Tag Archives: Djibouti Ports

Why Djibouti Is the Loser of Ethiopia-Eritrea New Peace Deal

What will peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia mean for Djibouti and its fragile port monopoly?ly

Djibouti President perceives normalization with Eritrea as a zero-sum game. However, Ethiopia’s unexpected warming of relations with Eritrea challenges his country’s strategic advantage. What is he going to do about it?

BY KELSEY LILLEY | ATLANTIC COUNCIL

Ethiopians and Eritreans alike are celebrating the breakneck speed of a rapprochement between Addis Ababa and Asmara, two longtime enemies. Closer ties between the two, while not necessarily a done deal, could usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the Horn of Africa, resuming a thriving trade relationship and granting landlocked Ethiopia access to a new port. Continue reading Why Djibouti Is the Loser of Ethiopia-Eritrea New Peace Deal

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

Djibouti Opens New, Modern, Multipurpose Port

The Doraleh Multipurpose Port is now the most advanced port in Africa

Djibouti today opened the USD $590m mega project – the Doraleh Multipurpose Port (DMP) that was equipped with state-of-the-art port equipment.

BY TESFANEWS

Djibouti has formally opened today the country’s latest mega project and one of four new ports designed to cement the tiny Horn of Africa nation’s position as a continental hub – the Doraleh Multipurpose Port (DMP).

The 690 hectare port facility has been substantially upgraded as part of a Chinese-backed plan to establish Africa’s largest free-trade zone that can handle $7 billion of goods a year. Continue reading Djibouti Opens New, Modern, Multipurpose Port