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.
“For nearly two years they've continued to move the goalposts,” Mr Dujarric said ... 'A new suffering began' ... A major spill would hurt tourism, fishing and desalination plants across Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti, and impede a shipping lane that carries as much as 10 per cent of global trade. .
For China’s international trade, the region around Mauritius is critical as a foothold in Mauritius could facilitate monitoring of shipping lanes that crisscross the Indian Ocean. China has opened a military base in Djibouti in 2017 and the Chinese Navy pays regular visits to the ...
Pakistan NavyShip (PNS) Nasr visited the ports of Djibouti and Sudan as part of its deployment in the African region ... The mission commander and commanding officer of the ship called on the chief commander of Djibouti Navy, ColonelAbdul Rehman Aden, and the commander-in-chief of Djibouti Coast Guard, Col Wais-o-Bogoreh.
A Pakistan Navy humanitarian aid ship carrying tons of relief supplies has left the country’s main port to sail to the African region. Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Nasr is on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission to assist the vulnerable population affected by natural disasters in African countries.