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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Suspected al Shabaab rebels raid Kenya police post

By Noor Ali- GARISSA, Kenya  (Reuters) - Suspected Somali al Shabaab rebel fighters raided a police post near Mandera in northern Kenya on Saturday, seizing weapons and burning a mobile phone transmission mast, security officials said.
The group of fighters attacked Arabiya, a trading centre 60 kilometres (37 miles) from Mandera, and engaged police in a firefight before overpowering them and taking all the guns and bullets from the local police post."Arabiya was attacked. We believe it's al Shabaab. They destroyed, burned a communication booster and took ammunition at the police post," North Eastern Provincial police commander Leo Nyongesa told Reuters by phone.

Migrants in Egypt such as Eritreans Targeted For Body Parts

Somaliland Plans Law Allowing Foreign Banks to Set Up Operations

By Mark Anderson - Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Somaliland, a breakaway state in northern Somalia, will pass a banking law early in 2012 establishing a central bank and enabling foreign lenders to begin operations, the speaker of parliament said.

Somaliland : The Eyes Tell More Than The Lips

( Source: Member // Medair - Switzerland ) .She steps forward, a solemn expression on her face. Too young yet to wear a veil, she wears a cream-coloured, elegantly frilled bridesmaid's dress. With puff sleeves, bracelets, and a minute frown of concentration, she could easily blend in at an American or European wedding.

Pakistan: 25 troops dead in NATO helicopter attack

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Riaz Khan -(AP) — Pakistan on Saturday accused NATO helicopters of firing on two army checkpoints in the northwest and killing 25 soldiers, then retaliated by closing a key border crossing used by the coalition to supply its troops in neighboring Afghanistan. The incident Friday night was a major blow to already strained relations between Islamabad and U.S.-led forces fighting in Afghanistan. It will add to perceptions in Pakistan that the American presence in the region is malevolent, and to resentment toward the weak government in Islamabad for co-operating with Washington.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Advertisement : About Medeshivalley

Medeshi is a small village located North East of Erigavo, the capital of Sanaagland, of the republic of Somaliland in the Horn of Africa.

FACTBOX-Foreign military incursions in Somalia

Nov 25 (Reuters) - Ethiopia is standing by to bolster forces in Somalia to stretch Islamist rebels targeted by a Kenyan military incursion. Here are details of foreign interventions in the anarchic Horn of Africa country over the last 20 years.

Somaliland Government Expects Agreement With Ophir Energy ‘Within Weeks’

Somaliland, the semi-autonomous region in northern Somalia, expects to conclude a project- sharing agreement with Ophir Energy Plc, amid efforts to develop the territory’s potential oil deposits, an official said.
The accord is currently being approved by Somaliland’s Council of Ministers and will be followed by the granting of approval to begin seismic surveys, Mining, Energy and Water Resources Minister Hussein Abdi Dualeh said in an interview.
“The process should be finalised within a few weeks,” Dualeh said by phone from Hargeisa, the capital, today.

A Sense of Urgency in Africa


Mr. Hammond, a New Zealander living in South Africa, was covering the independence referendum in Juba, South Sudan, about a year ago. He drove past a mentally disabled girl begging on the street and asked someone what would become of her. He was taken aback to hear that the mentally ill in Juba were simply warehoused behind the formidable stone walls of the town’s central prison. So he began digging, focusing his energies and his lens on how mental illness was addressed in several African countries – South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Somalia and Kenya.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

How stop the violence against women

HPA cites the case in Somaliland of six-year-old Rooda Hassan Ali, who was severely traumatised by rape, but is now recovering with counselling and psychological support from the charity's local partner WAAPO, the Women's Advocacy And Action Progress.

EGYPT: Refugees hit by discrimination, violence amid heightened nationalism

Refugees in Egypt face unemployment, difficult living conditions and xenophobia
CAIRO, 24 November 2011 (IRIN) - Refugees living in the Egyptian capital Cairo have faced more discrimination and less help from the authorities since a popular uprising overthrew former president Hosni Mubarak, according to community leaders.

Personal safety on Cairo's streets has worsened for Egyptians and foreigners alike since the protests in January and February, which have been re-ignited in recent days - but refugees have been particularly vulnerable.

"Generally, there's no security on the streets," said Klovirt Jalo, chairman of Nuba Mountains International Association, a community organization for the Nuba of Sudan in Cairo.

Although violent incidents have decreased in recent months, incidents of harassment and discrimination towards refugees have not returned to pre-January levels, said Omar, a Somali refugee, who preferred a pseudonym because of the nature of his work. As police crack down on what Egyptian protesters are now calling a second revolution, the situation for refugees could deteriorate.

Kenyan soldier dies, 11 wounded in Mandera blast

Kenyan forces on patrol in Liboi/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 24 – One of the eleven soldiers wounded during Thursday morning’s landmine explosion at the border town of Mandera has succumbed to his injuries.
Military Spokesman Emmanuel Chirchir said five of the officers were admitted to the Garissa district hospital where they were undergoing treatment.
“Following this incident, five Kenyan defence Soldiers were seriously injured and have been airlifted to Garissa for treatment. One of the injured has succumbed to his injuries,” Chirchir said in a statement. The rest were treated and discharged.

