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China Wants Strategic Relationship With The African Country Of Djibouti

AFRICANGLOBE - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for the advancement of China-Djibouti strategic relationship. Xi Jinping made the call when he met with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh in Beijing.

An Ethiopia-Backed Port Is Changing Power Dynamics In The Horn Of...

AFRICANGLOBE - When Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Ethiopia became landlocked and therefore dependent on its neighbors—especially Djibouti—for access to international markets. This dependency has hampered Ethiopia’s aspiration to emerge as the uncontested regional power in the Horn of Africa. Recently, however, the ground has been shifting.

Saudi Arabia To Build Military Base In Djibouti

AFRICANGLOBE - Djibouti’s Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said a deal to build a Saudi military base in the country will happen “very soon.” “There are no hesitations on the deal and the delay is purely technical as such matters do take some time, and there are no political reasons behind it,” the minister said.

Ethiopia, Djibouti, China To Launch $4B Gas Project

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia says physical work on a massive $4 billion cooperative natural gas project between Ethiopia, Djibouti, and China will be launched soon. The announcement was made Thursday by Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom at the opening of the 4th Ethiopia-Djibouti Joint Ministerial Committee Meeting in the capital, Addis Ababa.

US Worried About China’s Military Plans For Djibouti

AFRICANGLOBE - Some members of the US Congress have urged the Obama administration to dissuade the government of Djibouti from allowing China to establish a military presence in the Horn of Africa. The concerns centre around the small, strategically situated country, which hosts a large US base used to carry out air and sea patrols and to conduct drone strikes in Somalia and Yemen.

Why Are There So Many Military Bases In Djibouti?

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?

China Planning To Open Military Base In Djibouti

AFRICANGLOBE - Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh told Agence France-Presse that the talks were ongoing and that Beijing's presence would be welcome in the former French colony, which borders Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Ethiopia And Djibouti – Towards A Conjoined Destiny

AFRICANGLOBE - Almost every schoolboy and schoolgirl, who passed through the Ethiopian education system, had been taught loads of controversial historical accounts which sometimes borderline folktale and myth. Many of these stories are in fact taught to children as well-established historical facts and events that took place in the past.

Ethiopian PM Calls For ‘Economic Integration’ With Djibouti

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Sunday called for enhanced efforts for further cementing economic integration with neighboring Djibouti.

Djibouti, Ethiopia Accuse Eritrea Of Undermining Stability

AFRICANGLOBE - Djibouti and Ethiopia on Saturday accused Eritrea of undermining regional stability. "Eritrea is destabilizing peace and security in the countries of the region, including Djibouti," Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh told a joint press conference with visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Ethiopia’s New Railway Starts In 2016

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia expects to open a new railway line linking the capital Addis Ababa with the Red Sea state of Djibouti in early 2016, a project at the centre of plans to create new manufacturing industries, the head of the state railways said.

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.

New Railway Project in Ethiopia Evoke Memories of Glory Days

Ethiopia's old diesel railway is now being replaced by a Chinese-built electrified railway, signifying a grand plan that seeks to transport the country's commercial exports to its neighbouring countries. A train hasn't left Addis Ababa for six years. But this major new train line is expected to open between Addis Ababa and the port of Djibouti in 2016.

Discovering Africa: Djibouti

AFRICANGLOBE - Djibouti is a destination that remains on the fringes of major tours in East Africa; probably for the best that it offers. This small country, in a strategic location on the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, is well known to scuba divers.

Ethiopia Signs $3.2 bln Deals for New Railway Line

Ethiopia has signed two deals worth $3.2 billion with Chinese and Turkish companies to construct a railway to link the land-locked Horn of Africa...

Ethiopia Seeking to Become East Africa's Power Hub

Ethiopia is deepening its power links with neighboring Djibouti. Ethiopia and Djibouti have opened a 230-kilovolt electric power transmission line, which will allow Djibouti to import 35 megawatts of electricity from Ethiopia