Djibouti
  • UN chief welcomes meeting between leaders of Djibouti and Eritrea
    18 september 2018 16:44:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the meeting between the Presidents of Djibouti and Eritrea, held on Monday in Saudi Arabia, as “yet another step in the consolidation of recent peace and security gains in the Horn of Africa region”. Full text...
  • UN chief welcomes Djibouti agreement between Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia
    09 september 2018 07:33:05
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Thursday's meeting in Djibouti of the foreign ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia with the Djiboutian head of diplomacy. Full text...
  • Additional storm system likely to impact Djibouti after Cyclone Sagar
    24 may 2018 18:54:56
    Djibouti, Djibouti (PANA) - Four days after Cyclone Sagar brought torrential rains on 19-20 May, floodwaters continue to affect several areas of Djibouti City, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reported Thursday. Full text...
  • Djibouti launches digital transformation to improve services to citizens
    26 april 2018 13:38:16
    Washington, US (PANA) - The World Bank announced on Thursday a four-year support for Djibouti’s ongoing efforts to leverage digital technology to bring government closer to citizens and improve the impact, transparency and efficiency of its public administration. Full text...
  • Arab League delegation in Djibouti to observe elections
    19 february 2018 10:39:31
    Djibouti, Djibouti (PANA) - A high-level delegation of the League of Arab States (LAS) led by the vice-president and former prime minister of Mauritania, Mohamed Lamine Ould Akik, arrived on Sunday in Djibouti for the final preparations and observation of the national assembly election on 23 February. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's WC qualifiers: Ghana "destroy" Djibouti 9-0 in 1st-leg match
    02 february 2018 22:08:49
    Djibouti, Djibouti (PANA) - Visiting Ghana on Friday "destroyed" hosts Djibouti 9-0 in the first-leg, final African qualifier for the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup Tournament which will take place in Uruguay from 13 November to 1 December. Full text...
  • IMF chief urges low-income countries to harness trade, technology
    18 december 2017 18:35:57
    Djibouti, Djibouti (PANA) – Trade and technology are critical forces for all countries but especially more important for small states where they can play a major role in economic transformation, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said here on Monday. Full text...
  • US: Djibouti tells UN Assembly reformed UN central to confronting global challenges
    24 september 2017 06:51:12
    New York, US (PANA) – A reformed United Nations with increased resources must be at the heart of efforts to confront the host of crises threatening the world, from climate change and economic stagnation to stimulating development and combating terrorism, Djibouti told the General Assembly on Saturday. Full text...
  • Djibouti: UNHCR, Djibouti Education Ministry sign MOU on refugees' education
    30 august 2017 09:15:07
    Djibouti City, Djibouti (PANA) - After months of dedication and hard work, UNHCR and Djibouti’s Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle—MENFOP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which opens the doors for refugee children in the country to receive the same quality education as Djiboutian children. Full text...
  • Ethiopia: AU troop deployment sought for Djibouti-Eritrea border flashpoint
    04 july 2017 09:16:18
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – East African foreign ministers have called on the African Union (AU) Summit to immediately authorise the deployment of troops to the border of Djibouti and Eritrea to fill the power and security vacuum created by the withdrawal of Qatari forces there. Full text...
  • Tanzania: IMF Board cautions Djibouti on debt-financed investment
    07 april 2017 08:51:13
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Djibouti's ambitious increase in infrastructure investment, mostly debt-financed, has contributed to a broadly favourable outlook for the northeast African country but also elevated fiscal and debt vulnerabilities, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday. Full text...
  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB commits US $3.50m to IGAD infrastructure master plan
    15 february 2017 19:31:32
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The eight-nation Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has secured a US $3.50-million grant from the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank Group, to finance the its Infrastructure Master Plan (IRIMP). Full text...
  • Nigeria: Nigeria works for robust and stronger African Union
    23 january 2017 19:14:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria will continue to work together with other African countries to ensure that the African Union becomes a stronger and more robust organization for the benefit of the continent and its people, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Tuesday. Full text...
  • US: Djibouti joins African Export-Import Bank
    09 september 2016 21:58:14
    New York, US (PANA) - Djibouti President, Ismail Omar Guelleh, has announced the country’s accession to the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) Establishment Agreement, making it a participating state of the continental trade finance institution. Full text...
  • UN: ICC Trial Chamber refers Uganda, Djibouti to UN Security Council
    12 july 2016 17:19:13
    New York, US (PANA) - Uganda and Djibouti have failed to comply with the request for arrest and surrender of Sudan's President Omar Al Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and referred the matter to the Court's Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute and the UN Security Council, the Pre-Trial Chamber II of the ICC said Tuesday. Full text...
