Category Djibouti

Djibouti’s strongman president faces strongest cross-examination of his career

Ismail Omar Guelleh will be the first African president to appear as a witness in a UK corruption case. But this trial of intrigue is just one of many challenges facing the 16-year president. 

For the first time in history, a sitting African president will be summoned to give evidence in person before the British High Court. Ismail Omar Guelleh, the long-standing president of Djibouti is set to travel to London next month to testify in a long drawn-out trial involving his millionaire compatriot, former ally and now rival Abdourahman Boreh.

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Horn of Africa: Djibouti Invests to Become Education Leader In the Region

 The University of Djibouti has implemented a sophisticated software system to help it achieve its ambition to deliver tertiary education to students in countries on the horn of Africa. Sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education, the University of Djibouti e-campus was unveiled at a ceremony attended by the Djiboutian President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh and students from the university. continue reading »

Media blackout about political repression in Djibouti

On the eve of the legislative election of February 22, 2013, in the Republic of Djibouti, Hafez Mohamed Hassan, a 14-year-old schoolboy, was shot dead by the secret service of President Ismaël Omar Guelleh’s regime while he was taking part in a demonstration organized by a group of teenagers protesting the lack of sports facilities in their region of Obock. This is what happens when Djibouti is preparing for an election.

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Amisom now racing to pacify Somalia ahead of Kenya poll

Events have become hectic in Somalia in the past few days, with a major reconfiguration taking place of how the African Union Peace Keeping Mission will work towards stabilising the country. It is now emerging that Ethiopia is planning to withdraw its troops from Somalia at the end of April.

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UNHCR launches urgent appeal to donors


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres has launched an urgent appeal to donors to supply funds to ease the plight of hundreds of thousands of refugees in neighbouring Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti amid deteriorating conditions and growing displacement from Somalia. Video by: VOXAFRICA

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Africa: Proximity to Europe fuels drug market

A severe hunger is looming across the Horn of Africa and threatening the lives of millions who are struggling to survive in the face of rising food prices and conflict.

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