mandag 7. november 2016

China’s Experiment in Djibouti

China’s role in Africa is changing from resource extractor to long-term strategic partner. Djibouti is a prime example. On April 8, 2016 China’s Ministry of Defense reported that construction of China’s first oversea military base had begun. The naval military base – officially a logistics support base – is located in Djibouti, a small but highly strategic country on the Horn of Africa. The deal ensures China’s military presence in the country up to 2026, with a contingent of up to 10,000 soldiers. Read more