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Djibouti getting special mission Caravan aircraft

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The Djiboutian Air Force will be receiving two Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprop aircraft for special mission use, including border patrols, after a contract...

Pentagon Chief focusing on regional security on visits to Djibouti, Kenya,...

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United States Secretary of Defence Lloyd J Austin III, has started his official travel to Dibouti, Kenya, and Angola on the heels of the...

Djibouti, US celebrate relationships with Partner Appreciation Day

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Coalition and joint service members from the United States' Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa participated in a Partner Appreciation Day event...

EU NavFor Op Atalanta 41st rotation underway

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Italian Rear Admiral Fabricio Bondi handed command of the European Union (EU) naval force Atalanta headquarters to a Portuguese commodore with a notable first...

Djibouti operating Bayraktar UAVs

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Djibouti appears to have become the latest customer for Turkey’s Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Two of the UAVs, on lowbed trailers, took part...

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...

Another contract for KBR in Djibouti

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Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) has received a $75 million contract from the US Department of Defence for construction projects at Camp Lemonnier and...

US Africom commander meets with Djiboutian leaders

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, met with Ismail Omar Guelleh, president of the Republic of Djibouti, and other senior leaders...

Arrest of military pilot sparks protests in Djibouti – lawyer, social...

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The tiny Horn of Africa nation Djibouti has witnessed days of anti-government protests after a detained air force pilot said in a video clip...

KBR gets more Camp Lemonnier work

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Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) has received $110 million in contracts to support the US military at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. KBR announced on 22...

US provides patrol boats to Djibouti

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The United States has delivered four Defender patrol boats to Djibouti’s military, weeks after delivering Humvee vehicles to the Horn of Africa nation. The four...

US supplies 54 Humvees to Djibouti

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The United States has delivered 54 new Humvee vehicles to Djibouti as part of a $31 million aid package, with the vehicles to be...

Africom visit to East Africa focusses on security, terrorism

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U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), visited Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia earlier this month to engage with key partners...

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...

US continues to expand Djibouti UAV base

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The United States continues to expand its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) base at Chabelley Airfield in Djibouti and has awarded a contract for the...

EU Navfor marks ten years off Horn of Africa

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On Tuesday 4th December in Djibouti, EU NAVFOR's Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Pérez de Nanclares handed back command of Operation Atalanta...

AFRICOM Commander meets with Djiboutian President, key leadership

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During a four-day trip to East Africa, Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander of United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), met with senior Djiboutian...

France evaluates MMP missile in Djibouti

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From 25 August to 22 September in Djibouti, the Technical Section of the French Army (STAT), the Directorate General of Armament (DGA)...

Djibouti and Eritrea to normalise ties

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

The arms trade in the Horn of Africa promoting conflict

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The reluctance of western and other powers to act against Djibouti's increasing arms trafficking activities poses an existential threat to the security...

112 Djiboutian soldiers join Rapid Intervention Battalion

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One-hundred and twelve Djiboutian soldiers joined the ranks of the Djiboutian Army's Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) following a graduation ceremony on 28...

Members of Djibouti’s first Rapid Intervention Battalion graduate

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Members of the Djiboutian Army's first ever Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB), graduated from training following a culminating exercise at a site outside...