Djibouti presidential guard wounds 2 in airport shooting

2014-08-26 16:05

A Djiboutian presidential guard has opened fire at the capital's airport, wounding two people, a government spokesperson says, adding that President Ismael Omar Guelleh was not present during the shooting.

Djibouti regime faces toughest poll challenge

2013-02-21 12:15

The regime of President Ismael Omar Guelleh, in power in Djibouti since 1999, is up against its most serious threat in a decade at legislative elections for which opposition forces have united.

Africa fundraises for drought crisis

2011-08-25 12:10

African leaders are holding a fund-raising conference in Ethiopia in a bid to plug a $1.1bn shortfall in aid for millions facing starvation in the Horn of Africa’s worst drought in decades.

Djibouti voters head for polls

2011-04-08 10:10

Voting has begun in Djibouti with President Ismael Omar Guelleh expected to secure a third term amid opposition boycott.


Djibouti votes in parliamentary polls

2013-02-22 11:58

Parliamentary polls in the tiny Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti have opened peacefully, residents say, with opposition groups joining forces to challenge the ruling party.

E African leaders discuss Somalia unrest

2011-11-25 19:09

East African leaders have opened talks in the Ethiopian capital on the long-running unrest in Somalia, where regional states have sent troops to quash a ruthless Islamist militia.

Djibouti validates poll results

2011-04-13 15:11

Djibouti's constitutional council has validated results of last week’s presidential poll which showed that incumbent Ismael Omar Guelleh won 80% of votes in a contest boycotted by the opposition.

Guelleh says won't seek 4th term

2011-04-07 18:17

Djibouti President Ismael Omar Guelleh has promised that he will not seek a fourth term in office if he wins a third one in the coming elections.

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