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AFRICANGLOBE - Diminutive Djibouti seems set to become dangerously overcrowded: not with immigrants, or a harmful animal species, but rather with foreign military bases. Already home to Camp Lemonnier, the United States of America’s (USA’s) only acknowledged African base, it was widely reported earlier this year that China intends to join the USA, France and Japan in establishing a permanent military presence there.
AFRICANGLOBE - Djibouti, a small country on the Red Sea, is already home to military bases from the US and France, the former colonial power, but China's interest is now becoming increasingly apparent. What makes this horn of Africa nation attractive to global military powers?