Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, September 10, 2011

As an Enemy Retreats, Clans Carve Up Somalia

|Medeshivalley.com|By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN| NYTimes |
DHOBLEY, Somalia — Adan Dahir Hassan sits in a bald office, wires dangling from the ceiling, handing out death sentences. Recently installed by an Islamist warlord, Mr. Hassan recalled how he had ordered a soldier who had killed a civilian, possibly by accident, to be delivered to the victim’s family, which promptly shot him in the head.

New American Ally in Somalia: ‘Butcher’ Warlord

|Medeshivalley.com|Via: Wired:|
If you thought it was bad that Washington is paying a shady French mercenary to do its dirty work in Somalia, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Just wait to you see our latest ally: an admirer of Osama bin Laden with a gory past.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Egyptian protesters break into Israeli embassy building

|Medeshivalley.com|bbc |

Protesters have broken into the building housing Israel's embassy in Egypt's capital, Cairo, entering consular offices, officials said.
Police used tear gas and gunshots were heard nearby. Cairo airport officials said the ambassador was waiting for a flight out of the country.
US President Barack Obama urged Egypt to protect the embassy after Israel asked Washington for help.
The mission has seen protests amid a downturn in Egypt-Israel relations.

Drought-affected Liboi residents share water with Somali refugees .

|Medeshivalley.com|
Drought-affected Liboi residents have to share their limited resources like water with Somali refugees 
© Jaspreet Kindra/IRIN 


Somalia Famine & Drought Situation Report No. 12

|Medeshivalley.com|
This report is produced by OCHA Somalia in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA in New York. It covers the period from 31 August to 6 September 2011. The next report will be issued on 13 September 2011.

WikiLeaks Reveals US Twisted Ethiopia’s Arm to Invade Somalia

|Medeshivalley.com|AntWar.com |
By mid-2007, the 50,000 Ethiopian troops that invaded Somalia in late 2006 found themselves increasingly bogged down, facing much fiercer resistance than they had bargained for as Somalis of all stripes temporarily put aside their differences to stand together against the outside invader.

Somali official slams “ineffective” famine response

|Medeshivalley.com|By REUTERS| AN |
Severely malnourished child from southern Somalia sits in Banadir hospital in Mogadishu Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

London teacher takes up job as Somalia's deputy prime minister

|Medeshivalley.com|By Martin Evans |Telegraph |


A teacher stunned his colleagues at a north London school when he resigned from his post in order to take up a new role – as the deputy prime minister of Somalia.
Mohamed Ibrahim, had been working as a learning support teacher at the Newman Catholic College in Brent for two years and had been due back at work last week for the beginning of the new term.
But instead he contacted headmaster, Richard Kolka, informing him that he was unable to come to work as he had to return his native Somalia in order to take up a senior role in the Western backed transitional government.

US welcomes signing of Somali political 'roadmap'

|Medeshivalley.com|AFP |
WASHINGTON — The United States welcomed Thursday the signing of a "roadmap" for the formation of a Somali government to replace the transitional body that has failed to bring peace to the fragmented country.
Somalia's disparate leaders signed the agreement Tuesday in Mogadishu after three days of talks at a heavily-guarded conference venue.

Saudi Arabia raises Asia crude prices, cuts US

|Medeshivalley.com|By REUTERS DUBAI |alarabiya|
Saudi Arabia has raised the price of its flagship Arab Light crude oil by 90 cents for customers in Asia, who buy more than half its crude exports, and cut prices for US buyers, Saudi Aramco said on Monday.
Saudi Aramco has set the Arab Light price for Asian buyers at Oman/Dubai plus $1.65 per barrel for October, up from $0.75 for September and $1.35 for August.

Saudi Arabia approves an increase in blood money payments

|Medeshivalley.com|Katerina Nikolas|digitaljournal.com |
Saudi Arabia has increased the level of blood money required to be paid to a murdered victim's relatives who agree to accept payment in lieu of execution.

Somali soldier kills five during food aid handout

|Medeshivalley.com|By Mustafa Haji Abdinur (AFP)
MOGADISHU — A Somali soldier killed five people and wounded three others in the famine-struck Somali capital Thursday as starving women and children gathered for food aid handouts, witnesses said.
"The soldier was arrested by the Somali police forces after the shooting," said witness Ahmed Qumbe, who saw several dead bodies at the scene.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

COUNTER-PIRACY UPDATES - 6 Sept , 2011

|Medeshivalley.com|STATUS-SUMMARY | Ecoterra |
Today, 06. September 2011 at 23h45 UTC, at least 31 larger plus 18 smaller foreign vessels plus one stranded barge are kept in Somali hands against the will of their owners, while at least 528 hostages or captives - including a South-African yachting couple - suffer to be released.

