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China conducts first military drills in Djibouti

Bejing - China has staged military exercises in Djibouti after opening its first overseas military base there last month, official media said.

China opens first overseas base in Africa: media

Bejing - China has officially opened its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, state media said Tuesday, a major step for the country's expansion of its military presence abroad.

US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

Djibouti - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged France to continue its fight against terror in Africa as he visited Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent.

US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

Djibouti - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged France to continue its fight against terror in Africa as he visited Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent.

US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

Djibouti - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged France to continue its fight against terror in Africa as he visited Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent.

AU says Djibouti poll 'credible' despite irregularities

Djibouti - The African Union said Sunday that Djibouti's presidential election, won by a landslide by incumbent Ismail Omar Guelleh, was "free and credible," despite opposition protests over the outcome.

Djibouti's Guelleh re-elected with landslide win

Djibouti - Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh, in power since 1999, claimed victory on Saturday following a landslide win in an election boycotted by some opposition parties in this strategic African nation.

Strategic Djibouti votes in presidential election

Djibouti - Voters in Djibouti went to the polls on Friday, with iron-fisted ruler Ismail Omar Guelleh expected to extend his 17-year rule in the strategic African nation courted by world powers.

Djibouti's strategic position draws world's armies

Arta - A French warship ploughs through the sparkling waters between Africa and Arabia on a joint training drill with the US that highlights Djibouti's growing strategic role for the world's militaries.

Between a rock and a hard place: Safe from war, Yemenis struggle

Jibuti - Under a scorching sun, refugees who fled Yemen's war struggle on in a camp on Djibouti's rocky shores, a year after Saudi-backed air strikes began devastating their homeland.

Djibouti's Guelleh eyes fourth term win in presidential vote

Djibouti - After 17 years under his rule, few doubt Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh will fail to win a fourth term in polls next week, with a divided opposition already calling the vote a sham.

Seven killed, scores wounded in Djibouti clashes: Foreign minister

Nairobi - At least seven civilians were killed and scores of people wounded in clashes in Djibouti, the foreign minister said Tuesday, insisting the situation was now under control a day after the unrest.

Op-Ed: China — Losing in the South China Sea, winning in Africa?

With the world still reeling after the bloody Paris attacks of November 13, it’s no surprise that the flurry of international talk shops that convened in their wake went barely noticed in Western media.

Op-Ed: The hidden risks behind China’s stock market crash

Remember Japan? In the 1980s, thanks to its spectacular economic growth, Japanophobia and Japan bashing were the most popular pastimes in the U.S.

Op-Ed: Iranian aid ship avoids confrontation and docks at Djibouti

Djibouti - An Iranian aid ship, Nejat or Rescue, that had originally planned to land at the Houthi rebel-held port Hodeida in Yemen, has now sailed to Djibouti where the UN has a transportation hub for distribution of aid to Yemen

Across the 'Gate of Tears': Yemen refugees flee to Djibouti

Djibouti - Dwarfed by warships and giant cargo vessels, the small wooden boats that brave the dangerous crossing between the Horn of Africa and Yemen are a lifeline for the desperate thousands fleeing war.

Djibouti president warns of Yemen's risks to region

Djibouti - Djibouti's president has warned Yemen's civil war and a resurgent Al-Qaeda pose a threat to the Middle East, but pledged continuing support to refugees fleeing the conflict, he told AFP in an interview.

China negotiating Horn of Africa military base: Djibouti president

Djibouti - China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, the president told AFP, raising the prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in the tiny Horn of Africa nation.

Kerry in Djibouti to discuss security, aid to Yemen and Somalia

Djibouti - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti Wednesday, home to the main US military base on the continent and just across the sea from war-torn Yemen.

Op-Ed: Inside China’s silent onslaught on Washington

International institutions are one of the most enduring legacies of the post- World War II US-sponsored American world order.

Op-Ed: Lessons from the EU’s unlikely success in the war against piracy

Brussels - Remember how just a few years ago one of the most pressing issue to world peace and security seemed to be the sundry band of pirates off the coast of Somalia that was wreaking havoc across the Gulf of Aden by pillaging and plundering trade lanes?

Op-Ed: Djibouti and Camp Lemonnier a hub for U.S. drone operations

The Washington Post has a long article detailing the operations at a U.S. base in Djibouti at Camp Lemonnier. Drones from the base fly north to Yemen but also south to Somalia.

Chemical tanker hijacked off Djibouti

Aden - In yet another act of piracy on the high seas, a chemical tanker has been hijacked in the Red Sea, according to a communiqué by the EU Naval Force Somalia (EUNAVFOR).
 

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