Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, July 30, 2011

US commando advises government on declaring Somalia a no-fly zone

|Medeshivalley.com|Daily Monitor |
COMMANDER: Gen. Ham (R) talks to the reporter in Germany

Gen. Carter F. Ham is the new Commander of US Africa Command (AFRICOM), one of the US unified commands established to conduct sustained security engagements with African countries through military-to-military cooperation. Our reporter, Gerald Bareebe, met him at AFRICOM headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany and brings you his take on a wide-range of regional security issues.
 President Museveni has proposed a no-fly zone over Somalia to limit the inflow of weapons into that country. How come the USA was quick to respond to a no-fly zone in Libya but has ignored a similar call over Somalia.

Saturday afternoon trip to Hampton Court Palace - London

It was 4:30 pm on Saturday afternoon when I suddenly decided to pay a visit to this beautiful Palace ,  its gardens and Eden like   grounds. I was alone as usual and went by bus instead of boat on river Thames. The Palace is located 10 minutes drive from Kingston upon Thames where I live.

Somali refugees get UAE aid supplies

|Medeshivalley.com|Gulf News |
Mogadishu: The UAE aid and rescue team has started handing out emergency humanitarian aid to refugees in Somalia. Thousands of people affected by drought and famine in the Horn of Africa were given food supplies.

Beckham appeals for Somalia aid

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(Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images)
New dad David Beckham is urging fans to donate to UNICEF's Africa drought and famine fund, insisting he can't begin to think about the effect of the crisis.
The soccer superstar is a Goodwill Ambassador for the organization and he's been left shocked by the humanitarian crisis hitting the Horn of Africa, which includes countries such as Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.
Millions of residents are fleeing to find refuge in other areas and those left behind are struggling to find food as crops and cattle have died in the drought.
Beckham - a dad of four, including new baby daughter Harper, who was born earlier this month, has now penned a passionate plea for Britain's Daily Mirror, encouraging readers to hand over just $8 to UNICEF's campaign.

The UN is preventing aid from reaching victims of Somalia's drought

The UN is preventing aid from reaching victims of Somalia's drought, the country's prime minister has said. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali said on Thursday the world body was hoarding supplies and failing to distribute them to those in need.

Somaliland's Unshared Problem

The problems that Somaliland people share in common are many. Poverty is one. Ignorance is another. But bad leadership is unshared problem of Somaliland people.  The effects that are immanent in each vary.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Pentagon : Subcommittee Meets to Discuss U.S.-Africa Defense and Security Partnership (Transcript)

The AFRICOM Crest.  Click for high-res version.US Africa Command
Jul 28, 2011 — The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights held a hearing on U.S.-Africa defense and security partnership July 26, 2011.

Somali Man Recalls Horrors Of Fleeing Famine

|Medeshivalley.com|by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS |
When al-Qaida-linked militants learned that Ahmedhashim Mawlid Abdi and his family were planning to flee Somalia's famine, they threw the 40-year-old father of seven in jail for two days.

Somalia: More aid needed; Troops gain new ground

|Medeshivalley.com|By JASON STRAZIUSO | AP | AN |

An African Union armored vehicle moves through Mogadish. (AP Photo/Jason Straziuso)

UNESCO World Heritage Committee urges Ethiopia to halt Gibe III dam construction

The 35th session of the World Heritage Committee, which was held at UNESCO Headquarters from 19 to 29 June 2011, released a series of decisions adopted by the body during its session. Among the decisions adopted by the Committee includes a call on Ethiopia to immediately suspend building of the Gibe III hydroelectric dam.
The following is excerpts from the report on decisions adopted by the committee.
Photo : Members of the Karo tribe at the Omo river, on which the Gibe III dam is being built. Photograph: Pavel Wolberg/EPA

Eritrea planned massive attack against African Union summit, says UN report

|Medeshivalley.com|28 July 2011 |
The full United Nations report can be downloaded here
The Eritrean Government planned a massive attack on an African Union meeting held earlier this year, according to a new United Nations report that states that this was just one of multiple violations of Security Council arms embargoes committed by the small East African nation.

