Friday, February 12, 2016

Somaliland receives a high level delegation from the Arab League

Hargeisa , Somaliland - A high level delegation from the Arab League led by the Especial Envoy of the Secretary General of the Arab League Amb. Zayd Al-zabban and accompanied with three other officials arrived Somaliland on Thursday 11th Feb, 2016.

Pleas for aid as East Africa drought sparks crises-video

Ten million people across the Horn of Africa are being affected by the worst drought in 60 years.

Somalia - Mogadishu orders removal of English-language signboards

Mogadishu - The Somali capital Mogadishu has ordered entrepreneurs to remove English-language signboards so as to protect the Somali language, a spokesperson for the mayor said on Thursday.

Omantel to launch subsea cable to Somaliland

12 February 2016 | Jason Mcgee-Abe
Omantel has announced that it will build a cable system linking Oman to Puntland, Somaliland and Ethiopia.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Somalis open driver-owned Yellow Cab taxi company

For 13 years, Dawood Ghedi paid whether he worked or not. Every Friday, he had to give cab companies $630 to secure a car for the following week

TV station ransacked by Somaliland minister's bodyguards

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the ransacking of privately-owned Somali Channel TV’s offices in the northern city of Buuhoodle by the bodyguards of Dr. Suleyman Isse, the health minister of the self-proclaimed autonomous state of Somaliland. RSF urges the authorities to condemn this act of violence.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

In Somaliland, less money has brought more democracy

Unable to access foreign aid, Somaliland's government has had to negotiate with citizens and business leaders for financial support – and provide stability and democracy in return.

Djibouti President Put Under ICC Watch

News Ghana - The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) is monitoring events in the country where violence is currently escalating before the presidential election in May.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Somalia And Britain Behind Kenya Forces Contraband Charcoal & Sugar Trade Report

The Somali government backed by British operatives intent on making inroads in the oil and gas exploration on the Southern Somali coast colluded with the Journalists for Justice rights group to publish a document discrediting the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF).

Somaliland, a country abandoned by the world

http://globalriskinsights.com/ Few in the international community know about the democratic country that has often been described as ‘A rare African miracle.’ A special guest post about the history of Somaliland by Edna Adan Ismail, former Foreign Minister of the Somaliland Republic and former First Lady of Somalia.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Zero tolerance to FGM at the Midwifery Training School in Burao, Somaliland

Nemo Abdi Ahmed, age 20, left her remote village to attend the Midwifery Training School in Burao, Somaliland.

London- Three jailed for stabbing Somali refugee 30 times

Evening Standard - By  Tom Marshall - A refugee who fled war-torn Somalia as a child was stabbed 30 times in an “abhorrent” attack in Kensington – as he desperately tried to protect himself by wrapping a flimsy duvet around his body.

Could ISIS be forming a New Cell in Central Africa?

By  Scott A Morgan
Within the last couple of weeks there have been a couple of stories that have raised the interest of CT Analysts regarding the situation in Central Africa.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Security beefed up in Mogadishu airport as new police facility opens

MOGADISHU, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Security has been beefed up at Mogadishu's Aden Ade Airport barely days after a flight with the country's Daallo airlines made emergency landing following a suspected bomb inside the plane Tuesday.

Women in Somaliland on FGM – the pain of the cutting in pictures

To mark International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, ActionAid visited Somaliland, where an estimated 98% of girls endure the practice.

Friday, February 5, 2016

FBI Team Lands in Somalia to investigate airline mid-air explosion

ABC - Investigators believe that an explosion aboard a plane in Somalia was likely caused by a small bomb that was placed inside of a laptop, sources familiar with the probe said.

Somalia- Three killed in a car bomb that targeted airport officials

MOGADISHU (AFP) : Three people were killed Friday in a car bomb targeting an airport official in Somalia's capital, police said, as investigators probe an airplane blast experts fear was also a bomb.

Somalia - Shebab fighters seize Merka port: governor

Mogadishu (AFP) - Somalia's Shebab insurgents on Friday retook their stronghold of Merka from African Union troops who had held the key port since 2012, in one of the biggest setbacks for the multi-national force.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Djibouti - Superpower Hypocrisy Keeps Guelleh In Power

Presidential elections in the tiny African state of Djibouti are exposing the hypocrisy of global superpowers jostling for sway over the key shipping routes into the Red Sea and Suez Canal.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Gang Rape in Somaliland - Report

A Report by the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) 
This report outlines Somaliland’s historical development and the clan structures existing in Somaliland.