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UAE presence expands in Africa

20th December 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Awad Mustafa in Dubai

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The United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement to establish a second foreign military base in the Horn of Africa.

The new base, according to the source present at the negotiations, will be established at the coastal city of Berbera in Somaliland and will be an air and naval base. According to the government source the MoU was signed in the last week of September when a senior Somaliland delegation was in the UAE. 

The self governing semi-autonomous Somaliland and the UAE enjoyed close political, economic and military ties  since 2012. 

The cooperation between the two countries intensified after the

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