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State-run port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) II has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority on port cooperation. The MoU was signed by Pelindo`s Director of Operation and Information System, Prasetyadi, and Djibouti Ports` Director of ...
Mohamed Siad Douale, Ambassador of the country of Djibouti to the U.S. and U.N., will give a talk entitled “Djibouti, East Africa: A Strategic, Developing Country with Deep Ties to Somali Minnesota” on Thurs., April 12 at St. Olaf College. Also speaking will be Dr. Mag Teery Ibrahim Ahmed, Professor of ...

Djibouti, April 11, 2018 - Since early April 2018, DP World has circulated a press release in which it challenges both the effectiveness and the lawfulness of the Republic of Djibouti's termination of the concession agreement relating to the operation of the Doraleh container terminal. This concession ...
The concession agreement gave DP World “exclusive rights” to build and operate any other container ports and free zones in Djibouti, DP world said in a public notice placed in newspapers and online portals across Africa. However, there have been reports that the government of Djibouti is contracting with ...
Two fighter jets took off and roared over the Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport, a sprawling complex in this tiny African nation that is quickly becoming a strategic military and shipping outpost for the world. Not far away, a massive U.S. flag waved over transport planes parked in front of America's only ...
An AV-8B Harrier jet from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit crashed at Djibouti Ambouli International Airport last Tuesday, while a Marine CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter from the same unit sustained structural damage hours later during a landing at an approved exercise landing zone at Arta Beach, ...

Before his firing by US President Donald Trump, then-secretary of state Rex Tillerson made a point of stopping in Djibouti on his Africa visit last month and noting its importance in the fight against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group in neighbouring Somalia and Islamic State in the region at large.
Djibouti, an arid Horn of Africa nation with fewer than 1 million inhabitants, also has become a military outpost for China, France, Italy and Japan, with that nation's first overseas base since World War II. Other powers including Saudi Arabia have expressed interest in the key location across the Bab ...
"US air operations in Djibouti are on hold and US Naval Forces Central Command has canceled the remainder of exercise Alligator Dagger in response to two separate aviation incidents in Djibouti on April 3, 2018," Cdr. Bill Urban, a spokesman for US Naval Forces Central Command, told CNN.
Xinhua reported that infrastructure works done to connect Djibouti and Ethiopia have hit USD 15 billion, an Ethiopian official said. Speaking to local and international media, Mr Meles Alem, Spokesperson of Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), said the infrastructure investment has helped to closely ...
T he Office of the President of European Council on Tourism and Trade announced that President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh has been selected as a World Leader of Tourism and a member of European Tourism Academy for his "recognition of the role and significance of tourism on the world stage.".
We did get into Yemen and were able to see a bit of the war for ourselves, as we report elsewhere in today's program, and then we came here, to the country of Djibouti, which is a destination for refugees and also a place where people can speak without fear, which is definitely not the case in some of the ...
Photo taken on Jan. 1, 2018 shows a train during the celebration held at the Lebu station in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. The Chinese-built 756 km electrified rail project connecting landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti officially started commercial operations with a ceremony held in Ethiopia's capital Addis ...
Ethio-Djibouti Railway Transport Share Company Director-General, Tilahun Sarka said the linkage of the railway line with the dry port will play a vital role in further enhancing the foreign trade of the country. According to him, the establishment of the linkage has created a favorable condition which will help ...
ADDIS ABABA, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Djibouti's government welcomes China's greater involvement in the nation's port development, Finance Minister Ilyas Dawaleh has said in a recent interview with media. Djibouti has terminated cooperation with the Dubai Ports World over the running of the Doraleh ...
After terminating DP World's concession for the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) in February, the government of Djibouti says that the strategic facility will remain in state hands, at least for now. American lawmakers have expressed concerns that DCT could be transferred to a Chinese terminal operator, ...
DUBAI - Port operator DP World said on Thursday that Djibouti's decision to seize control of a terminal project could hurt African efforts to attract investment. The Dubai state-owned port operator is facing twin political challenges in Africa. Djibouti abruptly ended its contract to run the Doraleh Container ...

