Amid reports that China’s “logistic facilities centre” in Djibouti includes weapons stores and small contingents of marines, the state-run media here on Tuesday asserted that Beijing has no intention of following the US pattern of establishing military bases around the world......Read More
As the Chinese military base in Djibouti is set to complete by next year, China has repeatedly expressed that it has no intention of following the US’s example in expanding its global military influence and projecting power over other countries. But what do the Chinese want to achieve in Djibouti
China has begun construction for a military post at a key location in eastern Africa, right next door to a US one. A 90-acre plot which is due for completion next year, the the naval outpost is expected to feature weapons stores, ship and helicopter maintenance facilities and possibly a small contingent of Chinese marines or special forces, according to foreign officers and experts monitoring its development. ......Read More
DORALEH, Djibouti—It was February this year when camel drivers first spotted the Chinese troops staking out a patch of coastal scrubland about 8 miles from the largest U.S. military base in Africa.....Read More
Bags of wheat speed down multiple conveyor belts to be heaved onto trucks lined up during the middle of a blisteringly hot afternoon beside the busy docks of Djibouti Port.....Read More
16 AUGUST 2016Alkarama Foundation (Geneva) Djibouti: Arrest of a Citizen Following the Dissemination of a Video Condemning Water Shortcomings in the Country
On 10 August 2016, Alkarama referred the case of Abdi Aden Cheik Ali to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression (SR FRDX), in order to call for his release after he was sentenced by the Djiboutian authorities to three months in detention following the dissemination of a video denouncing the lack of water in the region of Ali-Sabieh......Read More
Gulf of Aden Security & Yemeni Security Brief: Al Houthi-Saleh forces attack Saudi forces outside of Najran city, southern Saudi Arabia; Saudi-led coalition conducts airstrikes on Sana’a; President Hadi government forces advance in eastern Taiz city; Yemeni government closes Aden-Abyan road citing AQAP concerns; al Houthi-Saleh forces attack near Maris, al Dhaleh. Somali security agencies revised policies for the treatment of former Al-Shabaab fighters. FG Security Officials will offer low-threat former militants counseling and job training in Somalia......Read More
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Thursday, August 11, 2016, 10:14 by Philip Leone-Ganado
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson wants Malta-Djibouti air alliance
In an unlikely combination of elements, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson is hoping to leverage Malta’s aviation expertise to support a fledgling airline in the east African nation of Djibouti while helping to foster a relationship between the two countries....Read More
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