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  Somalihome Online
Berbera was first attacked on 14 June and sporadic raids continued to hit that port throughout June and July.
Shaken by the ambush of his column on the Berbera road by infiltrating troops of XV Brigade and convinced that it was only a matter of hours before Tug Argan was completely encircled, Godwin-Austen requested approval to begin his withdrawal.
No progress was made that day along the Berbera road, at Jerato Pass, farther south at Sheikh Pass, or on the coastal road where General Passerone, reaching the village of Bulhar, complained of lack of water and halted his advance.
www.togdheer.com /history/worldwar.shtml   (4711 words)

  
 History of Trade between Ethiopia, Arabia and the Horn of Africa, 2
Corsali likewise stated that Berbera was visited by numerous ships from Aden and the Indies, laden with "much merchandise", principally incense from Dufar, pepper and cloth, which were sent into Ethiopia by camel caravans.
Berbera, Barbosa agrees, was a "place of great traffic", frequented by "many ships", which brought "much merchandise" from Aden and India, and took away gold, ivory, and "divers other things".
The inhabitants of Berbera, he adds had many horses and cattle, and accordingly "butter in plenty, milk and flesh," as well as a "great store of millet, barley and fruits of all sorts", which they took to Aden.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2002/08/02-08-02/History.htm   (1115 words)

  
 som007 Berbera port holds key to Somaliland future
Misanet / IRIN - In the deep-water berth of Berbera port, Somaliland, the silent cranes and empty white warehouses dwarf the one small boat discharging its paltry cargo of bananas.
Berbera is not only a key regional corridor, but is also Somaliland's single biggest income generator.
Regardless of the political debate over the issue of recognition, developing the Berbera corridor is likely to be pursued in a regional context, as well as for the purpose of improving the Somaliland economy.
www.afrol.com /News2001/som007_berbera_port.htm   (4370 words)

  
 Berbera Somalia
I was the last US at Berbera to get on the plane when they pulled us out Dec 1991 and then closed the Navy annex and Base at Berbera.
Berbera is the longest runway in Africa, built by the Russians.
Since Berbera was in 21st Air Force's area of control, the parts had to come from the supply depot in Ramstein, Germany via commercial airliner to Saudi Arabia and then to Mogadishu and then up to Berbera, accompanied by 2 maintenance troops.
www.zianet.com /tedmorris/dg/berbera.html   (1170 words)

  
 Berbera feels the heat of land grabbing
As the country is coming to terms with the recent tragic events caused by land tenure arguments, Berbera is feeling the heat of a fresh land problem.
In Berbera, it is the government ministers, port bosses and rich merchants that are lined up for the grab.
It is not a coincidence that Berbera is nowadays the meeting point for the most senior members of the Somaliland administration, and the first site for foreign delegations to visit.
www.hiiraan.com /op/2006/feb/Mohamed_A_Omar200206.htm   (714 words)

  
 United Nations - OCHA IRIN | Web Special | Surviving disaster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
BERBERA, 3 April (IRIN) - In the deep-water berth of Berbera port, the silent cranes and empty white warehouses dwarf the one small boat discharging its paltry cargo of bananas.
Apart from Djibouti, Berbera is the only port on the northern coast of the Horn able to serve the Ethiopian highlands.
An international representative at Berbera port agreed that Ethiopia was unlikely to take such a step, because “as a regional superpower, it has other critical concerns with Djibouti, with Somalia, and with Eritrea”.
www.irinnews.org /webspecials/disaster/20010403som.asp   (3174 words)

  
 Awdalnews - IS PRIVATISATION THE ANSWER? - Articles&Opinions
The British colonial authorities recognised the economic importance of Berbera but never bothered to invest in it because Aden met their trade needs and the welfare of the Somalilanders was hardly a priority they cared about.
Berbera is closer to Ethiopia’s populated heartlands than any other port in the region including Djibouti.
The traders travelled from this bush and scrubland area known as Ogaden to Berbera for hundreds of years and the trade routs are well trodden and well established.
www.awdalnews.com /wmprint.php?ArtID=5629   (995 words)

