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‘I wanted this film to be 100% Somali’: the fight to make The Gravedigger’s Wife
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, who directed the acclaimed drama, reveals the struggle to portray his community ‘with dignity and compassion’

Hibaq Farah

15, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Tiny elephant shrew species, missing for 50 years, rediscovered
The speedy Somali sengi had been lost to science until an expedition to Djibouti

Damian Carrington Environment editor

18, Aug, 2020 @11:11 AM

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Coronavirus border closures strand tens of thousands of people across Africa
Migrants trapped in dangerous conditions at frontiers, ports and transit camps

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

05, May, 2020 @12:21 PM

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Djibouti: scores feared dead after two migrant boats overturn
Coastguard warns death toll will rise, as UN reveals six migrants die at sea each day

Peter Beaumont

30, Jan, 2019 @5:50 PM

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The Guardian view on Ethiopia: change is welcome, but must be secured | Editorial
Editorial: Though Abiy Ahmed’s record to date is impressive, the developments he has set in train need a proper political roadmap and institutional backing


07, Jan, 2019 @6:25 PM

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Charlie Hebdo suspect arrested in Djibouti
Peter Cherif to be transferred to France for questioning over alleged links to 2015 attack

Kim Willsher in Paris

21, Dec, 2018 @11:17 AM

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In Ethiopia’s bushlands, promised riches of a railway boom turn to dust
Villagers, lured by new jobs and rich rewards for selling their land, now face poverty and heartbreak as claims of corruption engulf £2.5bn transport project

Tom Gardner photographs by Charlie Rosser

12, May, 2018 @9:09 PM

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Deadly journeys: how despair drives young Ethiopians to flee to Yemen | Tom Gardner
Persecution and hardship drives tens of thousands of migrants to cross the Red Sea each year, risking the dangerous odyssey in a bid to reach the Gulf

Tom Gardner and Charlie Rosser in Djibouti

09, May, 2018 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Xi Jinping: the life and soul of the party | Editorial
Editorial: The Communist party congress in Beijing is all about one man. How he uses the power he has amassed will have an impact far beyond China’s shores


18, Oct, 2017 @6:37 PM

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Why Ikea's flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year
Ikea’s solar-powered Better Shelter lasts six times longer than a typical emergency tent and has already changed the lives of thousands of refugees around the world

Oliver Wainwright

27, Jan, 2017 @1:55 PM

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BT alleged to have supplied high-speed fibre-optic cable to aid US drone strikes

BT says $23m circuit linking US hub with base for unmanned craft in Djibouti is general purpose, not a special military system

Juliette Garside

27, Aug, 2014 @8:01 PM

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UK troops working with US military at base for Yemen drone operations
Tom Watson MP and rights group express concern as MoD admits presence of UK personnel in Djibouti but denies involvement in plotting strikes on al-Qaida

Owen Bowcott

12, May, 2014 @12:07 PM

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