China sends troops to Djibouti, establishes first overseas military base – CNN

(CNN)China has dispatched troops to Djibouti in advance of formally establishing the country’s first overseas military base.

    Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy troops march in Djibouti's independence day parade on June 27, marking 40 years since the end of French rule in the Horn of Africa country.Chinese People's Liberation Army-Navy troops march in Djibouti's independence day parade on June 27, marking 40 years since the end of French rule in the Horn of Africa country.
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    US Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys prepare to land at a landing zone during training conducted in Djibouti on January 10.US Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys prepare to land at a landing zone during training conducted in Djibouti on January 10.
    Picture taken on May 5, 2015, shows work in progress on the new railway tracks linking Djibouti with Addis Ababa. Picture taken on May 5, 2015, shows work in progress on the new railway tracks linking Djibouti with Addis Ababa.

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