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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Nigeria Islamist raid 'kills 63'

BBC - At least 63 people have been killed in bomb and gun attacks in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Damaturu, the Red Cross says. Witnesses said the bombs hit several targets, including churches and the headquarters of the Yobe state police.

Malaayiin muslimiin ah oo maanta gutay tiirka ugu wayn ee Xajka iyo barri oo ciid ah (SAWIRRO)

Ciid Mubarek - Ciid Wanaagsan - Happy Eid

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By: M. Ali - London

UK : 7 confirmed dead 51 injured in M5 crash

Somalis in Kenya find themselves under scrutiny

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times - Reporting from Nairobi, Kenya— In Nairobi's "Little Mogadishu" neighborhood, paranoia drifts in the air, mingling with cooking smells and the stink of open drains.

UN convoy hits landmine in Kenya's Dadaab camp

By Noor Ali and Daud Yussuf - GARISSA, Kenya | 
(Reuters) - A Kenyan police jeep escorting U.N. vehicles struck a land mine in the country's Dadaab refugee complex near the border with Somalia Saturday, police said, underscoring the mounting threats facing aid groups and refugees in the camp.

Somaliland benefit from Jurys Inn upgrade

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Saudi Arabia : Millions converge on Mina to perform Haj

Pilgrims move into the tent city of Mina at the start of Haj on Friday. (AN photo by Ahmed Hashad)

Friday, November 4, 2011

England : Deaths Feared As Pile-Up Closes M5 In Somerset

Deaths Feared As Pile-Up Closes M5 In SomersetSky News - At least 30 people have been hurt, some seriously, in a multi-vehicle collision on the M5 in Somerset with reports of possible fatalities. Some 20 light vehicles and six articulated lorries were involved in the smash, according to fire and rescue services.
At least four people who were trapped have been cut free by firefighters.
The incident happened just before 8.30pm, near junction 25 on the northbound carriageway of the motorway.

Ethiopia Drops Terror Charge Against Swedes

VOA News : An Ethiopian court has dropped terrorism charges against two Swedish journalists, but the two are still accused of supporting a terrorist organization.
During court proceedings in Addis Ababa on Thursday, Judge Shemsu Sirgaga said there was insufficient evidence to pursue the more serious terrorism charge.
The judge said investigative reporter Martin Schibbye and photojournalist Johan Persson still must answer charges they supported an outlawed rebel group and entered Ethiopia illegally.

Kenya may review Eritrea ties over Shabaab

Eritrea ambassador to Kenya Beyene Russom and Foreign Affairs minister Moses Wetangula at the Ministry's offices in Nairobi November 04, 2011. Mr Russom was summoned over claims that his country is arming Somalia militia Al-Shabaab. BILLY MUTAI
Eritrea ambassador to Kenya Beyene Russom and Foreign Affairs minister Moses Wetangula at the Ministry's offices in Nairobi November 04, 2011. Mr Russom was summoned over claims that his country is arming Somalia militia Al-Shabaab. BILLY MUTAI 

At least seven Kenyan fishermen feared shot dead off coast of Somalia

by Joy Nabukewa : MOMBASA, Kenya, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- At least seven Kenyan fishermen are feared dead after they were shot at sea, after being mistaken to be either Al-Shabaab or pirates off the coast of Somalia. Sources claimed on Friday that the fishermen from Mombasa were in a group of 11 during the Thursday dawn incident after they went to sea via Kiangoni route.

Picture of the Day : HAJ 1432 | 2011

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Picture of the Day

Millions are at the tent city of Mina where they will spend time before heading to the Arafat plain on Saturday. About one hundred thousand volunteers and officials deployed at different points in the holy sites provided necessary care and support to the guests of God. There were moving scenes of the elderly and sick being taken care of by their relatives and friends. (Photo by Ahmed Hashad AN)

Tourist shot in northern Kenya attack

GARISSA, Kenya (Reuters) Gunmen killed the driver of a tourist vehicle and wounded a foreign tourist in northern Kenya on Friday, a senior police officer said, the latest security incident involving foreigners in the east African country.

COUNTER-PIRACY UPDATES

STATUS-SUMMARY- ecottera : Today, 03. November 2011 at 20h00 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 480 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.
But even EU NAVFOR, who mostly only counts high-value, often British insured vessels, admitted now that many dozens of vessels were sea-jacked despite their multi-million Euro efforts to protect shipping.

Horn of Africa Security Brief - Critical threats

  • In a press release, al Shabaab reported on an ambush it conducted against Kenyan forces on November 2 near the town of Dhobley in Lower Jubba region.  Al Shabaab claimed to have destroyed three of the vehicles with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and that al Shabaab militants pursued the convoy.  In a second press release, al Shabaab noted that the 'Ayr tribe pledged allegiance to the group, promising to institute shari’a law and defend Islam and Somalia from “crusader forces.”[4] 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Somaliland : Erigavo under curfew again after the killing of another police chief

There is tense  conflict currently  in Erigavo between two clans who inhabit in the region . Few months earlier,  a police commander from one clan was killed in Erigavo by a man from another clan who escaped .