Shabab versus CIA in Somalia?

|Medeshivalley.com| Submitted by WW4 Report on Thu, 07/28/2011 |
Twice as many US citizens as previously reported by law enforcement have traveled overseas to joinSomalia's supposedly al-Qaeda-linked Shabab insurgents, an investigation by Republican staff on the House Homeland Security Committee determined this week, asserting that more than 40 Americans have traveled to Horn of Africa country to join the rebel group (which is on the State Department list of "Foreign Terrorist Organizations." Publicly, authorities have reported at least 21 men left the Minneapolis area for Somalia since late 2007 and are believed to have joined the Shabab.

Hundreds of drought-displaced seek shelter in Somaliland

LAS-ANOD, 29 July 2011 (IRIN) - Hundreds of families from south-central Somalia who have sought refuge in the self-declared independent Republic of Somaliland lack food, shelter and water, say local officials. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

World's largest Muslim body in rush to help famine-hit Somalia

Ihsanoglu said more than 3 million people faced starvation in Somalia, adding that the OIC was set to deliver food to 100 thousand people is parts of the country.

First Asteroid Companion of Earth Discovered at Last

|Medeshivalley.com|Space.com |
This almost edge-on view of the Earth's orbit and that of the Trojan asteroid 2010 TK7 shows (in green) the vertical motion of the asteroid relative to the Earth over the course of several years. The asteroid was discovered by NASA's WISE telescope and is the first confirmed Trojan asteroid in Earth's Lagrange points.

Eritrea rejoins East African bloc IGAD

|Medeshivalley.com|By Aaron Maasho|
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Eritrea has rejoined East African bloc IGAD, four years after it walked out on the body in protest at Ethiopian forces entering Somalia, according to a letter obtained by Reuters.

HORN OF AFRICA: Top 30 donors to the food crisis

After several appeals by the UN and other aid agencies, the international community is rallying to feed an estimated 11.6 million people facing starvation in the Horn of Africa. 
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, about US$1.1 billion has been committed, while the gap in funding stands at about $1 billion


|Medeshivalley.com|ecoterra |
STATUS-SUMMARY:Today, 27. July 2011 at 23h50 UTC, at least 35 larger plus 18 smaller foreign vessels plus one stranded barge are kept in Somali hands against the will of their owners, while at least 610 hostages or captives - including a South-African yachting couple as well as a Danish yacht-family with three children and two friends - suffer to be released.

Ships held by Somali pirates

(Reuters) - A small United Arab Emirates-owned oil tanker hijacked by Somali pirates off the Yemen coast on July 17 was released, UAE's state news agency WAM said on Thursday.

Hijacked UAE oil tanker freed by Somali pirates

|Medeshivalley.com|The National by : Carol Huang |
DUBAI - A small oil tanker owned by a Sharjah firm has been released by Somali pirates without a ransom payment, after the Somali cargo owners pressed local tribal leaders and government officials to intervene.
The MV Jubba XX and its 16-man crew were seized on July 16 while carrying 3,500 tonnes of oil worth Dh17m to Berbera, Somalia.

Somalia famine: SOS Children's Villages in rebel south

|Medeshivalley.com|BBC |
A charity is helping to provide a lifeline for thousands of famine stricken refugees in a rebel-controlled area of Somalia. SOS Children's Villages, which has its UK headquarters in Cambridge, has managed to work in the south of the country - some of which is under the control of radical Islamist insurgent group, al-Shabab.
The much-feared rebels have meant some charities have avoided the region.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Degmo : A Somali village in the heart of the United Kingdom

|Medeshivalley.com|www.degmo.org |
In the Somali region of Africa there has long existed a convention amongst families living in the towns that during school holidays their children be sent to the countryside to stay with nomadic relations. Whilst helping to tend to the herds of camels, sheep, goats, and cattle upon which their relatives depended for their livelihood, children from the towns are imbued with the ethos, morals, and culture of the nomads and learn to appreciate and understand the value of the pastoral heritage which contributes so much to the identity of the Somali people, their language and customs. In the heart of the British countryside Degmo provides Somali families from inner cities throughout the UK with the opportunity to continue this tradition. Visit Degmo site here : http://degmo.org/

