The meteoric rise of Ibrahim Zakaria Jnr (source is africaintelligence.com )
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 intelligence.com 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