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The Republic of Djibouti: Introductory Note

Djibril Ismail Cher
Edited 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...
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