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A Djibouti, la garnison chinoise s'entraîne et fait sa promotion

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A Djibouti, la garnison chinoise s'entraîne et fait sa promotion


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Satellite photos reveal underground construction at Chinese military base

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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)


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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


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Qatar withdraws troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border mission

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Le chemin de fer Ethiopie-Djibouti, un modèle de la coopération sino-africaine

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Machar may be relocated to Djibouti during peace revitalization: report
Sudan has proposed that during revitalization of the 2015 peace deal, South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar, currently exiled in South Africa, may be relocated to Djibouti, according to a leaked IGAD report. According to the report obtained by Radio Tamazuj, Machar during his recent meeting with Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Sudan and Ethiopia in South Africa, blamed Sudan for orchestrating his exile in South Africa   Read More ...
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Djibouti lauds India’s role in maintaining peace in Horn of Africa
Djibouti today acknowledged India’s role in maintaining peace and stability in the Horn of Africa region as the two countries decided to join hands to eradicate the menace of terrorism. President Ram Nath Kovind during a visit to the country, the first by an Indian head of state, held wide-ranging discussions with his Djiboutian counterpart Omar Guelleh. During the visit, the two nations signed an agreement to establish regular Foreign Office-level consultations   Read More ...
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Rise of India is opening new opportunities: President Kovind at Djibouti
Rise of India is opening new opportunities for collaborations and the Indian diaspora has an important role in building bridges between India and the world, President Ram Nath Kovind has said. Addressing the Indian community at Djibouti on Tuesday, President Kovind, who is the first Indian leader to visit Djibouti, spoke about India’s high growth trajectory and said it is opening new opportunities for collaboration   Read More ...
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President Ram Nath Kovind In Djibouti On First Overseas Visit
Djibouti City: President Ram Nath Kovind began the first leg of his four-day visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia. He arrived at Dijbouti City on his maiden trip abroad after assuming office. The president, who is the first Indian leader to visit Djibouti, was received by Djiboutian Prime Minister Kamil Mohamed at the airport. He also garlanded Mahatma Gandhi's bust. During his visit to the two African nations, the president is expected to sign agreements on institutionalisation of foreign office consultation and greater economic cooperation with Ethiopia, Neena Malhotra, Joint Secretary (East and Southern Africa) in the Ministry of External Affairs had said earlier   Read More ...
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Our economic relations with Djibouti are growing: Ashok Malik, Press Secretary to President Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday arrived here on the first leg of his four-day visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia, his maiden trip abroad since taking office. The president, who is the first Indian leader to visit Djibouti, was received by Djiboutian Prime Minister Kamil Mohamed at the airport here. He also garlanded Mahatma Gandhi's bust. During his visit to the two African nations, the president is expected to sign agreements on institutionalisation of foreign office consultation and greater economic cooperation with Ethiopia, Neena Malhotra, Joint Secretary (East and Southern Africa) in the Ministry of External Affairs had said earlier   Read More ...
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President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Djibouti
President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday arrived here on the first leg of his four-day visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia, his maiden trip abroad since taking office. Mr. Kovind, the first Indian leader to visit Djibouti, was received by Djiboutian Prime Minister Kamil Mohamed at the airport. During his visit to the two African nations, the President is expected to sign agreements on institutionalisation of foreign office consultation and greater economic cooperation with Ethiopia, Neena Malhotra, Joint Secretary (East and Southern Africa) in the External Affairs Ministry had said   Read More ...
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President Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Djibouti on first overseas visit
President Ram Nath Kovind today arrived here on the first leg of his four-day visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia, his maiden trip abroad since taking office. The president, who is the first Indian leader to visit Djibouti, was received by Djiboutian Prime Minister Kamil Mohamed at the airport here. During his visit to the two African nations, the president is expected to sign agreements on institutionalisation of foreign office consultation and greater economic cooperation with Ethiopia, Neena Malhotra, Joint Secretary (East and Southern Africa) in the Ministry of External Affairs had said earlier   Read More ...
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Raja Mandala: India and Djibouti’s geopolitical scrum
That President Ram Nath Kovind’s first visit abroad is to Djibouti and Ethiopia suggests India is finally waking up to the extraordinary geopolitical significance of a region that is called the Horn of Africa. The four different states constituting the Horn — Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti — along with Yemen across the Red Sea have long been described as one of the world’s pivotal regions   Read More ...
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President Ram Nath Kovind to begin 4-day trip to Djibouti, Ethiopia on October 3
President Ram Nath Kovind will start his four-day trip to Djibouti and Ethiopia on October 3 during which a number of agreements, including one on economic cooperation, are expected to be signed. This will be Kovind’s maiden foreign trip as President. The President is expected to sign agreements on institutionalisation of foreign office consultation and greater economic cooperation with Ethiopia, said Neena Malhotra, Joint Secretary (East and Southern Africa) in the Ministry of External Affairs   Read More ...
