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Subsidies on school uniform mask deeper Djibouti anomalies

With unemployment rates in urban areas, at around 60 percent, a chronic problem, initial charges for uniforms were seen as astronomical

THE autocratic regime of President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh has yielded to public pressure to lower the price of uniforms for students at basic education level but this is seen as a smokescreen to divert attention from major issues afflicting the impoverished East African country.   Minister of Education, Moustapha Mohamed…

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Impoverished Djibouti has nothing to show for its wealth

Economists warn that Djibouti’s debt is close to its entire GDP but Mr Guelleh has shown no sign of slowing down on the opulence

WITH vast amounts of aid flowing into government coffers and its strategic position boasting one of the busiest shipping lanes, Djibouti ought to be among the wealthiest countries in the African continent. However, the irony is that the tiny country situated in the eastern coast of Africa is among the…

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Africa at risk: Malaysia slams China’s “new version of colonialism”

from Said Aboubaker in Djibouti and Savious Kwinika in Johannesburg

IT is a crisis mirrored across the developing world: loans so huge that government struggles to repay the debt. But Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad would not have it. On a visit to Beijing this week, he accused his host of luring nations into a trap with easy loans for…

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Outrage as al-Bashir travels again

From Raji Bashir in Khartoum, Sudan

Outrage as al-Bashir travels again: WHAT should have been a celebration of Africa’s largest free-trade zone has turned to a spat over human rights after Sudanese “war criminal” Omar al-Bashir was given pride of place next to Djibouti president Ismaïl Guelleh. The Djibouti free-trade zone — on one of the…