Djibouti. According to countryaah, the current population of Djibouti is 988,011. Six candidates ran for president in April, but Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has ruled Djibouti since 1999, won as expected by a wide margin: Guelleh secured a fourth term with close to 87% of the vote. The opposition claimed that political repression prevented free elections and cheating, but observers from the African Union (AU) judged that the election was credible.
According to thereligionfaqs, the International Criminal Court (ICC) reported Djibouti to the UN Security Council and its own monitoring body since Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir participated in the ceremony when Guelleh formally began his fourth term in May. al-Bashir is wanted by the ICC for war crimes in his home country.
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