Friday, November 27, 2015

US Could Share Responsibility for Indiscriminate Attacks and killing of Yemenis by Saudi air strikes -HRW

HRW- (Beirut) – The Saudi Arabia-led coalition carrying out attacks against the Houthis in Yemen has failed to investigate its apparently unlawful airstrikes that have killed hundreds of civilians,

Convert from London convicted after bid to join Al-Shabaab terror group

Evening Standard - A Muslim convert who became radicalised while living in London has been convicted of attempting to join the Al-Shabaab terror group in Somalia.

German Warship Trains with Somaliland Coast Guard

Operation Atalanta German Warship FGS Erfurt Trains with Somaliland Coast Guard (23/11/2015).

Military build-up on Puntland's border with Galmudug increases Somalia's civil war risks

IHS- Somalia's autonomous state of Puntland amassed 1,600 troops along its southern border with Galmudug state on 26 November, according to IHS sources.

UK to provide £200 million in bilateral aid to Africa to tackle the root causes of migration

FCO- The UK is providing a further £200 million in bilateral aid to Africa to tackle the root causes of migration, the Prime Minister announced, as European and African leaders gathered in Malta to develop a coordinated approach to address the migrant and refugee crisis.

Beijing confirms military support facilities in Djibouti

People China -  Beijing confirmed on Thursday its construction of "military supporting facilities" in Djibouti, the first of its kind for China in Africa.

Election consultations continue in Somalia

MoFA - Last week, a number of consultative fora were held around Somalia to discuss the possible options for the 2016 elections in Somalia.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Turkey treats Somaliland like the Kurds in its mediation effort in Ankara - Minister

(Medeshi)- Hargeisa – Somaliland interior minister has issued a strong warning against the plan to transfer the talks between Somalia and Somaliland to traditional leaders.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Somaliland stricken by drought

The Guardian - Hassan Haji Towakal has lived in one of the world’s toughest environments for 80 years.

Saudi Arabia - Roads and vehicles submerged by Riyadh flood (Photo)

Arab News-Vehicles are seen submerged in water in a flooded highway in western Riyadh following heavy rainfall across most of the kingdom on Wednesday.

Somaliland- US State Department opposes the UK Foreign Office on the attempted coup in Hargeisa

Hargeisa , Somaliland - The US State Department opposes the UK Foreign Office on the attempted coup in Hargeisa. The Americans accuse the dissident leader of being close to radical Islamists.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Michael Keating appointed as peacebuilding adviser to head UN assistance mission in Somalia

24 November 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Michael Keating of the United Kingdom as his new Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

Saudi investors say Ethiopian govt officials ‘robbed’ them

(Arab News )- RIYADH: Saudi investors have accused some Ethiopian government officials of robbing them of their land and equipment.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Press release - Republic of Turkey consulate in Hargeisa , Somaliland

(Medeshi)- This press release refutes news published in the local press about the Turkish mediation between Somaliland and Somalia.

Piracy updates : Somali pirates seize Iranian, Thai ships

(CNN) - Somali pirates successfully attacked an Iranian and a Thai fishing vessel over the past 24 hours, although one crew escaped, an anti-piracy expert said.

In Somaliland, climate change is now a life-or-death challenge

(The Guardian) - If you drive north from the Somaliland village of Gargara – where women speak of their heartache at losing goats in this year’s drought – and ford the fractured beds of dry rivers, passing the sun-bleached bones of dead animals, you eventually arrive in Lughaya, where open-mouthed fish lie on the white sands by the Red Sea after a wave “like a mountain” smashed into the coast this month.

Rebuild Suad's Precious Life

Gofundme- We are very pleased to share that Mass General Hospital has accepted Suad’s case. Suad is currently an outpatient and receives treatment on a daily basis at the hospital in India.

Tens of thousands affected by floods in Somalia

MoFA- The Food and Agricultural Organization’s Managed Somalia Land and Water Information Network (SWALIM) says more than 132,000 people have been affected by floods in different parts of Somalia since 19 October.

The new Ethio-Djibouti railway starts temporary freight transportation for drought relief supplies

MoFA-The Ethio-Djibouti railway, although it has yet to be completed, has begun operations to help transport emergency food supplies for people in drought affected areas.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Suspected drone strike kills al Shabaab fighters in Somalia

Reuters - A suspected drone targeted a base belonging to al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab insurgents in southern Somalia, killing at least five fighters, police and residents said on Sunday.

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