Israeli missile test, air drill heat up talk of attack on Ira

Washington Times - JERUSALEM — Israeli defense officials on Wednesday announced the successful test-firing of a new ballistic missile and a recent air force exercise that included refueling for long-range flights, amid growing talk about an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.
Officials said Wednesday's missile test and last week's air force exercise in Sardinia were planned long ago and had nothing to do with recent media speculation about an attack on the Islamic republic's atomic sites.

Somaliland: Ministry calls attention to open acreage

Oil & Gas Journal - The Somaliland Ministry of Mining, Energy and Water Resources in Hargeisa is offering open acreage in the country for oil and gas exploration.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

UK : Rockfall at Porthkerry Leisure Park

Investigations will continue into how a landslip left 15 caravans teetering on the edge of a cliff in south Wales. The owners of the Porthkerry Leisure Park near Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, will also resume their efforts to pull the caravans away from the cliff edge.

Thursday's Guardian - "Exclusive: MoD prepares to take part in US strike against Iran"

Fat Cats sponsor G20 Meeting

Dear friends, 

In 24 hours, the G20 summit of world governments meets to discuss the global economic crisis, but banks and big corporations are sponsoring the meeting in exchange for an all access pass!This, while ordinary citizens are locked out. Let's raise a massive petition to summit President Nicolas Sarkozy to kick out the corporate sponsors and clean up the G20: 

Sign the petition!
It's unbelievable. The G20 -- the most powerful summit of world governments -- meets tomorrow to discuss the global economic crisis, and who is sponsoring the meeting? Banks and corporations! 

No wonder the site of the meeting -- the French city of Cannes -- is completely locked down to any ordinary citizens, while banks and large corporate CEOs have all access passes to tell our governments what to do. 

Corporations and banks have captured our governments,winning vast bailouts after helping to create the crisis. Now they are buying their way into the very meeting that could decide the world's financial future. Together we can persuade summit President Nicolas Sarkozy to cancel the sponsorship -- let's build a massive public outcry that causes a media firestorm and forces Sarkozy to kick out the corporate sponsors and clean up the G20. Sign the petition and forward widely: 

http://www.avaaz.org/en/occupy_g20/?vl

Djibouti to Send Peacekeepers to Somalia

By JOSH KRON - NYTimes- MOGADISHU, Somalia — The tiny country of Djibouti will send about 850 soldiers to an African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia this month, a spokesman for the mission said Wednesday. It is only the third country to do so after a series of unmet promises from a number of African nations.

Iman of Somalia : Fashion-line maven

Iman, who came to the U.S. to model from her home country of Somalia, had her first job at American Vogue.

Iman, who came to the U.S. to model from her home country of Somalia, had her first job at American Vogue.

Photograph by: Handout, Alliance Atlantis Communications



























Entrepreneur, innovator, humanitarian, wife and mother and now fashion-line maven

Swedes deny backing Ethiopian rebels

ADDIS ABABA — By Jenny Vaughan (AFP) -Two Swedish journalists charged with terrorism in Ethiopia rejected witness claims Tuesday that they had supported a rebel group, as the prosecution opened its case against them.
Police inspector Mohamed Ahmed testified that the accused, photographer Johan Persson and reporter Martin Schibbye, had told him they came to Ethiopia to support the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebels.

Kenya's blundering mission in Somalia


Al-Shabaab has called for "big blasts" in retaliation for Kenya's decision to send troops into Somalia [EPA]

Clash reported in Somalia over US, Danish hostage

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali pirate and a government official say that fighting broke out between a local government force and pirates holding two hostages from the U.S. and Denmark.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Ghanaian hostage in Somalia faces execution in hours

One of the Ghanaian hostages, Francis Koomson Snr, being held captive by Somalia pirates is to be executed in the next few hours.

Fury At Fat Cats Links Cities Round The World

A protester wears a Guy Fawkes masks while demonstratingSKY  News   Frankfurt, home of the European Central Bank, has been targeted

Two pilgrims die as bus catches fire

Somaliland says open for oil business, pirates beware

By Ed Stoddard -CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - The break-away territory of Somaliland is open for hydrocarbon business and has a message for investors worried by its rough neighborhood: this is not Somalia and pirates here go to jail.

Saudi Arabia :3m Sudanese, Somali sheep to meet Eid Al Adha demand

By MUHAMMAD HUMAIDAN | ARAB NEWS
JEDDAH: The Jeddah Islamic Port will receive more than three million heads of sheep coming from Sudan and Somalia to cover the needs of the Haj season and Eid Al-Adha.

