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Djibouti: the dominoes keep falling

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Democracy continues to spread in the Islamic world.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Djibouti to call for President Ismael Omar Guelleh to step down.

The demonstrators were reportedly monitored closely by security forces in riot gear.

Mr Guelleh’s family has governed the Red Sea city state since independence from France in 1977.

And the kicker:

The United States has a large military base in Djibouti.

At some point, push is going to come to shove. Which side will the US be on when democracy comes to Saudi Arabia?

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