The Republic of Djibouti: Introductory Note
Djibril Ismail CherEdited By: Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa
© 2017 Oxford University Press
The Republic of Djibouti is a country in the Horn of Africa, with a surface area of 23,200 square kilometers and a population (Somali, Afar, and Arab) estimated at 818,159 inhabitants, approximately two-thirds of whom live in the capital city, Djibouti City. 1 Djibouti has the particularity of being a member of both the African Union and the Arab League. It is the only Francophone country in the region, and is surrounded by English-speaking and Arabic-speaking countries. The two official languages are French and Arabic. Djibouti’s population is overwhelmingly...