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What China's military base in Djibouti means for Africa

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What China's military base in Djibouti means for Africa

- China hasn’t been known for establishing military bases in Africa – or even beyond its immediate sphere of influence. This is changing following its decision to build a military base in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. The base will be next door to the United States Africa Command. China will be able to use the base to improve the way it manages its peacekeeping operations and humanitarian efforts in Africa, as well as its regional maritime operations
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China formally opens first overseas military base in Djibouti

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China formally opens first overseas military base in Djibouti

- BEIJING: China formally opened its first overseas military base on Tuesday with a flag raising ceremony in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, the same day as the People's Liberation Army marks its 90th birthday, state media said. Djibouti's position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fuelled worry in India that it would become another of China's "string of pearls" military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka
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China formally opens first overseas military base in Djibouti

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China formally opens first overseas military base in Djibouti

- BEIJING (Reuters) - China formally opened its first overseas military base on Tuesday (Aug 1) with a flag raising ceremony in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, the same day as the People's Liberation Army marks its 90th birthday, state media said. Djibouti's position on the north-western edge of the Indian Ocean has fuelled worry in India that it would become another of China's "string of pearls" military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka
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Satellite photos reveal underground construction at Chinese military base

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Satellite photos reveal underground construction at Chinese military base

- Hong Kong (CNN)New satellite imagery of China's first overseas military base reveal it to be bigger and more secure than previously thought. Two images provided by Stratfor Worldview and Allsource Analysis show the base in Djibouti, located at a strategic choke point on the Horn of Africa, to be heavily fortified with three layers of security and has about 23,000 square meters (about 250,000 square feet) of underground space, according to analysis provided by Stratfor
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Djibouti football association dissolves national team to 'stop poor results'

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Djibouti football association dissolves national team to 'stop poor results'

- The Djibouti Football Federation (FDF) has dissolved the national football team in a bid to 'stop poor results'. The FDF announced in a statement that the squad and coaching staff have been disbanded as the focus shifts to promising youngsters. The move comes after Djibouti lost 5-1 at home to Ethiopia in the first leg of their 2018 African Nations Championship qualifier on Saturday
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Pékin déploie des troupes sur sa base de Djibouti (actualisé)

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Pékin déploie des troupes sur sa base de Djibouti (actualisé)

- Le 12 juillet, Xinhuanet a publié plusieurs photos de deux navires chinois quittant Zhanjiang dans le sud de la Chine à destination de Djibouti où Pékin a installé une base militaire (voir mon dernier post sur ce sujet ici Le départ de ces navires avait eu lieu la veille. Les deux navires sont le Jinggangshan, un transport de chalands de débarquement, et le Donghai Island, un bâtiment semi-submersible (de type du Montfort Point US)
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China sends troops to Djibouti, establishes first overseas military base

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China sends troops to Djibouti, establishes first overseas military base

- China has dispatched troops to Djibouti in advance of formally establishing the country’s first overseas military base. Two Chinese Navy warships left the port of Zhanjiang on Tuesday, taking an undisclosed number of military personnel on the journey across the Indian Ocean. An editorial Wednesday in the state-run Global Times stressed the importance of the new Djibouti facility — located in the strategically located Horn of Africa — to the Chinese military
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China Sends Troops To Its First Overseas Base in Djibouti, Africa

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China Sends Troops To Its First Overseas Base in Djibouti, Africa

- China has dispatched troops to its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, a major step forward for the country's expansion of its military presence abroad. Ships carrying Chinese personnel sailed out of a naval base in Zhanjiang in the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday and towards the Horn of Africa nation, according to a statement posted on the defence ministry's website
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China sends troops to Djibouti for opening of military base

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China sends troops to Djibouti for opening of military base

- BEIJING — Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing’s first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility, state news agency Xinhua has reported. Djibouti’s position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fuelled worries in India that it would become another of China’s “string of pearls” of military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka
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China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

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China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti

- BEIJING: Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing's first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility as China's rapidly modernising military hones its global reach. Djibouti's position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fuelled worries in India that it would become another of China's "string of pearls" of military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka
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AU replaces Qatar in the Eritrea and Djibouti mediation

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AU replaces Qatar in the Eritrea and Djibouti mediation

- AFRICAREVIEW .The African Union will send a mission to Asmara to help ease the tension between Eritrea and Djibouti following the withdrawal of the Qatari troops from their disputed border region. The AU Commission Chairman, Dr Moussa Faki, made the announcement at the African Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Dr Faki recalled that the Qatari troops left the disputed region a few weeks ago, after controlling it since 2010 as part of the mediation process
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Djibouti, Eritrea in territorial dispute after Qatar peacekeepers leave