Places: Djibouti |  Ethiopia |  India | 
China conducts first military drills in Djibouti
BEIJING: China has staged military exercises in Djibouti after opening its first overseas military base there last month, official media said. It was unclear when the drills took place. China opened its base in Djibouti in early August.   Read More ...
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China conducts first military drills in Djibouti
BEIJING (AFP) - China has staged military exercises in Djibouti after opening its first overseas military base there last month, official media said. State television CCTV showed armoured vehicles moving on a desert track, groups of soldiers firing automatic weapons and cannon pointing towards the horizon. Dozens of soldiers have been deployed in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius "to reinforce their hardiness in combat and their mastery of military techniques", the report said   Read More ...
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A Djibouti, la garnison chinoise s'entraîne et fait sa promotion
Selon un article du South China Morning Post titré "PLA out in force at first overseas base", la garnison chinoise de Djibouti a mené des exercices hors de sa nouvelle emprise logistique de 36 ha ouverte en juillet (lire ici). Ces manoeuvres médiatisées ont eu lieu, la semaine dernière, pour aguerrir le contingent chinois et inaugurer de nouvelles méthodes d'entraînement en opex, comme l'a confirmé le commandant de la base chinoise, Liang Yang   Read More ...
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SDF to conduct drill in Djibouti aimed at protecting Japanese nationals abroad
The Defense Ministry has said that it will conduct a drill in Djibouti for protecting Japanese nationals abroad, based on new national security legislation that entered into effect last year. The drill, slated for Sept. 25 to Oct. 2, will be the third of its kind. Following a series of ballistic missile launches by North Korea, the government is facing the challenge of ensuring the safety of Japanese citizens in South Korea, though it said Friday that no specific scenario will be envisioned in the upcoming exercise   Read More ...
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Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark provides free medical services in Djibouti
Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2017 shows the Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark in Djibouti. The Peace Ark arrived in Djibouti on Wednesday and was expected to carry out a nine-day medical service in Djibouti. It will then travel to Sierra Leone, Gabon, Tanzania and other countries to provide free medical and humanitarian services. (Xinhua/Wang Shoubao) Having sailed nearly 10,000 miles from China, the Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark has arrived in Djibouti, and is now providing free medical services to local people, when the temperature can reach 40 degree Celsius   Read More ...
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KBR rempile à Djibouti, Chabelley Air Field et Manda Bay pour 8 ans
En septembre 2016, je posais la question suivante: "KBR va-t-il rempiler à Djibouti?" puisque le marché de 2012 arrivait à terme. Voir mon post d'alors ici. La réponse est "oui"; la firme conserve ce contrat pris à PAE qui le détenait depuis 2007. Si le marché va à son terme (8 ans), KBR devrait gagner près de 450 millions de dollars à Djibouti pour des prestations de "base operations support" (lire le détail dans l'avis ci-dessous): Kellogg Brown and Root Services Inc   Read More ...
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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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Along China’s new Ethiopia-Djibouti Railway, a fast path through Africa for the world's newest superpower
Africa’s past is the mildewed train station in central Addis Ababa, where locomotives sit gutted and rusted tracks vanish in the grass. The line was once the greatest in Africa; built by France in the 1910s, it ran more than 450 miles northeast to neighboring Djibouti, where the desert meets the sea. Africa’s future is the new station a short drive away, a yellow-and-white edifice with grand pilasters, arched windows and a broad flagstone square   Read More ...
Places: Africa |  Djibouti |  Ethiopia |  United States | 
Pilot, 2 trainees dead in military plane crash in Djibouti
Mogadishu - An official in Djibouti says a pilot and two female military trainees died when their small aircraft crashed on Wednesday. Immigration official Mohamed Muhummed says the crash of the single-engine plane occurred near Djibouti city's airport during an air force training session. The cause of the crash remains unknown. Muhummed says investigations are underway. The tiny Horn of Africa nation also is home to a number of foreign military bases   Read More ...
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Pilot, 2 trainees dead in military plane crash in Djibouti
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An official in Djibouti says a pilot and two female military trainees died when their small aircraft crashed on Wednesday. Immigration official Mohamed Muhummed says the crash of the single-engine plane occurred near Djibouti city's airport during an air force training session. The cause of the crash remains unknown. Muhummed says investigations are underway. The tiny Horn of Africa nation also is home to a number of foreign military bases   Read More ...
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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   Read More ...
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China's first overseas military base opens in Djibouti
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) put into operation its first overseas support base in the east African country of Djibouti on Tuesday. Over 300 people attended the launch ceremony, which signaled Chinese military personnel started to be stationed at the base. The base located in the Horn of Africa country will help China to fulfill with a higher efficiency its international obligations such as escort and peacekeeping missions and humanitarian aid operations in areas including the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia   Read More ...
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Military support base opens in Djibouti
