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Djibouti: Thirty-Eight Migrants Found Drowned After Shipwreck Off Djibouti

Thirty-eight bodies, including those of children, have been found after a shipwreck off the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, the UN’s International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday. The IOM said in a post on X that at least six other people were missing and presumed dead after the “tragic shipwreck”, while 22 survivors […]

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Kenya: Djibouti Joins AUC Chairperson Race to Take On Kenya and Somalia

Nairobi — Djibouti has joined the race for the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, becoming the third East African nation, alongside Kenya and Somalia, to front a candidate for the influential seat. Djibouti named Foreign Affairs Minister, Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, its candidate for the post. The Djibouti presidency officially announced the decision on Tuesday, underscoring […]

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Uganda: Special Envoy for Sudan Perriello Travels to Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates

Special Envoy for Sudan Tom Perriello will travel to Africa and the Middle East March 11-23, demonstrating the priority the Administration places on ending the Sudan conflict, meeting the immediate and dire humanitarian needs of the Sudanese people, and charting a path toward civilian, democratic government. In Kampala, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, and Cairo, the Special […]

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Djibouti Issues Statement On Somalia-Ethiopia Diplomatic Tension

Djibouti — Djibouti issued a statement on the tension between Somalia and Ethiopia that resulted from an agreement at the beginning of this month in Addis Ababa between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Djibouti highlighted the importance of protecting the independence and territorial integrity […]

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Ethiopia: Ethio-Djibouti Railway Freight Volume Surge

ADDIS ABABA–Ethio-Djibouti Railway Share Company (EDR) stated that its capacity in terms of cargo and passengers transportation has shown close to 40% annual growth. Speaking to the Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA), Company Chief Executive Officer Abdi Zenebe (PhD) said that the rail freight and passengers transportation capacity have been registering a remarkable growth of 35%-40% […]

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Ethiopia: Unbreakable Bond, Unshakable Resolve!

Situated in the strategic yet volatile region of the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia and Djibouti have enjoyed strong Comradery and friendship tied by unbreakable people-to-people bonds. The amicable relationship lasted decades and could be serving as the hallmark of win-win cooperation accompanied by mutual respect. Against all the odds in the region, the two countries […]

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East Africa: Ethiopia to Enact Law Normalizing Informal Cross-Border Trade Along Djibouti, South Sudan Borders

Addis Abeba — The Ethiopian government is taking strides to acknowledge and regulate the longstanding informal cross-border trade occurring along the Djibouti border. The Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration is currently introducing a law with the goal of formalizing the informal trade activities that have been existing along the border between these countries. Kasahun […]

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Somalia: Somali President Exchanges Eid Al Adha Greetings With Qatar, Djibouti and Turkish Leaders

Mogadishu, Somalia — Somali president Hassan Sheikh exchanged Eid Al Adha greetings, during separate phone calls, with Turkish, Qatar and Djibouti head of states. During the phone calls, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Djibouti leader Ismail Omar Guelleh and the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani extended greetings to the people and the […]

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Djibouti National Day

On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the Djiboutian people on the 46th anniversary of your nation’s independence. The United States and Djibouti have enjoyed a strong partnership for many decades. We look forward to deepening our bonds through greater cooperation on common priorities including economic development, peace and security, and defending […]

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Kenya: IGAD Leaders to Convene in Djibouti Monday for Talks On Regional Security

Nairobi — Djibouti is set to host the 14th Ordinary Session of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government on June 12, 2023. The Assembly will bring together leaders from IGAD member states to deliberate on crucial matters pertaining to peace, security, and development in the region. In addition to the IGAD member […]

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Egypt Contracts With Five Countries to Import Cattle, Frozen Meat

Supply Minister Ali Moselhi said the ministry signed contracts for importing cattle and frozen meat from five countries; Sudan, Djibouti, Tanzania, Uganda, and India. In a statement on Thursday, he said this falls within the framework of efforts to secure people’s need of meat at low price.

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East Africa: News – Ethiopia Secures Release of Six Djiboutian Soldiers Kidnapped By FRUD Armed Group

Addis Abeba — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs told state media that the Ethiopian government has secured the release peacefully of six Djiboutian soldiers who were held hostage by the FRUD militants. The Directorate General of African Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fisha Shewal, said that the government in cooperation with the Afar […]

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Africa: Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Before Meeting With Djiboutian President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum, and Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

SECRETARY BLINKEN: Well, good morning, everyone. A tout le monde, bienvenue, welcome. Secretary Austin and I are delighted to have three close partners of the United States with us this morning: President Bazoum of the Republic of Niger, President Hassan Sheikh from the Federal Republic of Somalia, and, of course, President Guelleh from the Republic […]

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Djibouti: Somali PM Meets With Djibouti’s Long Ruler

Somali PM Hamza Abdi Barre met with Djibouti’s president Ismail Omar Guelleh in the presidential palace as he ends a 3-day visit to the neighboring tiny nation. The two leaders discussed ways to boost the ties between Somalia and Djibouti which share a historic, brotherly, and neighborhood bond, according to a statement by the OPM. […]

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Djibouti: Somali PM Hamza Abdi Barre Travels to Djibouti

A delegation headed by Somali prime minister Hamza Abdi Barre jetted off to Djibouti on Tuesday, the 3rd overseas trip since he assumed office in June. The PM left the country for the nighbouring Horn of Africa nation on a state visit of his Djiboutian counterpart Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed. During his stay, the PM will […]

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Sudan: Ethiopia Exports U.S.$13 Million Worth Electricity to Sudan, Djibouti in Two Months

Addis Abeba — The Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) announced Monday that Ethiopia has earned more than US$13 million from exporting electricity to neighboring Sudan and Djibouti. According to Menilik Getahun, the head of sales and customer management office under the marketing and business development department of EEP, the amount generated was out of the planned […]

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East Africa: News – Ethiopia Condemns “Barbaric and Cowardly” Attack On Djibouti Army

Addis Abeba — Ethiopia condemned “the barbaric and cowardly attack” on 06 October on the Tadjourah Regiment of the Djibouti army at Garabistan. In a statement released via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Ethiopia conveyed “its deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the bereaved, injured, and missing, as well as to the […]

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Djibouti – A Summit For Addressing Climate Issues

Under the patronage of the President of the Republic H.E. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Djibouti will host, from October 23 to 25, 2022 an international summit entitled: Climate Change and Research (2CR): The path toward adaptation and lasting resilience This high-level meeting, organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, will be held at the […]