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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Oil Price Daily News Update - Oct. 28, 2011


Dear Mohammed and other readers ,
oilprice.comGreetings from London...
Yet another interesting week in the energy world as yesterday Italian scientist Rossi began  live tests of his E-Cat "Energy Catalyzer" which is said to produce vast quantities of energy from just a few grams of hydrogen (otherwise known as cold fusion.) The test is taking place in front of an audience of scientists and media representatives so we will soon know for sure if this is a giant hoax or really the start of a new energy revolution.

Kenya Defense Minister appeals for food aid in Somalia

Written By:Christine Muchira/ KNA. - KBC 
The minister cleared the air on the controversy surrounding the support by the Somalia Transitional Federal Government
The Minister for Defense Mr. Yusuf Haji has appealed to humanitarian and food aid agencies to take their services to parts of Somalia that have been liberated from the Al-shabaab.
Addressing local and international Media during a press conference at the Department of Defense Headquarters on the progress of the government military initiative dubbed Operation Linda Nchi, the minister assured aid agencies that the government will provide them with adequate security.
He added that Somali citizens are happy that the Kenyan defense forces have liberated them from the Al-shabaab.
"As a country we are not at war with the Somali government but pursuing criminals who have sabotaged our economy and denied food aid agencies access to refugee camps after destabilizing their government." said Yusuf.

Kenya to Stay in Somalia Until 'Threat' is Gone

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Oct. 18: Kenyan military board a truck headed to Somalia, near Liboi at the border with Somalia in Kenya.

British Elite commandos storm lawless Somali war zone to snatch tribal leader


By DAVID WILLIAMS and IAN DRURY - Mailonline -British commandos made a dramatic amphibious landing on Somalia’s war-torn shores to seize a tribal leader, the Daily Mail can reveal.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Burundi Anxious Over 51 Dead Soldiers in Somalia


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U.S. denies role in Kenya's Somalia operation

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Pre-launch of NDB Somaliland political party in London ( Photos included )

Fawzia Adam launched NDP Somaliland political party on Saturday night,   the 22nd of Oct. 2011 at Willesden  in North London.

Dramatic video shows Libya rebels fighting 'Gaddafi loyalists' .

Footage filmed on the road to Sirte on Monday allegedly shows rebel fighters capturing two suspected Moammar Gadhafi loyalists, who are travelling towards the checkpoint, before turning their truck around and attempting to flee under heavy fire from the rebels. One appears to be injured and immediately after escaping from the truck falls to the ground. Another alleged loyalist is seen running at the scene, repeatedly shot at by rebel fighters. After surrendering, the two suspected loyalists were taken to Misrata, rebels said.

Somalia: Oil And Interests – Shadowy Areas Lurking Behind Kenya Offensive

Written by: MISNA : France has supposeldy given Kenya ”logistical support in the form of transport of materials within Kenyan territory” according to a spokesman from the French military command, Thierry Burkhard, concerning French support to Kenya in its offensive in southern Somalia.

Somaliland Police Beat Journalist in Hargeysa

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns the violations against journalist which continues in Somaliland as Somaliland police has beaten seriously a Television journalist in Hargeysa.
Mohamed Abdi Kahin better known as Boosh, who works for both a Somali new website Ramaas and Royal Television 24 respectively, was seriously beaten by Somaliland police on Thursday Oct. 27, 2011 at Shacabka neighborhood in Hargeysa, in proud daylight. The police accused the journalist for taking recently published photographs.
The Secretary General of the Somaliland Journalists Association (SOLJA), Mohamed Rashiid who contacted with NUSOJ expressed his concerns about the beating of the journalist called it "unfortunate".
"When I was seriously beaten, I requested them to take to the police station." Mohamed Abdi Kahin told NUSOJ, "But they refused me to file even my case to the police."
"We are following up the case and will file a case against the police involved in the beating on Saturday." Mohamed Rashid, SOLJA Secretary General said, "Impunity should not be allowed to perceive."

Saudi Arabia : World’s largest offshore oil leak plugged

Safaniya oil leak plugged : By SIRAJ WAHAB | ARAB NEWS
DAMMAM: A pipeline leak at the world’s largest offshore oil field in the Arabian Gulf was plugged in a matter of hours, sources reported Thursday.

Saudi Arabia : King Abdullah appoints Prince Naif as crown prince

US flying armed drones out of Arba Minch, Ethiopia

The Air Force has been secretly flying armed Reaper drones on counterterrorism missions from a remote civilian airport in southern Ethi­o­pia as part of a rapidly expanding U.S.-led proxy war against an al-Qaeda affiliate in East Africa, U.S. military officials said.
The Air Force has invested millions of dollars to upgrade an airfield in Arba Minch, Ethi­o­pia, where it has built a small annex to house a fleet of drones that can be equipped with Hellfire missiles and satellite-guided bombs.

