Djibouti. Diplomat Dilayta Muhammad Dilayta took office as new prime minister in March after former head of government Barkad Gourad Hamadou had resigned for health reasons after just over 22 years in his post.
The neighboring Somaliland region in February accused Djibouti of exporting weapons to the Somali transitional government, from which Somaliland broke out in 1991. In April, the Somaliland government burned a large stock of cigarettes belonging to a well-known Djiboutian businessman. Djibouti responded by closing its border with Somaliland.
In October, the parties normalized their relations and agreed to cooperate in the event of external threats.
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|Gross domestic product (GDP)||3,640,000,000 USD|
|GDP growth rate||6.70%|
|GDP per capita||3,600 USD|
|GDP by sector|
|Proportion of the population below the national poverty line||18.8%|
|Distribution of household income|
|Industrial production growth rate||4.70%|
|National debt||31.80% of GDP|
|Foreign exchange reserves|
According to Countryaah, the population of Djibouti in 2001 was 783,143, ranking number 161 in the world. The population growth rate was 1.770% yearly, and the population density was 33.7901 people per km2.