A diplomatic clash with Paris looming?
Djibouti's ambassador in Paris, Ayeid Mousseid Yahya, returned home at [...]
Since he became president in 1999, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (IOG) has built his core power base on members of his own Issa Mamassan clan. They hold numerous key posts even if allies from other ethnic groups are also represented in the upper echelons of state government. For some time, IOG's position on the national political stage has been under challenge, notably from opposition coalition Union pour [...]