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China Deal Threatens Only American Military Base In Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE - Camp Lemonnier, which houses 4,500 American military personnel and is the only US military base in Africa, is currently undergoing a $1.4 billion (£900m) upgrade. It provides a vital base US Special Forces, fighter planes and helicopters, and well as being a major operational centre for drone operations in Yemen and Somalia.

Djibouti: Playing The Great Game

AFRICANGLOBE - Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, there is a new arena for high- stakes diplomatic rivalries – Djibouti in the Horn of Africa. Some of the most powerful militaries in the world – China, France, Japan, Russia and the US – glower at each other across Djibouti's Gulf of Tadjoura. Overlooking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, the gateway to the world's busiest shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean, Djibouti has an unrivalled position.