Go to ...
RSS Feed

July 27, 2017

China sending troop to reinforce military base in Djibouti


Djibouti serves collects revenue from military base rentals

July 12,2017
borkena,Africa News

China Aircraft carrier . source: press tv /reuters
China’s Aircraft carrier. Source : Press TV /Reuters

China’s People’s Liberation Army dispatched troops to Djibouti. Press TV cited Chinese Ministry of Defense website to report that the sendoff was ceremonies at Zhanjiang, Southern Chinese port.

China claims that it will use the military base for purposes of anti-piracy operations, UN peacekeeping missions and for charitable missions in Africa and Western Asia.

France, Japan, United States, India and other countries have also military bases in Djibouti. The United States has been operating for years now from its Camp Lemonnier base which might experience unease due to Chinese military presence.

China has also a colossal economic presence in the Horn of Africa, especially in Djibouti’s ally and neighbour, Ethiopia and it is one of the major lenders to the Ethiopian government. In addition to considerably huge investment, by the standard in Ethiopia, in the manufacturing sector, China has a lion’s share in infrastructure development which is worth tens of billions of dollars. The Chinese language is already being offered at Addis Ababa University and there is a growing Chinese population in the country.

Strategically located in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti provides access to the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and it is also a gateway to the Suez cannel.

Recently, it is experiencing tension with Eritrea, another strategically important country in the Horn of Africa.




___
Join the conversation. Like borkena on Facebook and get Ethiopian News updates regularly. As well, you may get Ethiopia News by following us on twitter @zborkena

The post China sending troop to reinforce military base in Djibouti appeared first on Borkena Ethiopian News.

Powered by WPeMatico

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz

More Stories From GhionLink

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

%d bloggers like this: