Zeila


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Zeila

 

a city and port in the northwest region of the Somali Republic, on the Gulf of Aden. Population, approximately 5,000. Zeila is connected by road with the port of Berbera and with cattle-breeding regions. There is a small transit trade with Ethiopia. Cattle, untanned leather, and coffee are exported, and there is diving for sponges. From the 12th to 16th centuries Zeila was the capital of the Zeila Sultanate.

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The fate of those Jesuits who went by Zeila. The author arrives at the coast of Melinda.
Everybody was very desirous of seconding the zeal of our fathers, and of sending them the assistance they requested; to which we were the more encouraged, because the emperor's letters informed our provincial that we might easily enter his dominions by the way of Dancala, but unhappily, the secretary wrote Zeila for Dancala, which cost two of our fathers their lives.
As for us, who were to go by Zeila, we had still greater difficulties to struggle with: we were entirely strangers to the ways we were to take, to the manners, and even to the names of the nations through which we were to pass.
Those who were appointed for Zeila embarked in a vessel that was going to Caxume, where they were well received by the king, and accommodated with a ship to carry them to Zeila; they were there treated by the check with the same civility which they had met with at Caxume.
The rumoured location of the base is outside Zeila city, in Somaliland.
While doing their imperial conquests, the Portuguese were attacking Muslim dominated localities in the red sea region, for instance, as early as 1499 when Vasco Dagama bombarded the port of Mogadishu (Kerr 1824); Suarez's destruction of Zeila in 1517 (Hozier 1869); and the sacking of Barbara in 1518 (Trimingham 1952).
As part of this ICT infrastructure support, the programme also provided computers and other accessories to the local governments of Burao, Berbera, Borama, Gabiley, Odweyne, Sheikh, and Zeila, as well as the Ministry of Interior, the Auditor General s office, and the Association of Local Governments of Somaliland.
In the 19th century fresh qat leaves reached Aden from the highlands of Al-Dhale, Yafi', and Taiz by caravan, and in dried form also by ship from Zeila on the Somali coast.
About 40% of the World' surface area are dry lands, which are sensitive to many land use practices and shortage of water limiting agricultural production (Jama and Zeila, 2005).
(15) Zeila Demartin & Fatima Antunes, "Magisterio primario: profissao feminina, carreira masculina", Cadernos de Pesquisa (86) (1993, Agosto): 5-14.
Para algunos gobiernos del Medio Oriente, este nuevo protagonismo turco tiene un inconfundible tufo "otomanista" en referencia a la etapa del Imperio Otomano que subyugo durante seis siglos una extension que iba desde Argelia en el Oeste hasta el Mar Caspio en el Este (inclu yendo el control de Tunez y Tripoli hasta Bagdad y Baku), y desde Budapest en el norte hasta Zeila (la satidadel Mar Rojo) en el sur incluyendo por Supuesto Atenas Damasco, berusalen, El Cairo, Medina y La Meca.
With a sense of mounting crisis, Anthony Eden, the Lord Privy Seal, travelled to Rome in June 1935, offering the Italians control of the port of Zeila in British Somaliland and the sizeable Abyssinian region of Ogaden in return for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.