison Sentence for Publication Co-Director
[Alkarama] On 19 January 2016, the Court of flagrante offences of Djibouti City condemned Kadar Abdi Ibrahim, publication co-director of the Aurore newspaper, to a two-month suspended prison sentence, while suspending the publication of this monthly newspaper also for two months.
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Regular Press Conference
[Focac] Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Regular Press Conference On January 21, 2016
Authorities Step Up Harassment of Journalists
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns radio reporter Mohamed Ibrahim WaÃ¯ss's mistreatment while unjustly detained from 11 to 17 January in Djibouti City and calls on the authorities to stop harassing journalists.
Arrest and Detention of Independent Journalist Mohamed Ibrahim WaÃ¯ss
[Alkarama] On 11 January 2016, the police arrested Mohamed Ibrahim WaÃ¯ss, a 41-year-old independent journalist working for the Voice of Djibouti. Regularly harassed by the authorities due to his position statements, he has since then been detained without being allowed to see his family or lawyer, while the charges against him remain undetermined.
Journalist Mohamed Ibrahim WÃ¤iss Tortured in Detention
[Alkarama] On 15 January 2016, Alkarama seized again the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression (SR FRDX) and on Torture (SRT) regarding the case of Mohamed Ibrahim WaÃ¯ss, a Djiboutian journalist detained since 11 January. According to information received by Alkarama today, Mohamed was tortured by the police and he would be in a bad condition, as he has not eaten since his arrest.
First Djibouti Solar Project Under Construction
[CAJ News] Djibouti -CONSTRUCTION work has begun on Djibouti's multimillion-dollar first solar power plant.
Excessive Use of Force By the Police and the Army and Assaults of Members of the Opposition
[Alkarama] On 21 December 2015, at dawn, the police and the Djiboutian army violently dispersed a religious ceremony in Balbala, near Djibouti City. Although it is still difficult to estimate the number of casualties and injuries, it appears that the State forces used lethal force in a disproportionate manner. The same day, new violations were reported during the police raid of an opposition member's home, leading to the hospitalisation of several members of the opposition coalition, the National Salvation Union (USN