Djibouti (Modern Middle East Nations and Their Strategic Place in the World Series) by James Morrow, Mason Crest Publishers |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Djibouti (Modern Middle East Nations and Their Strategic Place in the World Series)

Djibouti (Modern Middle East Nations and Their Strategic Place in the World Series)

by James Morrow, Mason Crest Publishers
     
 
On the eastern coast of Africa, tucked between Somalia and Ethiopia, lies the Republic of Djibouti. Its capital city of the same name is a primary port of the Horn of Africa, which daily receives ships passing through the Bab el Mandeb Strait, located between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. Besides the port activities, however, this tiny, resource-poor country has

Overview

On the eastern coast of Africa, tucked between Somalia and Ethiopia, lies the Republic of Djibouti. Its capital city of the same name is a primary port of the Horn of Africa, which daily receives ships passing through the Bab el Mandeb Strait, located between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. Besides the port activities, however, this tiny, resource-poor country has few means to drive its economy. Once a colonial outpost of the French empire, Djibouti won its independence in 1977. As a young republic, it found itself amidst regional conflict, and has since faced a constant influx of refugees from Somalia and Ethiopia. In 1991, the country suffered through its own civil war between its two rival groups, the Afars and the Issas. Tensions remain high as the tribes work toward final reconciliation. Djibouti depends largely on foreign assistance to continue developing its fledgling industries. Through diplomatic efforts, the government aims to establish a lasting peace in the region and within its own borders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590845257
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Modern Middle East Nations and Their Strategic Place in the World Series
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >