Somaliland's fishing company supplying quality fishery to both domestic and overseas markets

Bridging Investment Gap in Somaliland

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Somaliland seizes Yemeni and Egyptian vessels

(Medeshi)- Somaliland has seized more than 51 Yemeni boats and an Egyptian ship for fishing illegally in its waters, an official has told the BBC.

South Africa ambassador to Eritrea on Somaliland quest for recognition

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Somaliland government achievements

(Medeshi)- Among the notable Somaliland governments  is the recent upgrade of Hargeisa water systems by boosting the supply of water through new water pumps and added infrastructure to the system.

Somalia's Shabaab claims to collect $9 million in donations

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU - Somalia's Al-Shabaab militant group has claimed to have collected $9 million in zakat, or alms, in areas that it controls in the central and southern parts of the war-torn country.

London - Homeless Somali family's bench ripped up after one of them is hospitalised


(Medeshi)- The bench a homeless Somali family have spent the past nine months living on has been ripped up after the mother was taken to hospital suffering from cold.
The mother and son had centred their lives around the bench outside TK Maxx, in Tooting High Street, since April this year.
The family were still on the bench yesterday morning but had disappeared by the evening.
Witnesses reported seeing two police cars, an ambulance and a large crowd gathered around the bench at about 5pm.
Read more at the Local Guardian 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Al Shabaab rebels kill 10 Somali soldiers

(Medeshi)- Rebels from the Islamist al Shabaab group attacked a military base in southern Somalia early on Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers and burning two military vehicles, officials said.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dahabshiil company is a pillar in Somaliland banking system

Dhabshiil bank (Web image ) 
(Medeshi)-Dahabshiil company was founded in 1970 in Burao, the regional capital of Togdheer region. The company was later expanded to remittance services to serve the Somaliland people uprooted  by the civil war in Somalia  in the mid 1980s.

Malta - Somali charged with attempted murder of Sudanese men

(Medeshi)- A 49-year-old Somali man was this afternoon remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to the attempted murder of two Sudanese men.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

UK Accused of Training and Supporting Deadly Somaliland Counter-Terrorism Unit


(Medeshi)- By Ben Bryant , The Vice - The UK is providing training and support to a Somaliland counterterrorism unit accused of unlawful killings and political intimidation, according to members of Somaliland's parliament.
The Rapid Reaction Unit (RRU), a Somaliland paramilitary counter-terror squad established in 2012, was deployed by President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud's administration on November 15 to prevent opposition members of parliament (MPs) from entering parliament in order to influence a vote, members of Somaliland's parliament told VICE News.

15 killed as militants clash in Somalia

(Medeshi)- At least 15 people were killed in clashes Saturday between government forces and members of the Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a (ASW) militia in the city of Dhusamareb in Somalia's central province of Galguduud, a government official has said.

After Barren Years in Somalia, Signs of Growth in Bananas


(Medeshi)- AFGOOYE, Somalia — Armed with machetes, the men push their way through the densely packed rows of trees, emerging every few minutes with large bundles of green bananas over their shoulders. A guard, his chest crossed with bullet belts, his hands cradling a Russian-made rifle, scans the tree line for intruders as the men throw the bananas on a trailer before dashing back into the plantation for another load. When the trailer is piled high with bananas, it is pulled by tractor to a nearby warehouse, where the fruit is sorted and boxed for transport to destinations across Somalia and as far away as the Middle East. After years of warfare that decimated an industry that was once the largest in Africa, the banana is making a tentative comeback in Somalia. Farms are stepping up production and eyeing overseas markets that have been dormant for years.
Keep reading at NY Times 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Contaminated drinking water in Somalia kills 50 persons

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU, Somalia, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Multiple people have died in Somalia after drinking water from a newly constructed well in northern Mogadishu, officials said Thursday.
It is unclear how many have died because of the contaminated water.

Tana Delta leaders want Somalia border shut

(Medeshi)- Tana Delta leaders yesterday urged the government to seal the Kiunga-Somalia border if it is committed to stopping terror attacks.

London - Harlesden shisha bar Somali owners fined £22k for smoking and food offences

(Medeshi)- The owners of a shisha bar in Harlesden have been fined £22,000 for allowing customers to breach the smoking ban.
Khadra Abdywahab Yusuf, 33, and Osama Abubakar Abdullah, also sold tobacco products without the statutory health warnings from Cleopatra Lounge in High Street, and failed to register their food business.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Somalia - Media censored with impunity in Puntland


(Medeshi)- Reporters Without Borders is worried about freedom of information in the autonomous northeastern region of Puntland, where four news websites have been blocked and journalists have been threatened since the start of December.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Is the US overseeing torture in Somalia? - video

(Medeshi)- CH4- An exclusive report on allegations the CIA has been working closely with Somali forces in the interrogation and torture of suspected al-Shabaab members - the militant group linked to al-Qaeda.

flydubai announces three new routes including Hargeisa, Somaliland


(Medeshi)- flydubai will become the first carrier to operate to Hargeisa, Somaliland from Dubai with four weekly flights

Somali soldier kills five women related to militant Islamists



(Medeshi)- A soldier in Somalia has avenged the killing of his wife by shooting dead five women related to militant Islamists, an official has said.
He suspected that the women had colluded with the murderers of his wife, who was also a soldier, he added.

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