First lady's niece builds up her investment portfolio
Businesswoman Tolmone Almis Haid, a niece of First Lady Kadra Mahamoud Haid, is quietly diversifying her business interests in Djibouti, particularly in the health sector.
Despite his lack of a university degree or noteworthy operational experience, Zakaria Jnr is soaring up the army ranks. Meanwhile, his octogenarian father, who is the army chief of staff, has confounded repeated rumours of his imminent retirement.
For decades, the role of honorary consul has been given to businesspeople who have been living in Djibouti for a long time. They often belong to influential families and act as go-betweens on economic and political matters.
The president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region travelled to Djibouti last week with a large delegation of French business owners and politicians to take stock of contracts financed by the French region.
Select Security & Services (S3), a small private security company, is hoping that its two new partners will help it win contracts with the US army base in Djibouti.
The Djiboutian president Ismail Omar Guelleh (IOG) should be in Paris on 22 and 23 June for the summit being organised by his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.
Earlier this month, Interior Minister Said Nouh Hassan devised a new line-up of the state's representatives in Djibouti's five regions and Djibouti City. It was an opportunity to hand out some plum posts to friends and former colleagues.
The Djibouti government is preparing to launch a series of studies to lay the groundwork for the infrastructure for its part in the road corridor project.
After a Djiboutian business delegation visited Monaco last year, a small number of Monegasque companies will next month make the return trip to the tiny state in the Horn of Africa.
The Malagasy group is hoping to tap into Djibouti's need for sensitive infrastructure security services to lay down lasting roots in the country.
Switzerland, which already had an extensive diplomatic network in Africa, has now been expanded further after the federal department of foreign affairs appointed Sylvain Astier as the country's special envoy for the Horn of Africa.
Since the president of Djibouti ordered his economy minister to oversee the partial privatisation of Djibouti Telecom, the state-owned company's director general has been afraid that it will lose its monopoly.
The Djiboutian government is in favour of an over-the-counter arrangement for the second phase of the Doraleh desalination plant, but the European Investment Bank and the EU are both pressing for a tender process.
A delegation led by Djibouti's Defence Minister Hassan Omar Mohamed Bourhan is expected in Paris to finalise the terms of a nearly decade-old military agreement.
In order to successfully renegotiate France's defence cooperation treaty with Djibouti, the French foreign ministry has been relying in recent weeks on a special envoy.
Sadak Omar Mohamed, Mogadishu's ex-police chief, is soon due to formalise his marriage to the youngest daughter of Djibouti's president. A harsh critic of former president Farmajo, Mohamed's time with law enforcement was far from plain sailing.
The US Air Force has decided to renovate its airbase near the international airport, where the living conditions are rather spartan, and to this end has retained the services of private service providers such as Sakom Services.
The American firm Vectrus, which specialises in logistics and operational support for armed forces, registered a subsidiary in Djibouti. Vectrus Services Djibouti will provide logistical and consultancy services to the Djiboutian government.
With or without special envoys, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, China and Japan have ordered their diplomats to monitor the conflict and peace talks in Tigray closely.
From 6 to 10 February 2023, a delegation from Monaco will continue paring down the companies interested in investing in Djibouti.
On 19 October, the Djibouti company Red Sea Power, owner and operator of the Ghoubet wind farm, confirmed, filed and certified its accounts for the year 2021.
After a short personal trip to Paris, for which there is no official agenda, Djibouti's Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed will fly to Cuba on 27 October where he is expected to make an official visit.
While a delegation of senior Djiboutian officials was visiting Addis Ababa on 11 October, General Zakaria Sheikh Ibrahim, chief of staff of the armed forces, made a discreet visit to Mogadishu.
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