Situated on a global shipping choke-point that links the Red Sea and Suez Canal, Djibouti has become increasingly important to regional and world powers. Smaller than the state of Massachusetts, it hosts the largest US military base in Africa and China's first such overseas facility, which was inaugurated ...
Obock, Djibouti - With just the clothes on his back and $7 to his name, Abdullah Muhammad says it's a "miracle" he managed to make it out of Yemen alive. Standing in the blistering heat of a parched, dusty road in Obock, the holes in his jeans and sweat dripping from his worn-out shirt are the only visible ...
When Djibouti makes international headlines, it is usually in connection with the many superpowers that have built military bases on its shore. France, the United States, China, Italy and Japan all have a major military presence in the tiny East African nation. But for Djibouti's government, there is another ...
The US will support Djibouti in strengthening governance and security in acknowledgement of its role in safeguarding sea trade and humanitarian aid. Following a press conference between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, Mr Tillerson said that ...
A statement from the office of president Ismail Omar Guelleh said the new company created to manage the facility — the Doraleh Container Terminal Management Company — was solely owned by the Republic of Djibouti and that its primary purpose was to “protect the sovereign rights of the nation.”.
The Republic of Djibouti emphasises its desire to preserve and develop the activities of Doraleh Container Terminal respecting the legal conditions and the interests of all stakeholders. The Doraleh Container Terminal Management Company (DCTMC), an entity created to take over the activities of Doraleh ...
More than a century ago, when the old Port of Djibouti was built by the French colonisers, it was connected with a railway that linked Addis Ababa to Djibouti City. Given the size differences of the two countries – today Ethiopia's population is more than 100 million, while Djibouti's is less than 1 million – the ...
Djibouti has pushed back against what it called “mercilessly pillorying” over speculation that the strategically located Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) – seized from former operator DP World by its government last month – could be used to expand China's footprint in the Horn of Africa while threatening ...
6, the top US general for Africa Thomas Waldhauser said they were “carefully monitoring Chinese encroachment and emergent military presence” in Djibouti. The Horn of Africa nation is home to the only permanent US military installation in Africa. But last year, China opened its first overseas naval base ...
The port is partly owned by China's state-owned China Merchants Port Holdings, which maintains a 23.5% stake in the port's parent company, Port de Djibouti SA. It is also located immediately adjacent to China's only overseas military base, on the west bank of the Gulf of Aden and the southern entrance to ...
Djibouti's government has handed management of a port, which it had seized from the UAE, to a state-owned company. The Doraleh Container Terminal is considered one of the most coveted pieces of real estate in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti announced its nationalisation last week, triggering a furious ...
When the United States' top diplomat visits five African countries this month, his audience will listening closely to see if they are able to finally make sense of how US-Africa policy has evolved under president Donald Trump. Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, will visit Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya ...
This week, the government of Djibouti unilaterally terminated the contract with the United Arab Emirates-owned DP World's operations of the Doraleh Container Terminal. The contract termination ends a long-running dispute between the government and DP World, one of the world's biggest port operators.
After boycotting presidential elections in 2016, Djibouti's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Renewal and Development (MRD), says it will not participate in legislative elections Friday, deepening concerns that democracy in the East African nation isn't working. “In Djibouti, there's a ...
The government announced the nationalisation of the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) in Djibouti on Thursday, placing the blame for the termination of its contract with DP World - the world's fourth largest port operator - on the Dubai-owned company's refusal to "settle amicably". A statement on behalf of ...
Djibouti is to host legislative election in the entire country on Friday 23 with the ruling party RPP grandees manoeuvring to hang onto their posts and avoid the hitches of the last legislative elections. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. A total of 65 parliamentary seats are up for election.
Djibouti is one of the smallest countries in Africa, but for several years now, people here have been thinking big. Many are dreaming of creating, with Chinese help, something similar to Singapore and the Gulf States. It may not be easy to make something of this parched land, but there is a true feeling of ...
