An Irish High Court action by the president of the African state of Djibouti, Ismael Omar Guelleh, over alleged offensive posts about him on Facebook has been struck out. Photograph: Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images.

An Irish High Court action by the president of the African state of Djibouti, Ismael Omar Guelleh, over alleged offensive posts about him on Facebook (...)

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(...)