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.
A potential oil spill in the Red Sea would spread well beyond Yemen and cause environmental havoc affecting Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and other nearby countries. According to The Guardian, the UN has been seeking Houthi permission to inspect the ship, but the Iran-backed ...
Unfolding over miles of sun-scorched desert and volcanic rock inside the tiny country of Djibouti, the base looks—the troops stationed here will tell you—like a sand-colored prison fortress ... pilots control a C-130 plane during an emergency exercise above Djibouti.
As Aydruse Hassen, Deputy Commissioner and Logistics head of NDRMC said, from the 600,000 metric tons, about 400,000 metric ton of the wheat is on its way to Ethiopia, which has reached to the Djibouti port, and as he further explained, the remaining 200,000 metric ton will be shipped within a short time ... ....
The first container ship from Saudi Arabia docked at Yemen’s western port city of Hudaydah, the Houthi rebel group said on Tuesday ... He said the Saudis can no longer “find any justification for preventing ships that come from its ports or forcing them to transit Djibouti as in the past.".
In alphabetical order below, we have compiled the future-ready country pavilions of the wider Mena region, from Djibouti to Bahrain... DJIBOUTI. The pavilion was designed by students from the National University of Djibouti, and it is modelled after shipping containers.