Inside Story

What will Djibouti's election mean for stability?

After claims of repression and unfair constitutional change, Djibouti's vote is not without controversy.

Politics

Eritrea releases four Djiboutian prisoners

Relations have been tense since the Horn of Africa nations engaged in a three-day conflict in 2008.

Eritrea releases four Djiboutian prisoners

Somalia

Somali jet suspect 'checked in on Turkish Airlines'

Suspect and 73 other passengers meant to board Turkish Airlines flight, which was cancelled, Daallo Airlines chief says.

Somali jet suspect 'checked in on Turkish Airlines'

Aviation

Somalia airplane damage 'caused by bomb'

Somali aviation minister says one-metre-sized hole in the side of Daallo Airlines jet was caused by a bomb explosion.

Somalia airplane damage 'caused by bomb'

Opinion

China to open its first naval base in Africa

With the establishment of a base in Djibouti, China joins the global contest for maritime and commercial supremacy.

Geoffrey Aronson

by Geoffrey Aronson

Geoffrey Aronson

War & Conflict

Yemeni refugees seek shelter in Djibouti

As Yemen's conflict grinds on, the refugee population at Djibouti's Markazi camp has quadrupled since late September.

Yemeni refugees seek shelter in Djibouti

War & Conflict

Yemen's war-displaced flood into Somaliland

Heavy fighting between Shia rebels and coalition forces has pushed thousands onto boats and into the Horn of Africa.

Yemen's war-displaced flood into Somaliland

Politics

China 'negotiates military base' in Djibouti

Beijing's presence "welcomed", raising prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in tiny Horn of Africa nation.

China 'negotiates military base' in Djibouti

Opinion

Africa's oil shock

The economic transformation of African countries and the falling price of oil.

Zainab Usman

by Zainab Usman

Zainab Usman

Health

S Leone to withdraw Somalia troops over Ebola

African Union blocks troops rotation over Ebola fears, forcing Sierra Leone to withdraw its 850 soldiers from Somalia.

S Leone to withdraw Somalia troops over Ebola

Environment

Adapting to severe drought in northern Kenya

After worst drought in 60 years, traditional pastoralists find success raising cattle and growing crops.

Adapting to severe drought in northern Kenya

Human Rights

UN report: Leader's death won't end al-Shabab

Confidential report says US killing of Ahmed Abdi Godane will not halt attacks by the armed group in East Africa.

UN report: Leader's death won't end al-Shabab

Opinion

Mali: The forgotten war

France, Mali's former colonial ruler, is going back to its old colonial ways, writes Kane.

Pape Samba Kane

by Pape Samba Kane

Pape Samba Kane

Business & Economy

Al-Shabab gunmen attack hotel in Somalia

At least two African Union soldiers and two al-Shabab fighters killed in the raid, African Union tells Al Jazeera.

Al-Shabab gunmen attack hotel in Somalia

Djibouti

UK asylum seeker claims harrowing deportation

Somali man forcibly returned to Mogadishu says he is an 'easy target' for attackers.

UK asylum seeker claims harrowing deportation