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China Development Gateway, 21.08.14 Adjust font size:    A senior officer of Japan’s Ground Self Defence Force arrived in Djibouti on Wednesday for a working visit that will last for a number of days, the Djibouti Armed Forces said. The visit by Kiyofumi Iwata, chief of Staff of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force, is meant to reinforce military cooperation...

13/08/14, Arabian Supply Chain Aboubaker Omar Hadi, chairman of Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority (DGZ), on how the ten-year-old hub is a gateway to Africa for the Middle East, boosting vital trade links for the nations. How much has Djibouti Free Zone developed since it was established in 2004? Since its establishment in 2004, the Djibouti Free Zone (DFZ) has witnessed...

Sabahi, 12.08.14 Djibouti’s Ministry of Health on Sunday (August 11th) announced that it is taking numerous precautions to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in the country, the Djiboutian Information Agency reported. The ministry has implemented improved sanitary controls at all points of entry to the country, including the airport and seaport. No cases of Ebola...

Somaliland Press, 24.06.14 Muna Mohamed Jama As you’re all aware of Berbera port authority has been deprived of the assistance of world developing agencies like the World Bank, IMF or bilateral funds available from developed governments. The Berbera port authority is severely restricted in its capacity to invest in new equipment because majority of the equipment used...

Reuters, 30.05.14 * China Merchants Holdings to build port, railway network * Port to relieve pressure on Dar es Salaam port * Construction to start after 2015 (Adds context) By Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM, May 30 (Reuters) – Tanzania has signed a framework agreement with China Merchants Holdings (International) Co Ltd for the construction of a new...

The Economist, 25.05.14 East Africa is in danger of throwing away part of its new-found oil wealth   KAMPALA IN MARCH last year the heads of state of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan met among mangroves in Lamu, a Kenyan town on the Indian Ocean, to launch the construction of a port and oil pipeline together costing $16 billion that would serve all their countries...

Reuters, 11.05.14 Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (L-R) pose for a photograph after the signing of the Standard Gauge Railway agreement at the State House in Nairobi May 11, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya/Pool  (Reuters)...

Dire Tube, 03.05.14   The negative impact of landlockedness on the trade and economic development of Ethiopia is highly pronounced because the country does not have a solid economic base, lacks well-developed transportation facilities, and doesn’t have strong neighboring trading partners. Even advocates of the Ethiopian government concur that physical isolation and...

4-traders, 12.08.14 ENP Newswire – 12 August 2014 Release date- 08082014 – As reported recently, China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd has won the bid for the EPC Project of Doraleh Wharf in Port of Djibouti with the contract value of USD$420 Million. As one of the most important ports in the Red Sea and East African Region, the Project includes...

Sabahi, 11.08.14 International press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called on Friday (August 8th) for the immediate and unconditional release of Djiboutian journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Waiss, who was arrested while covering opposition protests in a suburb of Djibouti City. Waiss, who works for La Voix de Djibouti, was covering a demonstration organised...