See also: Djibouti news

Agence Djiboutienne d'Information In French.
Current news from the government press agency.

Alliance républicaine pour le développement, ARD
"L'ARD est un parti politique d'opposition fondé par l'ancien premier ministre Ahmed Dini Ahmed, décédé le 12 septembre 2004. Le parti est dirigé actuellement par Ahmed Youssouf Houmed, et édite un bulletin d'information hebdomadaire, "Réalité".

Arhotabba: le guide cybernetique de la culture Afare
In French. Afar culture and society, songs, news, press releases from the various political parties, writers (such as Abdourahman A. Waberi), contemporary and historical postcards, the Afar language, organizations such as the Association for Afar History, links to other Afar sites and more.

Association pour le Respect des Droits de l'Homme à Djibouti, ARDHD (Paris)
In French, some pages in English and German. Extensive site with communiques, interviews, letters, reports on human rights problems in Djibouti.

Banque Centrale de Djibouti
In French. Official site. "L’article 1er de ses statuts stipule que la Banque Centrale de Djibouti "dispose du privilège de l’émission monétaire nationale". History of the Djibouti franc, monetary indicators, balance of payments, the annual report (download in zip format), photographs of currency from 1888 to the 1980s.

Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti
Camp Lemonnier, a U.S. Navy led installation, is the primary base of operations for U.S. Africa Command in the Horn of Africa.

Centre Culturel Français Arthur Rimbaud
In French.

COMESA, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
"COMESA [formerly the PTA] exists as an organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people'. With its 19 member states and population of 300 million it forms a major integrated trading block." Information on customs tariffs by country, road/transport including road distances, economic profiles for each country (Angola, Burundi, Comoros, D.R. Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) etc. Has the text of Doing Business with COMESA: the Handbook, legal guides to establishing business, etc.

Communauté djiboutienne
In French. Discussion on events in Djibouti.

Daallo Airlines
Private-sector airline operating in in Somalia and Djibouti. Established in Djibouti in March 1991 with executive offices in Dubai - U.A.E.

Djibnet, Nomad's Land
In French. Extensive annotated directory on all aspects of Djibouti, Somalia. Has a discussion forum. Based in Villejuif, France.

Djibouti [Government]
In French. Official site. Government directory, education, geography, history, tourism, culture (photographs, music audio files), photographs.

Djibouti. Embassy. Paris, France
Not official site. From the Ambassade Info Danmark web site.

Djibouti. Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti
In French. Has selected full text government decrees online and other documents such as the May 12, 2001 Accord de Reforme et de Concorde Civile. Find laws and decrees by topic such as Politique Nationale de la Femme. On the Djibouti Government's web site.

Djibouti. Ministere de l'Economie, des Finances et de la Planification chargé de la Privatisation
In French. Has Annuaire Statistique 2012 in PDF, Programme d'investissement publique, Bulletin information economique, etc.

Djibouti. Ministere de l'Education Nationale et de l'Enseignement Supérieur
In French. Includes statistics, full text of legislation, map of the education system, their Bulletin, news, links to related sites.

Djibouti. Ministere de la Communication et de la Culture
In French. Has the full text, in French and English, of the Djibouti National ICT Strategy and its accompanying Action Plan for Djibouti.

Djibouti. Ministere delegue aupres du premier ministre charge de la promotion de la femme, du bien-etre familial et des affaires sociales

Djibouti Home Page
Extensive directory of Djibouti web sites. Part of the Abyssinian Cyberspace Gateway.

Djibouti Telecom
In French. News, directory of Djibout web sites, tourist information, TV programming, etc.

Address, phone of the Djibouti Embassy in Washington (from the Electronic Embassy) -
Address of the Djibouti Embassy in Paris (from AdmiNet-France) -

Encyclopaedia Aethiopica
Edited by Siegbert Uhlig. Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz, 2003 - ISBN: 3447047461. Web site about the print encyclopaedia which covers Ethiopia, Eritrea,Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan. Coverage is from prehistoric times up to 1974. A page of corrections to Vol. 1 is available. Has links to related sites. Editorial headquarters are at the Institute of African and Ethiopian Studies, Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany.   Stanford users see the Searchworks entry.

