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Mohamed Idriss Farah

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Condolences Message

The Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti to Ethiopia, His Excellency Mr. Idriss Farah, on behalf of family and embassy staff, offers his most painful and saddened condolences to the family, relatives, and friends of the deceased Sultan of Tadjourah, late Abdoulkader Houmed, died in Paris on May 17, 2019.I pay homage, said the Ambassador, to this great patriot who has embodied, beyond his traditional power, a role of conciliator and man of peace at the national level.

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Somalia - Climate dryness : UN calls for urgent resources to avert humanitarian crisis

The United Nations asked Monday, May 21, 2019, the mobilization of urgent and sustainable resources to avoid a major humanitarian crisis caused by a severe drought in Somalia. George Conway, Acting Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), said that "the drought situation in Somalia has deteriorated rapidly and intensified much earlier than in the past. Somalia is at a critical juncture, but with sufficient resources, we can reactivate the structures that managed to avert famine in 2017 ". (Source ADI) According to the UN statement, the rains of the Gu 2019 season (April-June) have been dramatically inadequate, resulting in a second consecutive below average rainy season, while Somalia is still recovering from the impact the prolonged drought of 2016-17.  (Source ADI)

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African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights : Sensitizes Djiboutian journalists

The African Court of Human and Peoples Rights organized Monday, May 20, at the Hotel Le Laurier, a training workshop on its mandate, structures and skills. The meeting was attended by the Secretary General of the National Human Rights Commission, Djibril Osman Houffaneh, and a panel of local media reporters. A delegation, composed of several judges and lawyers as well as the staff of the General Secretariat of the African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights, is paying an official visit to Djibouti from 21 to 24 May 2019. Objective of the trip: to lead raising awareness and promoting the role of the court to governments and stakeholders in African states. (Source ADI)

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Djibouti -Business: Visit of a delegation of the Chinese Development Bank

The President of the Authority of Ports and Free Zones of Djibouti (APZFD) Aboubaker Omar Hadi, received yesterday morning, in the meeting room of the former free zone, located along the road to Venice, a delegation of the China Development Bank led by the representative of the local China Merchant Group office, Leo Li. This meeting focused on the validation of the financing of the first phase of 240 hectares of the international free zone of Djibouti (DIFTZ), inaugurated by the President of the Republic, in July 2018. This first phase, inaugurated by the President of the Republic in July 2018, includes an area of ​​240 hectares, and will extend within 10 years to 4,800 hectares for a total construction cost of $ 3.5 billion.  (Source  ADI)

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AU Commission - Benin : Statement by the President of the Commission on the legislative elections of 28 April 2019 in the Republic of Benin Addis Ababa, the 2nd of May 2019

The Chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, takes note of the preliminary findings of the AU Mission which observed the legislative elections of 28 April 2019 in Benin. The Mission noted that the elections took place in a context marked by a breakdown of consensus within the political class, thus undermining the open, inclusive and competitive nature that has traditionally characterized electoral processes in Benin.

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Communiqué Adopted at the 846th PSC meeting held in Tunis, Tunisia, on 30 April 2019, on the situation in The Sudan

The Peace and Security Council, Recalling the relevant provisions of the July 2000 AU Constitutive Act, the July 2002 Protocol Relating to the Establishment of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union, in particular Article 2 establishing the PSC as the standing decision-making organ for the prevention, management and resolution of conflict in Africa ; and the January 2007 African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.

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China - FCR : Promoting high quality joint development 

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday called for joint efforts by all parties to promote the high-quality development of "Belt and Road". Xi made the remarks at the leaders' roundtable of the second Belt and Road Forum (FCR) for international cooperation in Beijing. Based on the principle of extensive consultations, joint contributions and shared benefits, participants in the "Belt and Road" initiative have given a new impetus to global economic growth and opened a new space for global development since the first time. FCR in 2017, according to Xi. (Source ADI)

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China - FCR : Speech of President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh 

The President of the Republic of Djibouti, His Excellency Mr. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, made a very important speech in the Assembly of the 2nd edition of the Silk Belt and Road Forum held in the Chinese capital, Beijing. In this speech, the President presented the enormous potential of Djibouti and its inescapable position, economically strategic, which marries perfectly this precious Chinese project. We reproduce below, the entirety of this speech as it published by the ADI (Djibouti Information Agency)9

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Djibouti - China : Celebration of the 40th anniversary of Sino-Djiboutian relations 

On the eve of the opening of the second edition of the Silk Belt and Road Forum, the Head of State, Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh, presided on Friday, April 26, 2019, at a festive ceremony marking the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the establishment of Sino-Djiboutian relations. (Source ADI) 

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China - FCR : Djibouti Head of State at the Round Table of the Leaders of the 2nd "Belt and Road" Forum 

China - FCR : Djibouti Head of State at the Round Table of the Leaders of the 2nd "Belt and Road" Forum The President of the Republic, Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh, took part Saturday morning April 27, 2019, in Beijing, China, at the round table of leaders of the Second Forum of "Belt and Road" for international cooperation. In his opening speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for joint efforts by all parties to promote the high-quality development of "Belt and Road". (Source ADI) 

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The Security Council of the United Nations authorized Tuesday 12/2013, the temporary reinforcement of the African Union Mission in Somalia...

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15th meeting of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Somali coast held in Djibouti

It is under the theme of " Week of Piracy " that the 15th meeting of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Somali coast began its work on November 11/2013, at the Kempinski Hotel of Djibouti.

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