Kenya’s Somali mission causes a devastating blowback at home

For 20 years, Somalia has been a deadly quagmire for foreign troops: American, Ethiopian, even Canadian. Now another country, Kenya, is learning the risks of sending soldiers into one of the world’s most dangerous and war-torn states.

Kenya : Several dead after bus explosion in Mandera

By Standard Reporters and Agencies
Eight people have been killed in a grenade attack on a bus in Mandera town, North-eastern Kenya by suspected al shabaab militia.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Somaliland: President Welcomes Italian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister

HARGEISA(SomalilandPress)–Somaliland president Mr. Ahmed Mohamoud Siilaanyo meets high level delegation from Italy compromising of seven members. According to press release issued from the presidential spokesman Mr. Abdilahi Mohamed Daahir ‘Cukuse,’ Somaliland president Mr. Siilaanyo held a high level meeting with Italian delegation. The meeting was held at the office of the president today as the press release states.
The Italian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Mr. Senatore Alfredo Mantina is heading the delegate.

Stop US arms sales to Bahrain

Dear All ,
The U.S. State Department is coming under fire for considering a $53 million arms sale.
Why? Because since February of this year, the military, security and police forces of the prospective buyer --Bahrain -- have used such weapons and military equipment to inflict deaths and injuries on protestors demanding greater political freedom.

Somali rebel commander urges Kenya attacks

MOGADISHU (AFP)— Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels on Thursday called on its operatives in Kenya to launch reprisal attacks as Nairobi vowed to defeat the Islamist insurgents.

UN jobs: Deputy Country Director - Programme Support Manager, Hargeisa, Somaliland

Closing Date: Thursday, 15 December 2011
Role and Responsibilities
Provide operational support in order to enhance Somaliland programme activities and contribute to the achievement of objectives.

Jobs : Logistics Officer in Somaliland

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The Logistics Officer (LO) coordinates the logistical and security functions required to support project distributions for the remote areas of Sool and Sanaag regions. The LO is the focal point for logistics support for the Caynabo base and the project teams based in Caynabo.

US terror drone kills 25 in Somalia

A US assassination drone attack has killed at least 25 civilians and injured several others in southern Somalia, Press TV reports.

London : Opportunity for Somali men to star with Tom Hanks

This is an opportunity to star a film with TOM HANKS in an exciting film Dan Hubbard is casting which will star Tom Hanks and is being directed by Paul Greengrass.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

USA : Somali workers back on job at Tyson plant

Officials: Language barrier created misunderstanding
By Josh Letner - Globe Staff Writer -NOEL, Mo. — A group of about 130 Somali workers were back on the job Tuesday  at the Tyson Foods chicken plant in Noel after discussions ironed out what company management says was a misunderstanding likely created by a language barrier.

President Obama African Policy; Somalia Neocolonialist Genocide

(ThyBlackMan.com) I often wonder what Obama’s father would say about his son’s incessant intervention in Africa. For certain, I know he would not say Obama’s loves him some Africa. Maybe he would because every time we look around, he sending troops to the continent left and right and in all cases to date, to murder established leaders. We saw what his intervention in Libya resulted in and we know that the goal in Uganda is to kill Joseph Kony, the leader of the rebelLord’s Resistance Army (LRA). And in Somalia, a nation that has not had a functioning government since 1991 when warlords overthrew former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre, we may be doing our most dirtiest job.

Ethiopia and China Sign Agreement for Railway Project

ADDIS ABABA, Nazret - Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian Railway Corporation and the China Railway Group Limited (CREC) on Tuesday signed an accord that enables the latter to construct railways that runs from Sebeta town, some 25 km away from Addis Ababa upto Meiso town in the east of Addis Ababa.
The total distance of the railway project covers some 320 kms, according to the Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC).

Kenyan pleads guilty to Nairobi attacks

Kenyan pleads guilty to Nairobi attacks
Elgiva Bwire Oliacha in court Photo: AP Photo/Khalil Senosi

Somaliland : Governance and Project Management Adviser

HomeGeneral Assistance and Volunteers Organization (GAVO)
Based in Hargeisa, Somaliland
One year placement
Please note that the selected applicant will be required to take up the placement byFebruary 2012, at the latest.

Police seize grenades and guns in Nairobi raid

Norway oil interests push Kenya into Somalia proxy war

Like in Libya, the scramble for Somalia is for its natural resources - for the WEST!
Norway oil interests push Kenya into Somalia proxy war (WaGoshaNews)
When the British couple, Paul and Rachel Chandler was kidnapped and held for one year by Somali pirates, the UK government did not use tanks and military jets to hunt for the abductors.

