Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Vital ingredient missing from the agenda of the London Conference on Somalia

Press Release :
With all the mounting interest in the forthcoming London Conference on  Somalia (http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/news/somalia-conference/) it is regrettable that business and investment has been omitted from the agenda.

Anonymous hacks CIA website

WASHINGTON: ( The Times of India ) -The website of the Central Intelligence Agency was inaccessible on Friday after the hacker group Anonymous claimed to have knocked it offline. 

New Khatumo secessionists should stop claiming Sanaag

Sanaag is part of Somaliland same as that Sool and Cayn are. Sanaag is peaceful and is inhabited by peace loving people including the people of Las Qoray , Yube , Bir Hamar and its surroundings  with a lower percentage from Fiqi Fuliye and the plateau leading down to Sool .

Uncovering Somaliland’s Troubled Past- Field School Project EPAF

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.

Understanding Somaliland History

Historical Background 
By  Ayanle Omer Iden 
 Before going into the details of the history of Somaliland, it is useful to explain that  Somalis belong to  the  Cushitic  group and are  found in the Horn of Africa, from the  shores of the   Gulf of Aden to the plains  of  Northern  Kenya  .They  have a very elaborate  clan system, are mostly pastoralist and  are Sunni Muslims, almost  exclusively of the shafi’ite school?

Somalia : Estimated food security conditions

HORN: Fears of a new drought as La Niña returns

Families queue for food at a feeding point in Mogadishu last year
JOHANNESBURG, 10 February 2012 (IRIN) -
The climatic conditions linked to the drought in the Horn in 2011 have persisted, and some early warning officials say the aid community should brace themselves for a possible re-run of last year's food crisis.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Somaliland : SOS Sheikh Secondary School ( Video )

US concerned about Shebab move with Al-Qaeda

(AFP) -WASHINGTON — The United States said Friday it is more concerned than ever about the danger posed by Somalia's extremist Shebab fighters now that they have apparently joined ranks with Al-Qaeda.
"It's bad and it's dangerous and it's further to our grave concerns about al-Shebab and the danger it poses in that part of the world," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

11 drown, 34 missing after boat capsizes off Somalia

The Associated Press -GENEVA — The UN refugee agency says at least 11 people have drowned and 34 are missing after a smuggling boat headed for Yemen capsized off the coast of Somalia this week.

Somaliland: A Nation of Stability, Without Sovereignty

By Chelsea Sweeney - Somalia is the world’s best example of a failed state.  Warring clans forced the president out of power in 1991, and no subsequent leadership has succeeded in holding the country together.  Despite the support of the United Nations and African Union troops, the current transitional government controls nothing but a small area of the capital.

Reunited Friends: Sino-African Partnership

By Sam Nallen Copley - Business Ethiopia - China and Africa have been trading partners for over two thousand years. With evidence of commerce dating to around the start of the Common Era, the European colonization period saw Sino-African relations enter a lengthy stretch of hibernation.

Somalia's al-Shabab join al-Qaeda

Al-Shabab fighters (file photo)
(BBC )- Islamist militant group al-Shabab, which controls much of Somalia, has released a joint video with al-Qaeda, announcing the two groups have merged.

Somaliland clashes with secessionists

By Mark Anderson - HARGEISA, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The breakaway territory of Somaliland is battling its own secessionists in a dispute that has raised tensions with neighbouring Puntland, in an area of Somalia usually more peaceful than the rest of the country.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

50 Cent visits famine victims in Somalia, Kenya

South Sudan, Ethiopia Sign Accord on Djibouti Oil Pipeline

By Salma El Wardany and Mohamed Osman Farah - Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- South Sudan and Ethiopia’s governments signed a memorandum of understanding to build an oil pipeline via Djibouti, South Sudanese Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin said.

The rise of 'the African Taliban'

BY PETER BEAUMONT  : More than 500 000 displaced people live along the 32km Afgoye Corridor, west of Mogadishu. Many have lost everything, including their families, in their flight from al-Shabaab – Somalia's terrifying Islamist militia

Fighting displaces thousands in Somaliland

Some of the Buuhoodle IDPs
HARGEISA/NAIROBI, 9 February 2012 (IRIN) - More than 1,000 families (about 6,000 people) have been displaced from the town of Buuhoodle and nearby villages in eastern Somaliland after heavy fighting on 8 February between the Somaliland Army and clan militias loyal to the newly created Khatumo State, locals told IRIN.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Somalia wants Sri Lanka help to combat piracy

With the need to prepare an international action plan to curb piracy on the high seas, Somalia has sought inputs from Sri Lanka on how it curbed the Sea Tiger menace, Minister Rajitha Senaratne said in Parliament today.

Somalia: Al-Shabab bombs Mogadishu cafe

(BBC )-At least 10 people have been killed and more than 20 people injured when a car bomb exploded near a cafe in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, police say.

Call to recognise Somaliland by UK Independent Party (UKIP)

UKIP MEP, Godfrey Bloom has called for Britain to recognise the state of Somaliland.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Two holy mosques will see projects worth SR2 billion this year

Aerial view of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)

SOMALIA: London conference "an opportunity" for Somaliland

Quest for recognition
HARGEISA, 7 February 2012 (IRIN) - More than two decades after it unilaterally asserted its independence from the rest of Somalia, Somaliland plans to lobby hard at a major conference in London in February for something it has sorely lacked since its inception: international recognition of its sovereignty. 

KENYA: Tackling underage sex work in Nyanza's gold mines

Miners in Nyatike have money to spend on sex with young girls (file photo)
NYATIKE, 7 February 2012 (PlusNews) - Inside a smoky makeshift kiosk, Julie*, 16, can hardly cope with the demand from her clients for a cup of tea and a snack - the men are parched from their work as gold miners in the western Kenyan district of Nyatike. 

Kenya : Terror attack shakes Garissa

The Star - Panic has once again gripped Garissa town and its its environs following the weekends attack in which three people were shot dead by suspected members of al shabaab. Members of the terror group over the weekend claimed responsibility for the attack. The incident occured on Friday evening as the victims were taking tea oustide a Jubba hotel on Posta Road in Garissa town.

Legal Perspective of Somaliland’s Claim for Statehood.

By : Ayanle Omer Iden 
The people of the former British Somaliland claimed a status of statehood and unique  democratic system of  governing as many observes pointed but the critical point is that of   non-recognition situation. Thus, whether the world should accept now its claim as an independent state still remains unanswered. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Somalia : Kenya Advances To The Coast

( Strategy Page )-The famine in Somalia is officially over, as a large harvest matures and food is plentiful. But only for a few months, and over a million people are still in refugee camps inside Somalia as well as Ethiopia and Kenya. These people need foreign food aid to survive, as do many more who live harvest-to-harvest.

Somalia moves to evict Mogadishu squatters

Former Somalia airlines headquarters (file photo)

BBC -Somalia has started a major operation to remove tens of thousands of people who have been squatting in government buildings in the capital.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

“Somalia’s” Terrorists are Invading Somaliland

By Abdulaziz Al-Mutairi - Terrorists across “Somalia” are gathering at the Buhoodle town of far south-east Somaliland, to establish safe-haven for their illegal armed operations across Somaliland and Ethiopia. Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), Al-Etihad Al-Islamiya, Al-Shabaab and tribal militia loyal to Warlord Ali Khalif Galaydh are building illegal army in the town to destabilize the region.

Medeshivally changes to its comments section policy

I have made a change to the settings of the comments section of my  website  http://www.medeshivalley.com/ and made it easier for anyone to post a comment  freely .