The Sino-Africa Centre of Excellence (SACE) published on 31 January 2017 a commentary titled "Will Djibouti Become the Singapore of Africa?" by Arting Luo.
The author concluded that Djibouti has the potential, especially with investment from China, to become the future Singapore but needs to learn from Singapore's success. While I would be much more suspect in reaching this conclusion, the piece makes for an interesting read. SACE is an "applied think tank" based in Nairobi, Kenya, that seems to be focused primarily on increasing trade and business between China and Africa, especially Kenya.