Foreign Policy: Murder by starvation in Somalia

|Medeshivalley.com| Charles Kenny | Foreign Policy|
Civilization has defeated mass starvation. So why are so many Somalis dying of hunger? Charles Kenny of Foreign Policy argues that hunger is not an act of God but controlled murder on a massive scale.
Charles Kenny is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development
Deprived of food long enough, the bodies of starving people break down muscle tissue to keep vital organs functioning. Diarrhea and skin rashes are common, as are fungal and other infections. As the stomach wastes away, the perception of hunger is reduced and lethargy sets in. Movement becomes immensely painful. 

Somalia Famine Is A Crime: Foreign Policy

|Medeshivalley.com|The Huffingtonpost |
Foreign Policy:
Deprived of food long enough, the bodies of starving people break down muscle tissue to keep vital organs functioning. Diarrhea and skin rashes are common, as are fungal and other infections. As the stomach wastes away, the perception of hunger is reduced and lethargy sets in. Movement becomes immensely painful. Often it is dehydration that finally causes death, because the perception of thirst and a starving person's ability to get water are both radically diminished.
Civilization has defeated mass starvation. So why are so many Somalis dying of hunger?

Libya : Gaddafi 'Isn't Running Out Of Oil', Say MoD

|Medeshivalley.com| Sky News |

Niall Paterson, defence correspondent

Suggestions Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will soon run out of oil are wide of the mark, according to intelligence being handed to Britain's military chiefs.

Fleeing Somalia: the men who kill for goats

|Medeshivalley.com|caritas |
“Aden, my oldest son, was four years old. He was watching our goats,” says Ahada, a Somali woman in her early twenties. “Men with guns came and wanted the animals. Aden shouted, ‘Don’t take our goats!’”

While Somalia stagnates, Somaliland flourishes

As Somalia descends into another of the troughs of violence and famine that have marked this ultimate failed state for 20 years, just over its northern horizon is one of the most successful new countries in Africa.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Oil Price Daily News Update


Picture of the Day : Freeze Or I’ll Shoot!

|Medeshivalley.com|by Political Ironing |

A view of Horn of Africa's drought from space

|Medeshivalley.com| CNN |

A view of Horn of Africa's drought from space
Animation from satellite images shows the increasing drought. (Courtesy CESBIO/ESA)

Somalia leaders propose new state

|Medeshivalley.com|By DAVE OPIYO | Daily Nation |
Efforts to establish a semi-autonomous region on Kenya’s border with Somalia have engaged fresh gears.
Leaders from the three regions of lower and middle Juba and Gedo - that forms the new Azania state are meeting in Nairobi to firm up plans of nominating at least 65 MPs and a house of elders who will assist in the region’s governance.

Somalia crisis – inside MSF’s Marere hospital

As drought grips Somalia – a country already suffering the devastating effects of 20 years of conflict – hundreds of thousands of people are losing their livestock and fleeing their homes. Listen to the latest from inside Somalia.

Norway Terror Suspect Had Link With London

|Medeshivalley.com|Source : Sky News |
Sam Kiley, security editor

The secret movement which inspired Anders Breivik's mass murder campaign in Norway, which he claims includes two more cells at large, was born in London.

Breivik boasted about having friends in the EDL

Monday, July 25, 2011

SOMALIA: Government seeks urgent help for Mogadishu's malnourished children

MOGADISHU, 25 July 2011 (IRIN) - At least 1,000 of an estimated 14,000 malnourished children in 50 camps for the drought-displaced in Somalia's capital are in a critical condition and government officials have appealed for immediate help.

