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Eyes On Djibouti in Somalia and Kenya Peace Deal

[East African] A Djibouti-led mission to resolve accusations of territorial violations between Kenya and Somalia has concluded a fact-finding mission in both countries. (AllAfrica)


Somalia Admits Tiff With Kenya 'Profiting' Al-Shabaab Militants

[Nation] The Somalia government officials have made a subtle admission that the diplomatic tiff with Kenya is profiting the terror group Al-Shabaab, even as opposition politicians chided Mogadishu for cutting links which they would have used to iron out differences. (AllAfrica)


What Is Female Genital Mutilation? Where Is It Practised?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The United States has strengthened a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) by imposing tougher penalties and making prosecutions easier - a step campaigners hope will bolster global efforts to eradicate the practice. (AllAfrica)


Annus Horribilis - Why 2020 Was the Horn of Africa's Worst Year

[Nation] An air of optimism greeted the year 2020, but it has turned out to be the Horn of Africa's -- and indeed the World's -- worst Year-- an annus horribilis. Many are happy that this "horrible year" has come to an end. (AllAfrica)


Ethio-Djibouti Railway Vows to Reverse Losses

[Addis Fortune] The Ethio-Djibouti Gauge Railway is set to double the number of freight trains a day to four pairs by November in an effort to break even. It has been functioning with two pairs of freight trains a day - sending two trains to Addis and two to Djibouti - for the past year but is operating at a loss. (AllAfrica)


Ethio-Djibouti Railway Is the Road to Prosperity - Outgoing Ambassador

[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The Ethio-Djibouti Railway (EDR) is the road to prosperity as it hugely helps landlocked Ethiopia turn to land-linked to Djibouti where 95 percent of its trade goes through, outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia said. (AllAfrica)


U.S. Relations With Djibouti

[State Department] More information about Djibouti is available on the Djibouti Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. (AllAfrica)


U.S., Djiboutian Veterinarians Partner to Treat Local Livestock

[Horn of Africa Joint Task Force] Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti -- Service members from the 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion (CA BN), in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), participated in a veterinary exchange in the rural village of Ali Oune, Djibouti, August 30, 2020. (AllAfrica)


U.S., Djiboutian Veterinarians Partner to Treat Local Livestock

[Africom] Staff Sgt. Dana Cable Djibouti -- Veterinary care and welfare for animals is essential throughout rural villages of Djibouti, where animals are interconnected with residents' livelihoods. (AllAfrica)


Djibouti Journalist Charmarke Sad Darar Held for Weeks, 2 Other Journalists in Hiding

[CPJ] New York, August 26, 2020 -- Authorities in Djibouti should cease intimidating and arresting journalists working with the La Voix de Djibouti broadcaster, and let them report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)


Kenya Beats Djibouti to United Nations Security Council Seat

[Nation] Kenya has won the UN Security Council seat after beating Djibouti in second round of voting Thursday. (AllAfrica)


Kenya Reaches Out to Djibouti After UN Security Council Victory

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reached out to Djibouti following Kenya's victory of the much coveted United Nations Security Council non-permanent seat after a second round of voting. (AllAfrica)


Kenya, Djibouti Contest for UN Security Council Seat Enters Round Two of Voting

[Nairobi News] The contest between Kenya and Djibouti will head to the second round of voting Thursday after the first phase saw Nairobi's victory insufficient to win the UN Security Council seat. (AllAfrica)


Kenya Beats Djibouti for the UN Seat

[Dalsan Radio] UN Member States chose the country in a second round of voting on Thursday in the General Assembly, with 192 ambassadors casting their ballots during pre-determined time slots, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)


Kenya, Djibouti Set for Repeat Polls for UN Security Council Seat

[Dalsan Radio] Kenya and Djibouti are sent for repeat election after they failed to garner more than 128 votes of all the 193 member states to capture the seat in the first round election which was conducted last night. (AllAfrica)


Kenya, Djibouti Set for Run-Off Vote in Contest for UNSC Membership

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Africa will know its third non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2021-2022 after Thursday's run-off vote by the United Nations General Assembly to elect new temporary members. (AllAfrica)


