The “European quarter” in Djibouti City. Picture: James Jeffrey

Will Djibouti, poised between a timeless past and a flashy future, be Africa’s Dubai?

It’s a weird place, really, says one foreign diplomat of the tiny, strategically located republic on the Horn of Africa that’s made itself a global player with help of Chinese investment without losing its soul

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The “European quarter” in Djibouti City. Picture: James Jeffrey
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