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Capital: Djibouti

Region: East Africa, Horn of Africa


Official languages: French, Arabic

Recognised national languages: Somali, Afar


  • President: Ismail Omar Guelleh
  • Prime Minister: Dileita Mohamed Dileita
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Independence: June 27, 1977

Colonial Power: France

Area: 23,200 km2 (150th) / 8,958 sq miles

Currency Franc (DJF)

Internet TLD .dj | Calling code: +253

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Al Jazeera English | US searching for a home for Africom | 05 Dec 2007

Washington is searching for a home for its new military operations centre for Africa. But Africom’s - as its called - has been dogged by controversy, as Mohammed Adow reports from Djibouti.


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