Why China and Saudi Arabia Are Building Bases in Djibouti?

China and Saudi Arabia are building military bases next door to US AFRICOM in Djibouti—and bringing the consequences of American withdrawal from the region into stark relief. By Joseph Braude and Tyler Jiang , Huffingtonpost Djibouti, a resource-poor nation of 14,300 square miles and 875,000 people in the Horn of Africa, rarely makes international headlines. But between…

Is Djibouti Africa’s Dubai?

BBC Africa Bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, tiny Djibouti has quietly been making headlines for its dreams to become as successful as the Emirate An oasis of peace Bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Djibouti is an oasis of peace in a part of Africa marred by piracy and instability. It is this privileged…

Why are there so many military bases in Djibouti?

By Tomi OladipoBBC News, Africa security correspondent Djibouti hosts the largest American permanent military base in Africa Djibouti, a small country on the Red Sea, is already home to military bases from the US and France, the former colonial power, but China’s interest is now becoming increasingly apparent. What makes this horn of Africa nation…

China ‘Negotiates Military Base’ in Djibouti

Beijing’s presence “welcomed”, raising prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in tiny Horn of Africa nation. Guellah has “welcomed” China’s plan to “protect its interests” in Djibouti [AFP] China is negotiating a military base in a strategic port of Djibouti, the president said, according to the AFP news agency. The move raises the prospect of…