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"The Growing Geopolitical Importance Of Djibouti " Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2017 9:56 p.m. PST

" TINY, barren African country has become a playground for world powers who are paying big bucks to use the nation as a key military base.

Djibouti, which is about the size of Wales, is sandwiched between Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. It sits on the Horn of Africa, close to the narrowest point of the Red Sea on the route to Suez Canal a busy, international shipping corridor where those travelling from Europe must pass.

The small nation gained independence from France in 1977 but back then, it had only one high school, one street and two doctors. Today it is home to just under one million people and is a very different place…"


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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

I love that name. :)


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2017 3:00 p.m. PST



GurKhan05 Sep 2017 3:48 a.m. PST

"Djibouti, which is about the size of Wales…"

"What is the size of Wales and why is it used to measure things?" – link

Personal logo Lost Wolf Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2017 3:20 p.m. PST

I've heard it described as "the armpit of the world" by a senior military officer. Have to take his word for it as I've not been there myself

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