Inforamation on languages spoken in Djibouti, no. of speakers, dialects, linguistic affiliation. From the publication, Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 13th ed. (Dallas, Tx.: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1996), edited by Barbara F. Grimes.
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France. Consulat General de France [Djibouti]
In French.

Gouvernement en Exil de Djibouti
In French. Seeks political and economic justice. Based in Brussels, Belgium. E-mail:

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, (IPGP) in Djibouti
The IPGP runs an observatoire magnetique in Djibouti.

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Formerly the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) which was created in 1986 by Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda to co-ordinate development in the Horn of Africa. The State of Eritrea became the seventh member of IGADD in September 1993 after its independence. Has press releases. Based in Djibouti.

International Boundaries Reseach Unit, University of Durham
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham (UK). One of its most useful features is a keyword searchable News Database which retrieves articles from the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, West Africa, Keesings, and other sources. One can also do keyword searches of messages posted to their email discussion list, Int-Boundaries. Has "Summary of National Maritime Claims" (Jan. 1996) which includes African countries, and links to related net resources.

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
Use the Search to locate reports on Djibouti such as a report on repression of Djibouti trade unions.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Address, staff of the Red Crescent Society of Djibouti.

International Monetary Fund
Official site. The Djibouti and the IIMF section has full text reports, statistical reports. Use their Search to find actions by the IMF affecting African countries. Locate full text reports on African countries.

International Resource Group on Disarmament and Security in the Horn of Africa (IRG)
"an effort to engage civil society groups and individuals in exploring alternative approaches to security policy." Has full text reports on the Horn of Africa military profiles (including Djibouti), Kenya, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, Uganda. From Project Ploughshares, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Waterloo, Canada.

La Liberte (Paris)
In French. "Journal indépendant de tous les Djiboutiens de l'opposition." Newspaper of the opposition. Older issues only from 20 septembre 1999 to 31 mai 2001.

Ligue Djiboutienne des Droits Humains
In French. News, action alerts concerning human rights issues.

Lonely Planet - Destination Djibouti
Facts on and travel information about Djibouti, includes travelers' reports. On the web site of the travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet.

Mbendi - AfroPaedia
"...electronic encyclopedia of business and commercial information." Information on Djibouti's telecom / info tech, oil and gas. MBendi Information Services (Pty) Ltd is a privately owned Internet business publishing and consulting company. Based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Network Startup Resource Center
Information on the internet and networking in Djibouti. Has full text documents providing a history of the internet in Djibouti. NSRC, run by Randy Bush, John Klensin, Steven Huter, Michael Downhill, is a major site for information on electronic networking in Africa.

NNS (NGO Networking Service) - Horn of Africa Notes
Aug. 1994- May 1995 issues of a "monthly newsletter from Addis Ababa covering many grassroots developments relating to the Horn of Africa.". A few references to Djibouti. On the web site of the International Political Economy Network (Boulder, Colo.). The site also has an NNS paper on structural adjustment and trade in the Horn (nns.esap.position.paper).

al-Oueb, la Corne de l'Afrique
In French. Information about Djibouti and Ethiopia. Includes photographs, a bibliography. geography, history. Maintained by Olivier Cuenot, who has a BSc. in computer science from the University of Wolverhampton.

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (Paris)
In French, English, Portuguese, Spanish. L’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (an inter-governmental organization of Francophone countries) Facts about Djibouti from Hachette.

Organisation internationale de la francophonie. Missions d'observations d'élections
In French. Has a full text report from the election obsever mission - Djibouti : élections présidentielles (9 avril 1999, 20 pages, in Adobe pdf). From the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (Paris).

