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Does military support benefit business?

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-02-17

While acquiring its independence in 1977, Djibouti has enjoyed French military protection ever since. Yet, France has failed to profit from strong economic growth in the East African country, unlike nearby Saudi Arabia.

Date created : 2008-04-21

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