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Founded: 1888
Elevation: 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2012): 604,013

  • Africa's Relationship With China Is Ancient History

    2017/07/02

    In 2002 South Africa's Parliament unveiled a digital reproduction of a map - of China, the Middle East and Africa - that some speculated could be the initial map of the African continent. The Da Ming Hun Yi Tu - the Comprehensive Map of the Great Ming Empire - was drawn up around 1389 during the Ming Dynasty, according to historian Hyunhee Park.

  • Climate change laws around the world

    2017/05/14

    There has been a 20-fold increase in the number of global climate change laws since 1997, according to the most comprehensive database of relevant policy and legislation.

    The database, produced by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Sabin Center on Climate Change Law, includes more than 1,200 relevant policies across 164 countries, which account for 95% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Africa: Making Things Happen at the Bank - 'Not a Talk Shop' - Akin Adesina

    2017/07/02

    Dr. Akinwumi Adesina is focusing on five areas to achieve the African and world goals for a prosperous continent since becoming president of the African Development Bank - Africa's major public financial institution in September 2015. He was a keynote speaker at this month's Corporate Council on Africa's U.S.- Africa Business Summit in Washington D.C. and moderated a lively panel with five African government ministers. He as well received the Gene White Lifetime Succcess Award from the World Child Nutrition Foundation. This week, he was named the 2017 recipient of the World Food Prize, a prestigious honor that includes a $250,000 award. In an interview in Washington, DC, Adesina discussed the Development Bank's ambitious schedule and his vision for attracting the increase capital Africa needs. Posting questions for AllAfrica was Noluthando Crockett-Ntonga.

  • The friendly and cooperative relations between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Chad

    2015/10/02

    In 2013, the friendly relations and cooperation between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Djibouti continued to maintain the sound momentum of increase.

    The two nations maintained close political exchanges. In March, President Ismail Omar Guelleh sent a letter of congratulations to President Xi Jinping on his election as President of China. In April, President Guelleh sent a letter of condolences to President Xi on the earthquake in Lushan County, Sichuan Province. In April, Ai Ping, Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, visited Djibouti.