Somalia Wants UN Action Against Berbera Port Deal

Somalia's Ambassador to the UN, Abukar Osman, has said that the agreement between Somaliland and the United Arab Emrates to establish a militatry base in the port city of Berbera is a "clear violation of international law".



Few signs show the way Laas Geel lies off the main asphalt road from Hargeisa to Berbera - a potential tourist destination itself due to pristine beaches and a historic old center of crumbling Ottoman architecture. It is reached after a bumpy cross-country drive. "The place is still completely natural so you don’t recognize it as the tourist attraction," said one German tourist.

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