Mogadishu after Al-Shabab

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Transitional Federal Government soldiers in Mogadishu
NAIROBI, 7 September 2011 (IRIN) - After the Al-Shabab insurgency announced on 6 August that it was pulling out of Mogadishu, the hope was that the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) would fill the vacuum, but doubts are emerging about its capacity to stamp its authority on the capital.
A government minister, however, told IRIN the TFG was slowly regaining control of the city.
"There is no doubt that the government is now in control of all the areas that were previously under their [Al-Shabab] control," Abdisamad Moalim Mahamud, Minister for the Interior and Security, said, adding that it had appointed officials to run those districts.

Blowback in Somalia

|Medeshivalley.com|the Nation |
The notorious Somali paramilitary warlord who goes by the nom de guerre Indha Adde, or White Eyes, walks alongside trenches on the outskirts of Mogadishu’s Bakara Market once occupied by fighters from the Shabab, the Islamic militant group that has pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda. In one of the trenches, the foot of a corpse pokes out from a makeshift grave consisting of some sand dumped loosely over the body. One of Indha Adde’s militiamen says the body is that of a foreigner who fought alongside the Shabab. “We bury their dead, and we also capture them alive,” says Indha Adde in a low, raspy voice. “We take care of them if they are Somali, but if we capture a foreigner we execute them so that others will see we have no mercy.”

Deadly explosion outside high court in Delhi

|Medeshivalley.com|Al Jazeera |

A bomb apparently hidden in a suitcase has exploded outside the high court in New Delhi, India's capital, killing at least 11 people and wounding 45 others, officials said.
"This is a cowardly act of a terrorist nature," said Manmohan Singh, India's prime minister, who is currently on a visit to Bangladesh.
"We will never succumb to the pressure of terrorism. This is a long war in which all political parties, all the the people of India, have to stand united so that this scourge of terrorism is crushed."

WikiLeaks: Ethiopia - Meles tells US to "remove the Bashir regime."

|Medeshivalley.com|Nazret|
Meles offered that if he were the United States, he would look at two options. First, which he clearly conveyed as the preferred choice, would be to "remove the Bashir regime." 

Khadra Gaydh: The first” Madam Mayor” in Somaliland

|Medeshivalley.com|By: Kassem Daud|
 Senior female workers are increasing at public offices both in central and local level since the onset of democracy and multiple parties in Somaliland.
It was in December 2002 when two women councilors were elected at district councils of Gabilay and Berbara. Khadra Gaydh was one of these two ladies.



Forecasters Predict Return of Rainfall to Southern Somalia

|Medeshivalley.com|VOA |
The U.N. weather agency is forecasting a return to normal or above-normal rainfall conditions in famine-hit southern Somalia.

Somali Pirates Free 7 Danes

|Medeshivalley.com| By J. DAVID GOODMAN | NY Times |
Seven Danish citizens, including a family with three children, held hostage in Somalia since February when their yacht was hijacked by pirates in the Arabian Sea have been released, the Danish Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday.

New Libya: Is it the First African Oil Gulf State in the Making?

|Medeshivalley.com|By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye|Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, September 7, 2011|
Editor's Note:
The following article may represent fear of some Africans that the Libyan revolution against dictator Qadhafi may lead to loss of Libyan aid to Africa. The fact is that Qadhafi and other Arab dictators worked for themselves and served the imperialist powers, which supported their regimes against the aspiration of the Arab Nation.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Somalia: UN-backed meeting endorses roadmap to end transition, restore stability

|Medeshivalley.com|UN News |
Internally Displaced Somalis wait for food distribution at the Badbado camp

Dubai : Man, 47, arrested for marrying girl, 16

|Medeshivalley.com|The National by : Preeti Kannan and Wafa Issa|
DUBAI - A 47-year-old man from the UAE has been arrested in India and charged with marrying an underage girl, an official at a UAE consulate in the country said yesterday.

