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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.

The Expansion of the Japan Self-Defense Force Base in Djibouti

Last year, Japanese officials revealed that the Japanese Government would lease additional land to expand the Japan Self-Defense Force Base in Djibouti. According to media reporting at the time, the expansion of the base is intended to serve as a counterweight to the expanding strategic footprint of China in Africa and the Middle East.

Multilateral non-combatant evacuation exercise held in Djibouti

Initiated by the Japanese military, the US Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) supported the first joint-nation noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise and training in Djibouti on 29 September.

Chinese troops stage first live-fire drills at overseas base in Djibouti

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) staged its first-ever live-fire drills at its only foreign logistics base in Djibouti, in a move designed to 'explore a new training model for the garrison'.

US demos RQ-11 to Djibouti as it provides AMISOM with UAV expertise

The United States military’s Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) has conductedan RQ-11 Raven unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstrationfor the Djiboutian military, as it provides a UAV surveillance system to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

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