Monday, February 27, 2017

Somalia- Two killed as huge fire destroys sections of market in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and another injured after an inferno razed down some parts of Bakara market, the biggest market in Mogadishu.

Leaked - Uproar over plans for Egypt-UAE military base in Somaliland

(Africa Intelligence)-The prospect of an Emirati military base in Berbera  has brought regional tensions into sharp focus.

Soma Oil and Gas investigated for corruption - Video

BBC- A British oil company paid hundreds of thousands of dollars which went to senior Somali civil servants, according to a UN report seen by the BBC.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Somalia - Puntland troops stage short mutiny

(BBC)- Troops in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland have briefly staged a mutiny.

Anti-FGM campaigner launches fundraising drive in Somaliland

(The Independent) - An anti-female genital mutilation campaigner who worked with Call The Midwife on a storyline has launched a fundraising drive to help cut maternal mortality rates in Somaliland.

Ethiopia Extends Support to Drought Hit Somaliland

(Relief Web)- Addis Ababa February 25/2017 Ethiopia provided relief support for people affected by drought in Somaliland, the autonomous region of Somalia.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The First Faces Of Famine In Somalia

(Huffington Post)- Muhammad doesn't say a word. The little boy barely moves in his father's lap.But his penetrating eyes burn with intensity from his gaunt face.

London - Boy of Somali decent charged with murder in Willesden

(Kilburn Times)- A 15-year-old boy accused of stabbing a pupil to death outside a school in Willesden will stand trial in May this year.

Anti immigration party calls for new Somali PM to be stripped of his Norwegian passport

(Telegraph)- Somalia's newly-appointed prime minister should be stripped of the Norwegian passport he has held since coming to the country as a refugee.

Friday, February 24, 2017

SAUDI ARABIA - King Salman welcomes Somali president

(Arab News)- RIYADH: Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi met King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace on Thursday after he arrived here on his first foreign trip since his election to the top office on Feb 8.