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Things to know about Djibouti


Djibouti FlagThe Republic of Djibouti (Jamhuuriyadda Jabuuti) is a country located in eastern Africa located at the entrance to the Red Sea, and belongs to the Horn of Africa and is bounded to the east by the Gulf of Aden, to the southeast by Somalia, and to the south by Ethiopia and Ethiopia to the west. North of Eritrea. Djibouti is separated from the Arabian Peninsula (and Yemen) by the Bab el-Mandab strait, which is 30 km wide. The country has a waterfront of 370 km, overlooking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, with its capital, Djibouti.

Language

Arabic and French (Official) The Djiboutian population is very large, 99% of Muslim faith and the preamble of the Constitution, indicates that Islam constitutes the religion of the State. There are, however, other places of worship in Djibouti-Ville. The official languages are French and Arabic.

Economy

The economy is subject to support exercises related to the country's vital area and its situation as an international commerce territory in the Horn of Africa. 66% of the number of inhabitants in Djibouti live in the capital; The rest are roaming herders. Fewer rains confine the creation of leafy foods, and most groceries must be imported. Djibouti offers types of assistance as a travel port for the locale and a global refueling and refueling focus. Imports and fares from neighboring landlocked Ethiopia represent 85% of port action at the Djibouti Container Terminal. Djibouti has hardly any characteristic assets and little industry. Thus, the country depends vigorously on an unfamiliar guide to help bolster its equalization of installments and fund improvement ventures.

Education

In education, bilingualism is more evident. The state prefers teaching in Afar and Somali in kindergarten, but French from the beginning of primary school. Classical Arabic instruction is offered in (Course 3 Semester) and (Course 4 Semester), as well as in high school, in conjunction with French. The Arabic language is part of the entrance exams for the sixth course.

Despite the law, we can say that French is still the only language of instruction in Djiboutian schools. Primary education accommodates slightly less than 50% of school-age children, but approximately 80% of students do not continue their studies in high school. Among them, a large number of all the desired benefits did not get from this residence in school, especially in French.

News Media

Any citizen can publish a newspaper, whether it is of political, cultural, artistic, sporting, or professional nature. In addition, the foreign press is freely distributed in Djibouti. The only French-speaking newspapers are Agora and La Nation (every two weeks). The information is accessed thanks to the national radio that broadcasts in four languages (French, Arabic, Afar, and Somali), but also to the national TV that has been developed in recent years, as well as the free reception of TV programs via satellite dishes. Shows and films generally appear in French, but newsletters and religious programs are broadcast in Arabic, Somali, and Afar.

Also, the children's programs broadcast by the media come from national and international sources. This would allow the Djiboutian child to reach other cultures while staying rooted in his African and Muslim cultures. Djiboutian newspapers are published overwhelmingly in French.