Tag: Djibouti

China’s Presence in Africa Comes with a New Edge

China’s Presence in Africa Comes with a New Edge

AFRICA, ASIA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of AmericaA new Silk Road running between China and Africa promises a boost in trade for Beijing. Long focused on commercial activities, the Chinese government is now expanding its remit to bolster military relations and pursue subtler, soft-power strategies across the continent. But, as the U.S. retreats, what tools will Beijing use—and should the West be worried? The Communist party wants to redefine its military engagement with countries across Africa and expand its power-projection capabilities. As part of this initiative, China invited top brass from 50 African nations last month to attend an inaugural “Defense and Security Forum”. From counter-piracy to counter-terrorism, China has vowed to provide these countries with “comprehensive support”,
Djibouti’s many international investment projects set a new pace for economic emergence

Djibouti’s many international investment projects set a new pace for economic emergence

AFRICA, BUSINESS
DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti The Republic of Djibouti terminated the DCT (Doraleh Container Terminal) concession, in which DP World is a shareholder and operator on 22nd February, 2018. This decision was taken after numerous unsuccessful attempts to get DP World to renegotiate a contract that was clearly contrary to the fundamental interests of the nation.This termination is a sovereign decision, part of a legal procedure, and executed at the end of a transparent process. It was instigated by an unfair and unbalanced contract, the clauses of which imposed unacceptable limits on Djibouti's development policy. The decision is linked to an exceptional and aberrant situation that by no means calls into question the strength or credibility of the signature of the Republic of Djibouti. ...
UN Migration Agency Helps Over 100 Ethiopian Migrants Return Home from Yemen

UN Migration Agency Helps Over 100 Ethiopian Migrants Return Home from Yemen

AFRICA, ASIA
GENEVA, Switzerland Last Evening the Intentional Organization for Migration, a UN Migration Agency helped over 101 Ethiopian migrants leave Yemen through Hudaydah Port as clashes grew closer to the area. The migrants will travel via the Gulf of Aden to Djibouti, where they will transit through on their way home to Ethiopia. IOM is providing transport assistance at all stages of the journey in cooperation with its Government partners. The group that left Yemen around noon yesterday, included nearly 51 women and 33 children, who had become stranded in the country. They are the most vulnerable cases from a larger group of about 300 migrants in total, who IOM will help leave Yemen in the coming days provided weather conditions are conducive to sea travel and the s...
Continental free trade deal offers Kenya, Djibouti chance to increase partnership, says President Kenyatta

Continental free trade deal offers Kenya, Djibouti chance to increase partnership, says President Kenyatta

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement offers Kenya and Djibouti an opportunity to increase public and private partnerships towards better prosperity. The president said the agreement provides solutions to remove bottlenecks that have traditionally hampered intra-Africa trade. President Uhuru spoke at State House, Nairobi, when he and the First Lady Margaret Kenyatta hosted a State Banquet in honor of Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, who is in the country for a three day State Visit. The President said the continental trade pact is a significant milestone for Africa as it heralds the dawn of a new era for Africa. "This will provide impetus towards achieving the African Union flagship projects as projected i...
Kenya, Djibouti sign four pacts to deepen trade and bilateral links

Kenya, Djibouti sign four pacts to deepen trade and bilateral links

AFRICA, BUSINESS, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya and Djibouti have today signed four agreements aimed at boosting trade and deepening bilateral links. The agreements were signed at State House, Nairobi, where President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, who is on a three State Visit to Kenya. The agreements signed included Trade Agreement, MoU on Bilateral Cooperation in the Livestock Sector, Agreement on Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investments and an agreement on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic passports. The agreements were signed shortly after President Kenyatta and President Guelleh held bilateral talks focusing on trade and security. President Kenyatta said the partnership that has existed between Kenya and Djibouti has been strong and efforts were be...
President Guelleh gets an elaborate state reception with a 21-gun salute

President Guelleh gets an elaborate state reception with a 21-gun salute

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has this morning welcomed Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh to State House, Nairobi, with an elaborate State reception complete with a 21-gun salute. President Guelleh, who is on a three-day State visit, arrived at State House shortly after 10.00 a.m. and was received by his host President Kenyatta. The Djibouti leader then inspected a guard of honor mounted by a detachment of the Kenya Air force. After the arrival ceremonies, the Djibouti leader signed the distinguished visitors book before holding a tete-a-tete with his host. This is the second State Visit of the week after President Kenyatta hosted Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali on Monday. President Kenyatta and the Djibouti leader will hold bilateral talks...