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    Stalemate in cigarette war

    The border closure between Djibouti and the self-declared independent state of Somaliland, northwestern Somalia, triggered by a trade dispute over cigarette suppliers, remains in place...
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    Borders closed with Somaliland

    Djibouti said it had banned the transport of all goods and people between Djibouti and the self-declared state of Somaliland, northwestern Somalia. A statement from...
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    Hijacker sentenced to 15 years

    A Yemeni man was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison on Saturday, 3 February, for hijacking a plane and landing it in Djibouti,...
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    Hijacker “looking for fame”

    The hijacker of a Yemeni airliner told the court his action had no political or terrorist motive. Jaber Ali Satter, a pro-Iraq Yemeni, took the...
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    Port tariffs hiked

    Djibouti port authorities plan to raise port charges by up to 150 percent next month, Ethiopia’s private sector has complained. Dubai Port International (DPI), which...
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    Ethiopians deported in round-up

    The Djibouti government said it had arrested more than 5,000 mostly Ethiopian illegal immigrants and deported the majority of them. Interior Minister Abdallah Abdillahi Miguil...