Somali famers begin road to recovery

The drought that swept the Horn of Africa turned several southern Somali regions into famine zones, but a small farming region near the Ethiopian border was spared. A FAO-sponsored project last year helped clear nine hectares of land, and now farmers are able to sell their produce in the local market. The UN says if more projects like this were in existence, thousands of lives would have been saved, as well as millions of dollars.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Yemeni Leader Saleh Engulfed by Turmoil in Poorest Arab Country He United

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah is embraced by Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh after signing the accord. (SPA)

US-backed Ethiopia invades Somalia – AGAIN

Kenya : Policemen wounded in Liboi gun attack

Capital News - NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 – Two police officers were wounded in Liboi on Tuesday night when gunmen believed to be Al Shabaab sympathisers opened fire at them, the latest in a string of attacks targeting security forces in Northern Kenya. Those wounded were airlifted to Nairobi on Wednesday afternoon and are admitted at a city hospital.
“The two were shot and seriously wounded. They have been taken to Nairobi,” a police officer speaking on condition of anonymity said.

UDHIS : Somaliland Multiparty Political System is Virtue of Democracy and Constitutional Right

Photo : the official launch of UDHIS political party

Helicopter Crash Caught Live On Internet

Horrified internet viewers in New Zealand have seen live pictures of a helicopter becoming entangled in cables and crashing to the ground.

South Korean MP throws tear gas in parliament

(Yahoo) -A South Korean MP attempted to halt a controversial trade bill with the US by attacking his political rivals with a tear gas canister in parliament.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011



Oil Price Daily News Update 23,Nov. 2011

UK : Cold kills 180 British pensioners a day during winter

Yahoo : 180 pensioners died every day as a result of cold conditions during the 2010-11 winter months in England and Wales. The annual ‘Excess winter mortality’ report found that an estimated 21,800 people over the age of 65 died as a result of adverse conditions, on top of the average mortality rate for the same period of time (4 months from December 2010 to March 2011).  Over-65s accounted for 84% of the overall 25,700 ‘excess’ deaths during the winter months. “The numbers of excess winter deaths are a disgrace,” said Michelle Mitchell, charity director of Age UK. “We like to think of ourselves as a civilised society which protects the most vulnerable but the numbers of older people who do not survive the winter here is far higher than most European countries where the weather is far colder.

Gaddafi's son betrayed by his own desert guide

ZINTAN, Libya (Reuters) - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was betrayed to his captors by a Libyan nomad who says he was hired to help Muammar Gaddafi's son escape to neighbouring Niger on the promise that he would be paid one million euros.
Saif al-Islam, wanted for prosecution by the International Criminal Court, was captured at the weekend in what one official in the country's new government said was "the final chapter in Libya's drama."

Fighter Jet Strikes Rebel-Held Village in Southern Somalia

Residents in southern Somalia say an unidentified fighter jet has bombed a rebel-held village, killing at least one person.

11 die in bomb blast in Somali capital Mogadishu

By ABDI GULED, Associated Press -MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A roadside bomb in the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed 11 civilians and wounded many others on Tuesday, a government official said.
The bomb exploded in Mogadishu's Medina neighborhood, said Wadajir district commissioner Ahmed Addow. He said the street where the blast happened is regularly used by government officials.

Director - Business Operations & Finance, Somaliland

PSI seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Director, Business Operations & Finance for PSI Somaliland. The candidate will provide effective leadership and strategic management of PSI/Somaliland Finance and Operations functions (such as sub-award management and procurement). S/he will provide cross-departmental accounting, operations and financial management support to PSI Somaliland’s Managers of Operations and Finance, and will coordinate closely with the Internal Audit lead for PSI Somaliland.

Unemployment fuels youth exodus from Somaliland

Rampant unemployment in Somaliland has prompted thousands of young people to leave the territory every month
HARGEISA, 22 November 2011 (IRIN) - A high unemployment rate in the self-declared independent Republic of Somaliland, especially among school-leavers and university graduates, has fuelled an increase in migration, with hundreds of young people embarking every month on a perilous journey to Europe through the Sahara Desert, officials said. 

"In the months of August, September and October, about 3,500 young men and women from Somaliland went through Ethiopia, to Sudan, then to Libya and on to cross the Mediterranean Sea on their way to western Europe,” Abdillahi Hassan Digale, chairman of the Ubah Social Welfare Organization, who works for the International Office for Migration (IOM), told IRIN. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

London: Ahmadiyyat Quran exhibition at Kingston upon Thames

I was invited today to attend a Quran Exhibition by Ahmadiyyat community  at the council Hall of Kingston upon Thames. The group presented huge number of translated Quran Books in more than 40 languages and  claim to be the true Islam. When I asked one of the organizers of the exhibition about  the difference between the other Islam sects and Ahmadiyyat , he told mine that the members  of this community believe that the promised Messiah is already here on earth and that he arrived in the late 1900 century .

