Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Somali pirates free Indonesian ship for $7.5mn

Somali pirates have received the largest ransom of $7.5 million for releasing an Indonesian ship carrying chemicals and its 28 crew.

It has been the largest amount of ransom paid to Somali pirates so far for releasing a foreign ship hijacked in Gulf of Aden, Press TV's correspondent said.

Ransom drop made for Greek ship seized by pirates

NAIROBI, Kenya(AP) -- The European Union Naval Force says a ransom drop has been made for the release of a Greek-owned bulk carrier seized by pirates two months ago.

The naval force said the drop took place Saturday morning but the amount of money involved was not released.

Friday, February 26, 2010

UN slams Libya anti-Swiss 'jihad'


A top UN official has condemned as "inadmissible" Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's call for a jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland.

Report : UK development in Somalia

(Medeshi) DFID
It has been a busy six months for the DFID Somalia programme, with our funding increasing to over £23m for 2009/10. Our engagement with civil society has also increased.

Somali pirates seize aid trucks

Mogadishu - Somali pirates in Puntland seized food aid trucks and their drivers to obtain the release of detained comrades, officials said Friday, in a rare land attack by the sea bandits.

Somalia's civil war : Jihadists on the march


The strongest Islamist militia is now formally linked to al-Qaeda
NAIROBI, from The Economist print edition
THE war in Somalia between the Islamist militias known as the Shabab and the Western-backed supposedly “transitional” government headed by Sharif Ahmed, himself an Islamist who promotes sharia law, is getting even bloodier.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Krug shares about life in Somaliland

Submitted by Teresa
KrugTeresa Krug (center) is shown with two students from Abaarso Tech in front of a rock formation, Halaye, with hieroglyphics that are supposedly dated from 500 B.C. just outside Somaliland, Africa. Notice the armed guards standing on the rocks in the background
Somaliland, Africa -

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Most young Arabs want to invest in Somaliland


Press Release : The Horn of Africa in Crises and Future Prospects

The Horn of Africa consists of 8 countries neighboring each other in the Eastern part of Africa. It is called the “Horn” due to the shape in which the countries form. The world has been shocked by the recent currents taking place in the Horn from the callous genocide raids and the raping of women in Darfur, war over territorial lands between Ethiopia and Eritrea, to even the so called pirates in Somalia, who try to preserve their food resources. Those who live in countries in the Horn of Africa have faced pervasive and perpetual crisis for over thirty years.

Eritrea's president declares me 'insane'

By Jane Dutton (Al Jazeera)
We hadn't even arrived in Eritrea when I started to get a sense of the man I had been sent to interview.
Our flight from Dubai airport was delayed.
Nobody told us for how long or why. Four hours later, when the plane finally arrived, we found out the president had decided to borrow it for the morning, on a whim.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Somaliland Independent Scholars Group : The Long March Forward to Presidential Elections


16 February, 2010 Hargeisa, Somaliland
I. Introduction
On 16 February, the ISG members held their regular monthly meeting at the Academy of Peace and Development (APD) to discuss and assess the overall progress made on the six-point Agreement.


Applications are now open for this year’s Rift Valley Institute field courses, to be held in May and June 2010.
The Horn of Africa Course will be held from Saturday 29 May to Friday 4 June in Lamu, Kenya.
The Sudan Course will be held from Saturday 12 June to Friday 18 June in Rumbek, Southern Sudan.

Egypt police kill African migrants at Israel border

ISMAILIA: Egyptian police shot dead two African migrants on Sunday as they tried to slip across the Sinai peninsula desert border to Israel, a security source said.

US says not playing politics with aid to Somalia

US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Susan Rice on Friday dismissed a UN official's charge that the US was withholding funds and aid to a UN food agency in Somalia for political reasons.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Eritrea denies being a hub for weapons headed to Darfur rebels

KHARTOUM) – The Eritrean government described as lies a Russian report alleging that a Ukrainian company is moving weapons destined to Darfur rebels through its territory.

Eritrea - Isaias Afwerki, in conversation with al Jazeera's Jane Dutton - Video


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