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Djibouti, Eritrea in territorial dispute after Qatar peacekeepers leave

- ADDIS ABABA: Djibouti accused neighbouring Eritrea on Friday of occupying disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers. Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said Djibouti's military were "on alert" and that it had lodged complaints with the United Nations and the African Union. The United Nations Security Council is due to discuss the situation behind closed doors on Monday, diplomats said
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Qatar withdraws troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border mission

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Qatar withdraws troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border mission

- Qatar said on Wednesday it had withdrawn its peacekeeping troops from the disputed frontier between Djibouti and Eritrea, after the two East African countries sided with Saudi Arabia and its allies in their standoff with Qatar. Qatar's Foreign Ministry did not give a reason for the move but it comes as Doha faces a diplomatic crisis with some of its Arab neighbours
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US Secretary of Defense Mattis visits Djibouti

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US Secretary of Defense Mattis visits Djibouti

- Djibouti. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived Sunday for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States’ only permanent military base on the African continent. Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 US soldiers and contractors, is vital to US military operations in Somalia against militant groups like Al-Shabaab, and also provides support for US operations in Yemen, where special forces regularly carry out drone strikes against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
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US officials say pirates have returned to waters off Somalia

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US officials say pirates have returned to waters off Somalia

- DJIBOUTI (AP) — Pirates have returned to the waters off Somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend, senior U.S. officials said Sunday. The attacks follow about a five-year respite for the region, where piracy had grown to crisis proportions during the 2010-2012 period, drawing the navies of the United States and other nations into a lengthy campaign against the pirates
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Djibouti inaugurates its part of Ethio-Djibouti railway 

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Djibouti inaugurates its part of Ethio-Djibouti railway 

