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Berbera

(bûr`bərə), city (1985 est. pop. 67,000), Somaliland region, N Somalia, a port on the Gulf of Aden. The city, which was first described in the 13th cent. by Arab geographers, was taken in 1875 by the rulers of Egypt; when they withdrew in 1884 to fight the MahdiMahdi
[Arab.,=he who is divinely guided], in Sunni Islam, the restorer of the faith. He will appear at the end of time to restore justice on earth and establish universal Islam. The Mahdi will be preceded by al-Dajjal, a Muslim antichrist, who will be slain by Jesus.
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 in Sudan, Britain took Berbera. It served until 1941 as the winter capital of British Somaliland was the site of a Soviet naval and missile base in the 1970s.

Berbera

a port in N Somalia, on the Gulf of Aden. Pop.: 70 000 (1990 est.)
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Somalia required the involvement of Arab League over the controversial Berbera Port agreement which Somaliland and the DP World have sustained has nothing to do with Mogadishu.
Located next to the port, it will support the growth of Berbera as a regional trading hub and generate jobs.
The government of Ethiopia will also invest in infrastructure to develop the Berbera Corridor as a trade gateway for the inland country, which is one of the fastest growing countries in the world.
We look forward to bringing our global experience here and to help develop the Berbera Corridor, which is key to encouraging regional economic activity.
In a media release announcing the deal, DP World said there are also plans to construct an additional berth at the Port of Berbera, in line with the Berbera master plan while adding new equipment to further improve efficiencies and productivity.
Berbera faces South Yemen across the strategic Bab al Mandab Strait, past which some 4 million barrels of oil flow daily.
DP World Group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Republic of Somaliland Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr Saad Ali Shire signed the agreement for the Berbera Free Zone (BFZ) in Dubai today (November 6), in the presence of senior company and government officials.
In March, DP World took over the Port of Berbera in the breakaway Somali territory of Somaliland un- der a 30-year concession.
About 100km east of Las Geel on the Somaliland coast is the ancient maritime trade post of Berbera, its sun-baked streets and waterline steeped in history.
Landlocked Ethiopia currently relies on Djibouti as its main entrepot but is keen to diversify its port options through Port Sudan, Lamu in Kenya and Berbera.
2 billion budget for investments planned for the Jebel Ali, London Gateway, Prince Rupert and Berbera ports.
3mn of relief and food aid, to be taken into Somalia through Berbera Port, according to a statement.