African Union urges restraint in Djibouti-Eritrea border spat
Saturday June 17 2017
Djiboutian soldier stands behind a heavy machine gun in an undisclosed location along the border with Eritrea in June 15, 2008. Qatari peacekeepers were deployed along the frontier following clashes between the two nations. PHOTO | REUTERS
Djibouti is a strategic ally of world powers, hosting French and US military bases with a Chinese one under construction, while Eritrea is widely regarded as a pariah state.