Ismail Omar Guelleh

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 9th, 2013
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Addis Ababa (RBC) Somalia prime minister Abdi Farah Shirdon Saacid on his first visit tour to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa has met with his Ethiopian counterpart, Hailamariam Daselegn in a bid to discuss bilateral relations between the two governments, RBC Radio reports. In a statement released...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 26th, 2013
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By Catherine Cheney,worldpoliticsreview In Djibouti, the small but strategically important state in the Horn of Africa, security forces are still working to disperse opposition supporters protesting the ruling coalition’s victory in Friday’s parliamentary elections. The vote marked the end of the opp...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 23rd, 2013
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Djibouti opposition parties have joined forces to take part in parliamentary polls, ending a 10-year boycott. The BBC’s Ahmed Said Egeh in Djibouti city said voting was peaceful and had to be extended by one hour because of the large turnout. President Ismael Omar Guelleh, whose party held all ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 13th, 2011
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says countries like Djibouti are key to counterterrorism efforts, as the U.S. shifts its focus to al-Qaida affiliates in Somalia and Yemen. Panetta made a brief visit Tuesday to Djibouti, where he met with President Ismail Omar Guelleh and thanked him for his su...
By benim
In Djibouti
May 12th, 2011
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Judges at the International Criminal Court reported the African nation of Djibouti to the United Nations Security Council Thursday for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during an official visit. Judges said media reported that al-Bashir attended the inaugura...
By benim
In East Africa
May 10th, 2011
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The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir today received an invitation from his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni to attend his inauguration ceremony on May 12th where he will be sworn in for a fourth term. The state minister for the Office of the Vice President in Uganda James Baba delivered th...
By benim
In Djibouti
Apr 13th, 2011
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Djibouti – Djibouti’s constitutional council on Wednesday validated results of last week’s presidential poll which showed that incumbent Ismael Omar Guelleh won 80% of votes in a contest boycotted by the opposition. The 63-year-old Guelleh faced a single independent candidate, Moham...
By benim
In Djibouti
Apr 9th, 2011
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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...
By benim
In Djibouti
Apr 8th, 2011
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Djibouti – Djibouti went to the polls on Friday with President Ismael Omar Guelleh expected to secure a third term amid an opposition boycott, even after the biggest protests in more than 30 years. Voters in the tiny but strategically placed Horn of Africa country will have a choice of Guelleh ...
By benim
In Analysis
Mar 19th, 2011
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The following is a list of Africa’s remaining “Big Men” — the leaders who refuse to surrender power, and their sons: ___ — Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea, 69 — Took power in a bloody coup in 1979.               — Jose Eduardo dos Santos...