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Maiden Rail Services to Djibouti Set to Begin

[Addis Fortune] The newly Chinese-built electric rail line between Addis Abeba and Djibouti City is to start operations on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, carrying both commuters and cargo, the Ethiopia Railway Corporation (ERC) announced today. (AllAfrica)

Chinese-Built Modern Ethio-Djibouti Railway Begins Commercial Operations

[Focac] Addis Ababa -The Chinese-built 756 km electrified rail project connecting landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti officially started commercial operations on Monday with a ceremony held in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. (AllAfrica)

Sudan and Djibouti Air Flights Discussed

[SNA] Khartoum, Dec., 27 (Saba) - First Assistant of the President of the Republic, Mohammed Al-Hassan Al-Mirghani met, Wednesday, at the presidential palace, President of Djibouti Airlines , (AllAfrica)

EU Navfor Operation Commander Meets With Djiboutian Authorities

[EU Navfor] Major General Charlie Stickland, EU NAVFOR Operation Commander recently visited His Excellency (H.E) Adam Kulach, Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Djibouti and H.E Mahmoud Ali Youssuf, Djiboutian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Djibouti. (AllAfrica)

Spanish MPRA Passes 10000 Flying Hours for EU Navfor Counter-Piracy Operations.

[EU Navfor] The Spanish Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircrafts (MPRA) in Djibouti, reached this major milestone shortly after 9 years of continual support to EU NAVFOR. (AllAfrica)

EU Navfor Commanders in Djibouti With Serving Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Soldiers.

[EU Navfor] Earlier this month, Operation Commander Major General Charlie Stickland and Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Alfonso Nanclares of EU NAVFOR, met with deployed troops in Djibouti underlining the commitment command has to its deployed personnel. (AllAfrica)

Ethio-Djibouti Standard Gauge Rail in Final Preparation Phase

[Ethiopian Herald] The newly named Ethio-Djibouti Standard Gauge Rail Transport S.C revealed that the Ethio-Djibouti railway is undergoing its final trial before commencing services soon. (AllAfrica)

EU Navfor Operation Commander Visits Jmsdf in Djibouti

[EU Navfor] During his visit to Djibouti earlier this month, Major General Charlie Stickland, Operation Commander of EU NAVFOR, took time out to visit the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF) deployed in maritime counter-piracy missions. (AllAfrica)

Somalia, Djibouti Say Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem is 'Dangerous'

[VOA] Two East African countries say U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is "dangerous" and could spark an international crisis. (AllAfrica)

Leaders of Galmudug and Ahlu Sunna Head to Djibouti for Talks

[Shabelle] The leaders of Galmudug state and its rival self-proclaimed Ahlu Sunna administration are expected to travel Sunday to Djibouti for IGAD-brokered peace talks. (AllAfrica)

Chinese Premier Encourages Investment in Djibouti

[Focac] Premier Li Keqiang said Friday Djibouti is an important partner for China in east Africa, and he encouraged Chinese enterprises to invest there. (AllAfrica)

Djibouti National Assembly Speaker Arrives in Mogadishu

[Dalsan Radio] Speaker of the National Assembly of Djibouti, Hon. Mohamed Ali Houmed on Thursday arrived in Mogadishu where he was warmly welcomed by Somali government officials. Lower House Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari accompanied by members of the two houses and other government officials received Houmed at Mogadishu's Aden Adde Airport. The Djiboutian delegation was then taken to Villa Hargeisa, home of the House of the People Leadership. (AllAfrica)

Djibouti President to Visit China Next Week

[Focac] Beijing -Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh will make a state visit to China next week, a Chinese spokesman announced Friday. (AllAfrica)

Regional Standby Force Begins Training in Sudan

[East African] The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) will Monday begin wide-ranging military exercises in Sudan, official said. (AllAfrica)

Djibouti Plans to Deploy Additional Troops in Somalia

[Shabelle] Djibouti is planning to send troops to Somalia following federal government's plea for support to fight against Alshabaab. (AllAfrica)

