Djibouti. According to
Countryaah website, Former Police Chief General Yacin Yabeh Galab
was sentenced in June to 15 years in prison for
participating in a coup attempt at the end of 2000. An
additional eleven police officers were sentenced at the same
President Ismail Umar Guelleh said in a speech on
September 4 that Djibouti was moving towards a full
multi-party system when the ban on more than four permitted
parties had been abolished.
In January, it was announced that German ships would
patrol the Red Sea off the coast of Djibouti. The United
States announced in early November that a military command
center would be set up in Djibouti with the task of
monitoring suspected militant groups such as al-Qaeda.