Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, January 7, 2012

UAE to Host Somalia Conference in February

(CRI )-The United Arab Emirates will host an experts meeting in February aimed at seeking a local solution to Somalia's instability, Kenya's ministry of foreign official said on Saturday.

Maternal Health Poses Another Major Challenge for Somalia

Roopa Gogineni | Mogadishu, Somalia - Two decades of civil war in Somalia have made the country one of the most dangerous places in the world for a woman to give birth.

MSF calls for release of kidnapped workers in Somalia

Medical agency Doctors Without Borders on Saturday made a renewed call for the safe release of two Spanish workers who were kidnapped in Somalia in October. 

Kenya says kills 50 Shabaab fighters in airstrikes

By Duncan Miriri and Sahra Abdi -NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan jets bombed an al Shabaab camp in southern Somalia on Friday killing 50 fighters of the rebel group and injuring 60 others, its military spokesman said.

Britain warns of militant attacks in Kenya

By Duncan Miriri - NAIROBI | Sat Jan 7, 012 (Reuters) - Britain believes militants are completing plans to attack Kenyan institutions as well as places frequented by expatriates and tourists, the British Foreign Office said Saturday.

Somalis again protest closing of money-transfer accounts

For the second time since money-wiring services to East Africa were suspended in Minnesota last week, a large crowd of Somali-Americans rallied Friday to call on banks to restore relations with the money transfer businesses.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Somalia: UN envoy voices concern about parliamentary infighting

Special Representative Augustine Mahiga

Somali Rappers against terrorism

Video : Edna Adan talking about Midwives in Somaliland

Somalia: Ethiopian troops 'to hand over to AU force'

Ethiopia is to withdraw from areas it has recently captured in neighbouring Somalia with its troops to be replaced by African Union (AU) soldiers.

Jonathan Starr helps prepare Somaliland students for top-tier schools in the U.S. and U.K

Starr, here meeting parents of his students in Hargeissa, Somaliland, says generating revenue helps donors measure the NGO's success Frederic Courbet for Bloomberg Businessweek

Minnesota : Zeynab Omar wins Young Pathfinder Award of 2012

From left, Julie Hawker, representing Lloyd Management, Wilburn Neuschwander-Frink and Zeynab Omar were announced as Pathfinder Award winners Thursday.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Puntland must explain detention of journalists

Mohamed Ahmed (SBC Online)

AU Prepares Big Anti-Shabab Military Push in Somalia

Peter Heinlein - VOA -The African Union is preparing to intensify its military campaign against Somalia's al-Qaida inspired al-Shabab militants. The United Nations Security Council is being asked to upgrade the size and the firepower of the AU mission in Somalia, AMISOM.

British government report calls for action to curb piracy

Suspected pirates sit with their faces covered on an Indian coast guard ship in this file picture dated February 10, 2011

Somaliland : Literacy and Numeracy Graduation for 1200 Youth and Adults in Burao

(Nagaad) - Nagaad Network has been implementing an integrated project(2009-2012) entitled “Enhancing women's participation in both rural and urban level decision making at all levels of society in Togdheer region’’. The project was funded by International Solidarity Foundation (ISF) who is a long-term donor of NAGAAD since 2001. The project targets 30 villages in Togdheer region for enhancing gender equality in the decision-making of the region in question.

Somalia MPs brawl over election of new speaker

Somalia's government has launched an investigation after a punch-up in the parliament in the capital, Mogadishu, over the election of a new speaker.
Punches were thrown, MPs hit each other with chairs, some used pens to stab one another. Three were taken to hospital.

Tacsi : Marxuum Mohamed Hussein Aabi

Inaa lilaahi wa inaa ilehi rajicuun
Anagoo oo dadka hoos ku qoran waxaanu tacsi tiiraanyo leh u diraynaa eheladii iyo qaraabadii uu ka geeriyoodey Marxuum Moxamed Xusseen Caabi oo ku geeriyoodey arbacadi  magaalada London: 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Investment in African Renewable Energy Reaches $3.6 Billion in 2011

Although Africa has vast fossil and renewable energy sources, only twenty percent of its population has direct access to electricity and in some rural areas, four out of five people are completely without power. According to the UN, over 600 million Africans currently do not have access to electric power.


