Djibouti (/dʒɪˈbuːti/ji-BOO-tee; Arabic:جيبوتيJībūtī, French:Djibouti, Somali:Jabuuti, Afar:Gabuuti), officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somaliland in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east. Djibouti occupies a total area of just 23,200km2 (8,958sqmi).
Home to around 620,000 inhabitants, the city contains over 70% of the nation's population. The settlement was founded in 1888 by the French, on land leased from the ruling Somali and Afar Sultans. During the ensuing period, it served as the capital of French Somaliland and its successor the French Territory of the Afars and Issas.
Known as the Pearl of the Gulf of Tadjoura due to its location, Djibouti city is strategically positioned near the world's busiest shipping lanes and acts as a refueling and transshipment center. The Port of Djibouti is the principal maritime port for imports to and exports from neighboring Ethiopia. Additionally, the city hosts a number of foreign embassies, and is the headquarters of many international organizations, non-profit organizations and companies. Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport is the main domestic airport, connecting the capital to various major global destinations.
By Yi Fan ...No. 1 ... A record number of goods, including the much-needed medical supplies, were shipped to cities in Africa,Asia and Europe. On this continent, the Ethiopia-DjiboutiRailway, a flagship Belt and Road project, recorded an over 51 percent increase in revenue in the first half of 2020, when the pandemic was at its height ... No.2 ... No.3 ... ....
The Africa Command commander said the Djibouti base is now big enough to support aircraft carriers ...China opened a base in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa and began deploying troops there in 2017 ... Forbes published a report in May 2020 featuring satellite images of Chinese efforts to expand the Djibouti base.
On Tuesday, April 5, the Iranian ship Saviz was attacked off the coast of Djibouti in the Red Sea. “The day before the incident, an unidentified helicopter scouted Saviz ship for 5 to 10 minutes,” one of the ship’s crew told Noornews ... local time (0300 GMT) on Tuesday, April 5, near the coast of Djibouti, and sustained minor damage.