  
 WorldNetDaily: Somalia port extends U.S. anti-terror reach
Reports are surfacing that Washington is finalizing an agreement to move intelligence and naval assets to the key Somali port of Berbera, near the Arabian Sea.
Washington last year was trying to persuade the government of Yemen to allow U.S. warships to dock at the port of Aden –; right across the water from Berbera – before the terrorist attack on the USS Cole derailed negotiations.
With the United States at Berbera and German ships at Djibouti, it appears that Washington and its allies are attempting a sustained effort to cut off al-Qaida's communications and supply lines through the Arabian Sea, one of the group's primary transport routes.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=25628   (886 words)

  
 The Head Heeb: Obstacle course
While time spent at Berbera Port is growing longer each time, the unwanted stay also gets expensive.
Berbera became reputed as a milking cow for the Somaliland government.
Fees for jobs as unloading, tallying, piloting and anchorage are further collected double, by port authorities and by "a bogus firm," the newspaper found.
headheeb.blogmosis.com /archives/028777.html   (544 words)

  
 Somaliland News - Port of Berbera implements the ISPS Code
The Port of Berbera in Somaliland has recently signed a comprehensive contract with Nordic Crisis Management to implement ISPS standards on the former’s facilities.
The Berbera Port contract is for five years and includes a follow-up programme to ensure that the port will continue to operate after ISPS certification in accordance with required ISPS standards.
The Port of Berbera is the only sheltered harbour on the south side of the Gulf of Aden.
www.radiosomaliland.com /index.php?itemid=253   (858 words)

  
 BERBERA - Online Information article about BERBERA
trade is almost entirely with Aden, of which Berbera may be considered a commercial dependency.
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Berbera is said to have been founded by the See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /BEC_BER/BERBERA.html   (1436 words)

  
 GEESKA AFRIKA ONLINE: Nur Kafi's Column on the Eye of the Horn of African Affairs
For traders, pastoralists and farmers in the Horn of Africa, the port of Berbera is one of the main gates to foreign markets and a key to future development.
Berger team members established that the development of the port of Berbera is the key to improved regional trade links.
Port specialists analyzed the current depth and capacity for each of the existing quays and considered a number of proposals for improving the port, including the expansion of existing quays and yards to provide increased capacity, the development of the "American Quay" to accommodate large ships and the rehabilitation of the oil jetty.
www.geeskaafrika.com /igad2020_30oct05.htm   (946 words)

  
 Somali Ports Get Tech Boost- Berbera and Bossaso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
This week the U.N. is installing more computers and expanding computer training for port staff, according to Edward Johns, an official with UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development).
In Berbera, where computer training started in 1997, the UN will add ten new computers to the vocational training center which serves not only port employees, but members of the community looking to learn computer skills.
Berbera sees roughly 5 times more trade than Bossaso, and it is poised to grow quickly as regional imports and exports increase.
www.somaliawatch.org /archive/000427102.htm   (385 words)

  
 SOMALILAND: IRIN News Briefs [19990519]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Berbera project, described by Toepfer as "a partnership towards peace and development in Somaliland", is intended to improve the institutional capacity of the municipality by providing technical and institutional assistance, particularly on financial and urban management.
Toepfer, who travelled to Berbera from talks with the UN Secretary-General in Geneva, assured Somaliland that the Balkans conflict would not divert resources needed for other parts of the world.
With Berbera port - which provides 80 percent of Somaliland's income - currently losing US $20,000 a month and operating at less than half capacity because of a livestock export ban, Ethiopia's lack of access to Eritrean ports offers it potential custom, he said.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Hornet/irin51999b.html   (534 words)

  
 Ex-Political Prisoners Say Rayale Saved Their Lives
Berbera (SL Times): A number of former civil servants under the regime of Siyad Barre have come forward to describe how their lives were saved from execution during the 1988/1989 genocide at Berbera by no other person than Dahir Rayale Kahin, the head of the Berbera National Security Service Bureau at the time.
Following the mid-1988 SNM attacks against Hargeisa and Buroa, the military government of former dictator Siyad Barre responded by committing acts of ethnic cleansing against the Isaak civilian population in the then northern Somalia (present Somaliland).
Rayale served as the Berbera boss of the NSS.
www.somalilandtimes.net /2003/54/5401.htm   (506 words)