Somali advocate represents refugee community at UNHCR ministerial meeting

© UNHCR/J. Utz
Fatima Elmi in Geneva's Palais des Nations during last month's UNHCR ministerial conference
Washington D.C., January 4 (UNHCR)  Fatima Elmi, a resettled refugee from Somalia, recently attended an international conference on the world's forcibly displaced and stateless organized the UN refugee agency.The meeting took place last month at the organization's headquarters in Geneva. For the past 15 years, Elmi has worked at Lutheran Social Services in Minnesota, helping new refugees find jobs and education opportunities in the United States. She recently spoke to UNHCR Washington's public information intern Priscilla Yoon about the meeting, her work with resettled refugees, and her own experiences of starting a new life in the U.S. Excerpts from the interview:

Rift Valley Institute (RVI) - Field Courses 2012

RVI   2012 Field courses: applications open

E.Africa ministers want to expand troops in Somalia

By Aaron Maasho -ADDIS ABABA Jan 4 (Reuters) - East African defence ministers want the United Nations to endorse a plan that boosts the size of an African Union force trying to stabilise Somalia by including Kenyan troops, an AU official said on Wednesday.

20 Somali migrants suffocate in cramped truck

* ( Reuters )-Dozens of Somalis were crammed in container
* Bodies dumped on the road
* Tanzania a transit route for human trafficking
DAR ES SALAAM, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Twenty illegal Somali migrants suffocated to death as they were being smuggled in a cramped container truck through Tanzania, their bodies dumped on the road, police said on Wednesday.

20 Somalia Immigrants Found Dead in Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania January 04 (QNA) - Tanzanian police found 20 dead Somali immigrants in a container on a vehicle, 200km from Dar Es Salaam near the border Tanzania shares with Zambia.

HORN & EASTERN AFRICA: Drought highlights in 2011

The severe drought hit thousands of people in the Horn and Eastern Africa (file photo)
NAIROB I, 30 December 2011 (IRIN) - Severe drought, exacerbated by poverty and conflict, hit at least four countries in 2011 - Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - displacing hundreds of thousands of people. 

Thousands in Somalia and Ethiopia began the year by making thedangerous journey to Yemen. Others from these two countriesheaded for South Africa where they faced arrest, deportation and detention. 

Among other innovations, the humanitarian response in drought-affected countries across the Horn saw an escalation in the use ofcash transfers.

Foreign Policy Morning Brief

Arab League's Syria mission sputters

Top news: The Arab League, which has already faced criticism for appointing a close associate of Sudanese President and war-crimes suspect Omar al-Bashir to lead its Syrian mission, has now announcedthat it will send 50 more monitors to Syria to beef up its effort to stem a 10-month crackdown on protesters. Syrian security forces have killed more than 130 people since the team's arrival last week, according to a Reuters tally (other activist groups put the death toll higher).

Kenya : Two revenue officials escape terror attack

By Adow Jubat - The Standard
Two Kenya Revenue Authority officials escaped death after a vehicle they were using to patrol the Kenya-Somalia border in Mandera missed a remote controlled explosive device.

Somaliland : Rebuilding shattered lives, one home at a time

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Egypt : Frail Mubarak Carried Into Trial On Stretcher

Hosni Mubarak at trial in Cairo on January 2, 2012
Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak is carried by stretcher into a Cairo court as his trial continues

Somaliland: End Forced Return of Refugees

Sunday, January 1, 2012

UK : The health minister, the tobacco lobby, and a major campaign to derail a cigarette ban

US Proxy War in Somalia Veers Towards Regional Conflict

Ethiopia’s anticipated invasion marks scramble for territory with Kenyan rival

Inflation in Somaliland party politics

Colonial Style Plantations in Ethiopia angers farmers - Video

Five dead in Kenya New Year blast

GARISSA, Kenya —( AFP ) -  Five people were killed in a New Year's Eve hand grenade attack and shooting in a bar in the eastern Kenyan town of Garissa near the border with Somalia, police said Sunday.