Feast and Famine in Djibouti City - Africa's Dubai
Chinese funding is enabling the building of six new ports, two new airports, a railway, and what is being touted as the biggest and most dynamic free trade zone in Africa, potentially giving Djibouti City an edge over its rivals, writes James Jeffrey for IPS Africa.
IPS, 5 April 2017
As balmy night settles over Djibouti City, the arc lights come on at its growing network of ports as ships are offloaded 24 hours a day and trucks laden with cargo depart westwards… Read more »
Chatham House, 15 April 2016
The small nation is an increasingly vital economic and strategic hub. But political reform is still missing in action. Read more »
IRIN, 27 June 2016
In the middle of a blistering June afternoon on the busy docks of the Port of Djibouti, Aouleed crouches down on his haunches in the shade of a lorry, arms outstretched resting on… Read more »
The container terminal at the Port of Djibouti.