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Government in Djibouti

  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.
  • Guelleh reshuffles his cabinet

    DJIBOUTI CITY, 2013/04/21 Djibouti's new prime minister took office on Monday next President Ismail Omar Guelleh reshuffled his cabinet in the wake of rioting in the strategic Horn of Africa country over elections marred by widespread fraud. Guelleh named former defence minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed to replace longtime ally Dileita Mohamed Dileita who had served as prime minister since 2001. Guelleh's Union for Presidential Majority (UMP) won a parliamentary election on February 22 with 49 % of the vote, according to official results that triggered clashes between opposition protesters and police.