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Somaliland Agrees to UAE Military Base

Somaliland’s parliament has overwhelming approved a deal to allow the United Arab Emirates to establish an air and naval base in the port town of Berbera.

Somaliland’s Aviation Minister said the deal is valid for 25 year, and after it expires the Somaliland government will “own the military base and all the investment made by the UAE.”

By Abdi Guled | AP News,

Somalia’s breakaway northern territory of Somaliland has said the United Arab Emirates can establish a military base in its territory.

The Emirati government in January submitted a formal application seeking permission from the Somaliland government to open a military base in the port town of Berbera.

The parliament of Somaliland on Sunday approved the UAE plan. The plan is controversial and the neighboring countries of Ethiopia and Djibouti are opposed to it, according to local reports. Continue reading Somaliland Agrees to UAE Military Base

Analysis of the UAE Military Base in Assab – Eritrea

The United Arab Emirates Joins an Exclusive Club

The United Arab Emirates cement its naval and airbase position in Eritrea, for a longer-term strategy.

By Stratfor,

Over the past 15 months, the United Arab Emirates has been building up its military infrastructure in Eritrea. As a member of the Saudi-led coalition engaged in the Yemeni conflict, the United Arab Emirates has conducted operations from the Eritrean port of Assab. Continue reading Analysis of the UAE Military Base in Assab – Eritrea

Is France at War in Yemen?

For France, the United States and the GCC states, Yemen is now a focal point for regional instability and a problem requiring further attention as satellite imagery continues to attest. (Photo: Assab airport. Google Earth image)

By Chris Biggers,

Satellite imagery suggests that French war materiel, if not French personnel, is supporting the Saudi-led war in Yemen. If confirmed, it represents a previously unreported escalation of French support.

The satellite imagery, some of which Google Earth published recently, shows two unique hangars deployed on an expanded parking apron at the Eritrean airport of Assab. The hangars match those of other known French deployments. Continue reading Is France at War in Yemen?