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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Somalia seizes weapons ship

 (News 24) - Mogadishu - Somali security forces intercepted a vessel carrying explosives that appeared to be intended for use by the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab, officials said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

UK Minister visits Somaliland to promote the rights of women and girls

 Gov.UK  Press  Release - 29 Oct . 2014 - Lynne Featherstone re-affirms strength of the UK’s partnership with Somaliland.

London: The royal proclamation terminating protection over Somaliland protectorate June 24 1960

  The London Gazette - Published with authority 
No. 42074

UN Chief arrives in Somalia

 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made his second trip to Somalia's capital on Wednesday, walking around the seaside airport complex in a dark business suit.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sanaag - Breathtaking photos from Daallo

 Daallo , 28 Oct 2014 - These are wonderful photos from parts of Daallo and the areas close to Erigavo submitted by Abdinasser Ahmed  

Monday, October 27, 2014

Somaliland - The current status of Dayaha boarding school (Photos)

 Dayaha boarding school was built by the British in the 1950s. No improvements had been  made to the facilities since its construction therefore,  making it worn down by time and weather as it degraded gradually to ruins. This is what is left of it bending the recent announcement by the Somaliland government to rehabilitate the school after long running massive media campaign by Medeshi  group.

Al-Shabaab loses 8 Somali towns since Sept.: AMISOM

 (Anadolu) - NAIROBI - Eight militants-held towns have fallen into the hands of Somali forces and African peacekeepers since the start of a major security operation against the Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab group in September, the African peacekeeping mission has said.

London : Invitation to the fallen Somaliland soldiers remembrance day

  Iman Sheel is a film maker and also a member of Sahan Society Centre and would like to invite all to the Somaliland fallen soldiers remembrance day.

Kenya : Refugees may become citizens under new law

  (The Star) REFUGEES in Kenya can apply and be granted citizenship, if a proposed law is passed and adopted.

UN Ban Ki-moon Announces $8 Billion in New Funding to Horn of Africa

 UNITED NATIONS, October 27 (RIA Novosti) - Starting a tour of the Horn of Africa, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday in Ethiopia announced $8 billion in funding for Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda.

Lack of support for Cardiff users claim after khat ban

 Not enough support is being provided to users of a banned substance called khat, members of Cardiff's Somali community have said. The plant, popular in Somali and Yemeni communities, has a stimulant effect when chewed, but it can lead to mental health issues.
It was criminalised as a class C drug by the UK government in June.
Cardiff and Vale health board said it was still in the process of rolling out support for users.
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Somalia : Two executed over journalist death

 (Belfast Telegraph) 26 Oct 2014 - Two men convicted of killing a journalist have been executed by firing squad in Somalia.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Somaliland : More beautiful photos from Erigavo

 - 26 Oct. 2014 - Here are more beautiful photos from the capital of Sanaag , the largest region in Somaliland . The photos were  sent to us today by Abdinasser Ahmed

IOM Helps Unemployed Somaliland Youth to Find Jobs

  Somaliland - IOM Somaliland has secured internships for 75 young people – 29 women and 46 men – selected in consultation with universities, hiring organizations and government agencies. The aim of the project is to combat high unemployment among university graduates, which often results in high risk irregular migration.

UK to provide £37million to help revitalise and expand the Somali economy

 (FCO)- The UK will provide £37 million over the next three years to support economic development in Somalia. The support, delivered through UKaid, will be focused on enabling the Federal Government of Somalia to build the capacity of its public institutions; and improving the business environment, particularly for young people and women.

Widening rift between Somali president and premier

 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's president has asked cabinet ministers who were recently reshuffled by the prime minister to ignore the order in what appears to be a widening rift between the two top leaders of the country which is struggling to rebuild itself after decades of war.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Somalia- three killed in Mogadishu car bomb (Photos)

 Saturday 25 Oct , 2014  - Three  persons were killed and five  others were injured in a car-bomb blast in Maka Al Mukarama road in Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, eyewitnesses said.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Somaliland looks to United Kingdom for trade and investment

 BBC Audio - How do you invest in a country that doesn't exist or at least isn't recognised? That's the challenge facing the breakaway state of Somaliland. The situation was discussed at a UK Somaliland trade and investment conference recently in London. The BBC's Paul Bakibinga spoke to Dr. Sacad Ali Shire the Somaliland Minister of Planning and Development and asked him how there can be a conference about Somaliland trade and investment when the UK doesn't recognise Somaliland.

Somaliland : Photos from Erigavo streets

 24 Oct. 2014  -  Following are photos sent to us today from Erigavo. These pictures show a deserted town with little population and with no development. Most of the people of Sanaag have migrated to the capital of Somaliland or are dispersed among the Diaspora.

U.N. authorises ship inspections near Somalia for arms, charcoal

 Reuters - The resolution, adopted by the 15-member council with 13 votes in favour, approves the use of "all necessary measures" - diplomatic code for military force - to carry out such inspections.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Somalia : UK Declassified Financial Sanctions Notice

  Somalia - Introduction
1. Council Regulation (EU) 356/2010 (“the Regulation”) imposing financial sanctions against Somalia has been amended so that an asset freeze now applies to the two individuals listed in the Annex to this Notice.

Hargeisa, a busy city with only two roads

 Commentary - Hargeisa , the capital of Somaliland , has only two roads that divert from New Hargeisa and join again at the Sha'ab area.

Netherlands: Forced returns of Somalis to al-Shabaab areas can amount to ‘death sentences’

 Amnesty International Press release -The Netherlands’ repeated attempts to argue for the forcible return of Somalis to areas controlled by the Islamist armed group al-Shabaab exposes them to grave risks of human rights abuses and would be a blatant violation of international law, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Erigavo : Rehabilitation of Dayaha boarding to commence by the beginning of 2015

 22 Oct , 2014 , Eng. Abdi Ali Jama told Medeshi tonight that the rehabilitation
of Dayaha Boarding school will start in the beginning of 2015.

Somali teenager stoned to death

 BBC -  An Islamic court has stoned a teenager to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.

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