Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Britain Welcomes The New Year With A Bang

3,317 signed this petition to save the lives of helpless Somalis

Mohammed, You signed on December 23, 2011.

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USA, UK , Somalia , Saudi Arabia
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Ethiopia 'captures Beledweyne' from Somalia militants

Ethiopian forces have captured most of the central Somali town of Beledweyne from al-Shabab Islamist militants.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Saudi forces kill 22 Somali refugees in Saudi - Yemen border

Saudi security forces opened fire killing twenty two Somali asylum seekers in Saudi Yemen border who were fleeing the violence in Yemen on Thursday, reports say.

The Many Lives of a Somali Refugee

Mohammed Ahmed is a Somali refugee living in New Haven.

Netherlands : Somali asylum seekers agree to compromise

By Eric Beauchemin - Dozens of Somali asylum seekers who were camping outside a detention centre in Ter Apel in the northeastern Netherlands have packed up their tents and ended their protest. A local council spokesperson has confirmed the news. 

In famine-stricken Ethiopia, a Saudi company leases land to grow and export rice

Workers at the Saudi Star rice farm in Ethiopia. (Photo by Dallas McNamara.)

For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

A rape victim in Mogadishu.  
Credit: Sven Torfinn for The New York Times

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Blatter sends condolences to Somalia

2 Doctors Without Borders workers shot in Somalia

Feeding Ambition In Rural Somaliland

The droughts have been harsh for years and this left the family no choice but to change their lifestyle and abandon their pastoralist ways. For two children in Fiqi Adan Village, school means much more than receiving an education.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Obama Admits Drone War in Somalia Creates Terrorism

KENYA: Deaths, displacement in Isiolo fighting

The fighting in Isiolo is mainly between the members of the Turkana and Somali communities (file photo)
 ISIOLO, 28 December 2011 (IRIN) - Fighting between   communities over grazing land in northern Kenya's Isiolo region has led to at least 10 deaths and the displacement of some 2,000 people in the past three days, according to local  leaders and residents. 
The fighting, mainly between the members of the Turkana and Somali communities, with some Borana siding with the Somalis, has disrupted transport and trade networks and hampered access to farms and communal grazing areas. 
The camel milk trade has been affected, with traders who take the milk to Nairobi daily unable to access grazing fields. Residents have also reported a shortage of charcoal due to lack of access to trading centres. 
The areas most affected by the fighting are Burat, Mulango, Kilimani and Kampi ya Juu, all in Isiolo central division. A similar conflict, involving the Gabra and Borana communities in Moyale, near the Ethiopia-Kenya border, recently displaced several thousands of people

Somaliland : Police seize explosives in Hargeisa

(Reported by barkulan )-Somaliland police uncovered explosives planted into one of the bridges of the capital, Hargeisa, on Wednesday, reports say.

Troubled Ethiopia-Somalia history haunts Horn of Africa

Barry Malone - NAIROBI (Reuters) - Five hundred years ago, an Imam who ruled much of what is now Somalia, led a daring invasion of Christian Ethiopia, looting monasteries, burning down churches and slaying all who resisted.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

COUNTER-PIRACY UPDATES - Dec 27, 2011

STATUS-SUMMARY: ( ecoterra ) -  Today, 27. December 2011 at 18h00 UTC, at least 26 larger plus 18 smaller foreign vessels plus one stranded barge are kept in Somali hands against the will of their owners, while at least  436 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.

Tacsi : Marxuum Moxamed Saciid dheere

Tacsi Tiranyo leh :
Inaa lilaahi wa inaa ileyhi raajicuun

Somali pirates hijack Italian tanker with 18 crew, including Italians, Ukrainians, Indians

NAIROBI, Kenya — An Italian shipping company says Somali pirates have hijacked a tanker with 18 crew on board. 

African Union Official Cites Successes, Challenges in 2011

El Ghassim Wane, director of peace and security says some progress was made in Somalia, Cote d’Ivoire and South Sudan - by James Butty - VOA.
The director of peace and security at the African Union Commission says 2011 was a challenging year in terms of conflict management.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Somaliland : Support for community education for Togdheer and Sanaag

Photo : Erigavo high street  ( Courtesy of M. Walls )

Brazilian economy overtakes UK's, says CEBR

A large part of Brazil's economy relies on the production of commodities
Brazil has overtaken the UK as the world's sixth largest economy, an economic research group has said.
The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said its latest World Economic League Table showed Asian countries moving up and European countries falling back.

London : Man Stabbed To Death In Oxford Street

US Bank Blocks Transfers to Somalia

A young girl stands in front of 70 fresh graves for children who died of malnutrition, exhaustion, and other famine-related ills in Somalia. (Andy Hall/Oxfam)

Stuck in Somaliland

Battered by SLD police
By  Mark Anderson, Hargeisa -Ethiopian asylum seekers in de facto independent Somaliland are increasingly feeling unsafe in their host country. But returning to Ethiopia is not an option.

Saudis Chase Khat-Runners on Yemen’s Border as Unrest Drives Migrant Wave

A border fence, currently under construction by the Saudi Binladin Group, sits along the border with Yemen near ad-Dayir, in Jazan province, Saudi Arabia.

Kenya : 25 injured after grenade attack in Wajir

25 injured after grenade attack in Wajir


Written By:Carol Gakii,    KBC
No one has been arrested in connection with the incident
Twenty five people were injured Saturday evening after a grenade was thrown into a night club in Wajir town.
The 8.30 Pm incident occurred at Ngamia Club which is  within the Wajir Police quarters.
Area District Commissioner Kenneth Nyaiyo says no one has been arrested in connection with the incident but added that investigations have been launched.
Speaking to KBC on phone, Nyaiyo expressed confidence that the cuprits will be apprehended soon and called on members of public to volunteer any information that may lead to their arrests.
The DC said that security has been beefed up in the area and assured the resident that they have nothing to worry about.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Somalis flee famine to find hunger, sickness in camps

Some refugees are forced to stay for months at Dolo Ado's transit centre (AFP, William Davies)