Refugees

UN: At least 30 refugees drown off Yemeni coast

Outrage as a Djibouti-bound boat packed with 152 refugees and migrants capsizes.

UN: At least 30 refugees drown off Yemeni coast

War & Conflict

Yemen blockade: aid supplies stuck in Djibouti

Aid agencies are working around the clock in the nearby Djibouti port to prepare shipments they hope will address some of the severe shortages Yemen is facing. They are waiting for the reopening of some Yemeni ports and airports that Saudi Arabia has

Africa

China opens first overseas base in Djibouti

China opens its first military base in Djibouti on same day as People's Liberation Army marks 90th anniversary.

China opens first overseas base in Djibouti

Africa

China to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

China's deal with Djibouti allows the presence of up to 10,000 soldiers in the country until 2026.

China to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

Opinion

Why did Qatar leave the Djibouti-Eritrea border?

The renewed Djibouti-Eritrea border dispute is the first ripple effect of the Gulf crisis in Africa.

Sultan Barakat

by Sultan Barakat
- Sansom Milton

Sultan Barakat

African Union

AU calls for calm amid Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions

African Union says it will send a 'fact-finding mission' to the countries as tensions between the neighbours mount.

AU calls for calm amid Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions

Africa

Djibouti accuses Eritrea of occupying disputed area

Official says Eritrean soldiers occupied moved contested border territory, days after Qatar pulled its peacekeepers out.

Djibouti accuses Eritrea of occupying disputed area

Politics

Ismail Guelleh wins fourth term as Djibouti president

Leader of UMP party, which has a tight grip on power, to continue to head strategically important Horn of Africa nation.

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