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Djibouti: With China’s Naval Base, Djibouti Could Become ‘Africa’s Singapore’

Some 4,800 miles from Beijing, China is expected soon to start construction of its newest naval base in Djibouti, a tiny African nation where...

Why are there so many military bases in Djibouti?

Djibouti, a small country on the Red Sea, is already home to military bases from the US and France, the former colonial power, but...

Djibouti: US on collision course with China in the Red Sea

Two major developments in Somalia and Djibouti have attracted international media attention recently. John Kerry became the first US Secretary of State to visit...

Djibouti: Chinese military sets course to expand global reach as ‘national interests’ grow

China said Tuesday that it plans to extend its global military reach to safeguard its economic interests, while defending its territorial claims at sea...

China: Navy shifting focus to safeguard interests

Having undergone rapid development in recent years, China's navy is gradually shifting its focus from "offshore waters defense" to a combination of "offshore waters...

Somalia: Expanding Chinese Navy Anywhere Should be a concern

Djibouti and Beijing signed a military agreement allowing the Chinese Navy to use Djibouti port in February 2014, a move that angered Washington. Guelleh has...

Djibouti: China ‘negotiates military base’ in Djibouti

Beijing's presence "welcomed", raising prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in tiny Horn of Africa nation. China is negotiating a military base in a strategic...