Ethiopia: The Thorny New Port Deal on the Horn of Africa

MIN READMar 2, 2018 | 21:12 GMT


As if Somalia didn't have enough problems already, on March 1 state-owned Emirati company DP World announced that Ethiopia's government had purchased a 19 percent stake in the Port of Berbera in Somaliland, a breakaway territory without international recognition. The deal is advantageous to landlocked Ethiopia, which is in serious need of port access. But the government of Somalia, which views Somaliland as its sovereign territory, has already publicly spoken out against the deal, claiming it violates international law....

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