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Djibouti Country Profile

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Djibouti is a small country on the coast of East Africa in a region commonly called the "Horn of Africa". It is considered a strong ally of the United States in the region. The country gained its independence from France in 1977 and still hosts a French military base. The country borders Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia and is a short distance from Yemen (across the Gulf of Aden).

The U.S. maintains a base - Camp Lemonnier - where is operates aircraft, a task force, and small special operations contingent. The overall U.S. military command is named the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA). There is also a smaller element known as the Special Operations Command and Control Element - Horn of Africa (SOCCE-HOA). In addition, it is reported that drones are operated from the base. 1.

Contents of Djibouti Country Profile

Country Studies and Profiles
Travel Information
Miscellaneous Information
Publications and Reports
News Media
News Articles

Maps of Djibouti

Maps of Djibouti by World Atlas

Country Map of Djibouti - University of Pennsylvania

Maps of Africa - Stanford University Digital Collections


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Djibouti Country Studies and Profiles

CIA World Factbook - Djibouti. Information about geography, people, society, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

U.S. Relations with Djibouti - U.S. Department of State

Embassy of the United States in Djibouti

OSAC - Bureau of Diplomatic Security

Djibouti Country Profile - BBC News

Djibouti Economic Data - The World Bank

Djibouti - The New York Times

Djibouti - African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania


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Travel Info about Djibouti

Weather for Djibouti

Passport Requirements Djibouti - U.S. State Department

Djibouti Travel Warning - U.S. Department of State

Foreign Travel Advice - Djibouti by United Kingdom (

Djibouti - Government of Canada Travel Page

Djibouti Travel Guide - World Travel Guide

Djibouti - The Lonely Planet

Djibouti - Trip Advisor

Djibouti - Wikitravel - "The Free Travel Guide"


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Miscellaneous Info about Djibouti

Djibouti - 2015 Index of Economic Freedom - Heritage Foundation

Port de Djibouti

Languages of Djibouti by Ethnologue

Djibouti - World Health Organization (WHO)

Djibouti - World Food Programme

Djibouti - UNICEF

Djibouti and the WTO - World Trade Organization

Djibouti Music -

Djibouti Guide - National Geographic

Birds Stamps from Djibouti

Djibouti - Relief Web


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Publications and Reports about Djibouti

Foreign Relations of Djibouti - Wikipedia

Malaria Epidemic and Drug Resistance, Djibouti. CDC.

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News Media

La Nation ler Quotidein Djiboutien (French online news)


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News Articles about Djibouti

May 16, 2015. "Analyst: China's Djibouti Ambitions a Sign of the Future". Defense News. China may be extending its military presence in a strategic area. Djibouti's geographical position is of major strategic importance as it has the capability to control access to the Red Sea.

April 10, 2015. "Djibouti: Outpost of Stability in an Unstable Region". By K. Jack Riley and Seth G. Jones. RAND Corporation Blog.


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1. For more on drones see "U.S. moves drone fleet from Camp Lemonnier to ease Djibouti's safety concerns", The Washington Post, September 24, 2013. The drones now operated from a more remote air field within the country.


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