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Djibouti: African Development Fund commits $41.16 million in grants to shore up COVID-19 response

AFRICA
The funding will take the form of an African Development Fund grant for $4.12 million and a $37.04 million grant from the Bank’s Regional Operations EnvelopeABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, July 26, 2020/ -- The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Friday approved grants worth about $41.16 million to Djibouti to bolster the national budget in support of government efforts to mitigate national and regional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.The funding will take the form of an African Development Fund grant for $4.12 million and a $37.04 million grant from the Bank’s Regional Operations Envelope. The Bank is providing the funding under its COVID-19 Response Facility.“It is the first time the Bank is leveraging the Regional Operations resources for a budget support operation. This approach was per...

Coronavirus – Republic of Djibouti: COVID-19 Situation Report

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NEW YORK, United States of America, July 25, 2020/ -- HIGHLIGHTS Some 5,031 cases of COVID-19 and 58 fatalities have been confirmed by authorities in Djibouti to date. The positivity rate is significantly lower (2%) this past week. Fatality rate remains significantly lower than neighbouring countries: 1.1%.New health protocols to accompany the border reopening mechanism were issued by the Ministry of Health. Download Report: https://bit.ly/30LsVx1SITUATION OVERVIEW As of 23 July 2020, the Ministry of Health confirmed 5,031 cases of COVID-19 in Djibouti, with 58 fatalities reported since the beginning of the pandemic. The progress of the epidemiological situation in Djibouti is very encouraging: during the last few weeks a significant drop in the number of positive cases identifie...

Coronavirus – Djibouti: On the Occasion of the Republic of Djibouti’s National Day

AFRICA
The Horn faces the simultaneous challenges of COVID-19, a desert locust infestation, and devastating flood damageWASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, June 27, 2020/ -- By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of StateOn behalf of the government and people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Djibouti as you celebrate the 43rd anniversary of your nation’s independence. Djibouti continues to be an important partner of the United States as we work together to foster prosperity and peace in the Horn of Africa. In these difficult times, as the Horn faces the simultaneous challenges of COVID-19, a desert locust infestation, and devastating flood damage, Djibouti has played a leading regional role in addressing these threats. The U.S.-Djiboutian partnership is vital to bringing securi...

Coronavirus – Djibouti: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Assists Thousands of Migrants Stranded in Djibouti due to COVID-19

AFRICA
DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti, June 20, 2020 -- More than 1,200 young migrants are stranded in Djibouti due to COVID-19 border closures and movement restrictions. The migrants, mainly Ethiopians, were in transit to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries seeking work.   Among the migrants is 26-year-old Ahmed. He spent 20 days travelling from Ethiopia to Djibouti on foot, bound for the coastal town of Obock – a common departure point for crossing the Gulf of Aden to Yemen, and then onward to Saudi Arabia. This migratory route last year saw over 138,000 young Ethiopian migrants, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Displacement Tracking Matrix – but it is not without risk.  Ahmed, an Ethiopian, was abandoned by smugglers and was stuck in Obock for ...
BUSINESS: Africa’s energy transition gains traction as Siemens Gamesa introduces renewable energy in Djibouti.

BUSINESS: Africa’s energy transition gains traction as Siemens Gamesa introduces renewable energy in Djibouti.

AFRICA, Business
DJIBOUTI CITY, Djibouti, February 25, 2020/ -- The 59 MW wind farm built by Siemens Gamesa (https://www.SiemensGamesa.com/) will almost double the country’s current installed power generation capacity; Project will help reduce the cost of electricity, increase energy independence and decrease the country’s CO2 emissions; First Siemens Gamesa project with the participation of an African investor. Energy access rates and reliability in Africa are the lowest in the world and electricity costs are among the highest. In line with its commitment to deliver cleaner, more reliable and affordable energy in Africa, Siemens Gamesa has sealed a contract to build the first renewable energy installation in the Republic of Djibouti. Despite high resource potential in Djibouti and opportu...
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