2017 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT – DJIBOUTI

DJIBOUTI EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Djibouti is a republic with a strong elected president and a weak legislature. In April 2016 President Ismail Omar Guelleh was re-elected for a fourth term. International observers from the African Union, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and Arab League characterized the election as “peaceful,” “calm,” and “sufficiently free and transparent” but ...
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2016 International Child Labor Report

Djibouti MINIMAL ADVANCEMENT 2016 FINDINGS ON THE WORST FORMS OF CHILD LABOR 1 In 2016, Djibouti made a minimal advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The Government passed the Law on the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons and Illicit Smuggling of Migrants, which criminally prohibits domestic and international trafficking and ...
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2017 Fiscal Transparency Report on Djibouti

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE 2017 FISCAL TRANSPARENCY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 7031(b) OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017 (DIV. J, P.L. 115-31) 2017 Fiscal Transparency Report AGENCY: Department of State ACTION: Notice Djibouti: Djibouti made significant progress during the review period by finalizing and publishing a mining code that ...
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Let’s end Human Trafficking

Human traffickers around the world exploit more than 20 million victims in forced labor and sex trafficking. This multi-billion dollar industry destroys families and communities. It weakens the rule of law, strengthens criminal networks, and offends universal concepts of human decency.  The 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report  looks into what is being done and should be done about this issue. What can ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on Attacks in Kenya and Somalia

The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on a guest house in Mandera, Kenya, which killed approximately 12 people today as well as other recent attacks in Northeast Kenya and Somalia, including the attack on Djiboutian forces in the African Union Mission in Somalia. We express our deep sympathies to the victims and their ...
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Arta Launching of USAID-funded Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods project

The U.S. Embassy, Djiboutian government, and UNDP celebrated the launch of the USAID-funded Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods project at Arta’s Regional Council on September 4.  USAID funded this two-year, $1,000,000 U.S. dollars project that will be implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Family.  The project will improve the livelihoods of rural ...
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2015 International Religious Freedom – Djibouti

Executive Summary  The constitution establishes Islam as the state religion, but mandates equality for all faiths. The government maintained its authority over all Islamic matters and institutions, including assets and personnel of all mosques. The government started to implement a decree to execute a law on state control of mosques that made imams civil service ...
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