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US Marines conduct amphibious landing exercise in Djibouti

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US Marines and Sailors from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed an amphibious landing exercise in Djibouti on...

ISS: Proceed with caution – Africa’s growing foreign military presence

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Africa is host to a rising number of foreign military operations and bases, largely due to bilateral agreements between some African Union (AU) member...

New Africom commander visits Djibouti

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The new commander of the US Africa Command (Africom) General Stephen J Townsend, visited Djibouti between 6 and 8 August to meet with Republic...

ISS: Can the peace-trade equation stabilise the Horn?

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The launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 7 July at the African Union (AU) summit in Niamey, Niger, has created...

Djibouti to receive FMTV vehicles

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Djibouti will be one of the recipients of Oshkosh Defence’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) following a contract for foreign military sales of...

AFRICOM commander observes Djibouti’s Rapid Intervention Battalion

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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), met with senior Djiboutian officials, including Chief of General Staff of...

As China prevails, France’s Macron shuffles his cards in Djibouti

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday sought to reassert the importance of France in its former colony Djibouti with Paris increasingly fearing China’s muscular...

Djiboutian Air Force receives upgraded Dauphin helicopters

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Djibouti’s Air Force has taken delivery of four AS365N Dauphin helicopters upgraded by Airbus Helicopters in Romania. The four helicopters arrived in Djibouti on 16...

Migrants die in boat collision off Djibouti

More than 100 migrants are believed missing and 38 confirmed dead off Djibouti after two boats capsized, the UN. migration agency said. The overcrowded boats,...

Migrants feared drowned off Djibouti

More than 130 African migrants were missing off Djibouti after two overloaded boats capsized in rough seas, the United Nations migration agency said. The vessels...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...