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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.

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.

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.

Its Time For Ethiopia And Its Neighbours To Take The Bull...

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia’s dealings with its northern neighbour Eritrea are extremely tense due to an ongoing border dispute between the two countries. After the end of a 30-year war in 1991, the two countries still have not found common ground. While Ethiopia has flourished and has become one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, Eritrea’s economic fortunes have not improved.

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: 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.

U.S. And Djibouti Sign Agreement For Permanent Military Base In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States and Djibouti have signed a new 10-year lease on a U.S. military base in the Horn of Africa nation that the White House called a critical part in fighting terrorism. President Barack Obama announced the deal Monday at a White House meeting with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh.

Fresh Blood for East Africa, But Can New Leaders Fix Old...

East Africa is a generally known as a region where leaders can settle down and make themselves comfortable in power. Look at Eritrea, where...