djibouti

Capital: Djibouti

Population estimate: 942,333

Area: 23,200 square kilometers

Borders: Eritrea (north), Somalia (south), Ethiopia (east), Indian Ocean

Independence day: 8 May 1977

President: : Ismail Omar Guelleh

Main Communities: Issa, Afar

Official languages:French, Arabic

Other languages: Somali, Afar

Main religion:Islam

Currency: Djiboutian franc

Key issues affecting the country:Deforestation, desertification, over fishing, drought, famine, poverty

Interesting fact:Several developed countries (USA, China, Japan) have military or naval bases in Djibouti

In brief

Ismail Guelleh attends FOCAC Summit

Ismail Guelleh attends FOCAC Summit

Monday, September 3, 2018 – Friday, September 7, 2018
Djibouti nationalizes Doraleh Container Terminal

Djibouti nationalizes Doraleh Container Terminal

Monday, September 10, 2018 – Friday, September 14, 2018
IGAD endorses Somalia and Djibouti plans to send troops to South Sudan

IGAD endorses Somalia and Djibouti plans to send troops to South Sudan

Monday September 17, 2018 – Friday September 21, 2018
English High Court upholds injunction against Djibouti Port Company

English High Court upholds injunction against Djibouti Port Company

Monday September 24, 2018 – Friday September 28, 2018
Djibouti – China ties

Djibouti – China ties

Monday October 1 – Friday 5 October 2018

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