Djibouti Inflation Rate Falls to 4.4% as Some Food, Transport Costs Drop

Inflation in Djibouti slowed to 4.4 percent in June as some food prices and transport costs declined, the Department of Statistics and Demographic Studies said.

Save the Children : East Africa Appeal

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I want to update you about what I've seen in East Africa, so I've recorded this short video,if you can please take a moment to watch it.

Chatham House event : International Perspectives on Somaliland

International Perspectives on Somaliland 
Mohamed Omar, Minister of Foreign Affairs Somaliland Rt Hon Alun Michael MPAPPG Somaliland

Picture of the Day : Women seeks healing on electrical rails

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A woman lies on railway tracks in Rawa Buaya in Indonesia's West Java province. The town's residents believe the electrical energy from the tracks will cure them of various illnesses. (Reuters)


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Inaa lillaahi wa inaa iley rajicuun . Waxaanu tacsi halkan uga diraynaa Moxamed Baarjeex oo hooyadii Deeqa gaaxnuug cilmi ku geeriyootay magaalada Hargeisa subaxnimadii manta  oo ay tahay taariikhdu Isniin 25/07/2011.

Assistant Country Director Systems, Hargeisa, Somaliland

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Closing Date: Sunday, 14 August 2011
Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world's poorest countries. Job Title: Assistant Country Director Systems Reports to: The ACD-Systems will report to the Country Director in Nairobi, Kenya. Job Location: This position will be located at Hargeisa (Somaliland) with frequent travel to Mogadishu and Nairobi Contract Details: Grade C, Unaccompanied, 2 years

Sunday, July 24, 2011

18 immigrants die along the border between Djibouti and Somaliland

Djibouti (Sunatimes) Eighteen Oromo immigrants from Ethiopia have died of thirst and starvation along the border between Djibouti and Somaliland in the past few days.

Australia minister pleads for food aid for Somalia

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By JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press 

DOLO, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's famine will be five times worse by Christmas unless the international community increases its food aid, Australia's foreign minister said Sunday during a visit to Somalia, even as the international Red Cross distributed 400 tons of food into hard-to-reach areas of southern Somalia.

Musicians Bono, K'naan talk 'monstrous' famine with US Somalis

|Medeshivalley.com|AFP |
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WASHINGTON — Musicians Bono and Somali-born K'naan met with members of Minneapolis' Somali community over the weekend "to sound the alarm bell," over the growing famine in the Horn of Africa that, according to the UN, threatens 11.6 million people.


|Medeshivalley.com|Amnesty International |
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22 July 2011: A draft Saudi Arabian anti-terrorism law obtained by Amnesty International would allow the authorities to prosecute peaceful dissent as a terrorist crime.

Sheikh's Name Written in Sand Visible from Space

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Credit: © 2011 Google - Imagery ©2011 DigitalGlobe, Cnes/Spot Image, GeoEye, U.S. Geological Survey Hamad bin Hamdan al Nahyan, a billionaire Sheikh and member of Abu Dhabi's ruling family, has had his name carved into the sandy surface of an island he owns in the Persian Gulf. It is no lackadaisical sand-scrawling, though: At half a mile tall and 2 miles long altogether, the letters HAMAD are visible from space. [Read More]

Best Space Photos of the Week - July 23, 201

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Credit: ESO/Manu Mejias
Atlantis returns in a fiery trip, a close look at the Gale crater and a name carved in sand that can be viewed from space all made news over the last week. Which story do you think rose above the rest? Take a look here:

Somaliland name engraved in Hide Park corner Oblique- London(photos included)

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I visited hide park and it's surroundings today which happens to fall on Sunday the 24th of July which is my day-off and have taken the following few photos for my readers . One of the most interesting of these photos is the oblique that shows the name of Somaliland among those who fought along the British empire in the second world war . This Oblique is located at the entrance opposite Hide Park Corner in London .