London court extends injunction against Djibouti co. in DP World dispute: Dubai govt

A Djibouti policeman stands guard during the opening ceremony of Dubai-based port operator DP World’s Doraleh container terminal in Djibouti port, file. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

DUBAI (Reuters) – Dubai’s government said a London court had extended an injunction prohibiting a Djibouti state-owned company from interfering in the management of a port terminal seized from DP World.

The government of Djibouti seized the Doraleh Container Terminal from DP World in February over a dispute dating back to at least 2012. Dubai government-controlled DP World, which operated the terminal under a concession, has called the seizure illegal.

Dubai’s government said the High Court in London extended the Aug. 31 injunction at DP World’s request to include any affiliate of the state-owned Port de Djibouti, which Djibouti used to nationalise the terminal.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.