Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Somaliland - Human Rights Centre is concerned about the situation of prisoners who are on hunger strike

On 4th August 2018, nine inmates in Hargeisa Prison started a hunger strike. The inmates who have been in jail for cases related to “terrorism” are claiming that their prison terms have ended.

Somalia: UN urges steps to ensure future elections not ‘marred’ by rights abuses seen in recent polls

(UN)- In a report released on Monday, the United Nations urged Somalia to take steps to ensure future elections are not marred by the human rights violations and abuses committed during the 2016-2017 electoral process.

Somali supermodel, Halima Aden takes on children’s rights

(Arab News)- JEDDAH: Somali-American supermodel Halima Aden, an ambassador for UNICEF, is using her voice to advocate for children’s rights.

Ethiopia - Liyu police kill 37 in Oromia region

(BBC)- At least 37 people were killed in a Sunday morning raid in Ethiopia's eastern Oromia region by the Somali special paramilitary force known as Liyu police, a local official has told the BBC.

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Arms Trade in The Horn of Africa

The reluctance of western and other powers to act against Djibouti’s increasing arms trafficking activities poses an existential threat to the security of the Horn of Africa and imperils ongoing efforts to end long-running conflicts in the region.

Ethiopian sentenced after being found with leopard skins

(BBC)- An Ethiopian court has sentenced a man to two years and six months in prison after he was caught red-handed travelling with 10 leopard skins.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Oil companies evacuate their personnel from Ethio-Somali region

(The Reporter)- Alarmed by the political and security turmoil that occurred in the Ethio-Somali Regional State last week, oil companies engaged in oil exploration projects in the region have evacuated their staff to Addis Ababa, it was learnt.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Somaliland- President Muse Bihi is cleaning the corruption mess left by the former Gov

(Medeshi)- The Somaliland people are very happy with the right moves taken by the newly elected president. The reason: he is fighting corruption and cleaning the mess left by his predecessor.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Somaliland - Michael Walls and the election observers have done excellent job during Nov 2017 election

(Medeshi)- Michael Walls and the election observers have done excellent job during Nov 2017 presidential election despite complaints launched recently by the opposition party.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

UN agency, EU train migrants returning to Somaliland

MOGADISHU, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- The UN migration agency and the European Union are this week training over 60 migrants who opted to return to Somaliland from Libya instead of continuing their journeys to Europe, the UN agency said on Monday.

Civilians killed, thousands displaced in eastern Ethiopia

(AFP)- Fighting in Ethiopia's volatile eastern Somali region over the weekend has left an unknown number of civilians dead and thousands displaced, the patriarch of Ethiopia's Orthodox church told state media on Monday.

President of Ethiopia's Somali region resigns

(BBC)- The Minister for Information for the Somali region of Ethiopia Idris Ismail has confirmed to the BBC Somali Service that regional President Abdi Mohamud Omar has handed over power and has agreed to step down.

Special tea brand from Somaliland

Hussein Guleid had what many Somalis dream of: a US passport and a promising career in the American health sector.

Monday, August 6, 2018

London exhibition - Somalis in the First World War

As a new exhibition commemorates the Somali effort during the First World War, LSE’s Joanna Lewis analyses how scholarship of the Great War is increasingly encompassing the global contribution of the conflict.

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, freezes trade in human rights row

(RT) - The Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry has recalled its ambassador from Canada and given the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave the country. Riyadh is also freezing all new trade and investment deals with Canada.