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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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d The skirmish near the town of Saakow in the Middle Jubba region left eight militants dead, including Numan.
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Investment of capital and ideas into dynamic business ventures in Somalia, such as the expansion of Jubba Airways (a Somali airline serving de facto as the national carrier), also helps anchor inchoate economic development.
Voicing its concern over the Somali peace and reconstruction process, the United Nations (UN ) on Friday welcomed the agreement signed between the Somali government and the Interim Jubba Administration and called for international support to a Somali- led and coordinated peace-building and development plan.
The members of the Council welcomed the recent agreement between the Federal Government of Somalia and the Interim Jubba Administration, and commended the Government of Ethiopia, IGAD, the AU and UNSOM for their role in facilitating discussions.
For instance, in July 2011, a United Arab Emirates tanker, MT Jubba XX, was seized by pirates on the Gulf of Aden.
With DG ECHO's help we are able to provide water to people, assist them with irrigation along the Jubba river, support women groups and help small enterprises with cash injections.
Of course, one long term concern is that the Ethiopian sources of the Shabelle and Jubba Rivers that provide water for crop irrigation will be blocked by the construction of dams in Ethiopia.
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.