Paul Whiteway: Dubai port deal ‘helpful’ to Somaliland’s bid for independence

A 442 million dollar contract was announced this week to develop the Port of Berbera in Somaliland. The contract between Somaliland and Dubai-backed DP World will develop a regional trade and logistics hub. Despite recently celebrating its 25th year of self-declared independence, Somaliland isn’t recognised internationally. The former British protectorate is considered an autonomous region of Somalia. RFI’s Daniel Finnan spoke to Paul Whiteway from Independent Diplomat, an organisation that advises the Somaliland government…

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