Voice of America quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on Secretary of State John Kerry’s upcoming visit to Djibouti, which will be the country’s first visit by a sitting secretary of state:

Atlantic Council Africa Center Director Peter Pham said that while Djibouti also is a key shipping hub, the country could benefit from U.S. help with democratization and better governance.

“It is a stable country but certainly is not one of the most democratic, and that lack of openness, lack of transparency, leads one to wonder how long the stability can last,” said Pham.

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