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There’s a New Player in the Horn of Africa | Defense One

There’s a New Player in the Horn of Africa | Defense One

UAE is funding ports and military bases in an area already frequented by forces of the United States, Japan, France, Germany, China, and others.

The semi-autonomous region of Puntland in northeastern Somalia signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Dubai-owned P&O Ports firm in early April, to develop and manage a multipurpose port in Bosaso city. The development of the seaport will take place in two phases, and is expected to cost $336 million.

The landmark deal was signed several weeks after the self-declared republic of Somaliland allowed the United Arab Emirates to also set up a military base in the port of Berbera.

Source: There’s a New Player in the Horn of Africa – Defense One