Bridging Investment Gap in Somaliland

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Crackdown on Somali journalists condemned

 1st Sept. 2014 - The NUJ has condemned the growing crackdown against journalists and trade union leaders in Somalia, that has included the jailing of prominent journalists and threats made against the National Union of Somali Journalist’s general secretary Omar Faruk Osman Nur by the Somalian Minister of information Mustaf Sheikh Ali Dhuholow.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Suicide attack on prison shatters Mogadishu calm, 11 people dead

 Associated Press 31 Aug 2014 - A high security prison that was attacked by Islamist militants in a suicide car bomb assault has been retaken by Somali government forces, according to reports.
The prison, which doubles up as an intelligence interrogation centre, was stormed by heavily armed gunmen today in an apparent attempt to free jailed militants.

Large Explosion, Gunfire at Somalia's Intelligence Headquarters

 (AFP)- MOGADISHU:  Suspected Shebab militants attacked Somalia's intelligence headquarters and detention facility in central Mogadishu on Sunday, setting off a bomb and opening fire on the complex, police and witnesses said.

Statement on the Situation in Saaxdheer and Eastern Somaliland

 Press Release - MOFA - Somaliland - Following the tensions that arose in Eastern Somaliland in June this year, the same actors have sought to undermine the stability and territorial integrity of Somaliland by continuing to provoke local conflict and engage in terrorist activities.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Somalia : AU forces take former Al-Shabaab stronghold

  (AFP)- MOGADISHU, Saturday - African Union forces claimed they liberated a former Al-Shabaab stronghold in Somalia on Saturday as part of a joint offensive with government troops aimed at capturing key ports from the Islamist fighters.

Somaliland : Hargeisa Children's Teaching Hospital (Photos)

 30 August 2014 - Hargeisa Mohamed Aden Sheikh Children's Teaching Hospital was opened on 26th January 2013 bringing free specialised paediatric treatment to the country for the first time.

Khat, Ethiopia’s 4th largest export, suffers after European ban

 August 27, 2014 (AFP) – For a town seen as a key trading centre for khat, a drug that is banned in many countries, Ethiopia’s Awaday can seem pretty drowsy and laid-back.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Somalia, Kenya row over oil reserves

 (News2)- Somalia filed a suit against Kenya at the United Nations highest court, seeking to resolve a long-running dispute over lucrative oil reserves in the Indian Ocean.

Frankincense from Sanaag of Somaliland

 - Frankincense or Luban is abundant in the mountainous areas of Sanaag region of Somaliland.

Somalia Asks UN Court to Set Maritime Boundary

 (AP) - Somalia has asked the United Nations' highest court to determine the maritime boundary it shares in the Indian Ocean with east African neighbor Kenya.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Former Somalia PM and three MPs captured by Somaliland forces in Sahdheer

 - 28 August 2014 - The former Prime Minister of Somalia, Ali Mohamed Gedi , and three MPs from the federal republic of Somalia were captured today after Somaliland forces moved and took control of Sahdheer district of Sool region.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Holland : Minister under pressure after Somali homeless refugee dies in squat

 27 August 2014 - Junior justice minister Fred Teeven is facing questions in parliament after the death of a failed Somali asylum seeker in Amsterdam and serious injuries to a second man after a fall.

Djibouti President Unharmed After Shooting Leaves Three Injured

 - (Bloomberg)- 26 August 2014 - Djiboutian President Ismael Omar Guelleh was unharmed in a shooting at the Horn of Africa country’s main airport in the capital that left three people wounded, Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jobs- Seeking Elections Specialists in Somaliland

 - Closing date : Sept  30 2014 - Chemonics International is a leading international development consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. with more than 25 years of experience implementing development programs in East Africa. Chemonics seeks experienced professionals for an anticipated multi-year USAID-funded electoral support program in Somaliland.

Money transfer business under threat in Somaliland

 - By Michela Wrong, Foreign Policy - HARGEISA, Somaliland — Halima Mohamed, an expert on infectious diseases, was working on a primary-health project in the town of Erigavo in eastern Somaliland when she began feeling ill. "I realized I'd caught pneumonia," she says. "The drugs I needed were available, but expensive, and I didn't have the cash on me."

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