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US Djibouti exercise cancelled

The US military cancelled a training exercise off the coast of Djibouti and put air operations from the country on hold after two separate air mishaps this week, US officials said.

Amphibious training event begins off Djibouti’s coast

The United States Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade on 4 April began a two-week amphibious training event in international waters off the African coast of Djibouti.

Significant consequences if China takes port in Djibouti

The top US general for Africa told lawmakers the American military could face “significant” consequences should China take a key port in Djibouti, as Beijing becomes increasingly muscular in Africa in an effort to expand its influence.

ISS: Should Africa worry about a growing foreign military presence?

The United States in particular, but also France, have had a lot of flak for their military presence in Africa. However a surprising number of other foreign powers have quietly been putting boots on African soil over the past couple of decades, though attracting little attention.

Reported unauthorized use of Djiboutian range fuels speculation on China’s African intentions

Last week, the Chinese military conducted live-fire exercises at a range in the Republic of Djibouti. News of these exercises made headlines across China and around the world.

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