Djibouti

39 results

Herds in Somaliland: In the north towards the Somaliland coast, thousands of goats, sheep, cows and even drought-hardy camels are buried in mass graves. Photograph: James Jeffrey

After slitting the goat’s throat the teenage boy wipes both sides of his blade on the goat’s body slumped on the arid ground, its eyes blinking as it (...)

Flags are waved as soldiers  of Somalia’s breakaway territory Somaliland march past during an independence day  parade in the capital Hargeisa on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Mohamed Abdiwahab

Somaliland remains a strand of British colonial history very few know about, and a place whose tangled legacy even fewer in power consider due to poli(...)

President Ismael Omar Guelleh (68) has been president of Djibouti since 1999 when he took over from his uncle, the state’s first leader after it obtained independence in the 1970s. File photograph: BBC

The President of the African state of Djibouti, Ismael Omar Guelleh, has brought High Court proceedings against Facebook Ireland over what he claims a(...)

US marines arrive at the Gulf of Tadjoura beach in Djibouti, during a military drill. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty

Djibouti is the only place where the navies of the world’s great military and economic rivals, the US and China, are moored alongside each other. Si(...)

“Mainport Cedar”: The vessel, registered in the Marshall Islands, was built in Malaysia in 2013 for the Cork-based shipping company Mainport as a seismic support, tug and supply vessel.

An Irish-owned ship which was detained by Arab coalition forces on suspicion of arms smuggling in the Gulf of Aden has been released. The 54m MV Ma(...)

“Mainport Cedar”: The vessel, registered in the Marshall Islands, was built in Malaysia in 2013 for the Cork-based shipping company Mainport as a seismic support, tug and supply vessel.

An Irish-owned ship which was carrying humanitarian supplies to Yemen has been detained by Arab coalition forces on suspicion of arms smuggling. The (...)

Flight D3159 was taking off from Mogadishu on Tuesday when the explosion occurred. Photograph: Google Maps

Two passengers were injured in an explosion that blew a hole in the fuselage of a commercial plane taking off from Mogadishu on Tuesday, an airline re(...)

Jazmen Boone: “I’d heard Irish people were super-nice and they actually are. Every house we enter they offer us a cup of tea.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Jazmen Boone: arrived from the US, 2015 Jazmen Boone (23) always imagined she would follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the military when she(...)

Iranian protesters confront police outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran during a demonstration against the execution of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi authorities. Photograph: AFP Photo

The latest political crisis between Tehran and Riyadh has prompted a backlash against hardliners in Iran. Ordinary Iranians are often sceptical of t(...)

 Pro-Houthi tribesmen at  a gathering in Sana’a, Yemen, on Tuesday to protest at Saudi-led military operations in the country. Photograph: EPA/Yahya Arhab

A ceasefire went into effect in Yemen yesterday as United Nations-sponsored peace talks opened in Switzerland in a new push to end months of fighting (...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Next
  • Last »