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The United States congratulates Djibouti’s longtime strongman on re-election

The United States congratulates Djibouti's longtime strongman on re-election WASHINGTON, USA - The United States has praised Ismail Omar Guelleh for his re-election as president of Djibouti, a small Horn of Africa nation whose election ended last week, amid ongoing political instability in the region. Guelleh, who has been at the helm since 1999, scored a handsome majority after…

Boat full of migrants capsizes off Djibouti, 34

A boat carrying 60 migrants capsized off the coast of Djibouti in eastern Africa, causing 34 migrants to drown, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday, during what was the second migratory drowning incident that occurred over a two-week period. Survivors reported that the boat capsized in the rough sea around 4 o'clock (afternoon GMT) after leaving Yemen with about 60 passengers on board, an IOM official in Djibouti told Agence France-Presse (AFP) and asked not to be named.…

The issue of the legacy of Ismaël Omar Guelleh

Given that the state controls most of the country, and power is reserved for the dominant clan, Issas, and even more so the president's sub - clan, the Mamasans, it is unlikely that we will witness a political transition. It is not excluded that Omar Guelleh will change the constitution to remove the age limit just as he removed the limit on the number of seats in 2010. But if he respected the constitution, he would surely seek a trusted successor, hence someone from his inner circle. which shares its line:…

“People’s victory” for power, “disguised”

Djibouti President Ismaël Omar Guelle was re-elected on Friday, April 9, for a fifth term. He would have received 98.58% of the vote, according to the first provisional figures announced Friday to Saturday, April 10. In Djibouti, the first reactions were heard this Saturday morning. On the power side, it is time to celebrate after Election Day on Friday 9 April. “Thank you for your trust, thank you for Djibouti! Let's continue together! “Tweeted at night the newly elected president, Ismael Omar Guelleh. On Friday…

Guelleh re-elected for a fifth time period as Djibouti’s president

The Djibouti strongman Ismael Omar Guelleh will serve for the fifth term as president of the small Horn of Africa, making him one of the longest-serving African presidents in a country where democracy is said to be utopian. According to election results projected by AFP after Friday's election, Guelleh, who was first elected president in 1999, achieved nearly 98 percent of the vote in an election that was widely boycotted by opposition candidates who questioned credibility. An estimated 215,000 citizens were registered…

Ismaël Omar Guelleh was re-elected president with 98.58%

Ismaël Omar Guelleh was re-elected on Friday with 98.58% of the vote, according to preliminary official figures, as president of Djibouti, a small strategic country in the Horn of Africa that he has led with an iron fist for 22 years. "IOG", 73 years old, ran for a fifth and, theoretically, last term against Zakaria Ismail…

voting day for a presidential election without

It's time for the bill in Djibouti, which organized its presidential election on Friday, April 9. The offices closed at 19 and we are now waiting for the results, which may fall overnight. The result of the vote is not in doubt with President Ismaël Omar Guelleh, a candidate for a fifth term against Zakaria Ismail Farah, an independent candidate. "The effort is, above all, participatory," acknowledged Djibouti's prime minister. Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed blew up the opposition, which boycotted the vote and called on…

Djibouti voters called for the election in a context

Presidential elections in Djibouti on Friday 9 April. The head of state, Ismaël Omar Guelleh, is running for a fifth term. The opposition that challenges the electoral process boycotted. Before the president, in power since 1999, there is therefore only one candidate: Zakaria Ismail Farah, an almost unknown entrepreneur who runs as an independent. Djiboutier is called to the election in a tense context. The presidential election is being held in a security context that has deteriorated in recent months. Conflicts…

The U.S. defense force says in a position to deal with al-Shabaab over the Djibouti risk

NAIROBI, Kenya - The United States has promised to take the threats posed by Al-Shabaab seriously, adding that the security of its troops and allied forces in East Africa remains its top priority in line with its security arrangements. The US Africa Command and the French troops based in Djibouti have been threatened by Al-Shabaab militants who issued a stern warning through its leader Ahmed Omar alias Abu Ubaydah over the weekend. A spokesman, Colonel Christopher Karns, told VOA Somali that the US Africa Command is…

Al-Shabaab requires assaults on Djibouti to host Western pursuits

Al-Shabaab calls for attacks on Djibouti to host Western interests MOGADISHU, Somalia - Al-Shabaab could carry out deadly attacks in Djibouti, the Horn of Africa, where the United States and France have unlimited influence ahead of the long-awaited election in the Red Sea country, which hosts the U.S. Africa Command Team. Ahmed Omar Abu Ubaydah accused Djibouti in the latest sound…

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