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Thursday, 05-28-15, 9:34Spanish Air Force Achieves 7,000 Flying Hours With Operation Atalanta[EU Navfor] The Spanish Air Force Orion detachment, which is currently deployed in Djibouti with the EU Naval Force, has achieved an impressive 7,000 flying hours milestone. The Air Force detachment flies the P-3 Orion and CN-235 VIGMA aircraft and their main task is to conduct surveillance flights in the Indian Ocean and along the Somali coastline to look for suspected pirate ships and camps along the Somali coast. read more...
Tuesday, 05-26-15, 8:20200 Somali Police Officers Complete Training in Djibouti[Shabelle] Djibouti - Two hundred Somali police officers completed their three-month training in Djibouti led by Italian carabinieri, local media reported on Sunday. read more...
Monday, 05-25-15, 11:17RSF Outraged By Harassment of La Voix De Djibouti Web Editor[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is outraged at the judicial harassment of Maydaneh Abdallah Okieh, the website editor of the independent radio station La Voix de Djibouti (LVD), the first independent radio station in Djibouti's recent history. He could face imprisonment unless he pays an exorbitant fine of more than 11,000 US dollars. read more...
Sunday, 05-24-15, 9:23Tunisian Embassy in Addis-Ababa Tasked With Following Up Situation of Tunisian Expatriates in Djibouti[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Services of the Tunisian Embassy in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia were temporarily tasked with ensuring the follow-up of the situation of the Tunisian community in Djibouti and to preserve their interest, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Friday. read more...
Tuesday, 05-19-15, 10:26We Have to Fight Those Extremists Murdering People Under the Pretext of Religion - Djiboutian President[Walta Info] Addis Ababa -Djibouti's President Dr. Ismail Omar Guelleh said that the extremists use the religion erroneously and murder innocent people that everyone has to fight against them. read more...
Monday, 05-18-15, 8:04Djibouti Welcomes China to the Playground of the Superpowers[Daily Maverick] In politics, like property, location is everything. And while Djibouti doesn't have much in the way of natural resources or arable land, its place near the tip of the Horn of Africa makes it the sentinel of the Red Sea passage, and therefore a vital geostrategic ally. America already has a military base there, as do France and Japan, so it's no wonder that China is sniffing around too. By SIMON ALLISON. read more...
Friday, 05-15-15, 14:22Spanish Minister of Defence Attends EU Naval Force Change of Command Ceremony and Visits Spanish Warships in Djibouti[EU Navfor] The Spanish Minister of Defence, Mr Pedro Morenés, was the guest of honour during Operation Atalanta's Force Headquarters Change of Command ceremony that was held on board Dutch flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, on Wednesday 6 May 2015 in Djibouti. read more...
Wednesday, 05-13-15, 12:23Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference On May 11, 2015[Focac] Q: It is reported that the Chinese side is negotiating with Djibouti about building a military base there. Can you confirm that? Would Djibouti be the first country in the world where China establishes an overseas military base? If that is the case, don't you think that will feed into the fears about the so-called "China threat"? read more...
Wednesday, 05-13-15, 10:38Cargo Ship Headed for Djibouti Capsizes[The Star] A cargo ship carrying goods worth Sh1.5 million capsized in the Indian Ocean off Malindi on Monday afternoon. read more...
Tuesday, 05-12-15, 7:05Egypt and Djibouti Discuss Red Sea Security[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's foreign minister and Djibouti president talked about the security of Bab al-Mandeb, ahead of the forthcoming expansion of the Suez canal, on Monday. read more...

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