A Brief History of Djibouti - Part 1
A brief introduction to the history of Djibouti from the time of early humans to the present day. Part 1 – Islamic State to French Overseas Territory
A Brief History of Djibouti – Part 2
A brief introduction to the history of Djibouti from the time of early humans to the present day. Part 2 – Independence to Present Day
Background Notes: Djibouti
A useful potted history is included with these US Department of State Background Notes on Djibouti. Also included is a range of political, economic, and geographical data, as well as information on its people, defence, and relations with the US.
Djibouti History from Lonely Planet
A quirky, colloquial presentation of Djibouti’s history presented by LonelyPlanet.com. Makes awfully good reading and may galvanise your interest in Africa’s regional history. Not only suitable for travellers.
Djibouti - a Country Profile from the BBC
An extremely brief historical overview accompanies this BBC Country Profile of Djibouti. Of particular interest are the simplified regional map (see where the country is in Africa), a photograph of Djibouti’s current Chief of State, and details about the countries media.
Timeline for Djibouti from the BBC
A chronology of important events in the history of Djibouti given by year (and for more recent events by month also).
CIA World Fact Book: Djibouti
A useful map and a range of geographical, political, and economic facts which are mostly up-to-date. Unfortunately this country profile lacks historical information (except for independence date), but the population statistics are probably the best available.
Djibouti's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers
Updated weekly, this list of Djibouti's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers is provided by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
A short summary of the history of Djibouti, a tiny country on the east coast of Africa next to Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.