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EU Navfor marks ten years off Horn of Africa

On Tuesday 4th December in Djibouti, EU NAVFOR’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Pérez de Nanclares handed back command of Operation Atalanta Forces to the Operational Headquarters. The Change of Command Ceremony took place during a reception held on board ESPS Castilla on the occasion of 10 years of continued presence of EU NAVFOR in the Western Indian Ocean.

AFRICOM Commander meets with Djiboutian President, key leadership

During a four-day trip to East Africa, Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander of United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), met with senior Djiboutian officials, including President Ismail Omar Guelleh, on 29 November in Djibouti City, Djibouti.

France evaluates MMP missile in Djibouti

From 25 August to 22 September in Djibouti, the Technical Section of the French Army (STAT), the Directorate General of Armament (DGA) and prime contractor MBDA conducted an evaluation campaign of the Missile Moyenne Portée (Medium-Range Missile, or MMP). The purpose of this evaluation was to verify the MMP’s suitability for use in a semi-desert environment.

Djibouti and Eritrea to normalise ties

Eritrea and Djibouti agreed to normalise ties a decade after a border dispute led to brief military clashes, officials said after a regional summit.

The arms trade in the Horn of Africa promoting conflict

The reluctance of western and other powers to act against Djibouti’s increasing arms trafficking activities poses an existential threat to the security of the Horn of Africa and imperils ongoing efforts to end long-running conflicts in the region.

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