His tour of the African countries focuses squarely on counter-terrorism and security, visiting nations engaged in battling Islamist terrorism, including Djibouti, home to Camp Lemonnier, America's largest and most important African military base. Democracy, human rights and development take a back seat ...
The top US general for Africa Command (Africom) said the military could face a “significant” ramifications if China takes control of a port in Djibouti. Marine General Thomas Waldhauser explained during a House Armed Services Committee hearing that the port was important for re-supplying the US base in ...
DJIBOUTI - President Ismael Omar Guelleh's ruling party claimed a resounding victory in Friday's parliamentary elections in Djibouti, taking nearly 90 percent of seats after the opposition largely boycotted the poll. Mohamed Abdallah Mahyoub, a senior member of Guelleh's UMP party and campaign ...
The Government of Djibouti illegally seized control of the Doraleh Container Terminal S.A. (the “Terminal”) from a Dubai Ports World (“DP World”) owned entity that designed, built and, since 2006, operated the Terminal pursuant to a concession awarded by the Government in 2006, the company said in its ...
DP World designed, built and began operating the $400 million (Dh1.47 billion) Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) in 2006 under the 30-year concession, resulting in thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the East African nation and boosting Djibouti's trade status. As the most technologically advanced ...
Dubai: DP World is content to leave its dispute over Djibouti's seizure last week of the Doraleh Container Terminal in the hands of arbitrators, group chairman and chief executive Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem said on Tuesday. Speaking on the sidelines of the Global Business Forum-Latin America, Bin ...
DJIBOUTI - President Ismael Omar Guelleh's ruling party claimed a resounding victory in Friday's parliamentary elections in Djibouti, taking nearly 90 percent of seats after the opposition largely boycotted the poll. Mohamed Abdallah Mahyoub, a senior member of Guelleh's UMP party and campaign ...
“Djibouti government's seizure of the Doraleh port is regrettable,'' Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash wrote on Twitter, in the U.A.E's first official response to the cancellation of the Dubai port operator's concession. “Agreements, commitments and reassurances didn't hold up to arbitrary ...
"Since December 2017, the Government of Djibouti has sought to enforce the law against the concession contract entered into between DP World and Doraleh Container Terminal SA and the Government, related to the container terminal at Doraleh. This effort culminated in a final demand that the contract ...
After boycotting presidential elections in 2016, Djibouti's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Renewal and Development (MRD), says it will not participate in legislative elections Friday, deepening concerns that democracy in the East African nation isn't working. “In Djibouti, there's a ...
Two recent projects have placed a spotlight on Ethiopia, where the Chinese presence is overwhelming: the first modern light railway (tram) system of sub-Saharan Africa in the capital, Addis Ababa, and the Addis-Djibouti railway, connecting the landlocked country to the maritime trade routes of the Gulf of ...
Djibouti is to host legislative election in the entire country on Friday 23 with the ruling party RPP grandees manoeuvring to hang onto their posts and avoid the hitches of the last legislative elections. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. A total of 65 parliamentary seats are up for election.
The Black Maidens have completed a 19-0 win over Djibouti to seal qualification to the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay later this year. Coach Augustine Evans Adotey's side thrashed the Djiboutians 10-0 in the return leg tie played at the Cape Coast Stadium after their emphatic 9-0 win in the first ...
Ghana's Black Maidens booked their place at this year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup after an emphatic 19-0 aggregate win over Djibouti. The Maidens beat Djibouti 10-0 in the return leg on Sunday at the Cape Coast stadium to complete the rout. The Maidens opened the scoring in the 6th minute ...
The People's Daily, China's flagship party mouthpiece, ran a two-page feature on Sunday under the headline “Time is ripe for a maritime great power”, detailing the country's naval buildup since 2012, the year that Xi Jinping took control of the Communist Party and the military. Liu Jixian, former head of the ...
In other words, China's involvement in developing port infrastructure, and even a military base, in Djibouti has created an environment of optimism which the Djiboutians, who were long exposed to the European and American presence in their land, hadn't experienced. That optimism is perhaps based upon ...


 

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