In cultural news, today is the National Day of Djibouti, honoring its autonomy attained in 1977. Situated between Eritrea and Somalia in East Africa and adjacent to the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, Djibouti has amazingly rich diversity of marine life along its shoreline and coral reefs. The coastal area Haramous-Loyada is on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance and is habitat for over 70 species of water birds. Notable people from Djibouti include famous author Ms. Mouna-Hodan Ahmed and distinguished novelist and poet, Mr. Abdourahman A. Waberi. We wish the kind citizens of Djibouti a wonderful National Day.
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