Parti du Renouveau Democratique, PRD [Party for Democratic Renewal]
Opposition political party. Profiles of party leaders, party statutes, a selection of articles from their journal, Le Renouveau. Has older issues of Le Renouveau.

Parti National Démocratique, PND
Opposition political party whose President and Founder is Aden Robleh Awaleh.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection, Univ. of Texas at Austin
Has detailed (U.S. C.I.A.) country political and relief maps and a 1981 map of the capital, Djibouti.

Pole Universitaire de Djibouti
In French. "La volonté politique de créer une université à Djibouti s'est concrétisée dès la rentrée scolaire 2000/2001 avec l'ouverture le 14/10/2000 du Pôle Universitaire de Djibouti, établissement regroupant en son sein l'ensemble des formations supérieures de l'Éducation Nationale." Also describes l 'Institut Supérieur des Affaires de Djibouti (ISAD), l'Institut de Formation Universitaire de Djibouti, and other institutes.

Population Index on the Web
Retrieves a few citations to publications on Djibouti from a database covering issues of Population Index from 1986-1996 (Vols. 52-62). Topics include statistics, mortality, refugees. The Index is published by Princeton University's Office of Population Research.

Port Autonome International de Djibouti
In French. Includes a history, agents maritimes, etc.

Radio Television de Djibouti

Rassemblement Populaire pour le Progrès - RPP
In French and Arabic. Ruling party. Has party structure, history, statutes, editorials, interviews, lists of elected parliamentary candidates by district, as well as sections on political, economic, women's, youth, health, water sanitation, housing, and educational issues. Has President's professional biography. Links to the presidency web site, some governmental ministries, the central bank of Djibouti, and more. Party and web site based in Djibouti.

In French. Organe d'information du PRD, the Party for Democratic Renewal. A few older issues are online from the Djibouti political party. Issues also on the PRD party web site.

Reuters Foundation - Alertnet - Djibouti
Country profile, political profile, human development indicators. economic indicators, military statistics, communications.

Société des Télécommunications Internationales de Djibouti (STID)
Internet service provider. 75% Djibouti government-owned. Has lists of hotels, restaurants, educational institutions. Based in Djibouti.

Somali Peace Process
Has speeches by Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelle on Somalia, a page on the Djibouti Peace Initiative On Somalia, progress report of the Djibouti National Commission for Peace in Somalia, etc.

Union pour la Majorité Présidentielle - UMP
In French. A coalition of four political parties including the ruling RPP. "...l’UMP regroupe quatre mouvements à savoir le Rassemblement Populaire pour le Progrès (RPP), le Front Uni pour la Démocratie (FRUD), le Parti Nationale Démocratique (PND) et le Parti Populaire Social-Démocrate (PPDS)." Has list of candidates for the January 2003 parliamentary elections, articles, speeches, and meetings, some of them in audiovisual format. Web site based in Djibouti.

Union pour la Majorité Présidentielle - UMP - Tadjourah-ville
In French. Has the coalition's political, social, health, and educational views as well as party's meetings schedule. Has Tadjourah district candidates' photographs. Links to "" an online guide to the Afars culture. Based in Tadjourah-ville, Djibouti. Web site based in France.

United Nations Development Programme - Djibouti
In French.

United States. Agency for International Development. Development Experience Clearinghouse
Use the Search the Development Experience System to locate print documents which can be purchased. Reports are from USAID consultants on foreign aid, African education, African agriculture, trade, health (including HIV/AIDS), food security, environment, democracy & governance, communications, energy, housing, humanitarian assistance, population, science, women in development.

United States. Census Bureau. Foreign Trade Statistics - Djibouti
Has Historical trade data by product categories (1996 + )
U.S. Trade Balance with Djibouti (1992 + )

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook
Information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense. Has a map.

Université de Djibouti
In French. Background, news, university facts, Centre de Documentation Universitaire, etc.

University of Pennsylvania Djibouti Page and Search Engine
Maps, travel, language information, etc. Site created by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn has a search facility where one can input keywords to receive information found on their very large web site.