Famine photos from Somalia

|Medeshivalley.com|Image Credit: AP | Gulfnews |
A woman attends to her malnourished child outside their makeshift shelter at a temporary camp in the Hodan district of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. Somali leaders were to sign a deal Tuesday, September 6, 201 for a new government, winding up a seven-year transitional administration that has failed to bring peace to the fragmented country

Monday, September 5, 2011

Ethiopia reacts to abuse of nanny by Gaddafis

|Medeshivalley.com|Nazret.com |
Watch the video report here : http://edition.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2011/08/30/rivers.libya.fmr.gadhafi.nanny.cnn
Ethiopia has expressed disappointment over the ill-treatment of its national by one of ousted Libyan Muammar Gaddafi’s daughters in law.
Cable television, CNN this week broadcast footage of Shweyga Mullah, an Ethiopian maid who was allegedly scalded with hot water by the wife of Gaddafi’s fourth son Hannibal.
She was found writhing in pain at a hospital in Tripoli after she was reportedly abandoned by Hannibal’s Lebanese wife Aline Skaf.
Skaf was part of the Gaddafi family that fled to Algeria last Friday.
Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the government was informed about the abuse on Wednesday.

Somali Politicians Begin Talks on Elections, Plans for New Constitution

|Medeshivalley.com|Bloomberg |By Hamsa Omar |
Somali government representatives, lawmakers and a pro-government militia began talks on drafting a new constitution and holding elections in the war-torn country.

Somalia : Back to school in the world's largest refugee camp

|Medeshivalley.com|
DADAAB, Kenya, September 5 (UNHCR)  The new academic year got under way on Monday in the world's largest refugee camp complex, with some 43,000 Somali children turning up for classes at Dadaab in north-east Kenya.

As Sudan Outlaws SPLM, UN Official Praises Bashir, Silence on Somalia Shooting

|Medeshivalley.com|Inner city press |

As Sudan Outlaws SPLM, UN Official Praises Bashir, Silence on Somalia Shooting and Haiti Rape by DPKO's Ladsous

Somaliland Government to Expel All Illegal Immigrants

|Medeshivalley.com|
Hargeisa (SomalilandPress)— The Government of Somaliland on Sunday  announced that it will expel about 100,000 illegal immigrants from the country. The government set one month for illegal immigrants to leave Somaliland, or face punishment, warning Somalilanders found hiding illegal immigrants will also be subject to punishment.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

AU troops in Somalia admit the killing of Malaysian Journalist

|Medeshivalley.com|
The African union troops (AMISOM ) that protect the weak transitional government of Somalia  have admitted that one of its convoys shot at the vehicle carrying the Malaysian Journalist and cameraman  who died after he was killed in the Somalia capital, Mogadishu, while covering a Malaysian aid agency's humanitarian mission.

Libya a safe haven for Somali refugees

|Medeshivalley.com|Sky News |

For a group of stranded Somali refugees hoping to reach Europe, even war-torn Libya seems a safe haven compared with their homeland from where they fled Islamist militias.
'I knew Libya was a war zone but I did not think it was more dangerous than Somalia,' said Omar Abdelkarim, a 19-year-old among dozens of refugees transferred to the care of the UN refugee agency on Saturday.
He said he fled Somalia because Al-Shebab, the Islamist militia controlling large parts of Somali, threatened to kill him if he refused to fight in its ranks.

World Athletics 2011: GB's Mo Farah wins 5,000m gold

|Medeshivalley.com|BBC |

                                           Fantastic Farah wins world gold

Under a tree in Dararweyne village , Somaliland

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This is a black and white photo of professor Richard Clark of Massachusetts university and Mohammed Ahmed Ali under a tree in Dararweyne, Somaliland during a Participatory Rural Appraisal seminar that was held in January 2001 for Somaliland MPs and local residents of this small village .The professor is here seen speaking to the participants while M. Ali takes notes.

UN-sponsored reconciliation talks to open in Somalia

|Medeshivalley.com|AFP |By Mustafa Haji Abdinur|
MOGADISHU — Somalia's leaders opened a national reconciliation conference in the war-shattered capital on Sunday aimed at charting a future after the failure of the UN-backed transitional government.

Rare Sight: Remains of Ancient Mars Lake Seen in Satellite Photos

|Medeshivalley.com|Space.com |by Clara Moskowitz|
Telltale delta features, such as squiggly lines that represent water feeder channels, can be seen in this Mars Express photo of Eberswalde Crater on the Red Planet.
CREDIT: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

AU probes killing of Malaysian journo in Somalia

|Medeshivalley.com|AP |
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- The African Union says their Somalia peacekeeping force may have been involved in the shooting death of a Malaysian TV journalist in the capital.

The Chandlers: So how did you cope with being kidnapped by Somali pirates?

|Medeshivalley.com|By Colin Freeman| Telegraph |

Malaysia mourns TV journalist killed in Somalia

|Medeshivalley.com|
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian TV journalist fatally shot in Somalia received a hero's funeral Sunday attended by Malaysia's prime minister and hundreds of mourners.