Djibouti

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Republic of Djibouti
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Location  Africa
Capital  Djibouti
Area  23,200 sq km
Population  884,017
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  • A 756-km electrified railway connecting Djibouti to landlocked Ethiopia officially started commercial operations on 1 January 2018 with a ceremony held in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

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  • Moumina Houssein Darar of Djibouti was honoured with the 2019 International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award by the United States for her bravery while working for Djiboutian National Police Force.[1]

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  • Djibouti football team registered a first international victory since 2007 on 22 March 2017, when they beat South Sudan 2-0 at the start of the race to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

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  • The World Bank Group and the Government of Djibouti on 13 April 2014 signed a US$3.8 million grant agreement to improve the overall quality and capacity of Djibouti's education system.[2]

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  • Djibouti and Kenya on 9 May 2018 signed four agreements aimed at boosting trade and deepening bilateral links, including an agreement on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic passports.

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  • Djibouti and 25 other nations from Africa on 10 June 2015 signed a historic free trade pact, Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), that will ease the movement of goods across member countries in next five years. Once fully implemented, the 26-nation TFTA will be the continent's largest free-trade zone.

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  • Djibouti and other thirty-seven countries met internationally-set hunger eradication targets set for 2015 to halve the percentage of hungry people well ahead of time, the United Nations food agency revealed on 12 June 2013.[3]

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  • Independence Day of Djibouti. Djibouti gained independence from France in 1977.

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  • Djibouti on 6 July 2018 launched the first phase of Africa's biggest free-trade zone, Djibouti International Free Trade Zones (DIFTZ) - a 240-hectare (593-acre) site, seeking to capitalise on its strategic position on one of the world's busiest trade routes.

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  • Djibouti joined the Arab League, a regional organization of Arab states for creating a closer relation among its members, on 4 September 1977.[4]

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  • Djibouti and Eritrea on 6 September 2018 agreed to a peace accord, effectively ending a decade-long border conflict between the two countries.

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  • Djibouti was admitted as a member of the United Nations (UN) on 20 September 1977.[5]

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