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  1. US senators alarmed if China gets control of Djibouti portRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago |

    FILE PHOTO: Djibouti and Chinese national flags are seen in front of the portrait of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong at Tiananmen Square, ahead of a welcoming ceremony for Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh, in Beijing, China November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee WASHINGTON: Two prominent U.S. senators expressed alarm on Tuesday about the military and political consequences if China gains control of a port terminal in Djibouti, and said they were concerned it could further boost Beijing's influence in East Africa.


  2. Dubai sues China's Merchants PortRead the original story

    Monday Nov 5 | World News Report

    UNITED Arab Emirates' DP World Limited and its subsidiaries has taken legal action against China for building an international free zone on a terminal being disputed with Djibouti. The lawsuit was filed in the High Court of Hong Kong for unlawfully procuring and inducing the Republic of Djibouti to breach various agreements between the African country and DP World.


  3. Truman Carrier Strike Group Leveraging Unusual Deployment to Work on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2018 | U.S. Naval Institute

    ... security goals, with a heavy emphasis on maritime commerce and defense, with its worldwide diplomatic interests. Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, provides a leading example of China's maritime and security uses of One Belt/One Road to expand its ...


  4. Djibouti: What Europe should understand of China's approach to military expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2018 |

    A Chinese military delegation marches during Djibouti's Independence Day parade celebration on 27 June 2017. The parade marked the 40th anniversary of Djibouti's independence from France.


  5. China's strategic moves in Africa meet U.S. silenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2018 | Post and Courier

    The Horn of Africa has become a strategic linchpin for the United States, so the fact that China has dramatically escalated its involvement there presents a daunting challenge for U.S. policymakers. Nowhere is this more evident than in the tiny country of Djibouti, where Beijing is aggressively expanding its influence.


  6. China is challenging the U.S. in the Horn of Africa - and Washington is silentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2018 | The Washington Post

    Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping prepare to meet in Beijing on Sept. 2. The Horn of Africa has become a strategic linchpin for the United States, so the fact that China has dramatically escalated its involvement there presents a daunting challenge for U.S. policymakers.


  7. Azerbaijani president receives heads of parliaments of number of countriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 | Trend

    President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Djibouti Mohamed Ali Houmed, Chairman of the State Council of Oman Yahya bin Mahfouz Al Munziri, speaker of the National Assembly of the State of Kuwait Marzouq Al-Ghanim, Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, Speaker of the National Assembly of Bulgaria Tsveta Karayancheva, Chairman of the Jogorku Kenesh of Kyrgyzstan Dastanbek Djumabekov, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly George Tsereteli, and first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives of the Egyptian Parliament Al-Said al-Sherif, who are visiting Azerbaijan to attend a solemn meeting marking the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijani parliament.


  8. Djibouti:Djibouti's Takeover On Doraleh Fans Flames of Dispute With DP WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 |

    The dispute between DP World and the government of Djibouti is heating up following the recent move by the East African nation to take direct control of the disputed Doraleh Container Terminal by nationalising the state-owned Port De Djibouti's stake. Last Sunday, Ismail Omar Guelleh, president of Djibouti, ordered the nationalisation of Port de Djibouti's 66.66pc stake in the terminal, following the termination of DP World's concession and seizure of its shares in the terminal last July.


  9. welcomedRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2018 | United Nations

    The Secretary-General welcomes the meeting between President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti and President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea held on 17 September in Jeddah under the auspices of His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. The Secretary-General trusts that this meeting will prove yet another step in the consolidation of recent peace and security gains in the Horn of Africa region.


  10. .com | UN chief praises meeting of Djibouti, EritreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | News24

    The United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Monday hailed a summit between Djibouti and Eritrea in Saudi Arabia, voicing hope in a statement that it would help create "greater peace" in the region. The summit brought together Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh and his Ethiopian counterpart Isaias Afwerki, according to the statement, under the auspices of Saudi King Salman.


