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Qatar Withdraw May Endanger U.S. Forces in Djibouti

U.S. forces in a military base located in Djibouti
How on earth Qatar’s withdrawal of its peacekeeping force from the disputed Eritrea and Djibouti border endangers U.S. forces stationed in Djibouti? (Photo: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO VIA GETTY IMAGES)

BY JOSEPH HAMMOND

An obscure border conflict between two nations in the Horn of Africa may threaten America’s only permanent military base on that continent.

The current crisis was sparked in June when Qatar suddenly withdrew the peacekeeping force it has maintained in a disputed region along the Eritrean-Djibouti border after both feuding nations announced their support for Saudia Arabia, the UAE and other regional powers that have criticized Qatar for its alleged support of terrorist groups. Continue reading Qatar Withdraw May Endanger U.S. Forces in Djibouti

China Sets Up Military Base in Djibouti

China announces official opening of Naval Base in Djibouti

China finally sends military personnel to its first ever military base in Djibouti.

BY TESFANEWS

China confirmed it has set up a military base in Djibouti. Ships carrying Chinese military personnel departed Zhanjiang in southern China’s Guangdong Province on Tuesday to set up the Djibouti support base. Continue reading China Sets Up Military Base in Djibouti

Egypt-Saudi Tension Bubbling over Planned Djibouti Base

Saudi plans to build a military base on the coast of Djibouti have made the Egyptian government ‘suspicious’, as strained relations between Cairo and Riyadh show little sign of improving.

Djibouti, like Eritrea, is strategically located in the Horn of Africa across the Red Sea and Yemen. [Getty image]
By Al Araby,

Saudi plans to open a military base in the tiny Rea Sea state of Djibouti have raised concerns among Egyptian officials, as strained relations between Cairo and Riyadh show little sign of improving.

The base, which will reportedly be built “very soon”, would threaten national security, and the Egyptian government is “deeply suspicious”, according to a diplomatic source. Continue reading Egypt-Saudi Tension Bubbling over Planned Djibouti Base