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Djibouti, officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country in the Horn of Africa, bordered by Somalia to the south, Ethiopia to the southwest, Eritrea in the north, and the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden to the east. The country has an area of 23,200 square kilometres.


Our standard dataset contains 193 entities connected with Djibouti. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Djibouti. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 108 entities identified as PEPs connected with Djibouti.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister Delegate for Decentralization1--
Minister Delegate for Digital Economy & Innovation1--
Minister of Agriculture, Water, Livestock, & Fisheries1--
Minister of Budget1--
Minister of Commerce & Tourism1--
Minister of Communication, in Charge of Posts & Telecommunications1--
Minister of Defense, in Charge of Parliamentary Relations1--
Minister of Economy & Finance in Charge of Industry1--
Minister of Energy, in Charge of Natural Resources1--
Minister of Environment & Sustainable Development1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, Government Spokesperson1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Higher Education & Research1--
Minister of Infrastructure & Equipment1--
Minister of Interior1--
Minister of Islamic Affairs & Charitable Assets1--
Minister of Justice & Penal Affairs, in Charge of Human Rights1--
Minister of Labor in Charge of Formalization & Social Protection1--
Minister of National Education & Professional Training1--
Minister of the City, Urban Planning, & Housing1--
Minister of Women & the Family1--
Minister of Youth & Culture1--
Minister Social Affairs & Solidarity1--
Secretary of State for Investment & Private Sector Development1--
Secretary of State in Charge of Sports1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly--65
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of Djibouti--1
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Djibouti to Japan-11
ambassador of France to Djibouti-4-
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of Djibouti-111
Defence Minister of Djibouti-21
Prime Minister of Djibouti-12
Minister of Foreign Affairs-11
Health Minister of Djibouti--1
Minister of Justice--1
President of Djibouti--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...