Africa

China's Xi pledges $60bn for Africa's development

Xi Jinping pledges $60bn in financial aid to African countries and pledges to write off debt for poorer nations.

Women's Rights

Domestic abuse adds to Yemeni refugee women's woes in Djibouti

NGOs and refugees say women can face economic and physical abuse, but fear speaking out due to stigma.

Domestic abuse adds to Yemeni refugee women's woes in Djibouti

Yemen

Yemeni refugees feel abandoned in squalid Djibouti camp

Yemeni refugees struggle to wait out the war in the heat of Djibouti, longing to return home.

Hyenas, wolves and disease 'welcome' Yemenis fleeing war

Yemen

A Yemeni's harrowing journey through the 'Gate of Tears'

After risking everything for a better life in Djibouti, Abdullah Muhammad says he may have to return to war-torn Yemen.

A Yemeni's harrowing journey through the 'Gate of Tears'

Africa

Djibouti port seizure: State-owned company takes charge

The government nationalised the port a week earlier, claiming that the deal struck with Emirati company DP World was one-sided and harming the country.

Africa

Ethiopia to join Somaliland, UAE port development venture

Ethiopian government has taken a 19 percent stake in Somaliland's Port of Berbera.

Ethiopia to join Somaliland, UAE port development venture

United Arab Emirates

Signalling rift, Djibouti seizes UAE-operated port

Doraleh Container Terminal taken over by government, says Dubai-owned DP World has damaged national sovereignty.

Djibouti seizes control of Dubai-run Doraleh port

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

Elections

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.