The two nations maintain trade ties through the Intergovernmental Authority on Development trading bloc comprising eight countries including Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda.
To invigorate the bilateral relations between Somalia and Ethiopia, it will not come through the everyday beseeching of the international community, nor will it come through undertaking pernicious and underhanded actions against Somaliland or even Djibouti.
Sharks coach William Muluya, whose charges knocked out Djibouti minnows Arta Solar 9-1 on aggregate in the preliminary round, is confident of a positive outcome against one of Africa’s greatest clubs.
On the military front, China opened its first overseas military base last year in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, the site of the only permanent US military base on the continent.
Similarly, from 2014 to 2016, Djibouti’s external public debt-to-GDP ratio ballooned from fifty percent to eighty-five percent, with most of that debt owed to China.
The official said that Chinese control of Djibouti's Doraleh port and growing influence over Zambia, as well as Russia's deepening presence in the Central African Republic, were among the top concerns.
– Military ‘scale back’ – Bolton will use his speech to tell African leaders that “in our economic dealings, we ask only for reciprocity, never for subservience.” China, by contrast, deliberately leads client states into debt, “promoting corruption,” the US official said, while “Russia is using corrupt practices to gain influence and leverage with a number of African countries.” The official said that Chinese control of Djibouti’s Doraleh port and growing influence over Zambia, as well as Russia’s deepening presence in the Central African Republic, were among the top concerns.
The 6th AU Peace and Security in Africa seminar being attended by senior officials including State Ministers of Foreign Affairs Hiruti Zemen Kassa (Ethiopia) and Mohamed Ali Hassan (Djibouti) was officially opened by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma.
Burundi declined the Bombardier DHC8-Q400 aircraft last month on the basis that they had no business class seats while South Sudan and Djibouti flatly declined the national carrier’s applications.
The company is also in discussions to acquire various cement producers in Uganda and Djibouti.