Monday, April 24, 2017

Tech accelerator for Somaliland, Somalia start-ups returns

(biznisafrica.co.za )Innovate Ventures is running for a second year the tech start-up accelerator – The Innovate Accelerator.

Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Somaliland

(IFAW )- Monday, 24 April, 2017 - Washington D.C. Nine cheetah cubs and one sub-adult were confiscated from illegal wildlife traders by the Somaliland Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD) with assistance from Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in El Sheik and Wajel, respectively, on 19 April.

Turkish foundation sends aid to drought-hit Somaliland

(Anadolu Agency) - By Ugur Cil ANKARA - A Turkish foundation has sent packages of essential food aid to thousands of drought-stricken residents of Somalia.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Puntland- Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police official says a roadside bomb in a remote town in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland has killed eight soldiers and injured three others.

UK sets conditions to recognise Somaliland

House of Commons Library  Feb 2017- For the UK to assist Somaliland to gain international recognition, a policy decision would need first to be taken that Somalia – or the idea of Somalia as a state – has lost its legitimacy.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Deadly fight between Somali pirates and cargo ship security guards - Video

Youtube Video - The deadly fight between Somali pirates and a Private security guard on board a cargo ship. when pirates were trying to board the ship.

Somalia- Heydays in Mogadishu , Video

Heydays in Mogadishu

Friday, April 21, 2017

Paving a safe road to prosperity in Somaliland

(Halo Trust) - Ahmed Nuur Aw Nuuh owns a small business in Ceel Bardaale, Somaliland, where he buys milk and vegetables from local farmers to sell at the market in the town of Gabiley.

Somaliland editor detained after trading himself for colleague's freedom

CPJ- New York, April 20, 2017--Somaliland authorities should immediately release Ibrahim Osman Ahmed, editor of Hangool News, who has been held without charge since April 15, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Somalilanders: Natural Entrepreneurs

By Mohammed Ahmed Ali (Medeshi) -  “Somalis are naturally entrepreneurs“ were some of the words of President George Bush Junior when he ordered the closure of money remittance services to Somalia after the destruction of the Twin Towers on 9/11.

Zayed Giving Initiative dispatches mobile field hospital to Somalia

ABU DHABI, 20th April, 2017 (WAM) -- The Zayed Giving Initiative has dispatched the first mobile volunteer specialised field hospital to Somalia to provide diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for children and elderly patients, in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to provide urgent assistance to the Somali people.

How Somaliland Is Putting The Horn of Africa On The Map

(By  Merlin Linehan fronteranews.com) - Somaliland is a break away nation on the Horn of Africa, officially part of Somalia and never recognized by any other state it has been effectively independent since the civil war that engulfed Somalia over 20 years ago with its own government and administration based in the capital Hargeisa.

UAE completes largest concrete dam in Somaliland

HARGEISA: (WAM)- The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has completed the largest concrete dam construction project in Somalia, which will provide the city of Hargeisa and nearby areas with water for irrigation channels, as well as to store water for use during the drought season.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Somaliland: A little goes a long way

(NRC) -Nomadic communities like Anab's are leaving their villages in the thousands because of Somalia’s relentless drought.

Somalia- Terror bomb hit Emirates Red Crescent convoy in Mogadishu

The National - DUBAI // A convoy from the Emirates Red Crescent was hit by a terrorist bomb while trying to deliver aid in drought-stricken Somalia on Wednesday.