Feb 22nd, 2013
Polls have closed in the tiny Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, where President Ismael Omar Geulleh’s ruling party faced a strong challenge from an opposition coalition in parliamentary elections. No opposition lawmakers have been elected in Djibouti since its independence from France in 1977....
Jul 19th, 2012
Nick Turse They call it the New Spice Route, an homage to the medieval trade network that connected Europe, Africa and Asia, even if today’s “spice road” has nothing to do with cinnamon, cloves, or silks. Instead, it’s a superpower’s superhighway, on which trucks and shi...
In East Africa
Feb 20th, 2012
Nairobi – The US military says an American reconnaissance plane crashed 10km from the only US base in Africa, killing four service members on board. A military statement on Monday said that the crash occurred at about 20:00 on Saturday. US personnel from Camp Lemonnier in the tiny Horn of Afric...
Apr 9th, 2011
NAIROBI, Kenya – The president of the tiny East African nation of Djibouti won a landslide re-election victory, an official said Saturday, in a vote colored by an opposition boycott and a clampdown on dissent. President Ismail Omar Guelleh had 76 percent of the vote with almost all ballots counted, I...
Mar 17th, 2011
Djibouti’s government has kicked out an American election monitoring group less than a month before the nation’s presidential election, a vote opposition politicians are boycotting because they say the president is repressing dissent. Djibouti is a tiny East African nation that hosts the ...