Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Uncovering Somaliland’s Troubled Past

Somaliland was a part of the former Republic of Somalia. For 21 years until his fall, the regime of
Mohammed Siad Barre carried out massacres against the people of Somaliland. About 60,000 civilians  were killed, thousands were victims of enforced disappearance, and 500,000 individuals were displaced  before the declaration of independence, in 1991.

Sports: Somali-Ethiopia World Cup qualifier clash ends in goalless draw

Somali Football Federation (SFF), Media Department 
Somali National  Football Team

Gabaygii Mirqaan ee Xiisaha badnaa ee Abwaan Jaajiimo

Jobs : Child Protection Manager - Somaliland

World Vision International | Apply By 18 November 2011


To implement Child Protection related programming through the establishment of field-based protection reporting systems, the implementation of child education projects, and gender projects. This position is responsible for all aspects Child Protection programming, including hiring and performance appraisals, capacity building of Somali staff and local partners, budget and project planning and reporting. The Child Protection Manager will play an active role in assessments, proposal writing, report writing and evaluations to build support to maintain and/or increase the scope of World Vision Child Protection related programming.

Somalia : Sh. Aden Madobe's reflections

A former al-Shabaab leader who is now fighting alongside Kenya says Somalia can finally have a future once the militants are defeated. Sheikh Ahmed Madobe who now leads the Ras Kamboni movement, say Al-Shabaab has distorted the Islamic faith and must be kicked out of Somalia. NTV's Yassin Juma who is in Southern Somalia caught up with the general in this exclusive interview.

Ethiopia - Feasibility and Detailed Design of Berbera-Togochale Road - EDF

Feasibility study and design required for link road in Ethiopia - UK Trade and Investment.
European Development Fund
Sector: Road Transport
EDF (& Total) Cost: 3,8 M€
The overall objective of this EU external aid project is to contribute to the promotion of interconnectivity and facilitation of trade and transport by developing the elaboration of the Berbera-Togochale road link project to a bankable level, as a missing link within the Berbera-Addis Corridor.

Refugees killed in Somalia food aid shooting

MOGADISHU —AFP-  Three refugees queuing for food were on Saturday killed in crossfire when corrupt Somali government security forces tried to loot aid supplies in famine-hit Mogadishu, witnesses said.
The eruption of gunfire between security forces and a gang of their colleagues triggered a stampede among refugees who had been waiting to receive food.

Friday, November 11, 2011

5 Reasons Why Kenya's Invasion of Somalia is a Mistake

5 Reasons Why Kenya's Invasion of Somalia is a Mistake
Policymic.com- Entering its third week, Operation Linda Nchi, the Kenyan army’s invasion into Somalia to fight terrorist group Al-Shabaab, threatens to devolve into the realm of the absurd. A military spokesman announced on Friday that large groups of donkeys in Somalia will be considered Al Shabaab "activity." Questionable military strategy aside, I fear this endeavor may turn out to be a huge mistake. Here are five reasons why:

Soldiers in Somalia fire on unruly food handout, killing 1 and wounding 5

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Associated Press  -  A Somali official says one civilian was killed when soldiers fired on a crowd when a food distribution become unruly.

Useful IT training through Powerpoint for Medeshi readers

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Compensate civilian casualties in Somalia, says U.N.

Madina hospital nurses attend to a civilian wounded in an explosion that killed two and injured about 40 people in K5 Soobe village in Mogadishu, February 13, 2011. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Chatham House on Libya's Migration Crisis and More

Libya's Migration Crisis 
The migration crisis in Libya this year highlighted the challenge to provide prompt and adequate protection and assistance to migrants during humanitarian emergencies. This report assesses the policy response by neighbouring states and the international community. 

Tacsi tiiraanya leh Marxuum Moxamed Yuusuf Xaaji Aaden

Tacsi tiiraanya leh  Marxuum Moxamed Yuusuf Xaaji Aaden oo ku geeriyoodey London Xalayto :
Inaa lilaahi wa  inaa ileyhi Rajicuun.

