Djibouti: Base of Operation Atalanta

December 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – “Djibouti” – the name promises an exotic flair. The other is a temporary home – for example, the German soldiers of the anti-piracy operation Atalanta. Djibouti is a republic in East Africa. She became independent in 1977 from the former colonial power of France. Djibouti borders Eritrea to the north, Ethiopia to the west and south, Somalia to the southeast, and the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea to the east. The population structure in Djibouti is dominated by two main populations. With…

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Operation Atalanta: On patrol over dangerous waters

December 12, 2018 (Google Translation) – The area of ​​operation of the anti-piracy operation Atalanta is larger than Europe. Only by airplane can this huge area in the Indian Ocean be effectively monitored. Our author went on board a German seafaring explorer of the type Orion. At half past five in the morning the thermometer is already 30 degrees – and rising. Heat and humidity in Djibouti are a challenge for Europeans. The technicians of the naval aviation squadron 3 from Nordholz are currently making their way to the airfield…

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