|See abbreviationfinder for geography, history, society, politics, and economy of Djibouti.
In March 2013, Djibouti and Kosova established diplomatic
relations. Djibouti had already recognized Kosova as a state
in May 2010.
In April 2013, President Guelleh Abdoulkader appointed
Kamil Mohamed a new prime minister to replace Dileita who
had been in office for 12 years.
Despite promises in 2011 not to run for a 4th
presidential term, Guelleh nonetheless ran for the April
2016 presidential election. He won in the first round by 87%
of the vote. Three out of seven opposition parties boycotted
the election. A team of BBC journalists interviewing the
foreign minister and one of the opposition candidates were
subsequently arrested by police, questioned for 8 hours and
then deported out of the country, despite their
accreditation being in order. Subsequently, the BBC could
not be told an official reason for the deportation. Djibouti
is ranked 170th out of 180 countries on the World Press
Freedom Index. The US and the EU maintained close relations
with the regime.