SOMALIA: Pads project gives girls a boost

Pad-making at the Galkayo Education Centre for Peace and Development has provided a source of income for those who make them and helped keep many girls in school
GALKAYO, 1 November 2011 (IRIN) -
After dropping out of school in the sixth grade to help her mother, Fartun Abdi Hashi, 22, was given a second chance at earning an income with a sanitary pads project.

Hashi's family arrived at the Doro camp for the internally displaced in Galkayo, central Somalia, when she was 12. She enrolled at the Galkayo Education Centre for Peace and Development (GECPD) after dropping out of school in 2006 to help provide for her siblings.

"I first trained as a tailor and was very good at it; later, I was selected as one of the girls to make the pads and underwear to go with it,” Hashi told IRIN. “I was not doing much before I started making the pads; I was lucky to get employed and I am now one of the girls producing the most pads. I get a monthly salary of [US]$150 which I use to support my family; I never dreamt that I would make such money without this [project].” 

Somaliland says has huge, unexplored oil potential

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - The break-away African nation of Somaliland has huge hydrocarbon potential but is virtually unexplored, an African oil conference heard on Tuesday.
Hussein Abdi Dualeh, Somaliland's mining and energy minister, said the country was off investment radar screens not least because many people did not even know it existed.

APO Home Care Services in Kingston upon Thames


APO Care Services is a Social Enterprise set up by African Positive Outlook, a registered charity based in Kingston upon Thames, whereby profits are used for charitable purposes in the community, sustaining the work of the organisation.  This organisation was formed in 2008 and has since seen constant growth and development since its inception.  We have highly qualified care workers and we continue to provide training for the betterment of our services.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Palestinians win seat at Unesco

Unesco general conference president Katalin Bogyay announced the result

The White House says US has Drones in Ethiopia


White House: US Drones in Ethiopia
Source: VOA

Kenyan air strike in Somalia 'kills five and wounds dozens'

Internally displaced Somalis wait to receive food rations
Internally displaced Somalis wait to receive food rations in Lower Shabelle, Somalia. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

Audio message from American Al Shabaab

On October 29, 2011, Shabaab al-Mujahideen claimed credit for a suicide bombing on an AMISOM compound in Mogadishu that purportedly killed 80 Ugandan soldiers.

Somalia: MSF treats wounded after camp for displaced is hit by bombardment in Lower Juba

Update: 31 October 2011 – MSF can confirm 5 fatal casualties. Currently, MSF is treating 45 wounded, 31 of whom are children. Others injured yesterday have been treated and released from hospital.

Teenager shot dead at Sheffield birthday party

AN EMERGENCY  ( The Star ) -community meeting was held in a Sheffield suburb after an 18-year-old was shot dead at a birthday party in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

England : Somaliland man shot dead by his cousin in Sheffield community centre

A Somaliland man  was shot dead today by his cousin in Sheffield community centre in England  . The man who shot  his cousin mistakenly  brought a gun to the  community party intending to settle grudges with non- Somalilanders in the hall . The dead man came to take his cousin back home because the killer was intoxicated and was posing danger both to himself and the public. The man is thought to be originally a descendant from Garadag district of Sanaag region in Somaliland.
Gang culture is rampant in Sheffield and has recently been between the Somalis and the Bengalis . In an earlier incident , a school boy was killed by turf war on Oct. 7 , 2011  (http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/schoolboy_killed_in_sheffield_turf_war_1_3847686 )
Related article : http://www.medeshivalley.com/2011/10/teenager-shot-dead-at-sheffield.html
By M. Ali ( Medeshi )

Kenyan jets bomb southern Somali town, 12 killed

By Sahra Abdi and Omar Faruq
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least 12 people were killed on Sunday when two Kenyan jets bombed the southern Somali town of Jilib, residents and officials said, as the east African nation fights to rid Somalia of Islamist al Shabaab rebels.

KENYA: Xenophobia, fear follow Nairobi blasts

Nairobi residents are avoiding public places for fear of more attacks
NAIROBI, 28 October 2011 (IRIN) - Grenade attacks on a pub and a bus stop in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, which resulted in one death and several injuries, have left many living in fear, while Kenyan Somalis and Somali refugees say they feel they have become terror suspects by virtue of their ethnicity.

Another four people were killed on 27 October when a vehicle carrying Ministry of Education officials was attacked in the northeastern town of Mandera; government officials say they suspect Somali militia group Al-Shabab was behind the assault. Following the blasts on 24 October, one Kenyan suspect was arrested in Nairobi with a cache of weapons - including several hand grenades - and has admitted his involvement in the attack on the bus stop. Elgiva Bwire Oliacha, who also admitted to being a member of Al-Shabab, was jailed for life on 28 October.

Al-Shabab suicide raid in heart of Mogadishu

An Al Shabaab member with weapons believed to be taken from Burundian peacekeepers during a battle last week.
An Al Shabaab member with weapons believed to have been taken from peacekeepers 
during a battle last week. Photo: Reuters