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Djibouti has 'no choice' but China for infrastructure development

East African country hungry for other investors, says port authority head

Aboubaker Omar Hadi, chairman of the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority, speaks at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development on Aug. 29 in Yokohama. (Photo by Akane Okutsu)

TOKYO -- Africa's Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority, operator of the strategic East African country's ports, is seeking $11 billion in investment for upgrades, and new facilities such as airports.

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