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European Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) anti-piracy reconaissance plane at the French military base in Djibouti

The road to Djibouti's presidential election on 8 April has been filled with tension and opposition claims of foul play. But with no strong challenger, incumbent President Ismail Omar Guelleh is widely expected to win.

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Why is UAE building a military base in Somaliland?
The United Arab Emirates is building a military base in Berbera in Somalia's self-declared republic of Somaliland.