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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...

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...

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...

Sabahi, 24.07.14 Djibouti’s Secretary of State for National Solidarity Zahra Youssouf Kayad and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) representative in Djibouti Jacques Higgins on Tuesday (July 22nd) announced the launch of a food stamps initiative that will boost nutritional access for more than 3,700 households. Kayad and Higgins delivered the announcement...

Tesfa News, 24.07.14 PRESIDENT Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (IOG) has got a beautiful surprise for his opponents in the country. He quietly reconcile with his long time nightmare and rivalry Ismael Guedi Hared. Not only that. To cement their new found friendship, Guelleh allowed his daughter to marry Guedi’s nephew. But who is Ismael Guedi and why Ismael Guelleh fears him to...

All Africa, 18.07.14 By Zerihun Getachew Djibouti has disclosed it is the final stages of preparation to send extra troops to Somalia to enlarge support for AMISOM and the peacekeeping operations in that nation. Djibouti currently has 1000 troops operating in the central Hiiraan region in Somalia. Djibouti’s foreign minister, Mohamed Ali Yusuf, said on Wednesday...

Sabahi, 15.07.14 South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar met with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh in Djibouti on Sunday (July 13th) to seek support for his opposition movement against President Salva Kiir, the Djiboutian Information Agency reported. Machar and Kiir are engaged in peace talks mediated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Guelleh...

Bloomberg, 11.07.14 By Paul Richardson Djiboutian opposition leader Abdourahman Boreh blamed his rivalry with President Ismail Omar Guelleh for the government’s decision to cancel DP World (DPW)’s concession at the country’s port. Boreh, a presidential candidate in elections in 2011, also denied any wrongdoing during his tenure as chairman of the Djibouti Ports...

The National, 09.07.14 Tom Arnold DP World is facing a legal battle to keep hold of its concession to run Djibouti’s container terminal after the government accused it of using bribery to win the contract. In a statement, the government of the East African country said the agreement unfairly favoured DP World. It said it had rescinded DP World’s concession at...