Kenya and Djibouti Faces Off for UN Security Council Seat

[Dalsan Radio] United Nations members are scheduled to vote today for new non-permanent members of the Security Council in a race that could test future relations of Kenya and Djibouti. (AllAfrica)


One Journalist in Hiding, 2 Others Detained Over Protest Coverage in Djibouti

[CPJ] Authorities in Djibouti should stop harassing journalists working with the La Voix de Djibouti broadcaster, and ensure that the press can cover matters of public interest without intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)


Kenya Fails to Clinch UN Seat Despite Beating Djibouti

[Nation] The contest between Kenya and Djibouti will head to the second round of voting Thursday after the first phase saw Nairobi's victory insufficient to win the UN Security Council seat. (AllAfrica)


Kenya and Djibouti Cross Fingers Over UN Security Council Post

[East African] United Nations members are scheduled to vote on June 17 for new non-permanent members of the Security Council in a race that could test future relations of Kenya and Djibouti. (AllAfrica)


Kenya Versus Djibouti Battle - Big Decision for UN Security Council

[Nation] With the elections for the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) slated for June 17, Kenyan and Djiboutian diplomats must be in frantic last minute lobbying. (AllAfrica)


Kenya Vs. Djibouti - Who Will Represent Continent On UN Security Council?

[DW] Africa usually speaks with one voice when it comes to electing representatives on the world stage. So, why is a diplomatic tussle looming at next week's UN Security Council election in New York? (AllAfrica)


Djibouti Releases Two Journalists

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the release of two Djiboutian journalists, one of them its own correspondent, and calls on Djibouti's authorities to stop using arrest to intimidate the few reporters still trying to provide independent coverage of events in their country. (AllAfrica)


Djibouti Arrests Two Journalists, One of Them RSF's Correspondent

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrests of two Djiboutian journalists working for La Voix de Djibouti (LVD), their small Horn of African country's only independent media outlet, and calls for their unconditional release. One of them is also RSF's Djibouti correspondent. (AllAfrica)


Djibouti Donates Food to Beledweyne Flood Victims

[Dalsan Radio] Victims of floods in Beledweyne now have a reason to smile after the government of Djibouti delivered food aid to them. Hiraan governor Ali Jeyte Osman received the consignment at Ugaas Khalif airport. (AllAfrica)


Massive New Cable Around Continent to Connect 16 African Nations

[Balancing Act] London -In July last year Google initiated the Equiano cable. The announcement of the 2Africa cable which involves Facebook completes the second generation cable build announcements. Russell Southwood talked to Ibrahima Ba, Network Investments Lead at Facebook about how it might work. (AllAfrica)


Relentless Locusts Return in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

[Africa Renewal] East Africa hit by a second wave of locusts leaving millions of people food insecure (AllAfrica)


Djibouti is Treating All COVID Patients with Chloroquine, But Scientists Urge Caution

[VOA] Djibouti has more than 1,800 COVID-19 cases, making it the African country with the highest number of cases per 100,000 people. But more than 1,000 of those cases have already recovered and only nine people have died from the disease. The head of Djibouti's main COVID-19 response center says systematically giving COVID-19 patients the anti-malarial drug chloroquine is the main reason for the country's low death rate. But even scientists who see evidence of the efficacy of chloroquine caution on (AllAfrica)


Djibouti's East African Bank Distance Self From Kenya Registered Bank

[Dalsan Radio] A leading bank in Djibouti has written to the Central Bank of Kenya raising concerns of what it fears to be scheme to defraud Kenyans using its name and logo. (AllAfrica)


Djibouti Bank Writes to CBK Over Suspected Fraud

[Nation] A leading bank in Djibouti has written to Central Bank of Kenya over fraudulent use of its name and logo by a financial institution to defraud Kenyans. (AllAfrica)


Kenya Angered By Djibouti's Campaign for UN Security Council Seat

[East African] Kenya has raised a complaint about Djibouti's 'dishonourable' campaigns for the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council seat, in the wake of failure to have Nairobi's endorsement by the African Union reversed. (AllAfrica)