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Djibouti Country Profile

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Map of Djibouti

 

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

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


Maps of Djibouti


Maps of Djibouti by World Atlas
www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/dj.htm

Country Map of Djibouti - University of Pennsylvania
www.africa.upenn.edu/CIA_Maps/Djibouti_19869.gif

Maps of Africa - Stanford University Digital Collections
https://lib-prod.stanford.edu/maps-of-africa/collect

 

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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.
www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/dj.html

U.S. Relations with Djibouti - U.S. Department of State
www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5482.htm

Embassy of the United States in Djibouti
http://djibouti.usembassy.gov/index.html

OSAC - Bureau of Diplomatic Security
www.osac.gov/pages/CountryHome.aspx?CatalogLocationId=116

Djibouti Country Profile - BBC News
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-13231761

Djibouti Economic Data - The World Bank
http://data.worldbank.org/country/djibouti

Djibouti - The New York Times
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/djibouti/index.html

Djibouti - African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
www.africa.upenn.edu/Country_Specific/Djibouti.html

 

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Travel Info about Djibouti

Weather for Djibouti -WunderGround.com
www.wunderground.com/weather-forecast/DJ.html

Passport Requirements Djibouti - U.S. State Department
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/djibouti.html

Djibouti Travel Warning - U.S. Department of State
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/djibouti-travel-warning.html

Foreign Travel Advice - Djibouti by United Kingdom (gov.uk)
www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/djibouti

Djibouti - Government of Canada Travel Page
http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/djibouti

Djibouti Travel Guide - World Travel Guide
www.worldtravelguide.net/djibouti

Djibouti - The Lonely Planet
www.lonelyplanet.com/djibouti

Djibouti - Trip Advisor
www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g293787-Djibouti-Vacations.html

Djibouti - Wikitravel - "The Free Travel Guide"
http://wikitravel.org/en/Djibouti

 

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Miscellaneous Info about Djibouti

Djibouti - 2015 Index of Economic Freedom - Heritage Foundation
www.heritage.org/index/country/djibouti

Port de Djibouti
www.portdedjibouti.com

Languages of Djibouti by Ethnologue
www.ethnologue.com/country/DJ

Djibouti - World Health Organization (WHO)
www.who.int/countries/dji/en/

Djibouti - World Food Programme
www.wfp.org/countries/djibouti

Djibouti - UNICEF
www.unicef.org/infobycountry/djibouti.html

Djibouti and the WTO - World Trade Organization
www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/countries_e/djibouti_e.htm

Djibouti Music - afromix.org
www.afromix.org/html/musique/pays/djibouti/index.en.html

Djibouti Guide - National Geographic
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/djibouti-guide/

Birds Stamps from Djibouti
www.birdtheme.org/country/djibouti.html

Djibouti - Relief Web
http://reliefweb.int/country/dji

 

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Publications and Reports about Djibouti

Foreign Relations of Djibouti - Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Djibouti

Malaria Epidemic and Drug Resistance, Djibouti. CDC.
wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/11/2/04-0108_article

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News Media

La Nation ler Quotidein Djiboutien (French online news)
www.lanationdj.com

 

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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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Endnotes

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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