Base motives

Africa Confidential Vol 56 No 24 | 4 December 2015
As China deepens its commitment to a base in Djibouti, a London court has heard how illicit Chinese funds may have indirectly helped President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh win elections. On 25 November, the Commander of the United States Africa Command, General David Rodriguez, revealed that China’s new military base in Djibouti was now backed by a ten-year treaty.
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