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 ... Read More»

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI 2016)

Apply Now for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship  (Application opens October 1 – November 11, 2015)   What is the Mandela Washington Fellowship? The fellowship begins with six weeks of academic and leadership training at a U.S. university or college in one of three tracks: business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, or public management.  Then, Fellows visit Washington, D.C., for a Presidential summit featuring ... Read More»

U.S. and Djibouti Launch Binational Forum of Cooperation

On February 25 and 26, in Washington, DC, senior officials of the United States and the Republic of Djibouti Governments met to launch the inaugural U.S.-Djibouti Binational Forum, a key outcome of the historic May 5, 2014, White House meeting between U.S. President Obama and Djiboutian President Guelleh. Deputy Secretary Blinken welcomed the Djiboutian delegation ... Read More»
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