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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kilimanjaro Unleashes Somalia Uranium Exploration Initiative

 - BELIZE CITY, BELIZE--(Marketwired - April 15, 2014) - The directors and management of Kilimanjaro Capital (GXG:KCAP)(OTC PINK:KIMJF) are pleased to provide an update on the Company's evolving interests in Somalia where Kilimanjaro Capital currently has a 5% earn in interest in the 1,161,400 acres Amsas-Coriole-Afgoi (ACA) Block.

Why Sheffield is throwing its weight behind Somaliland

 - By Magnus Taylor for African Arguments, part of the Guardian Africa Network - A council in the British city of Sheffield has voted in support of independence for the Horn of Africa’s famous non-state stateSomaliland.

Monday, April 14, 2014

British Firm to Explore Somalia Billions of Oil Barrels

 - April 14 , 2014 - British oil giant British Petroleum signed concessions with the Petrol Department for the Somali Federal Republic to explore oil and gas in the war raven East African nation.

Somalia: Delivering clean water in a conflict-stricken country

 - Many sources of water in Somalia have been damaged or have lacked maintenance since the outbreak of conflict in the early 1990s. Making sure that Somalis have access to safe water supplies is thus a central part of the ICRC’s work in the country.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Leaked : Revenue from oil blocks in Somaliland

 - April 13 2014 - The following receipts are among some that have been issued for the tax on the rent of oil blocks in parts of Somaliland.

Dahir Ahmed and Tahany Abdi shot dead in south Minneapolis

 - Satr Tribune , 13 April 2014 - A Minneapolis man and a Columbia Heights woman were killed in the Longfellow neighborhood shooting.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

London : Somalis protest against Kasarani concentration camp in Kenya

 - London - Protesters gather outside the Kenya High Commission in London, opposing the ongoing plight of Somalis who have been arrested in 'anti-terrorist' operations in Nairobi; the majority held in a stadium that some have dubbed a "concentration camp".
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Somaliland MP seriously injured in a knife attack in Burao

 - Burao , Saturday 12 May 2014 - Jama Hassan Aden , a member of the Somaliland parliament sustained serious injuries today after he was attacked at a tea shop in Burao.

Ethiopian maid hacks Saudi employer to death

 - Saturday 12 April 2014 - The police have arrested an Ethiopian maid for murdering a Saudi woman in a rural district in Taif on Thursday.

Malaysia : Saeed Abdalla Who Died In Bus Accident Planned To Settle In The Country

 - BENTONG, April 12 (Bernama) -- The wish of a Somali national, Saeed Mohamad Mohamud Abdalla, 31, to obtain a permanent resident (PR) status in this country was unfulfilled when he became one of the three people who died in the double-decker express bus accident at KM11, Jalan Bentong-Raub near Bilut, here this morning.

Friday, April 11, 2014

SF UK letter to president Silanyo on press and media freedom in Somaliland and closure of Haatuf newspaper


H.E President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Silanyo
President, Republic of Somaliland
(cc: Mr Abdullahi Mohamed Dahir, Information Minister)

RE: PRESS AND MEDIA FREEDOM IN SOMALILAND: CLOSING DOWN OF HAATUF NEWSPAPER

10 April 2014

Dear President Silanyo,

It is with great concern that I write to you as the Vice-Chair of Somaliland Focus (UK) only four months after our last letter concerning the closure of the Hubaal newspaper.

Kenya: Halt Crackdown on Somalis , Human Rights Watch Says

 - Kenyan police and other security agencies should stop arbitrary arrests and detentions, extortion, and other abuses against Somalis during security operations,  Human Rights Watch said today. The government should also halt summary deportations and ensure that any undocumented Somalis are given the opportunity to file asylum claims.

Malta : Somali thief arrested after stealing tourist's bag

 - A 21-year-old Somali was arrested last night shortly after stealing a bag from a 25-year-old tourist in Tower Road, Sliema.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kenya - The plight of Somali refugees in Kenya - ( Video )

 - On March 25, Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Joseph Ole Lenku, issued a directive to all refugees based in Kenya's towns and cities to immediately relocate to Kakuma and Dadaab, two huge overcrowded refugee camps in the north-west and east of the country. According to the minister, "emerging security challenges" in Kenya's urban areas necessitated this move.

Attack on Turkish Embassy in Mogadishu injures 2

 - 10 April 2014 - At least two Turkish workers were heavily injured in a rocket attack at a construction site of new Turkish Embassy building, Todays Zaman reported.