Djibouti is celebrating its 41st anniversary today, when the country gained independence from French colonial rule.
Djibouti is celebrating Independence Day on June 27. This public holiday commemorates the day when the Republic of Djibouti declared its independence from France in 1977.
Djibouti is located in the Horn of Africa, along with Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. The French began to colonize it in 1862 by signing various treaties with the local authorities.
Djibouti President Ismail Omar Galia, a government official, and Muhammad Mursal Sheikh, chairman of the parliamentary committee of the federal parliament, arrived in Djibouti two days ago.
President Gaila congratulated the people of Djibouti on the occasion and called for a full celebration of the day.
Meanwhile, today in general, people across the country are celebrating the day by waving flags across the country.