ARAB NEWS 1 October 2018 by JOSEPH DANA Despite its small size, Djibouti plays an outsized role in geopolitics. Some say the East African nation has the most valuable military real estate in the world. Situated on the Red Sea’s Bab Al-Mandab Strait between Yemen, Somalia and Eritrea, it is at the nexus of international trade and conflict. The Red Sea is the transit...

africanews 13 July 2018 Dubai’s DP World threatened on Thursday to take legal action against China and Djibouti for building an international free...

OZY 5 June 2018 Hong Kong–based American business developer Robby Zirkelbach has set up small firms in South Sudan, Iran and North Korea. But Somalia was too risky even for the former U.S. Marine sniper with a stomach for adventurous investments, until he stumbled upon the country’s north, the self-declared Republic of Somaliland. There, he sees promise in a land shattered...

The Wall Street Journal 1 June 2018 BERBERA, Somaliland—The battle for hegemony in the Middle East is playing out at an ancient African port where traditional dhow fishing boats now share space with giant container ships loaded around the clock by men in yellow high-visibility vests. Berbera, in the breakaway republic of Somaliland, is perched on a narrow shipping lane...

East African Monitor 23 May 2018 Djibouti may not quite be the “Singapore of Africa” yet, but the Horn of Africa’s smallest country still plays an oversized role in global affairs by providing valuable real estate to foreign militaries and positioning itself as a crucial waypoint for maritime trade. A highly strategic location has helped Djiboutian president Ismail...

Business Ghana 23 May 2018 20,000 people were affected by flooding in Djibouti, more than 10,000 people were displaced in Somaliland, and homes and fishing boats were destroyed in Puntland. “This cyclone left a trail of destruction when it hit Puntland and Somaliland. The storm then continued to Djibouti, where it caused major flooding, not least in Djibouti city....

WorldCargo News 23 April 2018 The dispute between the government of Djibouti and DP World runs on and on. The Dubai firm says that it still regards its...

Global Research 30 June 2017 Gulf Cooperation Council isolation of Qatar impacts Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland, Ethiopia and Sudan By Abayomi...

Bloomberg 9 June 2017 Somaliland coastal city will also host a U.A.E. military base The Port of Berbera in Somaliland.Photographer: Zacharias Abubeker/AFP...

GCR 31 May 2017 Dubai-based port operator DP World has announced plans to spend $442m on the expansion of its port at Berbera in Somaliland. The investment...