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New Djibouti feeder line to serve Africa trade.

Service will start with a 1,000 teu ship between Djibouti and Berbera

- LloydsList - UK

Somali Pirates Release Oil Tanker Without Ransom.

The Somali pirates that earlier this week hijacked a tanker shipping fuel from Djibouti to Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, have released the vessel and the crew without receiving any ransom, media report. Though unusual, the happy ending comes after intense negotiations between the hijackers, clan elders from the ...

- - US

Somali pirates release oil tanker and crew members without ransom, officials say.

The tanker was captured on Monday when it was making its way from Djibouti to Mogadishu.

- - UK

Somali pirates release hijacked oil tanker, hostages.

Armed attackers seized the tanker as it made its way from Djibouti to Mogadishu.

- Daily Nation - KE

Somali coastguard in gunfight near hijacked ship.

Mogadishu, Somalia, Mar 16 - Coastguards in northern Somalia exchanged gunfire Thursday with armed men aboard a boat heading towards a hijacked oil tanker where pirates are holding eight hostages, an official said. Armed attackers seized the Aris 13 tanker on Monday as it made its way from Djibouti to Mogadishu, the first ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

China to deploy 1 lakh marines at Gwadar, Djibouti ports.

Gwadar port is a deep-sea port next to the Strait of Hormuz. It connects the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor through PoK with China's Xinjiang.

- Times Of India - IN

AFRICOM commander says China's base in Djibouti to be completed in coming months.

The military base that China is building in Djibouti will be completed "later this summer", General Thomas Waldhauser, the commander of the US military's Africa Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on 9 March. Noting the proximity of the Chinese base to the US military's Camp

- Jane’s - US

The Chinese Navy's Djibouti Base: A 'Support Facility' or Something More?.

China says its facility in Djibouti will amount to little more than a "support facility."

- The Diplomat - US