Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, December 3, 2011

EU aid for Djibouti desalination facility

Djibouti City: Djibouti's government said it plans to build a 20-megawatt wind farm and a desalination plant within the next two years in a 20 billion-Djiboutian-franc (Dh415 million) project that will be financed by the European Union.

'Four Kenyans killed' in action by Somalia rebels

The Kenyan army said on Saturday it had lost four troops killed in action against Somalia's Shebab Islamist rebels while 10 had been hospitalised with wounds since it launched its incursion in mid-October.

Patience and Care: Rebuilding nursing and midwifery, in Somaliland

Africa Research Institute - Somaliland's maternal, infant, and child mortality rates are among the highest in the world. A rudimentary health system already beset by under-investment and neglect collapsed completely during the final years of a civil war which ended in 1991. Hospitals and clinics were looted or destroyed. Health professionals fled to refugee camps or overseas. In 2001, when Somaliland held a referendum which approved the adoption of a new constitution and confirmed the country’s independence from Somalia, the provision of health care to a population estimated at two to three million remained almost non-existent.

Friday, December 2, 2011

USA : Somalis worried about wire transfers

Turkey's IHH to construct 24 new homes in Somali capital

Turkey's IHH to construct 24 new homes in Somali capital

Somaliland Attorney-General Again Muzzles the Free Press

Somaliland Attorney-General Again Muzzles the Free Press and Summons Waaheen Editor for Exposing Order Freezing New Licenses
On 23 November 2011, the Attorney General of Somaliland, Mr Hassan Ahmed Adan. issued a directive announcing that no new licensing will be granted for journals, magazines or television broadcasting.  The directive sent to the Minister of Information and National Guidance and copied to the Minister of the Presidency is translated below.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Malta : Two Somali men get €10,000 compensation

Abdul Hakim Hassan Abdulle and Kasin Ibrahim Nur, two Somali immigrants, managed to get a €10,000 compensation for having been forced back to Libya by the Maltese government and had not been given the opportunity for asylum.

Amnesty urges African nations to arrest George Bush

Bush is touring Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia to promote efforts to fight cervical and breast cancer (AFP/Getty Images, Brendan Hoffman)

Yemen returnee numbers to Somaliland soar

Hundreds of families have returned from Yemen in the past two months, officials said (file photo)
HARGEISA, 1 December 2011 (IRIN) - Continuing unrest and xenophobia in Yemen have prompted an upsurge in the number of migrants and refugees returning to Somalia, with up to 6,000 reported to have travelled back across the Red Sea since the beginning of October.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Britain orders Iran's diplomats out of U.K.

LONDON (AP) – Britain ordered Iran on Wednesday to remove all its diplomats from the U.K. within 48 hours following attacks on its embassy and a residential compound in Tehran — one of the most significant diplomatic retaliations against Iran since the 1979 U.S. embassy crisis.
Foreign Secretary William Hague told the House of Commons that Britain had also withdrawn its entire diplomatic staff from Iran after angry mobs hauled down Union Jack flags, torched a vehicle and tossed looted documents through windows.

4 Somali soldiers killed after bomber attacks military headquarters in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Washington Post  & AP - A suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform triggered his explosives at Somalia’s army headquarters on Wednesday, killing four soldiers, officials said.
Gen. Abdikarim Yusuf Dhagabadan, the chief of Somalia’s armed forces, said he believed the bomber was targeting him for assassination as he was arriving for work. Dhagabadan said four soldiers died and 12 others were wounded, four seriously.

Somaliland Presidential guard Hits Haatuf Reporter on the Face at Hargeysa Airport

MOGADISHU, SomaliaNovember 30, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the continued harassment against the journalists in Somaliland, after one of the Somaliland's presidential guards slapped a reporter for the independent newspaper, Haatuf, on the face on Monday morning around11:00am local time, amid celebrations to welcome President Siilaanyo' return was underway at the Hargeysa airport.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Somaliland Jobs : Assistant Country Director Systems (Hargeisa)

Reports to: The ACD-Systems will report to the Country Director in Nairobi, Kenya.
Job Location: This position will be located at Hargeisa (Somaliland) with frequent travel to Mogadishu and Nairobi
Contract Details: Grade C Unaccompanied 2 years
Job Purpose: The Assistant Country Director (ACD) systems is responsible for the overall development and management of Concern Somalia’s support functions, which comprise administration, HR, IT, logistics and transport. 

S. Africa : Eritrean gets urgent order to process travel forms

JOHANNESBURG - The Citizen - A refugee from Eritrea has obtained an urgent North Gauteng High Court order to force Home Affairs to supply him with application forms and to immediately process his application for travel documents so that he can attend a peace conference in Djibouti next month.

Roadside bombs kill seven in Mogadishu

A wave of roadside bombs in Somalia's capital killed seven people over two days, officials said on Tuesday, as government forces struggled to secure Mogadishu against attacks from Islamist rebels.

Oil Price Daily News Update 29 Nov, 2011

Ethiopia dragged back into Somali quagmire

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The conflict in Somalia looks like it's being internationalized again as Ethiopia is dragged back into the Horn of Africa quagmire to help a Kenyan invasion battling Islamist fighters that has bogged down in winter rains.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Ivory Coast cocoa farms child labour: Little change

By Humphrey Hawksley -BBC News, Ivory Coast
Global chocolate companies have been told they have a moral responsibility to do more to stop children working on cocoa farms in West Africa.
A recent report commissioned by the US government found that more than 1.8 million children in West Africa were involved in growing cocoa.
Many were at risk of being injured by machetes, pesticides or through other hazards.

Somaliland : Edna shares her humanitarian vision with TED

Edna shares her humanitarian vision with TED

The hospital has trained some 200 nurses and 150 midwives; Ismail hopes to multiply this effect.
The hospital has trained some 200 nurses and 150 midwives; Ismail hopes to multiply this effect. (ednahospital.org)

The Secret War in Somalia : Tense ties plagued Africa operations

U.S. forces in East Africa made use of AC-130 gunships, similar to the one shown here, in their secret missions to root out al-Qaida members in the region.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

COUNTER-PIRACY UPDATES - 27. November 2011

( ecoterra )- STATUS-SUMMARY: Today, 27. November 2011 at 21h00 UTC, at least 27 larger plus 18 smaller foreign vessels plus one stranded barge are kept in Somali hands against the will of their owners, while at least  461 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.

Somalia’s maimed ‘other’ boys struggle to make a new life

Abdulqadir Abdi Dilahow, 23, left, and Ali Mohamed Gedi, 21, seen last month in Eastleigh, a neighbourhood in Nairobi, where they fled to from Somalia after Al Shabab publicly amputated their right hands and left feet in 2009 in a display meant to intimidate their fellow citizens.

Somali Shebab rebels warn Ethiopia of 'heavy' losses'

MOGADISHU — AFP- The Shebab Islamist insurgent group warned Ethiopia on Sunday that it would suffer heavy losses if it embarks on any new military intervention in Somalia.Ethiopian troops, who ended a US-backed three-year incursion into Somalia in 2009, were reported to have once again crossed the border last week as part of an offensive against the Shebab, a claim denied by the government in Addis Ababa.
"This intervention will not be different than that of yesterday and will lead to heavy loss of your soldiers' lives, and be assured that ahead of you is painful death and ruthless imprisonment which will impact on the good living standards you wished for," a Shebab statement said.

Hitting the beach in Mogadishu after Islamist withdrawal

Nando's feature Colonel Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein in controversial advert

By Adam Parris-Long | Yahoo! News -Nando's has released a controversial advert which shows deceased world dictators such as Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi joking about with each other.