- DJIBOUTI, (Xinhua) -- Djibouti on Tuesday inaugurated its section of the 752.7-km railway linking Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to Djibouti's Red Sea port city. The inauguration ceremony held at the Nagad Railway Station in Djibouti officially marked the completion of the Chinese-built Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, Africa's first transnational electrified railway. The 100-km line with three stations within Djibouti started from the Ethio-Djibouti border to the Djibouti port. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam
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Djibouti gives Rwanda more land for trade
Djibouti gives Rwanda more land for trade Rwandan government has been allocated another 40 hectares of land in Djibouti, although plans for development of the first 20 hectares, gifted in 2013 are yet to be determined. According to Trade Minister, Francois Kanimba, Rwanda was invited to participate in Djibouti’s 4,800 hectares new free economic zone, and the allocation of additional land now brings Rwanda’s total allocation in Djibouti to 60ha   Read More ...
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Pilot, 2 trainees dead in military plane crash in Djibouti
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What China's military base in Djibouti means for Africa
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China's first overseas military base opens in Djibouti
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Military support base opens in Djibouti
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China opens first overseas base in Djibouti
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China formally opens first overseas military base in Djibouti
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China formally opens first overseas military base in Djibouti
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China formally opens first overseas military base in Djibouti
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China formally opens first overseas military base in Djibouti
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Satellite photos reveal underground construction at Chinese military base
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China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea
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China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea
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Djibouti football association dissolves national team to 'stop poor results'
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Djibouti FA dissolves national team to 'stop poor results'
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China's Djibouti base not for military expansion
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Pékin déploie des troupes sur sa base de Djibouti (actualisé)
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Why Chinese Navy sets up support base in Djibouti
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PLA base in Djibouti to help China better perform int'l obligations
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Base in Djibouti to help China fulfill international responsibilities
Ships carrying Chinese military personnel depart Zhanjiang, south China's Guangdong Province, July 11, 2017. They are to set up a support base in Djibouti. The establishment of the People's Liberation Army Djibouti base was a decision made by the two countries after friendly negotiations, and accords with the common interest of the people from both sides, according to the PLA navy   Read More ...
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China sends troops to Djibouti, establishes first overseas military base
China sends troops to Djibouti, establishes first overseas military base China has dispatched troops to Djibouti in advance of formally establishing the country’s first overseas military base. Two Chinese Navy warships left the port of Zhanjiang on Tuesday, taking an undisclosed number of military personnel on the journey across the Indian Ocean. An editorial Wednesday in the state-run Global Times stressed the importance of the new Djibouti facility — located in the strategically located Horn of Africa — to the Chinese military   Read More ...
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China sends forces to first military base abroad
China sends forces to first military base abroad BEIJING -- China on Tuesday dispatched members of its People's Liberation Army to the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti to man the rising Asian giant's first overseas military base, a key part of a wide-ranging expansion of the role of China's armed forces. The defense ministry said on its website that a ceremony was held at a naval pier in the southern Chinese port of Zhanjiang presided over by navy commander Vice Adm   Read More ...
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China to open first overseas military base in Djibouti
China to open first overseas military base in Djibouti Ships carrying personnel for China's first overseas military base have set sail to begin setting up the facility in Djibouti, as the country's rapidly modernising military extends its global reach. The warships departed Zhanjiang in southern China to set up a "support base" in the Horn of Africa nation, state media reported late on Tuesday. China's agreement with Djibouti ensures its military presence in the country up until 2026, with a contingent of up to 10,000 soldiers, according to international current affairs magazine The Diplomat   Read More ...
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China Sends Troops To Its First Overseas Base in Djibouti, Africa
China Sends Troops To Its First Overseas Base in Djibouti, Africa China has dispatched troops to its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, a major step forward for the country's expansion of its military presence abroad. Ships carrying Chinese personnel sailed out of a naval base in Zhanjiang in the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday and towards the Horn of Africa nation, according to a statement posted on the defence ministry's website   Read More ...
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China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti
China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing's first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility as China's rapidly modernizing military hones its global reach. Djibouti's position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fueled worries in India that it would become another of China's "string of pearls" of military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka   Read More ...
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China Sends Troops To Africa As It Opens First Overseas Naval Base
China Sends Troops To Africa As It Opens First Overseas Naval Base Beijing: Ships carrying personnel for China's first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have set sail to begin setting up the facility, as China's rapidly modernising military extends its global reach. Djibouti's position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fuelled worry in India that it would become another of China's "string of pearls" of military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka   Read More ...
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China sends troops to Djibouti, establishes first overseas military base
China sends troops to Djibouti, establishes first overseas military base "This base can support Chinese Navy to go farther," Chinese paper says Djibouti has become host to several foreign military powers Two Chinese Navy warships left the port of Zhanjiang on Tuesday, taking an undisclosed number of military personnel on the journey across the Indian Ocean. An editorial Wednesday in the state-run Global Times stressed the importance of the new Djibouti facility -- located in the strategically located Horn of Africa -- to the Chinese military   Read More ...
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China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti
China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti BEIJING Ships carrying personnel for China's first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have set sail to begin setting up the facility, as China's rapidly modernizing military extends its global reach. Djibouti's position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fuelled worry in India that it would become another of China's "string of pearls" of military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka   Read More ...
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Why Djibouti is strategically important for global military powers
Why Djibouti is strategically important for global military powers In a sign of Beijing’s growing clout, the Communist country sent ships carrying its military personnel to its first overseas base in Djibouti, Africa in a bid to rapidly expand its military reach. China had already begun construction of a logistics base in Djibouti last year that they claimed will aim to resupply naval vessels working for peacekeeping and humanitarian missions off the coasts of Somalia and Yemen   Read More ...
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China sends troops to Djibouti for opening of military base
China sends troops to Djibouti for opening of military base Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing’s first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility, state news agency Xinhua has reported. Djibouti’s position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fuelled worries in India that it would become another of China’s “string of pearls” of military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka   Read More ...
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China sends troops to Djibouti for opening of military base
China sends troops to Djibouti for opening of military base BEIJING — Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing’s first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility, state news agency Xinhua has reported. Djibouti’s position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fuelled worries in India that it would become another of China’s “string of pearls” of military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka   Read More ...
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China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti
China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti BEIJING: Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing's first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility as China's rapidly modernising military hones its global reach. Djibouti's position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fuelled worries in India that it would become another of China's "string of pearls" of military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka   Read More ...
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China sends troops to open first overseas military base in Djibouti
Ships carrying Chinese military personnel for Beijing's first overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, have left China to begin setting up the facility as China's rapidly modernising military hones its global reach. Djibouti's position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fuelled worries in India that it would become another of China's "string of pearls" of military alliances and assets ringing India, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka   Read More ...
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Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base
Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base Ships carrying Chinese troops are heading to Djibouti to set up Beijing's first overseas military base, reports state media outlet Xinhua. China says the support base will be used for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and West Asia. It will also be used for military co-operation, naval exercises and rescue missions, said the Xinhua report. The move comes as China has ramped up investment and influence in Africa and the Indian Ocean in recent years   Read More ...
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