Camp Lemonnier, a former French Foreign Legion base, is the only permanent US military base in Africa. Photo: Felix Wong/SCMP

The US fears China could strangle its only permanent military base in Africa – and a port in Djibouti could be the weapon

  • US National Security Adviser John Bolton thinks China could take control of the Doraleh Container Terminal, critical for supplying the Pentagon’s Camp Lemonnier
  • Djibouti is thought to be heavily in debt to China, making US interests in the tiny African nation vulnerable
Topic |   US-China relations

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Camp Lemonnier, a former French Foreign Legion base, is the only permanent US military base in Africa. Photo: Felix Wong/SCMP
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