- Look at these
images from Djibouti. Describe what you think it would be
like to live there. What did you learn from the pictures? (by
the way this is a French site and the only website in Djibouti).
Answers will vary.
- How many
languages are there in Djibouti? 4
Why do you think French is the national language? French colonial times, it would be hard to decide
between the different groups.
- Visit ArabNet
- Djibouti and read about the rise of nationalism and the
first elections. Who has been the leader most of the last 20+
years? Hassan Gouled Why do you
think people keep reelecting him? Visit Djibouti
Atlapedia Online and read the modern history for more information.
This could be an interesting discussion.
Some possibilities are: he started out with the first inter-ethnic
party, they focused on developing the northern region, maybe
people feel safe with him, etc.
- Visit U
of Penn Djibouti and look at the country map and this
more recent one. What countries border Djibouti? Ethiopia,
Somalia, Eritrea What sea is to the north? Red
Sea What is the capital? Djibouti
Why do you think the capital is located where it is? An answer related to the sea and it being a
busy sea port.
- Visit ArabNet
- Djibouti and read about the capital and the economy. What
is the economy dependent on? Describe how. The
country's economy depends upon the port of Djibouti, which is
linked by rail with Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Do you think
that Djibouti and Ethiopia are on good terms? Why? yes,
Ethiopia needs the port outlet and Djibouti needs the trade with
- Visit Djibouti
Atlapedia Online and look at the major cities under geography.
What is the population of Djibouti? 450,000
What is the combined population of the other towns? 10,500 Write a statement that compares
the population of Djibouti to the other towns. The
combined population of the small towns is 2% of the population
of Djibouti. Or about 230 Tadjouras could fit in Djibouti.
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