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American thinker 15 May 2018 Remember how China drew praise for extending all that influence throughout Africa, and not just Africa, but in Latin America and Asia, too? Investing in development where wicked private investors just wouldn’t? Telling everyone that its gentle message worldwide was “Let’s...

The diplomat  11 May 2018 11 May 2018  Wall Street Journal broke a story on May 3 quoting U.S. officials saying the Chinese military is targeting American aircraft over the new People’s Liberation Army base in Djibouti using a high-powered laser. China’s government is denying responsibility for the attacks, but its protestations are suspect and seem to reveal...

The New York Times 6 May 2018   China has long maintained the temples, temples and also other outcroppings within the South China Sea, additional states also have asserts there, including Vietnam and the Philippines. China’s vast reclamation project, that commenced in earnest in 2013, shortly afterwards Mr. Xi became the country’s predominant leader, has steadily...

   Julie Bishop is confident of Australia’s ties with Vanuatu amid claims China is making a base there. Australia would be greatly concerned if foreign military bases were to be built on Pacific islands, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says. Fairfax Media has reported China approached Vanuatu about building a permanent military base. However,...

Fair observer 29MARCH 2018 seizure of a port facility by the Djibouti government, questions arise about the safety of investing in Africa.  Following...

NPR 23 March 2018 How President Trump’s travel ban has left a number of American citizens and Yemeni-American families trapped in the tiny country...

Japan Times 28 March 2018 PORE – Steep commercial terms for China’s investment in infrastructure projects across Eurasia related to its Belt and Road...

Al Jazeera Africa c Foreign military presence is also growing on the continent under the guise of counterterrorism efforts. Djibouti has agreed to host American naval and drone bases that conduct operations in the Horn of Africa and beyond. Many other nations have also established military bases in the country, including France – the former colonial power –...

Asia week 26 March 2018 Until very recently, the dusty African territory of Djibouti was best known to the wider world for its inhabitants’...

22 March 2018 Les ordonnateurs des pays ACP en immersion au terminal à conteneurs de Doraleh [ACP Officers experience the Doraleh Container Terminal] La...