Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Norway Raises the Issue of Illigal 2% Tax with Eritrea


Positive steps towards free and fair elections in Somaliland

|Medeshi.com| Elections |

Afrikanation Artist Spotlight on Madar Osman

|Medeshi.com| Bartamaha |

Somalia: Al-Qaida’s newest safe-haven (VIDEO)


Eritrean journalist attacked at public seminar in Houston

|Medeshi.com|Committee to Protect Journalists|

Ethiopia poll tipped to return PM to power

|Medeshi.com|CNN |

Africa Dispatch: Somalia's Money Men

|Medeshi.com|The Wall street Journal |By SARAH CHILDRESS|

Amnesty International report : 'Israel committed war crimes in Gaza'

|Medeshi.com|By JONNY PAUL AND RON FRIEDMAN | The Jerusalem Post |

Somalia : Itchy Sticky Trigger Fingers

|Medeshi.com| Strategy Page |

Geothermal Companies Vie for African Development Contracts

|Medeshi.com| by Lauren Poole, Correspondent |East Africa |

Somaliland : The mourning tree , a book by M Barud of UFFO

(Medeshi) - Preview of the review of the book : Weerane: The Mourning Tree  , a book my Mohamed Barud Ali of Somaliland and member of UFFO group that were sentenced to death in 1982 by the Siyad Barre regime for actively advocating for the good of the people of Somaliland
Weerane is an acacia tree near Aware town in Ethiopia. It is a special tree, steeped deep in the tradition and folklore of the Issaq clan, one of the main nomadic tribes that live in the northwestern Somaliland region of Somalia. Weerane means ‘the mourning tree’. The Mourning Tree is also the title of a book, which is an autobiography and a prison memoir.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

U.S. says Ethiopa vote not up to international standards


Ethiopia re-elects PM but EU criticises poll


Somali Warlord Hires German Mercenaries to Provide Security Services

|Medeshi.com|Spiegel Online |

Neighbors / When the Nile runs dry

|Medeshi.com|Haartz |

Pirates' claim they just fishing for sharks... with rocket launchers

|Medeshi.com| Telegraph.co.uk |

Amanda Lindhout speaks out for women in Somalia

|Medeshi.com|Allan Woods| Ottawa Bureau | 

Inside Djibouti- The khat trade - Video

|Medeshi.com|shareoffers |
For a country that depends exclusively on commerce for its economic growth and its neighbors for nation building, Djibouti has done remarkably well in economic growth.

Kenya to appeal against Islamic Kadhi court decision

|Medeshi.com| BBC |
Kenya's attorney general says he will appeal against a court decision declaring a form of Islamic courts discriminatory.

Did more African aid deliver fewer coups?

|Medeshi.com| By Martin Plaut | Africa analyst, BBC News |

Somaliland Media Code of Conduct

|Medeshi.com| Elections |
Some of the relevant code of conduct for the Somaliland media :

Norway - Statement by State Secretary Gry Larsen to the Istanbul Conference on Somalia

|Medeshi.com|ISRIA |

Queen's Speech: Coalition government's plans set out

|Medeshi.com|BBC |
Major plans to reform schools, police, welfare and Britain's political system are at the heart of the coalition government's first Queen's Speech.

Maritime Surveillance System Monitors Coastline; Aids in Djibouti National Security

|Medeshi.com|By Senior Master Sergeant Cheryl L. Toner
Maritime Surveillance System Monitors Coastline; Aids in Djibouti National Security

Ethiopia: Government Repression Undermines Poll

|Medeshi.com| Human Rights Watch |

Ethiopia ruling party celebrates election victory

|Medeshi.com| By ANITA POWELL (AP) |

U.S. Is Said to Expand Secret Military Acts in Mideast Region & Somalia

|Medeshi.com| By MARK MAZZETTI | New York Times |

Lawmakers criticize deployment of German ex-soldiers to Somalia

|Medeshi.com| By: The Associated Press |Winnipeg Free Press |
BERLIN - Lawmakers are criticizing a private security firm's deployment of ex-German soldiers to work for a war lord in Somalia as a breach of United Nations sanctions against the war-ridden East African country.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thabo Mbeki: 'Talking to the enemy'

|Medeshi.com| Al Jazeera |

Tropical Cyclone 2A fading in Somalia


Seychelles Regional Conference On Piracy

|Medeshi.com|PR-CANADA.NET |
The Ministers of the Republic of Djibouti, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Mauritius, the Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of Seychelles, the Republic of South Africa and High Representatives of the EU and the following international organisations: AU, COMESA, IOC, INTERPOL and UNODC met in the occasion of the official visit of EU High Representative and Vice President of the European Commission Baroness Catherine Ashton to Seychelles, at Victoria, Seychelles on 21st May 2010.

Somaliland: building a nation

|Medeshi.com|by Sean McLachlan | Gadling |

Africa, The Next Throne of ‘Hip-Hop’

|Medeshi.com| EDITORIAL |By Cedric Muhammad | http://allhiphop.com|
I’ve mentioned this story before because it was one of those experiences that always stays with you. In December 2009, I wrote the following in a column at AllHipHop.com: ( Photo :Somali-born rapper K’Naan) 
“In 1996, while serving as GM of Wu-Tang Management, I participated in a private meeting with executives from RCA Records. At a certain point they brought out our sales figures from around the world. It only included totals from the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Ethiopia's Meles expects win, EU says high turnout

By Barry Malone and David Clarke Barry Malone And David Clarke 
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi rejected opposition complaints of fraud in Sunday's national election and said he expected to win on the strength of his economic record.
The European Union's chief observer said voters had turned out in droves. While there were some allegations of irregularities that still needed to be evaluated, the parliamentary vote was "peaceful and calm."

