Base Could Be Start of U.S.-China Military Rivalry
[East African] Chinese leaders plan to build a military base in Djibouti to "extend their reach," the head of the United States Africa Command said last week.
China Set to Open First Military Outpost
[Deutsche Welle] China, according to a top US general, has signed a deal to establish its first military base in Africa. It would underscore Beijing's growing global ambitions and raise the stakes for both cooperation and competition.
Arbitrary Detentions Continue Despite Release of Some Minors
[Alkarama] Alkarama and the Djibouti Human Rights League (LDDH) call again on the Djiboutian authorities to release the opponents arrested in the recent months and arbitrarily detained since.
The New Ethio-Djibouti Railway Starts Temporary Freight Transportation for Drought Relief Supplies
[Ethiopia Government] The Ethio-Djibouti railway, although it has yet to be completed, has begun operations to help transport emergency food supplies for people in drought affected areas. Following the arrival in Djibouti of the first supplies of the additional wheat purchased by the Government, a first train load of 1125 tons of wheat was moved to Merebe Mermersa, a little over 100 kms south of Addis Ababa on Saturday (November 21). The 756 km Ethio-Djibouti railway is being constructed by China Railway Group (CREC) and the Ch
Govt Battles in London for the Port of Djibouti
[East African] The government of Djibouti and two of its agencies are locked in a battle with Djiboutian businessman Abdourahman Boreh in the High Court in London over the ownership of various facilities at the country's port.
Waves of Arrests of Young Students and Opposition Members
[Alkarama] On 12 November 2015, Alkarama and the Djiboutian League for Human Rights (LDDH) sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Peaceful Assembly and Association (SR FPAA) following the recent waves of arrests in Djibouti.
Nine Players Picked for Djibouti Tourney
[The Star] Kenya Table Tennis Association will send nine players to the Inter-governmental Authority on Development Games due from January 16-24 in Djibouti.
As Fighting in Yemen Intensifies, More Flee to Djibouti
[UNHCR] Obock -Yemeni fisherman Seif Zeid Abdulah was riding home on his motorbike when an airstrike pounded his native Bab El Mandab region.
Somali President Lands in Djibouti On Second Leg of East Africa Trip
[Shabelle] A delegation spearheaded by Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has arrived on Monday in nighbouring Djibouti, on second leg of his east Africa trip.
An African Conference of Islamic Finance in Djibouti
[Ethiopia Government] President Ismail Omar Guelleh opened the 4th African Conference of Islamic Finance in Djibouti on Wednesday (November 4). The Conference organized by the Central Bank of Djibouti was attended by Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil and other senior officials, members of the National Assembly and international experts.
Ethiopia Hails Progress of Chinese-Built Railway Project
[Focac] Addis Ababa -A top Ethiopian railway official has hailed the progress of the Ethio-Djibouti Railway Project being carried out by two Chinese companies.