  11. IGAD discusses Eritrea-Sudan relationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | Sudan Tribune

    The IGAD Council of Minister Wednesday discusses the relations between strained Sudan and Eritrea, as Addis Ababa strives to consolidate the normalization of its bilateral relations with Asmara. Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir meeting with Eritrean president Isaias Afewerki in Asmara January 16, 2013 The IGAD Council of Ministers holds an ordinary session to discuss the South Sudan peace process and relations of Djibouti and Sudan with Eritrea which announced its return to the regional body.


  12. .com | Djibouti nationalises key port terminal after row with DubaiRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | News24

    Djibouti has ordered the nationalisation of the Doraleh Container Terminal, a vital port facility, after a long spat with leading global operator Dubai Ports World. The terminal is an essential facility for supplies to neighbouring landlocked Ethiopia.


  13. Subsidies on school uniform mask deeper Djibouti anomaliesRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2018 | World News Report

    THE autocratic regime of President Ismail Omar Guelleh has yielded to public pressure to lower the price of uniforms for students at basic education level but this is seen as a smokescreen to divert attention from major issues afflicting the impoverished East African country. Minister of Education, Moustapha Mohamed Mahamoud, announced parents will pay some 2 000 Djibouti Franc down from the initial 3 500 FDJ.


  14. Djibouti:The Government of Djibouti announces the nationalization of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 |

    Republic of Djibouti, September 10 2018 - On 22 February 2018, the State of Djibouti terminated the concession for the Doraleh container terminal, granted in 2006 to Doraleh Container Terminal , a company controlled de facto by the minority shareholder, DP World . The implementation of this concession contract was severely prejudicial to the fundamental interests of the Republic of Djibouti, to the development of the country and to the control of its most strategic infrastructure asset.


  15. Djibouti Nationalizes Stake in Doraleh Container TerminalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | Marine News

    Djibouti has nationalized the two-thirds stake in its Doraleh Container Terminal held by the Port of Djibouti, the government said in a statement, the latest twist in a dispute with Dubai's government-controlled DP World dating back six years. In February, Djibouti ended a contract with DP World , one of the world's biggest port operators, to run its Doraleh Container Terminal , and seized control of the terminal.


  16. Impoverished Djibouti has nothing to show for its wealthRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2018 | World News Report

    WITH vast amounts of aid flowing into government coffers and its strategic position boasting one of the busiest shipping lanes, Djibouti ought to be among the wealthiest countries in the African continent. However, the irony is that the tiny country situated in the eastern coast of Africa is among the poorest, characterised by a crippling sewage crisis that has led to an eruption of water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid.


  17. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2018 | Times of Oman

    ... President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, Field Marshall Omar Hassan Ahmed Al Bashir of Sudan, President Dr. Bashar Al Assad of Syria, President Mohamed Abdullahi ...


  18. 'Season of peace' blooms as Eritrea, Djibouti agree to rebuild tiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    The Red Sea states of Eritrea and Djibouti agreed to normalize relations, a further sign of what Eritrea's president called a "season of peace" in the strategically important Horn of Africa region that has been riven by rivalries. The agreement may draw a line under a border dispute between the countries whose troops clashed in 2008 and may help once-isolated Eritrea secure the removal of near-decade-old United Nations sanctions.


  19. Commentary: China and Africa: a true friendship and beyondRead the original story

    Sep 5, 2018 | Xinhuanet

    As the continent with the most developing countries is finding its rightful place in the world, China's actions show what it means to be a responsible contributor to Africa's success. Chinese President Xi Jinping has outlined the new blueprint for China-Africa cooperation, including eight cooperation initiatives, which was warmly welcomed by those attending the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Beijing Summit from Sept.


  20. Commentary: China-Africa win-win partnership won't be derailed by false claimsRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2018 | Xinhuanet

    The 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation witnessed African leaders denounce accusations of "neo-colonialism" against China, reiterating the existence of a strong partnership between the continent and the world's second largest economy. This week, more than 3,200 leaders and representatives from Africa and regional organizations gathered in Beijing to plan the next step in the win-win relationship between China and Africa.