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

  • Tue - Jul 25, 2017: UN Agencies Partner With Government of Djibouti in Effort to Achieve SDGs - AllAfrica News: Djibouti
    [Unicef] Djibouti -World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake met President Ismail Omar Guelleh today and discussed United Nations cooperation with Djibouti.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: China Has Opened a Military Base in Djibouti. - AllAfrica News: Djibouti
    [Fahamu] The geopolitics of the Middle East will never be the same again
  • Tue - Jul 18, 2017: National Football Team Get Big Win Over Djibouti - AllAfrica News: Djibouti
    [Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian national side overwhelmed the minnows Djibouti with a 5-1 win in the first leg match of Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier on Saturday.
  • Thu - Jul 13, 2017: China to Open First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti - AllAfrica News: Djibouti
    [Al Jazeera] Ships carrying personnel for China's first overseas military base have set sail to begin setting up the facility in Djibouti, as the country's rapidly modernising military extends its global reach.
  • Thu - Jun 29, 2017: Chinese Funded Ethio-Djibouti Water Project to Be Launched - AllAfrica News: Djibouti
    [Focac] Addis Ababa -The Ethiopia-Djibouti cross border potable water project will be finalized and commence operation in about three months, according to Demelash Mulu, project manager.