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2015-03-03 Who's Financing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam?
[Africa Renewal] It is an audacious $4.8 billion project undertaken by one of the world's poorest countries. At the construction site in the Benishangul region of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border, some 8,500 workers are labouring tirelessly every day to build the gigantic Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. When completed in 2017, the dam will generate 6,000 megawatts of electricity for domestic consumption and export.

2015-03-03 U.S. and Djibouti Launch Binational Forum of Cooperation
[State Department] Media Note

2015-03-03 EU Naval Force and Japanese Navy Strengthen Counter-Piracy Cooperation During Visit to Djibouti
[EU Navfor] On Friday 27 February, during her port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, welcomed on board the commander of the Japanese Escort Division 2, Captain Masatoshi Kashihara, along with representatives from Japanese Warship, JS Harusame.

2015-02-27 EU Naval Force Warship Esps Rayo Conducts Maritime Training With Djiboutian Navy Sailors
[EU Navfor] During her port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, conducted maritime training in support of the EU's maritime capacity building mission, EUCAP Nestor.

2015-02-25 Turkey to Donate Six Ambulances to Djibouti
[Dalsan Radio] Ankara -Turkey aims to build a 50-bed children's hospital in the East African country

2015-02-23 Djibouti to Headquarter IGAD's Business Arbitration Center
[Reporter] The General Assembly of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Business Forum unanimously decided to establish an international arbitration center which is intended to settle business disputes in the IGAD region.

2015-02-24 Gov't Needs Clear Policy On Integration With Djibouti
[Addis Fortune] The government of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn seems to have faced an unlikely foreign policy contradiction. A rather unenthusiastic administration when it comes to regional integration, it has seen its chief executive proclaiming a fast-track approach to integration with Djibouti. In view of foreign policy, this could be one of the impactful inconsistencies from the EPRDF camp.

2015-02-24 President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti Visits Somalia
[Ethiopia Government] President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti started a 48-hour official visit to Somalia on Saturday (February 21) and along with his host, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, laid foundation stones for a new academy aiming to enhance the Somali language.

2015-02-23 Djibouti's Head of Defense Forces Visits Djibouti Troops in Somalia
[Ethiopia Government] The Chief of the Djibouti Defense Forces, Major General Zakaria Sheikh, visited Belet Weyne, capital of Somalia's Hiiraan region, on Thursday (February 19) to see the work of the Djibouti troops serving with AMISOM. Major General Zakaria visited the AMISOM base at Eljalle on the outskirts of the town where the Djibouti troops are based. Djibouti's 1,000 strong force attached to AMISOM have improved security in Belet Weyne city as well as acting as mediators between warring clans. They have conducted traini

2015-02-23 Ethiopia, Djibouti Sign Agreement for the Construction of an Oil Pipeline
[Ethiopia Government] An agreement was signed between Ethiopia and Djibouti on Saturday last week (February 7) to start construction of an oil pipeline between the two countries. The agreement was signed by Tolosa Shagi, Ethiopia's Minister of Mines Ali Yacoub Mahamoud, Djibouti's Minister of Energy in charge of Natural Resources. The pipeline will be managed by Black Rhino, a US-based global infrastructure firm. The project, expected to cost US$1.4 billion, is to run from Djibouti port, through Dire Dawa to Awash from where th

2015-02-19 Ethiopia, Djibouti to Establish Committee for Speedy Movement of Commodities
[Ethiopia Government] Ethiopia and Djibouti have agreed to establish a joint committee to enhance the port and customs services in order to speed up transportation of commodities to Ethiopia. The committee will be made up of experts drawn from the revenues and customs, transport, maritime and logistics services of both countries.

2015-02-19 UN Commission of Inquiry On Human Rights in Eritrea to Visit Djibouti and Ethiopia
[Ethiopia Government] The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea will visit Djibouti and Ethiopia between February 16 and 27, to hold meetings and collect testimonies and accounts of the human rights situation in Eritrea.

2015-02-18 EU Naval Force Commander Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren Visits Spanish Air Force Maritime Patrol Aircraft Orion Detachment in Djibouti
[EU Navfor] On Monday 16 February the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren (Swedish Navy), paid a visit to the Spanish Air Force Maritime Patrol Aircraft Orion Detachment based in Djibouti. Rear Admiral Haggren was accompanied by a delegation from his multi-national Force Headquarters staff.

2015-02-16 Ethiopia and Djibouti - Towards a Conjoined Destiny
[Reporter] Economic integration is defined by Investopedia - an authoritative financial dictionary - as an economic arrangement between different regions marked by the reduction or elimination of trade barriers and the coordination of monetary and fiscal policies.

2015-02-11 African Partnership Flight Week in Djibouti
[Ethiopia Government] Djibouti and the US are co-hosting an African Partnership Flight week in Djibouti this week with some 80 airmen from Burundi, Djibouti, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and the U.S. attending. The five day event, the first in East Africa, is aimed to reinforce partnerships in the air, exchange ideas and different points of view. It includes workshops covering load planning, flightline security, crash and fire procedures, and aircraft maintenance practices.

2015-02-10 Prime Minister Hailemariam Addresses Djibouti's National Assembly
[Ethiopia Government] Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn delivered an historic speech to the members of the Djibouti Parliament on Sunday (February 8). Also present were senior government officials from both countries. The Prime Minister, describing the opportunity to address the Parliament as a "once in a lifetime experience", welcomed it as providing a unique platform to speak to the people's representatives of Djibouti, whose decisions contributed largely "to further cementing our deep fraternal relations", and "through the

2015-02-09 Prime Minister Hailemariam - Ethiopia and Djibouti Are Surfing in a Same Boat
[Ethiopia Government] Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn met with President of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh on Saturday (Febrauary 07) in Djibouti .Prime Minister Hailemariam went to Djibouti to attend the 1st Ethiopia -Djibouti High Level joint commission meeting aimed at bolstering the bilateral relation of the two countries particularly by expediting the economic integration. Prime Minister Hailemariam accompanied by Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Ato Sofian Ahmed, Minister of Transport, Ato Workineh Gebeye

2015-02-06 Maritime Security Exercise Concludes in Djibouti
[Sabahi] An eight-day training exercise for Horn of Africa naval forces concluded Wednesday (February 4th) in Djibouti, Somalia's Radio Danan reported.

2015-02-06 Ethio-Djibouti Joint Ministerial Meeting Opened in Djibouti
[Ethiopia Government] The Ethio-Djibouti Joint Ministerial meeting started today (February 5) in Djibouti with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros, leading a high level delegation including Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Sufian Ahmed; Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Alemayehu Tegunu; Minister of Transport, Workneh Gebeyehu; and other seniors government officials.

2015-02-04 Chairman of EU Military Committee General Patrick De Rousiers Visits Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft 'Orion' Detachment in Djibouti
[EU Navfor] On Saturday 31 January the Chairman of the EU Military Committee, General Patrick de Rousiers, visited the Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft 'Orion' Detachment based in Djibouti.

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