AFRICA: Sub-Saharan sanitation targets “two centuries away”

Every day 2,000 children die from diarrhoea in sub-Saharan Africa (file photo)
LONDON, 18 November 2011 (IRIN) - It will take two centuries for sub-Saharan Africa to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, according to NGO WaterAid, which calls on national leaders to commit 3.5 percent of their annual budget to the sector.

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are being sidelined as governments concentrate on health and education, says the WaterAid report. Meanwhile, people’s lack of access to clean water and basic sanitation services is holding back social and economic development in the region, costing around 5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) every year. 

DJIBOUTI: Migrants risk all for "better life"

Some of the migrants gathered on Obock’s pier have been stranded for over a month with no money to continue or return home
OBOCK, 15 November 2011 (IRIN) - Thousands of migrants traverse the road between Djibouti’s capital, Djiboutiville, and the coastal town of Obock carrying little more than a bottle of water and the hope that they are heading towards a better life. They pass through an arid landscape strewn with volcanic rock that sustains little life besides the occasional pastoralist and his goats. Temperatures average around 34 degrees Celsius in winter and in summer can reach 52 degrees. 

It is just one leg of a journey that, for most, started in Ethiopia or Somalia and for the fortunate ones will end with a well-paid job in Saudi Arabia. 

The migrants, mostly young Ethiopian men aged between 18 and 30, tend to underestimate the risks of such a journey. In September 2011, the Djibouti government reported that around 60 corpses of Ethiopian migrants had been found near Lake Assal, a saline lake about 120km west of Djiboutiville. 

MIGRATION: Australia will "pay the price" for mandatory detention

Photo: DIAC Images
Mental health remains problematic within Australia’s immigration detention system
MELBOURNE, 21 November 2011 (IRIN) - Experts warn of long-term mental health consequences for thousands of asylum-seekers detained in Australia. 
"What we're witnessing in detention centres at the moment is an absolute crisis of despair, human misery and mental breakdown," Louise Newman, head of the Detention Health Advisory Group, an independent group advising the government on the health of asylum-seekers, told IRIN. 

Since the 1990s, the Australian government has had a policy of indefinite mandatory detention for asylum-seekers arriving by boat. 

Ethiopia denies "large scale" incursion into Somalia

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle - November 20, 2011 (ADDIS ABABA) — The Ethiopian government has dismissed reports alleging that its army had crossed into its war-ravaged East African neighbour Somalia.
Witnesses said Saturday that hundreds of Ethiopian troops, in a convoy of 20 armored military vehicles, had entered southern and central Somalia.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Yemen's Aden Oil Refinery Closes Due to Unrest

How Somalis can defeat their invading enemies

Medeshi editorial - Somalis are known warriors and don't give in easily . The Ethiopian Invasion of Somalia in Dec. 2006 united the country although it created traitors like Sh. Sharif Ahmed who used to be a member of the United Islamic Courts (UIC).
Another creation of stronger  resistance  as result of the current Kenya  invasion  is coming now due to the natural phenomenon of how nature works in Somalia . This could turn the tide against Kenya and deprive it of its main tourism revenues from the rich countries . 
Ethiopia supported by both the West and the East has spent a fortune and maintained a buffer zone through the Ogaden desert to the east since 2006 , but this may not be the case for Kenya as there are more  rich Somalis   in Nairobi or Eisliegh than in Addis Ababa who may lash back at their own government for this plunder into Somali.
Somalis need to unite and put their political and religious differences aside . The invading enemies are aiming to exploit the riches of the country including prospect-able oil and mineral reserves. Ethiopia , in particular is land-locked and is

Reports detail past CIA operations in Somalia

Hizbul Islam fighters who battled Al Qaeda for Kismayu. Picture: File 

Somalia's Shebab vow to defeat Ethiopian forces

Ethiopia invaded Somalia in 2006 with US backing (AFP/File, Ali Musa Abdi)

Somalia’s al-Shabaab bashes Kenya-Israel security pact

Kenyan troops stand guard at the Garrisa airstrip near the Somali-Kenyan border. (Reuters)

Video : The Simpsons visit "Little Ethiopia"

This could be Africa’s decade, but not if it relies on aid

Nick Thorne
b 300x207 This could be Africas decade, but not if it relies on aidIn the last decade, six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies were in Africa. While everyone was talking about China, Angola was in fact top of the list, growing at an extraordinary 11 per cent per year. With the current Euro crisis, Angola has even bought assets from its ex-colonial master, Portugal. Even Ethiopia, a country which has a painful recent history of famine and war, experienced 10.9 per cent GDP growth last year. A growing list of African countries including Ghana, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Morocco are on the up. So does this mean that the provision of international aid is finally working?

Tension Runs High In Kenya's 'Little Mogadishu'

Eastleigh, a neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, is known as "Little Mogadishu," because its home to Somali-Kenyans and Somali immigrants.
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR
Eastleigh, a neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, is known as "Little Mogadishu," because its home to Somali-Kenyans and Somali immigrants.