COUNTER-PIRACY UPDATES - Oct. 25, 2011

Summary ( by  ecoterra ) :Today, 25. October 2011 at 23h30 UTC, at least 28 larger plus 18 smaller foreign vessels plus one stranded barge are kept in Somali hands against the will of their owners, while at least 482 hostages or captives - including a South-African yachting couple, two (or now only one) frail elderly ladies and four aid-workers - suffer to be released.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Somalia kidnaps: how the country is splitting into self-ruled enclaves

Somalia kidnaps: how the country is splitting into self-ruled enclaves
A woman casts her ballot in Hargeisa, the capital of the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland, last year  Photo: GETTY

Children Detained in Somaliland Failed by Juvenile Justice Law


Child rights activists are expressing concern over a law which they say is failing children and leaving them unprotected in Somaliland.

Somalia's president questions Kenya's al-Shabaab mission

Somalia's president questions Kenya's al-Shabaab mission Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said the operation, already in its tenth day, had begun without him being fully informed, which would "not be allowed". "Somalia's government and its people will not allow forces entering its soil without prior agreement," he told reporters in Mogadishu. "There is only one thing we know about the Kenyan forces, and that is their offer of training to the national army of Somalia." The statements appeared to contradict a deal on "co-operation in undertaking security and military operations" including "coordinated pre-emptive action" signed between Kenyan and Somali ministers last week.

Somali govt's call to halt advance dismays allies

 NAIROBI, Kenya (By KATHARINE HOURELD- AP) — American and European officials on Tuesday joined some Somali residents in expressing dismay over comments from Somalia's president that called on foreign military allies to stop twin advances against Islamic insurgents.

US, Danish aid workers in Somalia seized by gunmen

|Medeshivalley.com|By KATHARINE HOURELD, Associated Press|
NAIROBI, Kenya - Somali gunmen kidnapped an American aid worker, a Danish man and their Somali colleague on Tuesday from northern Somalia, officials said. The Danish Demining Group confirmed that three of its employees had been abducted around 3 p.m. The group provided no other details and asked media outlets "to respect the need for confidentiality as investigations are ongoing."

Diplomatic wars:TFG president opposed to Kenya army attacks ( Video )

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Recognizing Somaliland

|Medeshivalley.com|by Dr. Adityanjee|IntelliBriefs|
India made history when she liberated and recognized the Republic of Bangladesh despite fierce international opposition from some of the cold-war superpowers. India took that strategic step because that was the right thing to do and suited India’s long-term geopolitical interests as well as international humanitarian concerns. Though the doctrine of international intervention for safeguarding the responsibility to protect had not been codified by the UNGA or the UNSC at that time; India did act according to the spirit of the responsibility to protect (R2P).

Chatham House on Somalia invasion by Kenya

|Medeshivalley.com|Independent |
Roger Middleton: The emphasis must be on a short campaign with clear objectives
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
After decades of instability just across its border, Kenya has sent columns of troops, with air support, into Somalia to clear out the Islamist organisation al-Shabaab. It is not clear how far they aim to go or for how long they intend to stay.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kenya : One dead, 13 injured in second city blast

|Medeshivalley.com|By NATION TEAM |

Who among the seven longest serving African leaders will be deposed next?

|Medeshivalley.com|By Isaac Esipisu|Reuters |

Several African leaders watching news of the death of Africa ’s longest serving leader are wondering who among them is next and how they will leave office.
Three of the ten longest serving leaders have fallen this year – Ben Ali of Tunisia ruled for 23 years, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt ruled for 30 years and the longest, the Brother Leader of Libya ruled for 42 years – all gone in the last six months.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea (32), Jose Santos of Angola (32), Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe (31), Paul Biya of Cameroon (29) and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda (25), King Mswati III of Swaziland (24), Blaise Campore of Burkina Fasso (24) and still going strong, and must be wondering whose turn is next.

Failing law leaves children unprotected in Somaliland

|Medeshivalley.com|
HARGEISA, 24 October 2011 (IRIN) - Child rights activists have expressed concern over the stagnation of a juvenile justice law in Somalia's self-declared independent Republic of Somaliland, where officials say an average of 200 children are detained every month by police.

Somali president opposes Kenyan military intervention

|Medeshivalley.com|AFP |
MOGADISHU — Somalia's president said Monday that he opposed Kenya's week-old military assault against Islamists in the south of his country as a grenade attack on a Nairobi disco was linked to the rebels.
While the Islamists had already threatened revenge attacks, the public opposition of Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed further raised the stakes over the controversial cross-border incursion.