  • US: US commends Djiboutians for peaceful presidential election
    12 april 2016 06:51:57
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States has commended the Djiboutian people for peacefully exercising their right to vote during their country’s 8 April presidential election. Full text...
  • Senegal: CPJ condemns Djibouti for expelling BBC journalists ahead of elections
    07 april 2016 13:08:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Djibouti should ensure that journalists can report on presidential elections without harassment or fear of expulsion, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said. Full text...
  • Djibouti: Ban welcomes release of 4 Djiboutian prisoners by Eritrea
    19 march 2016 12:36:17
    Djibouti, Djibouti (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has praised Qatar for mediating in the process that culminated in the release of four Djiboutian prisoners by the Eritrean authorities. Full text...
  • Senegal: CPJ calls for release of 2 detained journalists in Djibouti
    16 january 2016 13:36:54
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on authorities in Djibouti to “immediately release” two journalists, Kadar Abdi Ibrahim and Mohamed Ibrahim Waiss, arrested during the week. Full text...
  • US: US, Djibouti launch Bi-national Forum for Cooperation
    03 march 2015 07:56:56
    New York, US (PANA) - The US and Djibouti governments have launched a Bi-national Forum Full text...
  • US: OIC welcomes agreement between Djiboutian govt, opposition bloc
    01 january 2015 19:21:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Full text...
  • Kenya: Police arrest Djibouti journalist covering demonstration
    13 august 2014 14:39:28
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called for the release of Mohamed Ibrahim Waiss, a radio journalist who was taken into custody on Friday in a suburb of the capital, Djibouti City, and accused of incitement and publishing false news.Full text...
  • Belgium: EU condemns attack on Djibouti restaurant
    27 may 2014 17:00:45
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has condemned Saturday's attack on a restaurant in Djibouti, frequented mainly by expatriates, PANA learnt from an official source. Full text...
  • UN Committee urges Djibouti to curb violence against women
    01 november 2013 07:42:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Committee has urged the government of Djibouti to effectively enforce laws aimed at protecting women from violence. Full text...
  • Train services to resume soon from Dire Dawa to Djibouti port
    06 september 2013 13:50:14
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Passenger trains will soon start running between Dire Dawa, in eastern Ethiopia, and Djibouti port on the Gulf of Eden following the rehabilitation of a 100-kilometre section of the Ethio-Djibouti railway, railway officials announced here Friday. Full text...
  • Yemen vows not to extradite Mohamed Saleh Alhoumenaki to Djibouti
    03 september 2013 18:10:43
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – Yemen has informed Belgium that it will not extradite, to Djibouti, Mohamed Saleh Alhoumenaki, currently being detained in the Middle East nation, a communiqué from the Belgian Foreign ministry has disclosed. Full text...
  • EU condemns human rights abuses in Djibouti
    08 july 2013 15:13:11
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Parliament has condemned the excessive use of force against opposition members who were demonstrating in Djibouti, PANA reported Monday, quoting a resolution from the parliamentarians. Full text...
  • US pledges support for Djibouti
    28 june 2013 12:13:33
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has pledged to assist Djibouti in several sectors, while hailing the cooperation between the two nations in the areas of counter-terrorism and security. Full text...
  • Stranded Ethiopian migrants besiege Migrant Response Centre in Djibouti
    03 may 2013 11:48:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Migrant Response Centre (MRC) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Djibouti is struggling to cope with increased numbers of stranded migrants from Ethiopia asking for transport assistance to return home, IOM said. Full text...
  • CPJ calls for immediate release of Djiboutian journalist
    16 august 2012 21:04:06
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The New York-based press freedom watchdog, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has asked the authorities in Djibouti to immediately release a journalist, Houssein Ahmed Farah, working for an opposition news website. Full text...
  • US hails Djibouti on National Day
    27 june 2012 12:31:35
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has hailed Djibouti's role in efforts to ensure peace in the Horn of Africa, while expressing the hope that both nations can strengthen their partnership in the days ahead. Full text...
  • Sarkozy, Djibouti President to meet at Elysee Palace
    21 december 2011 11:29:59
    Paris, France (PANA) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Djiboutian counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh were due to meet on Wednesday at the Elysee Palace in Paris, according to a statement issued by the French Presidency and sent to PANA. Full text...
  • US dedicates new Embassy in Djibouti
    08 december 2011 08:56:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The US on Wednesday dedicated its new Embassy in Djibouti, at a ceremony presided over by U.S. Ambassador Geeta Pasi and witnessed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahmoud Ali Youssouf and Managing Director for the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations’ (OBO) Planning and Real Estate Directorate, Jay Hicks, the State Department said. Full text...
