French Somaliland


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French Somaliland:

see DjiboutiDjibouti
, officially Republic of Djibouti, republic (2015 est. pop. 828,000), c.8,900 sq mi (23,057 sq km), E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden. It is bounded by Eritrea (N), Ethiopia (W, S), Somalia (S), and the Gulf of Aden (E).
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, republic.

Somaliland, French:

see DjiboutiDjibouti
, officially Republic of Djibouti, republic (2015 est. pop. 828,000), c.8,900 sq mi (23,057 sq km), E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden. It is bounded by Eritrea (N), Ethiopia (W, S), Somalia (S), and the Gulf of Aden (E).
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, republic.
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Ethiopia's PM Hailemariam Desalegn described the railway opening as "a historic moment" a far cry from the assessment by the writer Evelyn Waugh, who in 1930 lamented the "intolerable desolation" of French Somaliland, "a country of dust and boulders, utterly devoid of any sign of life.
It is the successor to French Somaliland (later called the French Territory of the Afars and Issas), which was created in the first half of the 19th century as a result of French interest in the Horn of Africa.
But on Boxing Day the Echo reported that Italy was massing troops on the border of French Somaliland while even Beverley Baxter, in a rare mood of gloom, looked back at 1938 as a time of trouble with "terrible civil war in Spain, terrible casualties in China and the Jewish problem of 1938.
There, it included French Equatorial Africa, French West Africa, French Somaliland, and the islands of Madagascar and the Comoros.

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