• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


At a referendum held on 19 March 1967, 60% of the electorate voted for continued association with France rather than independence. France affirmed that the Territory of the Afars and the Issas was destined for independence but no date was fixed. Independence as the Republic of Djibouti was achieved on 27 June 1977. Afar rebels in the north, belonging to the Front for the Restoration of Unity and Democracy (FRUD), signed a ‘Peace and National Reconciliation Agreement’ with the government on 26 Dec. 1994, envisaging the formation of a national coalition government, the redrafting of the electoral roll and the integration of FRUD militants into the armed forces and civil service.


Presidential Election Container Terminal Electoral Roll Parliamentary Election Provisional Population 
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Further Reading

  1. Direction Nationale de la Statistique. Annuaire Statistique de Djibouti Google Scholar
  2. Alwan, Daoud A., Historical Dictionary of Djibouti. 2000Google Scholar
  3. National Statistical Office: Direction Nationale de la Statistique, Ministère de l’Économie, des Finances et de la Planification chargé de la Privatisation, BP 13, Djibouti.Google Scholar
  4. Website (French only):

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