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Kenya to replace South Africa on UN Security Council

Kenya elected to UN Security Council, beating Djibouti United Nations, United States | AFP |  Kenya was elected Thursday to the UN Security Council for 2021-2022, defeating Djibouti after first-round voting by the General Assembly failed to choose between the two candidates. Kenya obtained 129 votes, against 113 in the …

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Seven nations vying for five UN Security Council seats

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The UN General Assembly on Wednesday will elect five new members of the Security Council for 2021 and 2022, with battles underway for the Western and African seats. Kenya and Djibouti are facing off for one seat, while in the Western bloc, three nations …

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Djibouti 1 Uganda 5 in CECAFA U20 Challenge Cup

Group A 🇩🇯 Djibouti 1-5 Uganda Hippos 🇺🇬 🇪🇷 Eritrea 3-3 Sudan 🇸🇩 Group C: 🇧🇮 Somalia 1-2 Burundi 🇸🇴 Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It was a goal galore at the Pece War Memorial Stadium in Gulu as the Uganda U-20 national team (Uganda Hippos) humiliated Djibouti 5-1 during a group A contest at …

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Dubai accuses Djibouti of illegally seizing key Africa port

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Dubai has said it is seeking international arbitration against Djibouti after the Horn of Africa nation terminated its concession at a key port that is the main transit route to landlocked Ethiopia. The emirate said the Djiboutian government’s termination Thursday of the 50-year …

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China opens first overseas base in Africa

Beijing, China | AFP |  China has officially opened its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, state media said Tuesday, a major step for the country’s expansion of its military presence abroad. Chinese military personnel, officials and guests attended a flag-raising ceremony and military parade to mark the occasion, the …

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US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

Djibouti, Djibouti | AFP |  US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived Sunday for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington’s only permanent military base on the continent. Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 US soldiers and contractors, is vital to US military operations …

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