  • European Commissioner for Development visits Djibouti Tuesday
    04 july 2011 17:31:48
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Commissioner for Development, Andries Piebalgs, will Tuesday begin a working visit to Djibouti, according to a statement issued in Brussels, the capital of Belgium.Full text...
  • ICC informs UN Security Council on Al-Bashir’s visit to Djibouti
    12 may 2011 16:11:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday informed the UN Security Council and the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute about Sudan's President, Omar Al Bashir's visit to Djibouti.Full text...
  • Djibouti presidential polls win international commendation
    11 april 2011 19:59:14
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - International election observers have adjudged free, fair and transparent, the presidential elections in Djibouti, which saw the ruling People’s Rally for Progress Party win a landslide in a poll largely boycotted by the opposition. Full text...
  • Djiboutian opposition in Paris demand democracy in their country
    19 february 2011 18:08:03
    Paris, France (PANA) – Djiboutian opposition members on Saturday gathered in front of their embassy in Paris to demand more democracy in Djibouti and the immediate release of all political prisoners. Full text...
  • Djiboutian opposition demonstrates in Paris for democracy
    18 february 2011 22:08:50
    Paris, France (PANA) – A demonstration was held on Friday in Paris to demand more democracy in Djibouti and to denounce the decision made by Djiboutian president Ismaël Omar Guelleh, to stand for a third term of office in next April's presidential election, sources told PANA on Friday. Full text...
  • TP Mazembe kicked out of Cecafa Club tourney
    23 may 2010 17:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Djibouti Telcom has been reinstated in the Cecafa Club C hampionship following the expulsion of African champions TP Mazembe from DR Cong o from the ongoing event in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...
  • Djibouti opposition to demonstrate against constitutional amendment
    29 april 2010 21:05:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – The opposition in Djibouti -says it is planning a series of demonstrations to protest against the constitutional amendment that would allow President Ismaël Omar Guelleh to stand for a third term in the 2011 presidential election. Full text...
  • UNAMID envoy briefs Djibouti's President on Darfur
    26 march 2010 19:07:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN-AU Joint Special Representative in Darfur, Prof. Full text...
  • Burundi, Djibouti sign cooperation agreements
    21 december 2009 17:02:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi and Djibouti have signed cooperation agreeme nts on trade, transport, building and civil engineering works and tourism, which will come into force early next year and will enable both countries intensify co o peration, PANA reported from here. Full text...
  • Ethiopian food aid caught up in Djibouti port congestion
    24 february 2009 21:00:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian authorities said Tuesday efforts were underway to transport more than 60,000 metric tonnes of food aid caught up for months in the Port of Djibouti following congestion at the facility. Full text...
  • Ethiopian food aid caught up in Djibouti port congestion
    24 february 2009 19:11:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian authorities said Tuesday efforts were u nderway to transport more than 60,000 metric tonnes of food aid caught up for mo n ths in the Port of Djibouti following congestion at the facility. Full text...
  • New port terminal to be opened in Djibouti
    11 february 2009 15:29:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A new shipping terminal of 1,200-metre length will be ina ugurated Sunday in the Port of Djibouti, an economic adviser to the French Embas s y in Djibouti, André Massida, said in Paris. Full text...
  • France to help transform Djibouti to economic hub
    10 february 2009 18:53:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France wants to help Djibouti to become "an economic hub" connecting Africa to the rest of the world, said the president of the Frence-Dj i bouti Group of friendship, Louis Duvernois in Paris. Full text...
  • UN council urges Djibouti, Eritrea to resolve border impasse
    15 january 2009 19:42:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Security Council Wednesday urged Djibouti and Eritr ea to peacefully resolve a lingering border dispute. Full text...
  • Djibouti, US sign nuclear non-proliferation deal
    14 december 2008 19:21:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Djibouti and the US National Nuclear Security Administrati on (NNSA) have signed a deal to cooperate on preventing nuclear proliferation at the Port of Djibouti. Full text...
  • Djibouti, US sign nuclear non-proliferation deal
    14 december 2008 19:13:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Djibouti and the US National Nuclear Security Administrati on (NNSA) have signed a deal to cooperate on preventing nuclear proliferation at the Port of Djibouti. Full text...
  • Djibouti, Eritrea take border case to UN
    26 october 2008 08:14:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Worried that the tension between them was getting out of h ands, Djibouti and Eritrea have now taken their border dispute to the UN. Full text...

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