Djibouti


Construction of key Djibouti-Ethiopia rail line to finish

2015-06-09 10:15

The leaders of Djibouti and Ethiopia will oversee the completion of a railway linking their two capitals on Thursday, with the ambition that the link might eventually extend across the continent to West Africa.

Yemen-bound aid ship docks in Djibouti

2015-05-23 08:42

An Iranian aid ship has docked in Djibouti, where its cargo will be inspected by the UN before being moved to conflict-torn Yemen.

Yemeni refugee influx in Horn expected

2015-04-08 16:31

Refugees from war-torn Yemen fleeing intense airstrikes are arriving in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, aid agencies say, warning of a possible large influx ahead.

Djibouti does deal with opposition

2015-01-01 05:15

Djibouti's government has announced it has reached a deal with the Horn of Africa country's main opposition party following 18 months of negotiations.

UK: Shabaab plotting Djibouti attack

2014-06-12 14:31

Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab insurgents are planning further attacks in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, Britain warns after suicide bombers last month attacked a crowded restaurant.

Djibouti seeks to identify suicide bombers

2014-05-27 17:07

Authorities in Djibouti say they have published photos of two suspected suicide bombers as part of investigations into a weekend bombing at a restaurant popular with Westerners.

For US forces in Africa, spy drones in short supply

2014-03-07 08:59

The US military faces a chronic shortage of surveillance aircraft in Africa needed to track extremists on the continent, particularly in the Sahel region, a top general says.

Egypt, Ethiopia agree to further talks

2013-06-18 11:22

Ethiopia and Egypt have agreed to hold further talks on the impact of an Ethiopian dam to quell tensions between the two countries, the foreign ministers of both nations say.

Somalia's 2 decades of chaos

2013-05-07 13:36

An international conference is being held in London to boost political stability in Somalia and to prevent the Horn of Africa nation from slipping back into abject lawlessness.

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.

 

Horn of Africa's Djibouti dreams of becoming 'new Dubai'

2015-05-24 14:28

For years the Horn of Africa nation Djibouti was seen by foreign powers as a far-flung military outpost overlooking the Gulf of Aden but now it wants to capitalise on its key position on one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

China negotiating Horn of Africa military base - Djibouti president

2015-05-09 10:48

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

Turkish leader delays Somalia trip

2015-01-23 11:16

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says he has postponed his planned trip to Somalia to attend the funeral of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, a day after a bomb targeted a Turkish delegation in the capital Mogadishu.

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.

Shabaab claim Djibouti attack against 'crusaders'

2014-05-28 11:40

Somalia's Shabaab rebels have claimed responsibility for a weekend bomb attack on a Djibouti restaurant packed with Westerners, saying it targeted French "crusaders".

Deadly bomb attack at Djibouti restaurant

2014-05-25 09:11

At least two people have been killed in a bomb attack on a restaurant popular with Westerners in central Djibouti, say official sources.

Aid arrives for Somalia's cyclone hit Puntland

2013-11-19 11:45

Food and medical supplies have begun to arrive in Somalia's northeastern Puntland region, badly hit by a ferocious storm and flooding, the United Nations has said.

AU urges Egypt, Ethiopia to hold talks

2013-06-12 14:45

The AU has urged Egypt and Ethiopia to come together for talks to solve a bitter dispute over the sharing of Nile river waters amid Ethiopia’s building of a new dam, the AU chief says.

Djibouti rulers claim poll victory

2013-02-23 12:35

The ruling party in the tiny Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti say it has won a parliamentary election based on preliminary results, as the opposition denounced what it called widespread fraud during voting.

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.

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