CHINA officially opened its first overseas military support base in Djibouti yesterday. Military personnel, officials and guests attended a flag-raising ceremony and parade to mark the occasion, Xinhua news agency reported. The event was timed to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the establishment of China’s People’s Liberation Army. Officers and troops paraded before an audience that included Djibouti’s defense minister   Read More ...
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China opens first overseas base in Djibouti
China has formally opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti with a flag raising ceremony and military parade. More than 300 people attended Tuesday's ceremony, including deputy Chinese naval commander Tian Zhong and Djibouti's defence minister, according to state media. The event was timed to coincide with the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of China's military, the People's Liberation Army, on August 1   Read More ...
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La Chine inaugure à Djibouti sa première base à l'étranger
Pékin - La Chine a inauguré mardi à Djibouti sa première base militaire à l'étranger, aux portes de la mer Rouge, a annoncé l'agence Chine nouvelle. L'ouverture de la base a été marquée par une cérémonie en présence du numéro deux de la marine chinoise, Tian Zhong, et du ministre de la Défense de Djibouti, a rapporté l'agence de presse officielle   Read More ...
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China formally opens first overseas military base in Djibouti
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 fueled 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   Read More ...
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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 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 fueled 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   Read More ...
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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   Read More ...
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Chinese PLA's new support base in Djibouti officially launched
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Tuesday held a ceremony in Djibouti to launch its new logistics support base in the east African country. The ceremony was held to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the PLA. Five Chinese formations and Djibouti's Three Services Honor Guard took part in the event. Established on July 11, the base was built to assist in humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts in Africa and west Asia   Read More ...
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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   Read More ...
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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 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   Read More ...
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Chinese troops on the way to new support base in Djibouti
Chinese People's Liberation Army has established a logistics support base in the east African country of Djibouti. According to CGTN's reporter Frances Kuo, Chinese troops are on their way to Djibouti. "The establishment of the base will help Chinese vessels' escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and Somalia, and international obligations such as humanitarian rescue missions," Geng Shuang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said   Read More ...
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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   Read More ...
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China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea
Addis Ababa - China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month, China's top diplomat to the African Union said Friday, as the Asian giant's military role overseas grows. China also would consider stepping in to mediate the dispute between the East African nations if asked, Kuang Weilin told The Associated Press   Read More ...
Places: Africa |  Eritrea |  Djibouti |  South Africa | 
China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — China's top diplomat to the African Union says his country would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month. Kuang Weilin told The Associated Press on Friday that China also would consider stepping in to mediate the dispute between the East African nations if asked. China this month dispatched members of its army to Djibouti to man the rising Asian giant's first overseas military base   Read More ...
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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   Read More ...
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Djibouti FA 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   Read More ...
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China's Djibouti base not for military expansion
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. (Xinhua/Wu Dengfeng) The support base China has just opened in Africa, which is meant for supply missions, is not a military outpost built to boost the country's military presence and play deterrent roles in the region. As the country's first overseas base ever, the Djibouti base, which was set up on Tuesday, has attracted attention worldwide   Read More ...
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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)   Read More ...
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Why Chinese Navy sets up support base in Djibouti
The Chinese Navy will soon establish its first overseas support base in Djibouti, as ships carrying military personnel for the base left Zhanjiang in southern China's Guangdong Province for the Horn of Africa country on Tuesday. The base will enable China to better fulfill its international obligations in conducting escort missions, peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press briefing on Wednesday   Read More ...
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PLA base in Djibouti to help China better perform int'l obligations
China on Wednesday said the establishment of a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) support base in Djibouti is a decision made by the two countries after friendly negotiations and will be conducive to China's performance of international obligations. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the remarks at a daily press briefing. He said that in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions, China has deployed vessels to the Gulf of Aden and the waters off the Somali coast on escort missions since 2008   Read More ...
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