This is a tale of two Djiboutis: one is a beautiful mirage telling a story of growth, development, and prosperity for all. The truth is a stark contrast, rampant with hunger, poverty, joblessness, and disease.
Those who create the facade want us to believe that those in power were elected in a fair and democratic system.
Unfortunately, the true story of Djibouti is one of corruption and authoritarianism amidst protests, criticism, and boycott. For over two decades, President Ismail Omar Guelleh has stayed in power by means of farcical elections. In April 2021, he intends to continue this pattern.
You can help us stop him and reverse the decay of democracy in Djibouti.
Helping the people of Djibouti achieve true freedom through fair, transparent elections doesn’t just help the local population, it sends a message that oppression and authoritarianism no longer have a place on our planet.