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Jubba

(jo͞o`bä), Ital. Giuba, river, c.1,000 mi (1,610 km) long, formed at the Ethiopia–Somalia border, E Africa, by the confluence of the Dawa and Genale rivers, both of which rise in the highlands of S Ethiopia. The Jubba River meanders S through SW Somalia to the Indian Ocean near Kismayo. It is navigable for shallow craft to Bardero. The only perennial river of Somalia, the Jubba has flood seasons in both spring and autumn. The valley is part of the nation's chief agricultural region, and the river is extensively used for irrigation.
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Pre-empting this threat, Yassin has teamed up with his onetime rival, Abdullahi Warsame, the managing director of Jubba, to merge operations under the umbrella of a new holding company, Africa Aero Alliance.
Turkish, now flying non-stop to Mogadishu, and Ethiopian operating its flights to Hargeisa, suddenly offered a vast range of connections through their respective Istanbul and Addis Ababa hubs, leaving the point-to-point carriers Daallo and Jubba suddenly seeing the loss of market share of travelers who so far used them to fly to destinations like Dubai and Nairobi to connect on other airlines to their final destination.
More recently, the UAE's National Transport Authority (NTA) confirmed that UAE oil tanker Jubba XX -- hijacked July 16 in Yemen waters -- was released July 27 by pirates off the coast of Somalia and that its crew members were safe.
Asho Mahad Harun, a mother of six from Afmadow in Jubba, southern Somalia, trekked with her children for three months to Dadaab early this year.
Burney is also working to release another UAE-based ship, the MV Jubba XX, which was hijacked by Somali pirates this month and has 16 men on board.
He said that UAE-owned and flagged 4,831-tonnes deadweight laden oil tanker, MV Jubba XX, was hijacked with 16 crew members on board comprising one five Indians, Sri Lankan, one Sudanese, three Bangladeshis, one Myanmarese (Burmese), four Somalis and one Kenyan.
Summary: DUBAI -- Ansar Burney, Chairman of the Ansar Burney Trust International and Pakistan's former federal minister for human rights, will reach Dubai tomorrow (Tuesday) evening to meet the UAE-based owners of the vessels MV Jubba XX and MV Iceberg 1, hijacked by Somali pirates.
KARACHI, July 22, 2011 (Frontier Star): Chairman of the Ansar Burney Trust International, Ansar Burney has said that Somali pirates have seized another Vessel MV Jubba on July 16 of UAE based Juba General Trading on her regular route from the United Arab Emirates to the port of Berbera, Somalia with 16 crew members on board.
Late on the morning of July 16, it was reported by the owners that the MV Jubba 20, a laden tanker, had been captured in the northern Indian Ocean, on her regular route from the United Arab Emirates to the port of Berbera" in the breakaway state of Somaliland, said the European Union Naval Force Somalia.
About 800 severely affected families from the relief camp of "Deldacourse", more than 5,000 displaced people in Southern Somalia (Bay, Bakool, Gedo, Middle Jubba, Lower Jubba and Lower Shabelle) have been given dried food supplies and daily necessities, including cooking oil, rice, flour and dates.
Kismayu, the third largest town in Somalia is situated 528 km southwest of Mogadishu, near the mouth of the Jubba River, where that river flows into the Indian Ocean.
The Nissan Navara crew bolted into the distance as soon as the longest desert section of the event began north of Jubba and gradually extended their advantage throughout the day.