The Most important Country in the World: Djibouti

Best wishes for the people of Djibouti! I only spent a day there, long ago, as we transited north through the canal but it made as big an impression on me as Alexandria or Casablanca.

Benjamin WATCH

For my first blog post of the year, I want to do a tale about a small country called Djibouti. If you have been to my blog before you must be familiar with the horn of Africa by now, a region east of the African continent that is made of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Djibouti the subject of this specific blog. Before we get into the depth of this I want you to take your time and look at this map and take it in.

Djibouti is one of the smallest countries on the planet, but it’s also arguably the most important. Like all other countries in the horn of Africa Djibouti has a rich history going back thousands of years, meaning it has a rich culture. Just like its neighbors Ethiopia in the South West, Eritrea in the North, and Somalia in the South the country is one of…

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