U.S. meddling in Somalia is divisive

What took place during the trial of the Somali women Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan, who were convicted of aiding terrorists, was nothing short of U.S. cynicism and hypocrisy. While engaging in a campaign to intimidate the Somali community into silence about the goings-on in their home country, the U.S. has done everything in its power to undermine all efforts to stabilize the East African country.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Attackers blow up Egypt gas line, halting exports

By ASHRAF SWEILAM | AP| EL-ARISH, Egypt: Attackers set off explosives along a gas pipeline in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula that transports fuel to neighboring Israel and Jordan early on Thursday, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported.

Ethiopia, Kenya in US$ 700 million road deal

By The Africa Report - Nazret - Ethiopia and Kenya have signed a US$ 700 million agreement for the construction of the Nairobi-Moyale-Addis Ababa road network linking the two East African countries.
The road project, to be bankrolled by a loan from the African Development Bank, will cover more than 800 kilometers and implemented in the next three years.

Dad of missing boys makes plea for help

Exclusive by Tom Brooks-Pollock - southmanchesterreporter
A devastated dad claims a wall of silence in Manchester's Somali community is stopping police finding his two children snatched from the family home.
Abdul Abubakar's sons Khalid, six, and Ahmed, four, went missing from their Withington home with their mother Anisa Ibrahim.
An international manhunt has now been launched in a bid to track the children – who have been allegedly abducted by their mother. Abdul, 45, thinks that friends and relatives of Anisa, his ex-wife, paid for her to leave the country and are now refusing to tell police where she is.

South Africa: No safe haven for Somalis

Abdi Habarwa, shop owner in Port Elizabeth, Eastern CapeAbdi Habarwa says Somali businesses are often targeted by local criminals

Migrants targeted in Somaliland

Somaliland officials have expressed concern over an increase in the number of illegal immigrants
HARGEISA, 10 November 2011 (IRIN) - Migrants in Somaliland, especially those from Ethiopia, have increasingly come under attack since the government in the self-declared independent state in September ordered employers to fire all "illegal foreigners" as part of its commitment to expelling them from the territory, according to rights organizations. 

"Many of those targeted for attack in the past one-and-a-half months live in the eight IDP [internally displaced persons] camps in Hargeisa," said Abdillahi Hassan Digale, an official of the Ubah Social Welfare Organization, which champions the rights of minorities and IDPs. "We have recorded 23 cases of violations, mostly by security groups [young men hired by the community to provide protection services] in these camps. They ask for bribes from the migrants; if they don't pay up, they are threatened that the police will be notified of their presence in the country."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Feeding the Present and the Future in the Horn of Africa - USAID

Ethiopian pastoralist children walk in the arid lands of Dire Dawa

Somali lawmaker shod dead in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- Unknown assailant shot dead a lawmaker in the Somali transitional federal parliament in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, official and eyewitness said.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Qaran news refutes baseless accusations by the Somaliland Foreign Minister

Press Release by Qaran news: London (Qaran news)- Qarannews.com, a Somaliland news service website has been falsely accused by the Somaliland Foreign Minister of allegedly having ties to international terrorism, as well, as engaging in internet hacking activities.

Horn of Africa Crisis - Situation Report No. 21

Somalia and 4 others- Horn of Africa Crisis - Situation Report No. 21
Horn of Africa Crisis - Situation Report No. 21

· Tensions remain high in the region as Kenyan troops advance further in Somalia in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants.

Kenya develops plan for satellite region of Jubaland on Somali border

kenya somalia rally
Kenyan demonstrators march in support of Kenya's military incursion inside Somalia. Photograph: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images

Tumbling Asteroid To Pass Earth Within Hours

Monday, November 7, 2011

Poverty in Saudi Arabia : Video

Read related article here: http://observers.france24.com/content/20111107-there-are-no-poor-people-saudi-arabia-poverty-video-prison-bloggers-firas-buqna-Al-Jaradiya

Saudis make 2011 the year of natural gas

Peak Oil -For Saudi Aramco 2011 may be remembered as one of its most unusual years: the one in which the biggest milestone achieved by the world’s largest oil company was a natural gas field startup.
If anything comes to symbolize the dawn of a “golden age of gas,” it may be the July production start from the Karan field, Saudi Arabia’s first offshore non-associated gas development.

