Guelleh, Saudi Envoy Address Piracy, Terrorism
[Sabahi]Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh discussed strategic co-operation with Colonel Saleh Ben Nasser, special envoy of Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister Mohammed Ben Nayef al-Saoud, in Djibouti Monday (May 20th), the Djibouti Information Agency reported.
Djiboutian Prime Minister Calls for Enhanced Fight Against Smuggling
[Sabahi]Djiboutian Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed called for increased co-operation in the fight against smuggling and is seeking a strategy to capture lost tax revenue from contraband goods, the Djiboutian Information Agency reported.
Djiboutian Ranchers Receive Livestock Health Training
[Sabahi]The Djibouti Chamber of Commerce and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations trained ranchers in the Ali Sabieh region on livestock health and safety, Djibouti's La Nation reported Saturday (May 18th).
Djibouti Workers Call for United Labour Front
[Sabahi]Djibouti -Djiboutian workers are calling on their country's two main labour unions to put their differences aside and unite to fight for their rights in the workplace.
Djiboutian Parliament Leaders Ratify International Aid, Loan Agreements
[Sabahi]Leaders of Djibouti's parliamentary committees met Sunday (May 12th) to review and ratify recent legislation, the Djiboutian Information Agency reported.
Djiboutian President to Open Talks With Opposition
[Sabahi]Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh plans to open talks soon with opposition parties, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported Thursday (May 9th).
Arab Fund Extends Water Supply Loan to Djibouti
[Sabahi]The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) on Sunday (May 12th) agreed to loan Djibouti $35 million (6.3 billion francs) for further improvements in the provision of drinking water, Djibouti's La Nation reported.
U.S. Defense's Carter Thanks Djibouti for Partnership in Region
[State Department]U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with officials in Djibouti to reinforce U.S. commitment to the two countries' relationship and to thank Djibouti for its partnership.
Djiboutian Officials Discuss Cultural Understanding in Horn of Africa
[Sabahi]Djiboutian Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed met with Greater Horn Horizon Forum (GHHF) President Abdel Ghaffar Ahmed on Saturday (May 11th) to discuss inter-cultural communication in the region, the Djiboutian Information Agency reported.
United States Defence Official Visits Djibouti
[Sabahi]Djiboutian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Mahmoud Ali Youssouf received United States Deputy Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter in Djibouti on Saturday (May 11th), the Djiboutian Information Agency reported.
EU Naval Force Warship Conducts Fire-Fighting Training With Djiboutian Coastguard
[EU Navfor]During a recent visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship HSwMS Carlskrona conducted fire-fighting training with five members of the Djiboutian coastguard.
Horn of Africa Security Conference in Djibouti Addresses Border Security
[Sabahi]A two-day conference in Djibouti held Wednesday and Thursday (May 8th and 9th) focused on solutions to regulate borders in the Horn of Africa region, Djibouti's La Nation reported.
Swedish Defence Minister Welcomed On Board Hswms Carlskrona in Djibouti
[EU Navfor]During HSwMS Carlskrona's recent visit to Djibouti, the Commanding Officer, Commander Mathias Jansson, was delighted to welcome on board Swedish Defence Minister, Karin EnstrĂ¶m.
United Nations to Support Parliamentary Improvements in Djibouti
[Sabahi]The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has agreed to support Djibouti's national good governance programme in 2013, Djibouti's La Nation reported Tuesday (May 7th).
Djibouti, Democracy and the Horn of Africa
[African Arguments]As the world gathers in London today to discuss how to secure a stable and prosperous Somalia, it is important to recognize the changing dynamics and critical issues at play in the Horn of Africa.
Djiboutian Coast Guard Conducts Exercises With European Naval Frigate
[Sabahi]Djiboutian coast guard forces participated in maritime capacity building exercises with European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) ship FS Nivose during its visit to Djibouti last week, Djibouti's La Nation reported Monday (May 6th).
Djiboutian Defence Minister Discusses Piracy With Swedish Counterpart
[Sabahi]Djiboutian Minister of Defence Hassan Darar Houffaneh met with his Swedish counterpart Karin EnstrĂ¶m in Djibouti on Saturday (May 4th) to discuss the on-going efforts to fight piracy in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti's La Nation reported.
Djibouti Launches Anti-Corruption Initiative
[Sabahi]Djiboutian Inspector General Hassan Sultan on Tuesday (April 30th) launched the "Djibouti Fights Corruption" initiative, which aims to publicise the country's efforts to fight corruption and facilitate international co-operation, the Djiboutian Information Agency reported.
Migrant Assistance Centre in Djibouti Overwhelmed
[Sabahi]The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is requesting $6 million from donors to support operations at the Migrant Response Centre at Obock in Djibouti, where the number of stranded Ethiopian migrants requesting transit home has increased significantly.
EU Naval Force Ship Fs Nivose Conducts Training With the Djiboutian Coastguard
[EU Navfor]During a port visit to Djibouti EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Ship FS Nivose lead a Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training exercise with the Djiboutian coastguard. After being given an overview of maritime security training, from boarding a suspect vessel to the securing of a visiting ship, several training scenarios enabled the Djiboutian Coastguard to practice routines such as the stop and search of a suspect crew, progressing through the ship and securing a compartment onboard.