Djibouti

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Synonyms for Djibouti

port city on the Gulf of Aden

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In a September 1958 constitutional referendum, French Somaliland opted to join the French community as an overseas territory.
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.
43 Named French Somaliland and then French Territory of the Afars and Issas during colonial rule, under what name did this country become independent in 1977?
There, it included French Equatorial Africa, French West Africa, French Somaliland, and the islands of Madagascar and the Comoros.
France, the other big winner, got much of West and Central Africa--all the way from Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Chad, Benin (all these territories were then called French West Africa), to Gabon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville (forming French Equatorial Africa), to French Somaliland (modern Djibouti) in the northeast, and Madagascar in the southeast.
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