US Embassy closes in Djibouti to review security

The US State Department has announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti would be closed to the public Thursday and would reopen for regular business on Sunday.

According to the statement, the Embassy was closed so officials there could “review its security posture.”

The small, east African nation, which sits across from Yemen where the Red Sea meets the Gulf of Aden, is home to some 4,000 U.S. troops, and is the only enduring U.S. military base in Africa.

Emergency consular services for U.S. citizens will be available.

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