A new port has been officially opened in Berbera in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, which should help boost exports between the Horn of Africa and the Gulf region.
The container port is also potentially of huge benefit to landlocked Ethiopia, which is currently reliant on Djibouti its exports and imports.
Last month the Addis Ababa government and Dubai’s DP World – one of the world’s largest port operators – agreed a $1bn (£720m) deal to create a trade and logistics corridor between Ethiopia and Berbera.
President Muse Bihi Abdi of Somaliland tweeted about the new port, saying it made Berbera a regional trade hub and would make it a “global centre of trade and logistics”:
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