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Issue 487 -- 28th May- 03rd June 2011

Front Page

Somaliland News

News Headlines

Milton Keynes Shootings: Tests Confirm Fatal Wounds

Iran Ready To Help Resolve Somali Crisis

Local and Regional Affairs

Unrecognized Somaliland Celebrates 20 Years Of Self-Rule

Money Man Serves The Somali Diaspora

Coca-Cola Boosts Somaliland Economy

Second Teenager Dies Following Double Shooting In Milton Keynes

Uganda Warns Of Al Shabaab Attacks In Coming Days

Explore Ways To Move Forward, Somalia Urged

Somali Police Arrest Foreigners With Cash 'For Pirates'


Somaliland Government’s Security Approach Not Working

Features & Commentary

Millions In Cash Payments Missing In Somalia

Bonhams To Sell Work By US President's Friend Who Survived Attacks By Leopards & Elephants

Marriage Over The Phone Thrives Among Somali Community

Global Peace Dividend Could Reach $8 Trillion A Year, Study Says

Flying For Kosovo, A Case For Self-Identity

International News


Open Letter To The President Of Somaliland‏

Somaliland's Recognition: The Undiscovered Secret

18 May, The Good Decision Day

Somaliland Leader Revokes Oil-Storage Facility Permit

Hargeysa, Somaliland, May 28, 2011 Ė Somaliland revoked Total Mer Rouge SAís license to manage an oil-storage facility at the port of Berbera after it failed to import fuel into the country for the past two years.

The government of Somaliland will take over management of the facility with immediate effect, President Ahmed Mohamud said in a decree yesterday in the capital, Hargeysa.

The edict was issued after Somalilandís parliament refused to ratify an agreement between Total Mer Rouge and the government, according to the statement from Mohamud. The company took over management of Berbera portís oil-storage facilities in January 2000, Jamhuuriya, a Hargeysa-based media group, reported in 2000.

Total SA, the Paris-based oil company, sold Total Mer Rouge last year, Total spokesman Michael Crochet-Vourey said by phone today from Paris. He declined to comment further.

Total Mer Rouge is based in Ethiopia, according to the website of Mbendi Information Services. Two phone calls to a number for the company listed by Mbendi didnít connect.

Somaliland, a former British colony, declared independence from Somalia in 1991 after the fall of dictator Mohammed Siyad Barre. While no country has yet officially recognized its independence it has remained largely free of the clan warfare, kidnappings and assassinations that have plagued Somalia.

--With assistance from Tara Patel in Paris. Editors: Paul Richardson, Philip Sanders.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mohamoud Ali Mohamed via Nairobi at pmrichardson@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Paul Richardson at pmrichardson@bloomberg.net.

Source: Bloomberg






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