Source: World Trade Organization (WTO) |

Director-General Okonjo-Iweala cites members’ desire to complete unfinished business from MC13

WTO members are eager to complete the unfinished business pending from the organization’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi earlier this year

Speaking in her role as Chair of the WTO's Trade Negotiations Committee, DG Okonjo-Iweala said consultations she has held with members and groups of members since the last General Council meeting in March to hear their thoughts on moving forward post-MC13 demonstrated a “constructive spirit”, with everyone “eager to complete…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Djibouti Digital Economy: Opportunities and Challenges for Growth and Development

The report provides an overview of the current landscape in each of these areas and offers recommendations for further development

The World Bank has released today a comprehensive report on the state of the digital economy in Djibouti. The report, titled "Djibouti Digital Economy Diagnostic” looks at challenges and opportunities in the country’s digital landscape, the importance of digital infrastructure development, the need for improving broadband access and affordability, and…

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PAIX Data Centres Announces Joint Venture with Djibouti Sovereign Fund to Construct a Cloud- And Carrier-Neutral Data Centre in Djibouti

The new facility will serve as a strategic interconnection hub for internet service providers (ISPs), cloud providers, financial institutions, and enterprises seeking reliable and scalable infrastructure to support their digital initiatives

PAIX Data Centres (www.PAIX.io), a leading provider of data center solutions, is pleased to announce a strategic joint venture with the Djibouti Sovereign Fund to construct a state-of-the-art cloud- and carrier-neutral data centre in Djibouti. This landmark project represents a significant milestone in Africa's digital infrastructure development and underscores the…

Source: Council of the European Union |

Maritime Security: European Union to become an observer of the Djibouti Code of Conduct/Jeddah Amendment

The EU signals its strong support for an effective regional maritime security architecture, while strengthening its presence and engagement as a global maritime security provider in the fight against illegal activities at sea

The EU will soon become a ‘Friend’ (i.e., observer) of the Djibouti Code of Conduct/Jeddah Amendment, a regional cooperation framework to tackle piracy, armed robbery, human trafficking and other illegal maritime activities in the North-Western Indian Ocean, including the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. The Council today formally…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Djibouti |

United States Department of Defense Awards $25 Million Construction Contract to Djiboutian Businesses

This contract, part of the broader “Africa First” initiative, underscores the commitment of the United States to fostering economic growth and stability in Djibouti

The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Europe Africa Central (EURAFCENT) has awarded a significant $25 million construction contract to five Djiboutian companies. This contract, part of the broader “Africa First” initiative, underscores the commitment of the United States to fostering economic growth and stability in Djibouti. The contract,…

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Africa Finance Corporation’s year of impact sees major expansion of projects and investment

Underpinning robust growth in earnings and total assets, AFC successfully navigating the global geopolitical, inflationary and debt distress challenges of 2023 to implement critical infrastructure projects across multiple sectors

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) (www.AfricaFC.org), Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has announced its most impactful year to date, with unprecedented expansion of projects and investments spanning energy, transportation, mining, food, textiles and climate resilience. Underpinning robust growth in earnings and total assets, AFC successfully navigating the global geopolitical, inflationary and…

Source: Republic of Liberia: Executive Mansion |

On the Heels of Liberia’s Return Match with Djibouti, President Boakai Woos the Liberian National Soccer Squad

The President commended the players and technical staff for their unwavering commitment in their representation of Liberia in football during this period of scarcity of much needed resources

President Joseph N. Boakai, Sr., on Monday, March 25, expressed great pride in the performance of Liberia’s nation soccer Team, which recently defeated the Djibouti Team in the Moroccan City of Marrakech. He praised the Team for its courage and hard work to clinch an away win despite the many…

Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank approves Additional Financing for Economic Management and Statistics Development in Djibouti

These activities will enhance the achievements of the parent project, which focused on strengthening the national statistical system

The World Bank has approved an additional financing of USD$ 5 million for the Economic Management and Statistics Development for Policy Making project in Djibouti. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of the National Institute of Statistics of Djibouti (INSTAD) to produce and disseminate timely and reliable statistics, and to modernize the government's…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka |

Ambassador of Sri Lanka presents credentials to President of Djibouti

President Guelleh expressed his full commitment to enhance existing bilateral relations, particularly in potential areas which are mutually beneficial for both countries

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Djibouti K.K. Theshantha Kumarasiri presented credentials to President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti on 26 February 2024. Ambassador Kumarasiri is concurrently accredited to the Republic of Djibouti with residence in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. During the discussion that followed the presentation of credentials, President Guelleh…