Djibouti. According to Countryaah website, national day of Djibouti is every June 27. 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 time.
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.