Tom Hanks Movie Casting Minn. Somalis

MINNEAPOLIS - myfoxtwincities - Sony pictures is looking for Somali actors to appear in a new Tom Hanks movie. How does the Somali community feel about the opportunity? Judging by the reaction, You probably saw hundreds turning out for this casting call. With the nation's largest Somali population, this is a natural place to come if you're looking for Somali actors. But along with the shot at stardom, there are some legitimate concerns about stereotypes, in a community trying it's best to overcome them.

Somalia : Mogadishans Take to Beaches as City Reawakens


Feisal Omar's shark in the streets of Mogadishu photograph

What an incredible and evocative image!

Acting opportunity for four Somali men : TOM HANKS FILM

An exciting opportunity has arisen for four Somali men to take part in a promising star-studded film. Dan Hubbard, a high profile casting director (Hubbard Casting has cast films such as Lord of the Rings and The Bourne Supremacy) is looking for Male Somali's between the ages of 18-35 to play lead roles. The film stars Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and will be directed by the talented Paul Greengrass. Ideally the leads will have some acting experience, but it is not necessary. They need to be genuine Somali and speak the language fluently, it is also desirable that the actors have a good grasp of the English language. The roles will be paid, but will differ depending on the role so for the moment the fee cannot be revealed, but you can be rest assured that it will be decent.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Crude Oil Analysis for the Week of November 7, 2011

Crude oil reached a three-month high on Friday after the U.S. Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate declined to 9 percent in October, less than the 9.1 percent median estimate of economists. The rally meant the market was able to keep alive its longest streak of weekly gains in more than two years. It also signaled that speculators are looking for increased demand despite the lingering issues in the Euro Zone.
With the jobs report putting a positive spin on the economy by revealing a small sign of recovery, traders were able to shrug off the negative news regarding the

Kenya : Grenades kill 3 as key battles loom

By BONIFACE ONGERI in Garissa and CYRUS OMBATI in Nairobi
Kenya is entering a more dangerous and difficult phase of its operation in Somalia, one that might see an escalation in both military and civilian casualties.
There is also growing concern over security in the wide, open spaces of North Eastern Province after a series of attacks in the area linked to the militant Islamic group Al Shabaab which has ties to Al Qaeda.
These incidents have led some to ask whether security forces in the country are doing enough to track the terrorists’ financial network and clean out its sleeper cells and command centres, even as the military confronts the militants in Somalia.

Kenya-Eritrea row over arms to Somalia grows

(Reuters) - Eritrea has rejected Kenyan suspicions that it may be arming Islamist al Shabaab rebels in Somalia, as a diplomatic row between the two countries intensifies.

Wasiirka Arrimaha Gudaha oo ka hadlay dagaalii maanta ka dhacay Ceerigaabo

Ceerigaabo(Waaheen) Wasiirka Arrimaha Gudaha Somaliland Maxamed Nuur Carraale (Duur) ayaa sida uu kusoo warramay Weriyaha Waaheen gobolka Sanaag Mr-Darwiish markii ugu horraysey fiidnimadii caawa (Axad) ka hadlay khasaaraha ka dhashay is-rasaasayn galabnimadii ciidammada qaranka iyo malleeshiyo hubaysan ku dhex martay magaalada Ceerigaabo iyo sidii wax u dheceen isagoo hadalkiisa ku bilaabay.

Kenya: Grenade attack on church in Garissa kills two

BBC-Two people have been killed in a grenade attack on a church in an eastern Kenyan town.
At least three others were injured after the grenade was thrown into the compound of the East African Pentecostal Church in Garissa.