Jets pound Kismayu as forces gear up for clash

|Medeshivalley.com|The Daily Nation|By PETER LEFTIE|
William Oeri | NATION Somali refugees being ferried to Dadaab from Liboi. Kenyan troops are gearing up for a major offensive against Al-Shabaab militants at Afmadow.
William Oeri | NATION Somali refugees being ferried to Dadaab from Liboi. Kenyan troops are gearing up for a major offensive against Al-Shabaab militants at Afmadow. 

Saudis Face Succession Questions

|Medeshivalley.com|By SUMMER SAID|Wall Street Journal |

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A top U.S. official said the death of the heir apparent to the Saudi throne wouldn't affect defense relations between the countries, as questions mounted over succession in the oil-rich kingdom amid the unrest that has been sweeping the region in recent months.

The Succession Question

The death of Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud raises questions about who will rule the U.S. ally Saudi Arabia.

Grenade attack on Nairobi disco injures 14: police

|Medeshivalley.com|AFP |

NAIROBI — A grenade was thrown into a discotheque in Kenyan capital Nairobi early Monday injuring 14 people, all Kenyans, in an attack police linked with recent threats made by Somali Shebab insurgents.
"Yes, we are linking the grenade attack to the threats that have been issued by Shebab and that is why I am appealing to city residents to be vigilant and cooperate with our officers," Antony Kibuchi, provincial police chief for Nairobi, said.
The US embassy in Nairobi had warned Saturday of an "imminent threat" of attacks possibly targeting foreigners, one week after Kenyan forces crossed into Somalia to hunt down Al Qaeda-linked Shebab fighters.
The embassy cited "credible information of an imminent threat of terrorist attacks directed at prominent Kenyan facilities and areas where foreigners are known to congregate, such as malls and night clubs."

Kris plans huge trek for Somaliland hospital

|Medeshivalley.com|The Red Times |

logoORMISTON'S Kris McBride is embarking on a 1800km walk across Egypt in January to raise awareness and funding for a maternity hospital in Hargeisa.

Edna Adan to give a presentation at the upcoming TED conference in Geneva

|Medeshivalley.com|Edna University Hospital |

logoEdna Adan will give a presentation at the upcoming TED conference in Geneva about her work in service to the women of Somaliland.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Australia acacia food for Sahel is also food option for Somalia

|Medeshivalley.com|
Developing Australian acacia seeds as a human food for the Sahel 
Chris Harwood is with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Forestry and Forest Products, Kingston, Australia.

'Many killed' as Turkey hit by 7.2 magnitude quake

|Medeshivalley.com|BBC |

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit eastern Turkey, killing at least 45 people in one town alone as buildings collapsed, Turkish media say. The quake struck near the city of Van, where Anatolia news agency said at least 50 people were injured. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office said there had been damage and deaths in Van but gave no firm figure. Turkey is particularly vulnerable to earthquakes because it sits on major geological fault lines.

Kenya Faces Quagmire in Somalia Where U.S. and Ethiopia Failed

|Medeshivalley.com|Nazret|
By Sarah McGregor
Kenya’s military drive into neighboring Somalia to thwart attacks by the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab risks ending like previous interventions by the U.S. and Ethiopia -- in retreat and failure.

Somaliland needs its independence

|Medeshivalley.com|By A.M. Silanyo | Gulf News |

Drought, famine, refugees, piracy and the violence and terrorism endemic to the shattered city of Mogadishu, a capital ruined by civil war: these are the images that flash through peoples' minds nowadays when they think of the Horn of Africa. Such perceptions, however, are not only tragically one-sided; they are short-sighted and dangerous.
Behind the stock images of a region trapped in chaos and despair, economies are growing, reform is increasingly embraced, and governance is improving. Moreover, with Yemen's government imploding across the Red Sea, the Horn of Africa's strategic significance for maritime oil transport has become a primary global security concern. In short, the Horn of Africa is too important to ignore or to misunderstand.
Of course, no one should gainsay the importance of combating famine, piracy, and militant groups like the Al Shabab. But, at the same time, we have seen my homeland, Somaliland, witness its third consecutive free, fair, and contested presidential election.

Somalia : US planes join Kenyan battle

|Medeshivalley.com|By PETER LEFTIE |Sunday  Nation |

Al Shabaab militants were on the back foot on Saturday evening as they faced heavy bombardment from multiple fronts from a combined force of Kenyan troops, US drones, African Union peacekeepers and Transitional Federal Government fighters.
Reports from the battlefront indicated that Kenyan troops were advancing towards four al Shabaab-controlled towns as they launched a final push to capture the Kismayu port and Afmadow in Central Jubaland.

Kenyan troops head to Kisimayu after Ras Kiamboni take over ( Video )

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