Chief Justice Meets Djibouti Federal Minister

[SNA] Khartoum -The Chief Justice, Prof. Hayider Ahmed Dafulla, met Monday, at his office, with Hamdou Mohamed Aramees, the Federal Minister of the Republic of Djibouti, in the presence of the State Minister of the Federal Governance, Abu al-Gassim Imam. (AllAfrica)

Eritrea's Response to Djibouti's Cynical Accusation

[Shabait] (Intervention second round) (AllAfrica)

Djibouti Pledges to Back Somalia in New Offensive On Alshabab

[Dalsan Radio] Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo on Tuesday ended his visit of three East African countries in Djibouti as he seeks for military back in the anticipated final offensive on militant group Alshabaab following the October 14 attack. (AllAfrica)

Nation to Earn U.S.$84.5 Million From Power Export

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) reveals it has planned to secure 84.5 million USD from power export to Sudan and Djibouti this budget year. (AllAfrica)

Ethio-Djibouti Railway Starts Full Ride Trials

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethio-Djibouti railway project has started full rail ride trials completing unit ride trials prior to the commencement of passenger and freight services. (AllAfrica)

Aviation Minister Discusses Cooperation With Djibouti's Ambassador

[Egypt Online] Minister of Civil Aviation Sherif Fathy received on Sunday 17/9/2017 Djibouti's Ambassador to Egypt Mohamed Zhr Hrsy at his office at the ministry headquarters in Cairo to discuss relations between both countries. (AllAfrica)

Central Bank Instructs Banks to Pay Shipping's Bill

[Addis Fortune] The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE), the watch dog of financial institutions, directed all of the private banks to pay the 15 million dollars bill of the Ethiopian Shipping Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) to Djibouti's company. (AllAfrica)

Chinese Naval Hospital Ship Brings Free Medical Services to Djibouti's Villagers

[Focac] Djibouti -With local patients packed with a temporary clinic in the midst of Djibouti's humid weather, sweats dropped down from the foreheads of Chinese doctors, who were carefully treating villagers through traditional Chinese medicine and modern therapy. (AllAfrica)

Maersk Line Goes Offline

[Addis Fortune] The largest container shipping company in the world, Maersk Line, has moved to a manual system to clear the bill of lading documents at the port of Djibouti, following the recent cyber-attack on the company's database system. (AllAfrica)

Telecom Ministries of Somalia and Djibouti Agree On Cooperation

[Dalsan Radio] Djibouti -The ministers of posts and telecommunications of Somalia and Djibouti, H.E. Abdi Ashur Hassan and H.E. Abdi Youssouf Sougueh, have issued a joint statement on a four-day official visit of Somalia minister to Djibouti. (AllAfrica)

China's New Base in Djibouti to Aid Economic Expansion in Africa - Observers

[VOA] China's new military and logistical base in Djibouti has put other foreign powers on edge, but observers believe China's strategy in the region is more about economic growth than military might. (AllAfrica)

Nahimana Stars As Burundi Complete Djibouti Double

[CAF] Striker Falonne Nahimana inspired Burundi to a 2-1 win over Djibouti in their preliminary second leg FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 qualifier on Saturday, 5 August 2017 away in Djibouti. (AllAfrica)

What the Djibouti Military Base Tells Us About China's Growing Role in Africa

[The Conversation Africa] China hasn't been known for establishing military bases in Africa - or even beyond its immediate sphere of influence. This is changing following its decision to build a military base in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. The base will be next door to the United States Africa Command. (AllAfrica)

China Formally Opens First Overseas Base

[Al Jazeera] China has formally opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti with a flag raising ceremony and military parade. (AllAfrica)

UN Agencies Partner With Government of Djibouti in Effort to Achieve SDGs

[Unicef] Djibouti -World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake met President Ismail Omar Guelleh today and discussed United Nations cooperation with Djibouti. (AllAfrica)

China Has Opened a Military Base in Djibouti.

[Fahamu] The geopolitics of the Middle East will never be the same again (AllAfrica)