Rebels vow to capture Somali presidential palace

(Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab rebels said on Monday their next target, after capturing the north of the capital, is to seize the presidential palace.

UK : Civil servants feel axe as Osborne cuts £6bn

|Medeshi.com| By Andy McSmith | Independent |
George Osborne believes a recruitment freeze on civil servants will save £163m a year
George Osborne believes a recruitment freeze on civil servants will save £163m a year Civil servants will be told today that they are being banned from recruiting any new staff while the Chancellor, George Osborne, battles to find ways to keep his promise to cut £6bn a year off public spending.

EU governments must support Eritrea's prisoners of conscience

|Medeshi.com|Esayas Isaak |guardian.co.uk|
Eritrea has held Swedish journalist Dawit Isaak without charge for eight years. The west must stand up to this brutal regime.

Nile Basin countries reassure Mubarak

|Medeshi.com| By AGENCIES | Arab News |
CAIRO: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Sunday discussed with his counterpart from the Congo and the prime Minister of Kenya the lingering crisis over sharing the waters of the Nile River.
Egypt says it is carefully weighing its response to a new agreement signed by five upriver countries, which could affect its current majority share of the river's waters.

Meles claims election win in Ethiopia despite poll fraud claims

|Medeshi.com| By Daniel Howden, Africa Correspondent | The Independent |
Meles Zenawi could be heading for a quarter of a century in power in Ethiopia after he claimed his party was set to win elections held yesterday.

The former guerrilla leader whose party has been accused of waging a war against its political opponents in the build up to the vote said that economic growth would assure victory.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Expression of disassociation with the Defence and Foreign Affairs and Oilprice.com

Medeshi group would like to disclaim that the contents of the inaccurate article by the Defence and Foreign Affairs through Oilprice.com  doesn’t  reflect  the opinion of the editor of Medeshi.com . The article which was published in Medeshi.com on the 20th of May , 2010 (http://www.medeshi.com/2010/05/violence-and-fraud-being-injected-into.html )  has been written by biased group who seem to have little  knowledge  about the events on the ground in Somaliland and have , therefore , resorted to smear campaign against  Somaliland NEC as well as Interpeace.

Negotiation only way out of the Nile Basin controversy

|Medeshi.com| By JOE NUGI | Daily Nation | OPINION |
Tension is building over the utilisation of the waters of River Nile, Africa’s longest river, whose flow affects the interests of nine countries in the eastern, central and northern parts of the continent.

Voting underway in Ethiopia


Ethiopians have begun voting in national elections that are expected to return Meles Zenawi, the long-serving prime minister, to power in the first ballot since a disputed poll in 2005 turned violent.
Polling stations started opening as planned at 6:00am local time (0300 GMT) on Sunday.

Battle for Mogadishu rages, 16 killed

|Medeshi.com| Press TV|

At least 16 people, including six children, have been killed and dozens injured in heavy gun battles in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, residents and medics say.
The clashes erupted after Somali fighters launched an attack on government troops' bases in northern districts of Shibis and Bondhere, a Press TV correspondent reported on Sunday.

US Senator urges Int’l community to be watchful on Ethiopian polls

|Medeshi.com| ST |
(ADDIS ABABA) – Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs expressed doubts on the credibility of Ethiopia’s elections, urging the US and the international community to closely watch the polls.

Kiir directs internal affairs ministry to professionalize key departments

|Medeshi.com| ST |
May 22, 2010 (JUBA) – The Newly elected President of the government of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has on Saturday directed internal affairs ministry to professionalize key ministerial departments a head of referendum.

Ethiopia votes in crunch election

|Medeshi.com| bbc |
Ethiopians are voting in the first election since a 2005 poll was marred by protests that led to the deaths of 200 people.
Long queues of voters had formed at some polling stations in the capital, Addis Ababa, before polls opened at 0600 (0300 GMT).

Voting gets underway in Ethiopia

|Medeshi.com| Nazret |
Ethiopian voters began voting early Sunday in a poll expected to deliver a landslide re-election for Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, whose party faces accusations of repressing political opposition.Almost 200 protestors were killed in demonstrations that followed Zenawi’s election victory in 2005, and hundreds of political opponents were imprisoned.

Shebab rebels lay siege to presidential palace

|Medeshi.com| France 24|

Somalia's Shebab rebels lay siege to the presidential palace in Mogadishu overnight, where clashes with security forces left at least 14 civilians dead. Somalia's President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed was in Turkey when the attack happened.

German mercenaries to fight UN-backed government in Somalia

|Medeshi.com| DEFENSE |Deutsche Welle|


A German security company has sealed a deal with a Somali warlord that politicians say violates UN sanctions. According to German TV, more than a 100 former Bundeswehr soldiers are to fight as mercenaries in Somalia.