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Stories about Djibouti

Are Term Limits and Mandatory Political Changeover Really in the Interest of African Nations?

In countries with few leading figures capable of securing the role of head of state, constitutionally mandated political changeover can be a real constraint on the political process.

Djibouti: At the Heart of the Fight Against Islamic Extremism in the Horn of Africa

Regional instability is a weight around strategically-located Djibouti's neck. But it is also a key source of income for the impoverished country.

Are ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ Outdated Terms in African Politics?

The cold war defined post-colonial African politics with its left vs right dichotomy. But is it still relevant for the continent today ?

5 Energy Treasures in Africa You Haven't Heard About

Most African countries still suffer frequent power outages which inhibit economic growth. They are not, however, lacking in resources. This post outlines some of those least known in Africa.

Djibouti: Arrests follow ‘Democratic’ Elections

Several opposition leaders were arrested in Djibouti after demonstrations which followed the February 22, 2013 general elections. The elections saw yet another victory for the party in power, the People's...

Djibouti: 2012 Djibouti Whale Shark Expedition

Seychelles Whale Sharks blogs about the the 2012 Djibouti whale shark expedition: “…Gareth has passed on the important statistics for the last week which yielded a further 369 encounters which...

Djibouti: Is Djibouti part of the Arab World

KonWomyn asks, “Is a protest in Djibouti a protest in the Arab World?”: Djibouti may be an East African country with much stronger ties to the African countries on The...

Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa censors Mideast protests

Some African leaders do not want citizens to know what is happening in North Africa and Middle East: “As news of Middle Eastern and North African protests swirl around the...

Djibouti: Will it become another Egypt?

Protests are taking place in Djibouti against President Ismail Omar Guelleh who succeeded his uncle Hassan_Gouled_Aptidon in 1999. Somaliland Press reports that 300 protesters demonstrated near the governmental palace on...

Djibouti: Djiboutilicious

Djiboutilicious is a Djibouti Cookbook celebrating culture and cooking in a country as hot as your oven.

Djibouti: Two evenings in Djibouti

James Ferguson blogs about his experience while working in Djibouti: “‘The Beverley’ is a place which is a very tiny elevator ride four floors above some kind of eatery, or...

Morocco: What do Moroccan and Djiboutian Education Have in Common?

Moroccan blogger Jamal Elabiad asks what education in Morocco and in Djibouti have in common.

Chez Gangoueus: A brilliant blog about African literature in French

A close runner-up for the Best of Blogs in French Award is Chez Guangoueus (fr). Réassi Ouabonzi blogs about African and diaspora literature in French from a reader's perspective since...

Djibouti: Food insecurity in Djibouti

A blogger based in Djibouti writes about food insecurity in the country: “Food instability is about to hit Djibouti. The rainy season ends in a month and there hasn’t been...

The groundswell of opposition to AFRICOM from African bloggers

At the tail-end of U.S. President George Bush’s six-day, five-country farewell tour of Africa came the announcement the Pentagon’s plans for a second U.S. military base on the continent of...

African Journalists on Franco-African Relations

African journalists working in France are calling on the two remaining French presidential candidates, Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal, to begin a new chapter in Franco-African relations (Fr), according to...

France: A War of Memory

French Congolese poet Alain Mabanckou posts some reflections by Abdourahman Waberi (Fr), a French Djiboutian writer, on the upcoming French presidential elections. Waberi had thought France had “finally woken up”...

Africa: renewable technologies

Africa Unchained writes, “Karekezi, S…surveys (PDF) the dissemination of renewable technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa…and attempts to evaluate the potential for these technologies to meet the energy needs of Africa’s poor…“

Africa: Moving on from the digital indaba

Meskel Square on “Moving on from the Digital Indaba“: “Overall it was a huge success. One way of judging that is to look at all the discussions that are still...

Africa: Is the Battle against AIDS Lost?

Forum Realisance believes (Fr) former colonial powers and pharmaceutical companies are partially to blame for the AIDS crisis but saves harsher words for Africans and failed African leaders: ” Ignorance...

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