Djibouti

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INFORMATION

Capital: Djibouti City

Government: Dominant-Party Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Ismaïl Omar Guelleh

Economy:

  • Based on service activities connected with the country’s strategic location and status as a free trade zone.
  • Provides services as both a transit port for the region and an international transshipment and refueling center.
  • Djibouti has few natural resources and little industry.  Therefore, Djibouti is heavily dependent on foreign assistance to help support its balance of payment and to finance development projects.

Population: 846,687 (2016)

Land Size: 23,200 sq km (8,950 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Somali: 60%
  • Afar: 35%
  • Other: 5% (includes French, Arab, Ethiopian, and Italian)
Religions:

  • Muslim: 94%
  • Christian: 6%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Arabic (official)
  • Somali
  • Afar

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RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Sep 18, 2017: Aviation Minister Discusses Cooperation With Djibouti's Ambassador - AllAfrica News: Djibouti
    [Egypt Online] Minister of Civil Aviation Sherif Fathy received on Sunday 17/9/2017 Djibouti's Ambassador to Egypt Mohamed Zhr Hrsy at his office at the ministry headquarters in Cairo to discuss relations between both countries.
  • Tue - Sep 12, 2017: Central Bank Instructs Banks to Pay Shipping's Bill - AllAfrica News: Djibouti
    [Addis Fortune] The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE), the watch dog of financial institutions, directed all of the private banks to pay the 15 million dollars bill of the Ethiopian Shipping Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) to Djibouti's company.
  • Thu - Aug 31, 2017: Chinese Naval Hospital Ship Brings Free Medical Services to Djibouti's Villagers - AllAfrica News: Djibouti
    [Focac] Djibouti -With local patients packed with a temporary clinic in the midst of Djibouti's humid weather, sweats dropped down from the foreheads of Chinese doctors, who were carefully treating villagers through traditional Chinese medicine and modern therapy.
  • Tue - Aug 22, 2017: Maersk Line Goes Offline - AllAfrica News: Djibouti
    [Addis Fortune] The largest container shipping company in the world, Maersk Line, has moved to a manual system to clear the bill of lading documents at the port of Djibouti, following the recent cyber-attack on the company's database system.