Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Puntland : The Emergence of ‘Sky Pirates’ in Desperate Somalia

HARGEISA, 16 November 2009  Diyaarada way afduuban tahay. The four words, screamed by a mad man wielding a pistol in mid-air, are etched into my memory like lyrics in a veteran singer’s mind. This plane is hijacked.

Abusive Behavior in Puntland

Congressman Donald Payne
Tenth District - New Jersey
For Immediate Release
November 20, 2009 (202) 225-3436
In late October, the Puntland government arrested five men of Ogadeni origin. These men came to Puntland using Somali travel documents provided by Somali authorities in Yemen.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Somaliland : Drought Kills Animals - Sends Farmers to City

The worst drought in Somaliland in a decade has killed large numbers of livestock and forced a mass migration of farmers into the area around the port of Berbera.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Somaliland leaves Somalis in limbo

By Mohammed Adow, in Hargeysa, Somaliland
Somaliland’s disputed independence has left hundreds of Somalis ineligible for UN aid and unrecognised by Somaliland’s government.

Captain Dies And Somali Pirates Attack Again

Lulu Sinclair, Sky News Online
The captain of a chemical tanker who was shot when his ship was hijacked earlier this week has died, a Somali pirate has said.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Somali Islamists stone a woman to death for adultery

Somali Islamists stone a woman to death for adultery
MOGADISHU, Islamist rebels on Tuesday publicly stoned a woman to death and flogged a man 100 times for alleged adultery in southern Somalia.

Somalia's neighbors face war threats

Kenya, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Kenya could be dragged into the conflict on Somalia after Islamist militants, allegedly linked to al-Qaida, threatened to attack the East African state if it continued to support the Western-backed Transitional Federal Government in war-battered Mogadishu.

EU to provide 100 troops for training Somali force

* Mission intended to bolster Somalia's security forces
* Training to be led by Spain; Britain will contribute
By Julien Toyer and Justyna Pawlak
BRUSSELS,  (Reuters) - The European Union plans to send some 100 troops to Uganda next year to train Somali government forces who are fighting Islamist insurgents, European officials said on Tuesday.

Somalia deemed most corrupt country

BERLIN, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Somalia is the world's most corrupt country, while New Zealand is the least corrupt, Transparency International's annual Corruption Perception Index has found.

Saudi-East Africa forum held in the Ethiopian capital

By Tesfa-alem Tekle
Nov16, 2009(ADDIS ABABA) – The Saudi East African forum, a new initiative that offers unique opportunity for trade, investment and to promote and exhibit products and services between Saudi Arabia and the East African countries winded up today in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Occupied Somalia: Ogaden Rebels say 626 Ethiopian Troops Killed in Clashes

By Peter Heinlein VOA, Addis Ababa
A rebel group in Ethiopia's restive Ogaden region says it has killed 626 government troops in heavy fighting near the border with neighboring Somalia. The government has dismissed the claim as 'a complete fabrication'.

Pirates seize N Korea tanker crew

A chemical tanker with a crew of 28 North Koreans has been hijacked by pirates near Somalia, the European Union's naval force says.

War by Saudi Arabia, Yemen against Iran has global implications

By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, Global Information System
The Republic of Yemen’s Shi’a President, ‘Ali ‘Abdullah Saleh, 67, faces perhaps his most pressing challenges to his continued rule of Yemen since presiding over the unification in 1990 of Yemen Arab Republic (YAR: North Yemen) with the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY: South Yemen).