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: 921,804 (2020)

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

Major Ethnic 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

  • Sat - Jul 24, 2021: Rwandans in Ethiopia, Djibouti Mark 27th Liberation Anniversary - AllAfrica News: Djibouti
    [New Times] The Rwandan Embassy in Ethiopia in collaboration with the Rwandan communities living in Ethiopia and Djibouti on Friday, July 23, held a virtual event to celebrate Rwanda's 27th liberation anniversary.
  • Mon - Jul 19, 2021: Djibouti, Ethiopia to Launch Second Power Link - AllAfrica News: Djibouti
    [East African] Djibouti and Ethiopia have secured finance to build a second electricity transmission line after the two neighbours enjoyed the returns from the first project that linked their power grids.
  • Mon - Jul 19, 2021: Confident Kenya Face Tiny Djibouti in U-23 Cup Opener - AllAfrica News: Djibouti
    [Nation] Kenya coach Stanley Okumbi is optimistic that his Premier League experienced squad will have little trouble in beating minnows Djibouti in their opening Group "C" match of the Cecafa Under-23 Challenge Cup at the Bahir Dar Stadium in Bahir, northern Ethiopia on Sunday.
  • Mon - Jul 19, 2021: Djibouti, Ethiopia to Launch Second Electricity Link to Boost Trade - AllAfrica News: Djibouti
    [Nation] Djibouti and Ethiopia have secured funds to build a second electricity transmission line after the two neighbors enjoyed the returns from the first project that linked their power grids.
  • Mon - Jul 19, 2021: Kenya Hit Djibouti in Cecafa Under-23 Championship - AllAfrica News: Djibouti
    [Nation] Kenya Sunday recorded 3-0 win against Djibouti in the ongoing Cecafa Under-23 Championship at the Bahir Dar Stadium in Northern Ethiopia.