Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines plane makes emergency landing

NDJAMENA — An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet which made an emergency landing in Chad due to a radar problem took off again Friday, but 120 of its 150 passengers refused to board, airport authorities said.
The plane, a Boeing 737 en route from Dakar in Senegal to Addis Ababa via Bamako in Mali, "left this morning at 5:00 am (0400 GMT)," said an airport official, as well as airport police.

Bin Laden deplores climate change

Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, has condemned the US and other industrial economies, holding them responsible for the phenomenon of climate change.
In an audio tape obtained by Al Jazeera, bin Laden criticised George Bush, the former US president, for rejecting the Kyoto pact and condemned global corporations.

Libyan leader seeking second term for AU presidency despite protests

January 28, 2010 (WASHINGTON) – The Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who is currently the chairperson of the African Union (AU) is lobbying for renewal of his terms in defiance of an unpublished rule of geographical rotation among Africa’s five regions of this position, according to multiple news reports.
The chairmanship is set to be delivered to Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutarika representing the southern African region.

Mogadishu raids mar Somali leader Ahmed's anniversary

At least two African Union peacekeepers have been killed in a militant attack on a parade to mark one year since Somalia's president took office.
At least 11 other people, including civilians, are reported to have been killed in the violence in Mogadishu.

Lebanon's Racist Underbelly

By Patrick Galey
Even though there were nine nationalities aboard the Boeing 737 jet which burst into flames and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off in a violent thunderstorm on Monday morning, the Lebanese, naturally enough, only concerned themselves with one.

Explosions raise fears over Somaliland stability

HAIRGEISA, 29 January 2010  - The latest bomb explosion in Somalia's self-declared independent republic of Somaliland raises concerns over the lack of government presence in the Las-anod area, says an analyst.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Omer Hassan Al-Bashir joined the ranks of George Bush to become a victim of a shoe thrown at him

(KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir joined the ranks of former US president George Bush to become a victim of a shoe thrown at him as he was delivering a speech in Khartoum on Monday.

Australians keen to send camels to Kingdom

Hassna’a Mokhtar
JEDDAH: Australians have welcomed the proposal to send their wild camels to Saudi camel-lovers instead of shooting them. At the same time, they warned that the process of transferring the animals would be expensive.

Ugandan soldier killed in Somalia attack

One Ugandan soldier was among several Somalis killed in the attack by insurgents on the Amisom camp on Monday in Mogadishu. Amisom spokesperson Maj. Barigye Ba-Hoku told Daily Monitor on phone from Mogadishu that the attackers hit the Outpatient department run by the Ugandan peacekeepers, with a mortar.

He said several Ugandan peacekeepers sustained minor injuries in the attack. “There is a soldier who died and others sustained minor injuries, but they are back on duty,” Maj. Barigye said.

Cambodian ship hijacked, Indian crew may be on board

Mumbai, Jan 27 : A Cambodian cargo ship, MV Layla S, was hijacked off the Somaliland port of Berbera in the Gulf of Aden, a top maritime authority said here Wednesday. The crew members are said to be a mix of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Somalian and possibly Syrian nationals.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Ethiopian plane crashes off Beirut, 90 feared dead

By Nadim Ladki and Yara Bayoumy
BEIRUT (Reuters) - All 90 people aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane were feared dead after it plunged into the Mediterranean, minutes after taking off from Beirut in stormy weather on Monday.

Bomb kills 4 policemen in breakaway Somaliland

By Hussein Ali Noor
HARGEISA (Reuters) - A bomb hidden near a mosque killed four policemen in Somalia's northern breakaway enclave of Somaliland on Monday in the latest attack on security forces in the region, police sources said.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Book launch: Weerane –The Mourning Tree: the autobiography of Mohamed Barud Ali

Book launch: Weerane –The Mourning Tree: the autobiography of Mohamed Barud Ali
The former president of Somalia: “Hargeysa is gone, Burao is gone and the national army is gone”.
When: Saturday, 20 Feb. 2010 at 3pm
Where: Oxford House, Derby Shire Street, E2 6GH