Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Yemeni Border Is Burning

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November 13, 2009: Saudi Arabian troops and aircraft are now enforcing a ten kilometer deep "kill zone" on the Yemen side of their Yemen border.

Somalia appoints Bureau Veritas as exclusive Pre-Shipment Inspection Agency

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Bureau Veritas and its subsidiary BIVAC have been selected by the Government of Somalia to perform pre-shipment inspection programme on all products imported into Somalia.

Somalia : Beyond The Breaking Point

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November 13, 2009: In areas controlled by al Shabaab, foreign aid groups have to meet a new list of regulations, or shut down.

Occupied Somalia : Ogaden freedom fighters capture towns

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Ethnic-Somali rebels in the south-east of Ethiopia say they have launched an offensive against government forces and captured several towns.

Ethiopia opens 300 MW dam, starts producing 80 MW

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ADDIS ABABA, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Ethiopia opened a dam on Saturday that it says will produce 300 MW of hydropower as part of efforts to overcome chronic energy shortages and become one of Africa's only power exporters, state media said.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Somaliland : Suicide attack against meeting organised by Finns thwarted

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Seven Finnish citizens in danger
Security officials in Somaliland narrowly thwarted a terror attack that had been planned against a peace conference in the town of Hargeisa last Sunday. The gathering of clan leaders had been organised by Finn Church Aid, the foreign aid arm of the Finnish Lutheran Church.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Somali judge who jailed pirates, insurgents killed

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MOGADISHU, Somalia — Gunmen have killed a top Somali judge who had sentenced many pirates and human traffickers to long jail terms, the security minister for northern Somalia said Thursday.

Somalia: Top officials killed in Puntland

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MOGADISHU -- Two senior regional officials, a lawmaker and a judge, were gunned down overnight in the northeastern semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland.

Somalis’ Money Is Lifeline for Homeland

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By MATTHEW SALTMARSH
PARIS — As Somalis struggle to survive the chaos that has overtaken their country, a network of companies that distribute money from the nation’s large diaspora has quietly expanded, providing a crucial safety net.

Somaliland shelters war-displaced

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Thousands of people displaced by fighting in Somalia are ending up in the relatively peaceful neighbouring territory, Somaliland.

Return of the Somali Pirates

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J.Peter Pham, PhD
After maintaining a relatively low profile since the end of the monsoon season two months ago, Somali pirates literally shot their way back into the headlines this week with a brazen daylight attack on a crude oil tanker that was their longest range strike ever.

Somalia's horrors

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Letters.
Nov 12th 2009
From The Economist print edition
Somalia's horrors

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

U.S. Deploys Reaper Drones Off Somalia Just in Time for Pirate Season

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As this summer’s Navy SEAL beatdown briefly brought to the world’s attention, there’s a festering piracy problem in the waters off the Horn of Africa.

Somaliland stability 'at risk'

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Somaliland has been hailed as a beacon of stability in the troubled Horn of Africa region since declaring independence from Somalia in 1991.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

American Sues F.B.I., Saying He Was Detained in Africa

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WASHINGTON — A New Jersey man who contends that he was detained and mistreated in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia in 2007 with the approval of the United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against F.B.I. agents and other unidentified American officials who he says interrogated him and threatened him with execution.

Somaliland : Saudi livestock move boosts economy

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HARGEISA, 10 November 2009 (IRIN) - Days after Saudi Arabia lifted a nine-year ban on livestock imports from Somalia, the market in Hargeisa, Somaliland, has seen a 10-fold increase in sales, according to local traders.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Somali pirates seize weapons ship, attack another

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By Abdi Guled
MOGADISHU, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Somali pirates have seized a United Arab Emirates-flagged cargo ship loaded with weapons bound for the anarchic Horn of Africa nation in contravention of a U.N. arms embargo, maritime experts said on Monday.

Somaliland Surviving the Agonizing Process of International Recognition

Sunday, November 8, 2009

It only took days for a giant crack to form in Afar Ethiopia

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By Stephanie Dearing.
If anyone had been on site with a camera during the event, the formation of a giant crack in the north of Ethiopia in 2005 could have been a scene for the upcoming apocalypse movie 2012.

Ethiopia: Land of silence and starvation

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Geoffrey York ,Globe and Mail
A famine is growing across Ethiopia, but the government is clamping down on information - even ejecting aid agencies that could help bring aid for fear of provoking unrest and losing their grip on power .

Somalia sees growth in Gulf exports

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MOGADISHU: Somali livestock exports to the Gulf States are expected to double to one million animals this month after the Saudi government lifted a long-standing ban, traders and a company official said on Saturday.

Pirates demand Spain send detainees to Somalia

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Pirates demand Spain send detainees to Somalia
MADRID, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Somali pirates holding the crew of a Spanish fishing vessel hostage have called for two pirates held in Spain to be extradited to Somalia for trial, a family member of one of the crew said on Saturday.