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Exercise Cutlass Express 2022 kicks off

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The multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2022 has commenced, with an opening ceremony held at the Coast Guard Training Centre in Djibouti. Maritime forces from...

Russia training Djibouti Army mine clearance personnel

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The Russian military’s International Mine Action Centre (IMAC) is training servicemen from Djibouti on the Uran-6 mine clearance vehicle. The Russian Ministry of Defence on...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrives in Djibouti, conducts maritime interoperability exercises

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB-4) conducted bilateral maritime flight operations with French SA-330 Pumas off the coast of...

US Air Force Bomber Task Force conducts mission over Djibouti

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Two US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from the 9th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew a Bomber Task Force mission alongside...

Somalia’s president berates Djibouti for detaining his security adviser

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Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Friday accused neighbouring Djibouti of illegally detaining his national security adviser, a criticism which appeared linked to a...

Kentucky National Guard, Djibouti Demining Company train as part of State...

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Kentucky National Guard engineers travelled more than 15 000 miles to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, to conduct training with the Djiboutian military's Demining Company as...

Protesters close road, rail links between Djibouti, Addis Ababa – official

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Ethiopia's Somali region said on Wednesday a vital road and rail trade route linking the landlocked capital of Addis Ababa to the sea port...

ISS: A dangerous road home for Horn of Africa migrants

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COVID-19 is a key factor forcing migrants travelling to Saudi Arabia to make risky journeys home from Yemen. Migrants are returning for three main reasons:...

At least 34 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Djibouti, IOM...

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At least 34 people drowned when a boat carrying migrants from Yemen capsized off the coast of Djibouti, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)...

US, French forces conduct joint artillery training

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US Army Soldiers assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF) in support of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and French...

Africom Commander visits Kenya, Djibouti

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, completed a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti in December to conduct strategic engagements with...

Africom commander travels to East Africa

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander of US Africa Command, was joined by acting US Secretary of Defence Christopher Miller on a multi-day trip...

Africom commander meets with Djiboutian Foreign Minister

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, and US Ambassador to Djibouti Larry E Andre met with Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali...

KBR wins $65 million contract to support US bases in Djibouti...

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Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) has been awarded a $64.8 million US military contract to support base operations at three locations in Djibouti and...

A400M transports Griffon armoured vehicle from Djibouti

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As part of an operational trial, an A400M Atlas transport aircraft of the French Air and Space Force transported for the first time a...

Migrants die after being thrown off boat

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Twelve migrants died and others are missing after they were thrown off a boat by smugglers off Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, the...

Ten migrant bodies washed up on Djibouti coast

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The bodies of ten migrants washed up on the coast of Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, the UN migration agency said on Thursday. The...

Eight migrants dead, 12 missing off coast of Djibouti: IOM

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At least eight migrants died and 12 are missing at sea after being forced off a boat by smugglers off the coast of Djibouti,...

French military tests Griffon vehicle in Djibouti

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Two Griffon wheeled armoured combat vehicles have been embedded with the French Army’s 5th Overseas Interarms Regiment, based in Djibouti, for hot weather trials. French...

ISS: AFRICOM may be looking for a new home

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When the Pentagon sought to locate its newly formed Africa Command (AFRICOM) somewhere in Africa in 2007, Botswana and Liberia were reportedly eager to...

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