Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, September 24, 2011

IIROSA continues providing aid to Somali famine victims

|Medeshivalley.com|Arab News |

A malnourished child is comforted inside a ward at Banadir hospital in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday. (Reuters)

Pirates free hijacked Spanish oil tanker, crew OK

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish oil tanker that was hijacked by pirates off West Africa 10 days ago was freed Saturday and the 23-member crew is OK, its owner said.

Somaliland: Egypt to open diplomatic office in Hargeisa

Hargeisa (JSLTimes)-Secretary for foreign affairs Mr. Mohamed-Rashid Sh. Hasan told that the new Egyptian government is about to open diplomatic office recently in Somaliland’s capital of Hargeisa after Somaliland managed to establish close ties with it.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mo Farah visits Somaliland ( Photos included )

|Medeshivalley.com|Wikipedia |
Mo Farah , the famous  British athlete paid a visit to his  country of origin in northern Somalia, currently Somaliland in a historic visit on Thursday the 22nd of Sept . 2011. The athlete was greeted by huge fans at Egal International airport as well the minister of aviation of Somaliland. Mr . Farah was accompanied by his wife and is expected to stay in Somaliland for few days.

Somaliland Delegation to Visit Mogadishu in Historic Trip

|Medeshivalley.com|VOA |
Somaliland plans to send a delegation to Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, in what would mark the breakaway region's first official visit there in more than 20 years.

US building secret drone base in Ethiopia - Washington Post


The United States is building a series of secret drone bases in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula to launch an aggressive campaign against al-Qaida-linked groups in Somalia and Yemen, the Washington Post reported Tuesday night. One of the bases for the Drones will be based in Ethiopia according to the report.

Somali journalist shot in breakaway Puntland region

|Medeshivalley.com|TNA |
Unidentified Somali gunmen shot and seriously injured a local radio journalist working in the northern breakaway Puntland region, colleagues said on Thursday.

Troy Davis executed after supreme court refuses last-minute reprieve


Troy Davis executed after supreme court refuses last-minute reprieve
The execution of Troy Davis in Georgia amid overwhelming evidence that he might have been innocent was greeted by protesters outside the prison with tears, prayers and a pledge to continue the fight against the death penalty.
The killing by lethal injection went ahead at 11.08pm ET, four hours after Davis had been scheduled to go to the chamber. Members of his family who had been waiting all day to hear whether there would be a last-minute stay of execution were immediately surrounded by supporters who had turned up in their hundreds to protest against what is being seen as one of the most egregious miscarriages of justice in recent US history

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Somaliland: an oasis of success

|Medeshivalley.com|New Internationalist |
Charles Anderson and Glen Johnson visit a region that, despite a lack of international recognition, is holding its own.

A former liberation soldier who is now a guard for tourists.Photo by Charles Anderson

Second Kenyan charged for British tourist murder, kidnapping

|Medeshivalley.com|Capital FM |

MOMBASA, Sep 22 – A Kenyan court charged a second man on Wednesday after a British holidaymaker was shot dead and his wife kidnapped from a luxury beach resort near the border with Somalia.
Issa Sheikh Saidi was charged with robbery with violence for the killing of David Tebbutt in the early hours of September 11 – and kidnapping with intention to murder the tourist’s wife Judith. He denied all charges.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Al-Shabaab's Mogadishu Retreat: Policy recommendations for Somalia


The recent kidnapping and ransom of a British tourist by Somali pirates has highlighted the increasing lawlessness in the Horn of Africa. In its latest strategic briefing, "Al-Shabaab's Mogadishu Retreat: Policy recommendations for Somalia," written by HJS Research Fellow Robin Simcox, the Henry Jackson Society examines the threat to the region posed by al-Shabaab, the terrorist group which controls large swathes of Somalia, and how Western policymakers should react to this threat.

Somaliland foreign minister discusses country's successes at IRI


Click the image to watch a video of the event.Click the image to watch a video of the event.Washington, DC – Crisis in the Horn of Africa: A Somaliland Perspective was the topic of an event featuring Dr. Mohamed Abdullahi Omar, Somaliland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.  The event hosted by IRI was moderated by Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center at the Atlantic Council.

Report: U.S. building secret drone bases


Drones have been used in attacks in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. | AP Photo

Justice in America : US execution nears despite high-profile campaign


The countdown to the execution of Troy Davis entered its final hours Wednesday despite a high-profile campaign to spare the American convicted of killing an off-duty policeman.
In a letter to supporters released after his final legal appeal for clemency was rejected on Tuesday, Davis urged opponents of the death penalty to fight on, saying "the struggle for justice doesn't end with me."
The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles ruled against Davis, who is black, and refused to commute his sentence for the shooting in 1989 of Mark MacPhail, a married white father of a two-year-old girl and an infant boy.

