Archive for the ‘Djibouti’ Category

Somaliland Gears Up For ‘Healthy’ Battle of Ports

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on Somalialand’s plan to compete head to head with Djibouti for Ethiopia’s trade: Anchored at the deepwater port of Berbera, an Ethiopian-flagged ship offloads its cargo of sugar and rice coming from India in what officials hope is a sign of a fresh era of trade in the self-declared east […]

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Somaliland Opens New Berbera Port Terminal

Via African Business, a report on the development of Somalialand’s Berbera port, which reduces landlocked Ethiopia’s reliance on the port of Djibouti for trade, and fuels optimism in the breakaway region of Somaliland: UAE port operator DP World and the government of Somaliland opened a new container terminal in the Berbera port on Thursday, signalling […]

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Challenges Turning Djibouti Into The “Singapore of Africa”

Via African Arguments, commentary on President Guelleh’s efforts to turn Djibouti into the “Singapore of Africa”: On 9 April, Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh won a fifth term in office with 97% of the vote. He effectively ran uncontested after the opposition decided to boycott the election, but the result had never been in doubt. Guelleh has led […]

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China Consolidates Its Commercial Foothold in Djibouti

Via The Diplomat, a report on how China’s presence in Africa’s smallest country is far more extensive than just a military base: Djibouti, located at the far end of the Horn of Africa, is the country with the smallest acreage on the African continent. But its proximity to the Middle East, its location on the energy […]

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