How We Made It in Africa published on 22 March 2017 an interview with the chairman of the Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority titled "Djibouti Wants to Attract Light-manufacturing Industries as Wages Rise in China."
The article reports that Djibouti hopes to attract light-manufacturing departing China due to rising wages. There are several challenges working against this goal. Does Djibouti, a country of about one million, even have the labor force to to absorb a significant amount of manufacturing? Why would this manufacturing move to Djibouti and not a number of other developing countries with lower wages, especially some in Asia?