Cell phones may be new tool vs Somalia famine


An internally displaced Somali woman holds her malnourished child inside their temporary home in Hodan district, south of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, September 20, 2011.
Credit: Reuters/Feisal Omar

Sada Mire: Uncovering Somaliland's heritage

|Medeshivalley.com|By Stephanie Hegarty|BBC World Service|
Sada Mire fled Somalia's civil war as a child, and lived as a refugee in Sweden. But now she is back in the Horn of Africa as an archaeologist, making some incredible discoveries.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Somaliland: A Reliable Partner in Combating Piracy

|Medeshivalley.com|Morgan Roach | The Heritage Network |
Piracy off the Horn of Africa increases every year due to constant instability in the region. In 2008, 111 vesselswere attacked. Since the beginning of 2011, there have already been 188 attacks. Every year worldwide piracy costs the shipping industry billions of dollars in rerouting, ransoms, and many other related expenses. These costs are then passed on to the consumer.

UN to target corrupt Somalis with new sanctions

|Medeshivalley.com|Boston.com |By Katharine Houreld|Associated Press |
NAIROBI, Kenya—Corrupt Somali politicians could face travel bans and have their foreign assets frozen under tough new United Nations sanctions, a U.N. official said Tuesday, a move that analysts said could also help get desperately needed food aid to the country's growing number of famine victims.

More than 3,000 Ethiopian migrants stuck on Yemeni-Saudi border

|Medeshivalley.com|By Stephanie Nebehay and Katie Nguyen|
GENEVA/LONDON (AlertNet) - More than 3,000 Ethiopian migrants who desperately want to go home have been stranded on the Yemeni-Saudi border in extremely difficult conditions for several months, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

U.S. Offers Border Security Training in East Africa

The U.S. Defense Department's Africa Command and the National Nuclear Security Administration last week provided border security training to officials from seven East African nations (see GSN, Feb. 2).

Monday, September 19, 2011

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Amnesty urge Eritrea to release officials

|Medeshivalley.com|Al Jazeera |

Eleven out of 15 officials who criticised Afewerki and called for reform were subsequently jailed in 2001 [EPA]

15 Ethiopians Missing From All Africa Games

|Medeshivalley.com|VOA News|
Authorities in Mozambique are searching for 15 Ethiopians who have disappeared from their country's delegation to the 10th All Africa Games.

Oyster Oil & Gas Limited Signs Production Sharing Agreement with the Government of the Republic of Djibouti

|Medeshivalley.com|MARKETWIRE |
ST. PETER PORT, GUERNSEY, Sep 19, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Oyster Oil & Gas Limited ("Oyster Oil" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the formal signing of a Production Sharing Agreement ("PSA") between the Government of the Republic of Djibouti ("Djibouti") and Oyster Oil.

IOM Assists Ethiopian Migrants Stranded in Somaliland with Return Home

|Medeshivalley.com|Horseed Media |

Hargeisa Airport
Hargeisa Airport,/By: CharlesFred (Flickr)
IOM is currently carrying out an operation to assist some 500 Ethiopian migrants stranded in Hargeisa,Somaliland, who wish to go home voluntarily. This IOM Assisted Voluntary Return Operation (AVR) planned for the last three months following requests by this group of migrants to return to their areas of origin in Ethiopia, is part of IOM Mixed Migration (MM) Programme. The Government of Japan and the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for Population, Migration and Refugees (PRM) generously fund the MM programme.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Pirates say holding British hostage in central Somalia

|Medeshivalley.com|By Mohamed Ahmed|
MOGADISHU, Sept 18 (Reuters)- A British woman, who was kidnapped in Kenya after her husband was killed, is in the hands of Somali pirates in the centre of the lawless Horn of Africa nation, pirates and an elder in the region said on Sunday.

US drones kill 17 al-Shabab fighters

|Medeshivalley.com|Press TV |

Seventeen al-Shabab fighters have been killed in drone attacks by the US military that targeted their bases in southern Somalia, Press TV reports.
On Friday, three high-ranking members and 14 fighters of the al-Shabab militant group were killed when the US military used remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles in an attack on Dhoobley town, which is located near Kismayo, the capital of the lower Juba region and a port city about 500 kilometers (310 miles) south of the Somali capital Mogadishu, a Press TV correspondent reported on Saturday.
On Thursday, nine civilians were killed and 30 others wounded in US airstrikes on the outskirts of Kismayo.

Briton Kidnap wife fought 'kicking and screaming' as she was dragged away by suspected pirates

|Medeshivalley.com|Mailonline |

  • Judith Tebbutt, 56, was handed to a gang of armed militants and driven away in Toyota Land cruisers
  • Ali Babitu Kololo, 25, will appear in court tomorrow on the island of Lamu after he handed himself in
  • He will face charges of abduction and robbery in connection with last Saturday's tragedy

Ransom money for Chandlers who were held hostage in Somalia 'was paid from British aid'

|Medeshivalley.com|Mailonline|By BARBARA JONES|
British aid money sent to Somalia by Gordon Brown was used to pay a ransom to the pirates who kidnapped Paul and Rachel Chandler, it was claimed yesterday.
Dr Abdi Hangul, who played a crucial role in negotiations to free the middle-aged couple, said a £5.8 million aid package was plundered to provide the final £187,500 demanded by the pirates.

Somali Week Festival 2011

Kayd Somali Arts and Culture, in collaboration with Redsea-online Cultural Foundation and other partners, are proud to present the annual Somali Week Festival. The festival, an integral part of the Black History Month celebrations, will run from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th October 2011 in London. The festival offers the best of Somali arts and culture, both old and new, presenting a mix of events including poetry, literature, music and panel discussions.