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Risks bubbling beneath Djibouti’s foreign bases (Asia Times)

November 28, 2018

By Bertil Lintner 

From the article: 

The Republic of Djibouti is on any measure one of the most stable countries in eastern Africa. There are no known Islamic radicals here and, unlike its immediate neighbor Somalia and Yemen across the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, it is not plagued by a vicious civil war.

The 1998-2018 war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, two other next door countries, significantly did not spill over into Djibouti. 


According to a March 2018 report by Center for Global Development, a US-based think tank, Djibouti has borrowed more money from China to pay for infrastructure projects than it can analysts doubt it can afford. 

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