U.S. extends drone and special ops base in Djibouti

The Obama administration has signed a 20-year lease of Camp Lemonnier in the small African country of Djibouti–the “only” full-scale base on the continent, and a 4,000-strong hub for counter-terrorist operations throughout the Horn of Africa and Yemen. The deal is expected to cost the U.S. about $70 million a year, with around $63 million to lease the 500-acre site.


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