Focus DJIBOUTI Infrastructures Issue dated 04/11/2019

Ismael Omar Guelleh loses control of the ports, the country's principal resource

Following the funeral of the chairman of the Port of Djibouti authority Saad Omar Guelleh, half-brother of head of state Ismaël Omar Guelleh, Aboubaker Omar Hadi, head of the Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority, is steadily becoming the sector's strong man. The president's inner family circle is still very much present, however. Here, we take stock of the forces in competition. [...] (2005 words)
The Doraleh Multi-Purpose Port in Djibouti.
The Doraleh Multi-Purpose Port in Djibouti. © XINHUA-REA
Following the funeral of the chairman of the Port of Djibouti authority Saad Omar Guelleh, half-brother of head of state Ismaël Omar Guelleh, Aboubaker Omar Hadi, head of the Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority, is steadily becoming the sector's strong man. The president's inner family circle is still very much present, however. Here, we take stock of the forces in competition. [...] (2005 words)
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