Djibouti is on a mission - a trade mission - in the UK. The small Horn of Africa state wants British investment to help build up its economy.
It sits in a strategically important point at the mouth of the Red Sea. Two thirds of the world's commercial shipping fleet sails through its waters.
All is not well, however, and concerns over political stability lurked over the Djibouti government's shoulder on its visit to London.
IBTimes UK spoke to Djibouti's economy and finance minister Ilyas Dawaleh and the protesters gathered outside the trade forum.
Written and presented by Shance Croucher
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