French PM Castex to spend Christmas in the Horn
The French prime minister Jean Castex, who was in Chad last Christmas, will spend this year's celebration in Djibouti with France's 1500 troops based there.
In gifting two military vessels to Djibouti and developing its own naval base there, China is consolidating its influence on the Horn but the US has no intention of being left behind. Djibouti for its part is developing its own projects with Damen Shipyards.
Par un décret signé le 7 février, le président Ismaïl Omar Guelleh a créé la société commerciale Red Sea Drilling Company, qui vise à soutenir les ambitions du pays dans la géothermie - et plus particulièrement sur le site du lac d'Assal, dans le centre de Djibouti.
President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (IOG) has to steer a path between the horns of a serious dilemma: normalise relations with the opposition to bring an end to the political crisis following the parliamentary elections in February 2013, but without nevertheless [.