Jumhouriyya Djibouti
  • John Paxton
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 and the new statute for the territory came into being on 5 July 1967. In Jan. 1976, following discussions between Ali Aref and President Giscard d’Estaing, it was announced that the French Government affirmed that the Territory of the Afars and the Issas was destined for independence but no date was fixed. Legislative elections were held on 8 May and independence as the Republic of Djibouti was achieved on 27 June 1977.


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Books of Reference

  1. Poinsot, J.-P., Djibouti et la Côte française des Somalis. Paris, 1965Google Scholar
  2. Thompson, V., and Adloff, R., Djibouti and the Horn of Africa. Stanford Univ. Press, 1967Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1984

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