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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

AMISOM to leave Somalia in 2016 - envoy

 - The African Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), a peace keeping mission operated by the African Union would be leaving Somalia in 2016, according to the latest assessment by stakeholders.
Lydia Wanyoto, the Acting Special Envoy of the African Union to Somalia and Eng. Sheik Sayid Ahmed Dahir, the Somalia ambassador to Uganda say that the roadmap of 2016 would be adhered to and that by that time the federal Government would have developed capacity to independently run the affairs of the war-torn state.
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Biometrics expert is helping to ensure an honest election in Somaliland

 -( Mention the name Somaliland, and most people will have images from the movies "Black Hawk Down" and "Captain Phillips" spring to mind. However, those images are more correctly associated with Somalia, not Somaliland, which is an independent state that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Three journalists tortured while in detention

 - After 19 initial arrests, three journalists still held and reportedly tortured
Reporters Without Borders condemns the closures of Mogadishu-based Radio Shabelle and Sky FM and arrests of 19 journalists and employees on 15 August, and the continuing detention and reported torture of the directors of the two radio stations and their owner.

Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places

 - MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Inside the small office, the line of sweating clients waiting to renew their satellite TV subscriptions keeps growing. Technicians crimp wires and test signal strength of boxes while others go to homes across the Somali capital to install new systems or fix faulty ones.

Turkey and Somaliland: intentions to enhance business relations

 August 19 , 2014 - Within the last few months Somaliland has received unprecedented number of Turkish nationals and business groups enticed by Somaliland’s young economy that is currently exhibiting great potential

Monday, August 18, 2014

Top UN envoy pledges to step up support for peace, progress in Somaliland

 - (UN) 18 August 2014 – The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today pledged to step up the world body’s support for peace and progress in Somaliland during a visit to the region, which declared itself independent in 1991.
“Somaliland has made tremendous progress in the last years, for which the Government and people deserve full credit,” Nicholas Kay, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), said as he arrived in the capital, Hargeisa.

Somali pirate leader arrested in Mogadishu

 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police official says security forces arrested a senior pirate commander in Mogadishu.

Cartoon : Disarming warlords in Mogadishu

 - Amin Amir is a cartoonist of Somali origin who lives in Canada . Amin is also an activist and campaigns for social change among the Somali speaking population Worldwide.

Paris : Gunmen attack Saudi Prince's convoy , steal £200,000 cash

 (BBC) -Heavily armed men have attacked a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, stealing 250,000 euros (£200,000; $330,000), police say.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ethiopia denies claims Ebola case was detected

 - By Tesfa-Alem Tekle (ST) - August 16, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia’s ministry of health has dismissed rumours circulated on social media alleging that an Ebola case had been detected in the East African nation.

Somalia: Forbidden Desires And Private Armies ( + Video)

 ( Strategy Page ) - August 16, 2014: Despite the presence of 22,000 peacekeepers and even more trained and organized local troops, the government does not have enough forces to quickly take down all the armed groups in the country.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Kenya bars travellers from Ebola-hit nations

  (AJZ)- Kenya is closing its borders to travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, the government has announced.

UK - Khat drug ban going smoothly

 ( Leicester Mercury ) A ban on an addictive plant which is popular with some Somalis has gone smoothly, according to police.

Somaliland : About Medeshi valley (+Photos)

 Medeshi valley  is located in North East of Erigavo, the capital of Sanaag, of Somaliland. It is also approximately 10 kilometers North of Jiidale and is the place of birth of Medeshi webmaster.

Calgarian, Farah Mohamed , fighting overseas for terror group reported dead

 - Unconfirmed reports say a young Calgarian is dead after joining Islamic militants in the Middle East.Farah Mohamed Shirdon was spotted in June fighting with the group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself Islamic State.
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