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2015-05-25 RSF Outraged By Harassment of La Voix De Djibouti Web Editor
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is outraged at the judicial harassment of Maydaneh Abdallah Okieh, the website editor of the independent radio station La Voix de Djibouti (LVD), the first independent radio station in Djibouti's recent history. He could face imprisonment unless he pays an exorbitant fine of more than 11,000 US dollars.

2015-05-26 200 Somali Police Officers Complete Training in Djibouti
[Shabelle] Djibouti - Two hundred Somali police officers completed their three-month training in Djibouti led by Italian carabinieri, local media reported on Sunday.

2015-05-24 Tunisian Embassy in Addis-Ababa Tasked With Following Up Situation of Tunisian Expatriates in Djibouti
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Services of the Tunisian Embassy in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia were temporarily tasked with ensuring the follow-up of the situation of the Tunisian community in Djibouti and to preserve their interest, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Friday.

2015-05-19 We Have to Fight Those Extremists Murdering People Under the Pretext of Religion - Djiboutian President
[Walta Info] Addis Ababa -Djibouti's President Dr. Ismail Omar Guelleh said that the extremists use the religion erroneously and murder innocent people that everyone has to fight against them.

2015-05-18 Djibouti Welcomes China to the Playground of the Superpowers
[Daily Maverick] In politics, like property, location is everything. And while Djibouti doesn't have much in the way of natural resources or arable land, its place near the tip of the Horn of Africa makes it the sentinel of the Red Sea passage, and therefore a vital geostrategic ally. America already has a military base there, as do France and Japan, so it's no wonder that China is sniffing around too. By SIMON ALLISON.

2015-05-15 Spanish Minister of Defence Attends EU Naval Force Change of Command Ceremony and Visits Spanish Warships in Djibouti
[EU Navfor] The Spanish Minister of Defence, Mr Pedro Morenés, was the guest of honour during Operation Atalanta's Force Headquarters Change of Command ceremony that was held on board Dutch flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, on Wednesday 6 May 2015 in Djibouti.

2015-05-11 China to Join U.S. in Setting Up African Military Base?
[RFI] China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, an historic development that would see the US and China each have bases in the small nation that guards the entrance to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.

2015-05-13 Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference On May 11, 2015
[Focac] Q: It is reported that the Chinese side is negotiating with Djibouti about building a military base there. Can you confirm that? Would Djibouti be the first country in the world where China establishes an overseas military base? If that is the case, don't you think that will feed into the fears about the so-called "China threat"?

2015-05-13 Cargo Ship Headed for Djibouti Capsizes
[The Star] A cargo ship carrying goods worth Sh1.5 million capsized in the Indian Ocean off Malindi on Monday afternoon.

2015-05-10 China 'Negotiates Military Base' in Djibouti
[Al Jazeera] China is negotiating a military base in a strategic port of Djibouti, the president said, according to the AFP news agency.

2015-05-12 Egypt and Djibouti Discuss Red Sea Security
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's foreign minister and Djibouti president talked about the security of Bab al-Mandeb, ahead of the forthcoming expansion of the Suez canal, on Monday.

2015-05-11 FM Leaves Cairo On African Tour Including Djibouti, Uganda
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry left Egypt on Monday 11/5/2015 embarking on an African tour that will take him to Djibouti and Uganda for talks on issues of common interest, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ambassador Badr Abdel Ati.

2015-05-11 Somali Soccer Team Impressive Performance in Djibouti
[Dalsan Radio] Somali under 23 football match with Rwanda has ended with draw (1-1).

2015-05-08 Kerry Praises Djibouti Role in Fight Against Extremism
[Walta Info] Addis Ababa -Visiting US Secretary of State has praised Djibouti government for their role in the fight against extremism and terrorism."Djibouti is making significant contribution, helping to push back against extremism," said Kerry.

2015-05-08 US Secretary of State, John Kerry, in Djibouti
[Ethiopia Government] US Secretary of State, John Kerry, paid a working visit to Djibouti on Tuesday (May 5) , the first by a US Secretary of State to the country, and held talks with President Ismail Omar Guelleh and other senior officials as well as meeting with Djiboutian youth and religious leaders before flying on to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. Kerry was received at Ambouli International Airport by his Djibouti Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf and U.S. Ambassador Tom Kelly. He noted that Djibouti was "making a very si

2015-05-08 Kerry Visits Djibouti
[Walta Info] Addis Ababa -US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Djibouti today, the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit the country.

2015-05-08 Secretary Kerry At Salman Mosque in Djibouti
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2015-05-07 John Kerry Remarks at the Embassy Djibouti Consular Section
[State Department] Djibouti -SECRETARY KERRY: All right. Well, I'm delighted to see you all here. You guys can't see. Can you see over there? I'm doing my own press operation here today. (Laughter.) There you go. Wow, we don't want that to happen.

2015-05-07 John Kerry Remarks With Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf
[State Department] Djibouti -FOREIGN MINISTER YOUSSOUF: (Via interpreter) Ladies and gentlemen, we are happy and proud to welcome in Djibouti Secretary of State John Kerry and his delegation. This is a historical visit which reflects the excellent relationships between Djibouti and the United States. Secretary of State John Kerry met this morning young Djiboutians as part of the YALI program, the Young African Leaders Initiative, which was launched by His Excellency President Obama. This meeting took place at the Salm

2015-05-07 John Kerry Meets With Embassy Djibouti Staff and Families
[State Department] Djibouti, Djibouti -SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Subax wanaagsan. (Laughter.) Except that it's now afternoon. I don't know what we're going to do about that. Anyway, assalam aleikoum. Thank you very much. And I'm really happy to be here with everybody. Bonjour. Bon apres-midi. I'm so proud to be here with this embassy in particular because you're really at the crossroads and all of you are doing such amazing work -- from building a relationship with Djibouti to standing at the crossroads of a re

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