The meteoric rise of Ibrahim Zakaria

The meteoric rise of Ibrahim Zakaria Jnr (source is ),110001001-art

Despite lacking a university degree or any noteworthy operational experience, Zakaria Jnr is going up the army ranks while his octogenarian father General Zakaria Cheikh Ibrahim , who is the army chief of staff, has confounded repeated rumors of his imminent retirement. […] (359 words)

This article from reveals corruption and nepotism within the ranks of the Djiboutian army. This is a source of instability in a country where half of its population lives under extreme poverty despite substantive foreign money flowing in. Djibouti houses the foreign military bases and acts as a logistics route serving 120 million Ethiopians.

Left: General Zakaria and his son Ibrahim

Right: A special presidential decree promoting Ibrahim

07-06-2023 Explore

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