Djibouti

About Djibouti

Capital: Djibouti
Population Estimate:  971,408
Area: 23,200 square kilometers
Borders: Eritrea (north), Somalia (south), Ethiopia (east), Indian Ocean
Independence Day: May 8, 1977
President: Ismail Omar Guelleh
Major Religion: Islam
Other Common Religions: Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism
Currency: Djiboutian Franc
Key Challenges: Deforestation, Desertification, Water Pollution, and the Protection of its Wildlife
Interesting Fact: Several developed countries (USA, China, and Japan among others) have military or naval bases in Djibouti

Country Analysis

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February 2019

In line with its 2035 economic vision, which is to triple the country’s per capita income, the country has had ...
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January 2019

Djibouti’s economy is currently driven by the country’s water port complex. Trade, through Djibouti’s port, is expected to grow rapidly ...
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December 2018

Djibouti’s recent developments have been driven by fourregional and international factors: the end of the Ethiopian – Eritrean ‘war’, the ...
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