  
 Emergency food arriving via Berbera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The shipment — some 15,000 mt tons of wheat from the European Commission — is the first consignment of emergency aid through the port this year.
The EC — which has faced criticism over its level of food aid support to Ethiopia this year — is shipping in around 445,000 mt of assistance.
It is using the ports in Djibouti and Berbera, as well as local purchases of aid in both Ethiopia and the region.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=36032   (372 words)

  
 GEESKA AFRIKA MAGAZINE AND HAN- geeskaafrika.com
“The visit of the Ethiopian delegation is connected with the agreed usage of Berbera port by the Ethiopian businessmen for transit of goods and fuel to Ethiopia,” Somaliland Public Works Minister Said Sulub told a news conference.
Ethiopian Revenues Minister Getachew Belay led the delegation, which is expected to finalize a port agreement by May 28 and to assess the condition of the road network linking Berbera and Ethiopia.
Trade between the two countries is mostly limited to the stimulant leaf qat, fruit and vegetables exported by Ethiopia and foodstuffs and other commodities exported by Somaliland.
www.geeskaafrika.com /somalia_27may05.htm   (906 words)

  
 Somaliland
Mr Hasan Ali Diriyeh Henry, the Berbera District administrator-general, who is also the minister of state for foreign affairs, has said administrative operations in Berbera district are proceeding smoothly.
He told Radio Hargeisa that administrative operations and social services were functioning normally, adding that the work of the various government departments in the district was constantly supervised.
Government revenue comes from the fast growing trade through Berbera, much of it destined for Ethiopia, and from taxes on the lucrative trade in qat, the highly popular narcotic leaf.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Newsletters/HAB395_SML.html   (1572 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Berbera (Somalia Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
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by Arab geographers, was taken in 1875 by the rulers of Egypt; when they withdrew in 1884 to fight the Mahdi 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.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/Berbera.html   (172 words)

  
 Meskel Square: Djibouti vs Berbera
Buy Fortune or Capital and you can read their regular full-page ads for the Port of Djibouti - 'Djibouti port By Choice' 'At the Crossroads of Three Continents'.
On my map, Berbera is only about an inch further down the Red Sea coast.
For, according to the ad in the Sub-Saharan Informer, Berbera ("An ancient, modern as well as contemporary port") is "at the junction of [not three but] five continents and the four civilisations of Africa, Arabia, India and Europe".
www.meskelsquare.com /archives/2006/10/djibouti_vs_ber.html   (950 words)

  
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 Asmarino :: View topic - ALL IMPORTS THROUGH BERBERA, Ethiopian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
All the state enterprises in Ethiopia are to start importing goods through the Somaliland port of Berbra as of November 2005.
The head of the Ethiopia Customs Authority, Damtew Demis, told The Reporter that the authority was preparing itself to render service of the state enterprises, which he said, will start using the Berbera port early in November.
The Ministry of Infrastructure last February ordered the state enterprises to use the Berbera Port.
news9.asmarino.com /forum/viewtopic.php?t=941   (574 words)

  
 ETHIOPIA CONSIDERS ALTERNATE SEA ROUTES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
AMONG THE MOST VIABLE OPTIONS ARE BERBERA IN SOMALILAND, PORT SUDAN, AND MOMBASSA IN KENYA.
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BORDER, THE SOMALILAND AUTHORITIES ARE REHABILITATING THE 250-KILOMETER ROAD NETWORK STRETCHING FROM BERBERA TO THE ETHIOPIAN BORDER.
THE PROJECT BEGAN IN OCTOBER 1999, FINANCED BY THE EU AND A GRANT FROM THE DANISH GOVERNMENT.
www.telecom.net.et /~usemb-et/wwwhec34.htm   (854 words)

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