Djibouti (/dʒɪˈbuːti/ji-BOO-tee; Arabic:جيبوتيJībūtī, French:Djibouti, Somali:Jabuuti, Afar:Gabuuti), officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somaliland in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east. Djibouti occupies a total area of just 23,200km2 (8,958sqmi).
Home to around 620,000 inhabitants, the city contains over 70% of the nation's population. The settlement was founded in 1888 by the French, on land leased from the ruling Somali and Afar Sultans. During the ensuing period, it served as the capital of French Somaliland and its successor the French Territory of the Afars and Issas.
Known as the Pearl of the Gulf of Tadjoura due to its location, Djibouti city is strategically positioned near the world's busiest shipping lanes and acts as a refueling and transshipment center. The Port of Djibouti is the principal maritime port for imports to and exports from neighboring Ethiopia. Additionally, the city hosts a number of foreign embassies, and is the headquarters of many international organizations, non-profit organizations and companies. Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport is the main domestic airport, connecting the capital to various major global destinations.
Some 36,000 cataract surgeries will be performed by a Chinese medical team in Laos, Cambodia, and Djibouti this year, non-profit charitable group GX Foundation has announced ... “By this year, we are looking to distribute mosquito lamps and conduct a health education project in Laos, Cambodia, and Djibouti.
The container that exploded was filled with between 25 and 30 tonnes of chlorine and was being exported to Djibouti, the Washington Post said. Dr Jamal Obeidat, a local health official, urged people to stay inside and close windows and doors ... .
With strong support from the Government of Djibouti, this program will pilot a new ... Djibouti's Ministry of Health commented that "As a government, we are focused on delivering safe, effective and sustainable vector control to protect our people from disease-spreading mosquitoes.
The province's health department said more cases from other parts of the country were expected ... Tedros re-elected as head of WorldHealthOrganization ... The vote by secret ballot, announced by Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh from Djibouti at a major annual meeting, was seen as a formality since Tedros was the only candidate running.
In the last two years, the pandemic challenged the resilience of health care systems, reminding the nations of the need for achieving the right balance between protecting lives and livelihoods ... Lyonpo DechenWangmo handed over the chairmanship to Dr Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh, health Minister of Djibouti.