Djibouti Timeline -- Timeline of Djibouti from Prehistory to Independence
A chronology of key events in Djibouti's history from Prehistory to Independence
Djibouti Timeline -- Timeline of Djibouti from Independence to Present Day
A chronology of key events in Djibouti's history from Independence to Present Day
Hassan Gouled Aptidon
Biography of Hassan Gouled Aptidon -- Part 1: Life in a French Colony
The Adal Sultanate
The Adal Sultanate was a 10th to 16th century mediaeval Islamic state in what is now Djibouti and Somalia. The capital of Adal was Harar, and there were several significant trading ports, such as Zeila, on the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea.
Ahmad Grāñ, military leader for the Adal Sultante, was the leader of a Muslim faction which almost succeeded in subjugating Ethiopia in the 16th century. By the end of the Adal-Ethiopian War (1529-43), he had conquered three-quarters of the kingdom of Ethiopia.
The Afar People of Djibouti
The Afar, or Denakil, are the second largest ethnic group in Djibouti and are identified with sparsely populated areas to the north and west of the Gulf of Tadjoura.
The Issa People of Djibouti
The Issa are the foremost clan of Somali people (known collectively as the Dir), who live in the capital (Djibouti city) and the south-eastern region of the county. They are the county's largest ethnic group.
Saylac / Zeila
What is the significance of the port of Saylac?
What is the significance of the port of Obock?
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.