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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)

National Football Team Get Big Win Over Djibouti

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian national side overwhelmed the minnows Djibouti with a 5-1 win in the first leg match of Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

China to Open First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti

[Al Jazeera] Ships carrying personnel for China's first overseas military base have set sail to begin setting up the facility in Djibouti, as the country's rapidly modernising military extends its global reach. (AllAfrica)

Chinese Funded Ethio-Djibouti Water Project to Be Launched

[Focac] Addis Ababa -The Ethiopia-Djibouti cross border potable water project will be finalized and commence operation in about three months, according to Demelash Mulu, project manager. (AllAfrica)

Pres. Sirleaf Congratulates Djibouti On 40th Independence Day

[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a congratulatory message to her colleague, the President of the Republic of Djibouti, Mr. Ismail Omar Guellah, on that country's 40th Independence Anniversary on June 27. (AllAfrica)

Djibouti Inaugurates Port for Salt Export

[Addis Fortune] Djibouti has opened the Port of Ghoubet with the main aim of making it a key terminal for salt exportation, with a capacity of five million tonnes, to the world from Lake Assal, one of the lowest spots in the world. (AllAfrica)

Wild Speculation Packaged As Nuanced Analysis

[Shabait] Writing jointly for Al Jazeera website, Professor Barakat Sultan, Director of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute; and, Dr Sansom Milton, a senior research fellow at the Doha Institute, offer a number of superfluous conjectures on the abrupt and apparently hasty withdrawal of Qatari troops from the Djibouti-Eritrea border. (AllAfrica)

UN, AU Call for Restraint Along Eritrea-Djibouti Border

[VOA] The U.N. Security Council is calling on Eritrea and Djibouti to peacefully resolve a land dispute along their border. (AllAfrica)

Why Did Qatar Leave the Djibouti-Eritrea Border?

[Al Jazeera] The media has been quick to associate Qatar's decision to withdraw its peacekeeping forces from the disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border with the Gulf crisis. This connection was most likely made because Qatar's decision came only days after both Djibouti and Eritrea announced that they are siding with Saudi Arabia in the diplomatic rift and downgraded their diplomatic relations with Qatar. (AllAfrica)

UN Urges Djibouti and Eritrea to End Border Dispute

[Deutsche Welle] A years-long border dispute has erupted between the two African nations after Qatari forces withdrew from a buffer zone along the border. The UN has backed an African Union fact-finding mission concerning the dispute. (AllAfrica)

Djibouti Plays the West Off Against the Far East

[ISS] China recently established a military base in Djibouti. Little is known about the base except that it may have capacity to house up to 10 000 troops. The military base has attracted much international attention, with little understanding of either Djibouti or China's motives. (AllAfrica)

Al-Shabaab Attack SNA and Djibouti Bases in Bulaburte

[Shabelle] Al shabaab militants have attacked military bases manned by Somali forces and their allied Djibouti peacekeepers on the outskirts of Bulaburte town in Hiiraan region on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Djibouti Says Eritrea Seized Disputed Territory

[VOA] Djibouti has accused Eritrea of occupying disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew a peacekeeping force earlier this week. (AllAfrica)

AU Calls for Calm Amid Djibouti-Eritrea Border Tensions

[Al Jazeera] The African Union (AU) has urged Djibouti and Eritrea to show "restraint" as tensions over a disputed border territory intensified and threatened to revive a longstanding and at times violent dispute. (AllAfrica)

Djibouti Accuses Eritrea of Occupying Disputed Area

[Al Jazeera] Djibouti's foreign minister has accused neighbouring Eritrea of occupying a disputed territory along their border shortly after Qatar peacekeepers left the location this week. (AllAfrica)

Djibouti Reduces Diplomatic Representation With Qatar

[Shabelle] Djibouti on Wednesday has reduced its diplomatic status with Qatar, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. (AllAfrica)

President Arrives in Djibouti On State Visit

[Shabelle] Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and a delegation he was leading arrived in Djibouti on Tuesday morning, becoming his 9th foreign trip since he took the oath of office in February, 2017. (AllAfrica)

Intl Cooperation Minister Leaves for Djibouti to Attend African-Pacific Seminar

[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of International Cooperation Idris Suleiman arrived in Djibouti Wednesday leading Sudan delegation taking part in the Seminar of the African-Pacific Council of States, which will be held in the Djiboutian capital Thursday with the participation of member countries, representatives of the Secretariat and the African Union (AU). (AllAfrica)

EU Support for WFP Adds Freedom of Choice to Refugees' Food Assistance in Djibouti

[WFP] Funding from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) has been instrumental in enabling WFP to provide an innovative package of cash assistance alongside food rations to refugees and asylum seekers from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Yemen who live in the Ali-Addeh, Hol-Hol and Obock camps. Given the arid conditions and lack of sustainable livelihood options, WFP food assistance remains the only viable source of support for refugees in the camps. (AllAfrica)

Zanzibar, Djibouti Agree On Firm Relations

[Daily News] Zanzibar -President Ali Mohamed Shein and his Djibouti counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh have agreed to strengthen relations in various development areas to particularly boosting the economies of their respective countries. (AllAfrica)