Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, March 17, 2012

(Video) -Turkish delegation visits Berbera , Somaliland

London : SYDRC Reveals Winners of 2012 Educational Achievements Awards

Somalia : Urgent Message from Abu Mansour al-Amriki ( Video )

Somalia : Jets bomb al Shabaab base north of Kismayo port

(Reuters) - Jets bombed a base run by the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab rebels north of Somalia's Kismayu port on Saturday but it was not clear if there were any casualties, residents and officials said.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Somaliland Did Not Surrender Sovereignty By Attending the London Conference

ANALYSIS - (AllAfrica ) -Somaliland is re-engaging with international diplomacy related to its neighbour, Somalia. Our country has received widespread praise for its contribution to the recent London Conference. This event represented an important milestone in Somaliland's diplomacy.

( Video )- Italy's Orange harvest in scandal of exploitation of African migrants

Photo of SNM veterans in Aden, Yemen - 1990

Photo SNM veterans in Aden , Yemen - 1990
In the photo :
AM Silanyo ( left )
Gaariye  ( Middle )
Aden Muse Jibril ( right )

Courtesy of OWN

Thursday, March 15, 2012

SOMALIA: Benefits - and risks - of Puntland oil

Handled correctly, the oil in Puntland could change the fortunes of Somalia's population (file photo)
NAIROBI, 8 March 2012 (IRIN) - The recent discovery of oil deposits in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland, northeastern Somalia, could improve its population's livelihoods as long as it is handled properly, officials and locals told IRIN. 

Tacsi : Carab Cisse oo ku geeriyoodey dalka Maryakanka xalay

Ethiopian Troops Enter Eritrea

Khalifa Foundation completes water project in Somaliland

WAM -Somaliland, 15th March 2012 - The Khalifa bin Zayed Charity Foundation has built 20 basins in valleys at south west Hargeisa, and drilled 14 water wells at north east Hargeisa and nine water wells and watershed basins at Burao

SOMALIA: Thousands displaced by fighting in Gedo

The violence has cut off Gedo from trade with the capital, Mogadishu and the town of Baidoa (file photo)
NAIROBI, 15 March 2012 (IRIN) - Several thousand people have been displaced by clashes between Al-Shabab insurgents and Somali troops assisted by Ethiopian and Kenyan soldiers in Somalia's southwestern Gedo region, locals told IRIN.

Video - Somali suicide bomber misses Kenya Foreign Minister visiting Mogadishu

Ethiopian Woman in Lebanon abuse video kills herself

Al Shabaab threaten Somalia's new oil zone

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 14 (UPI) -- Islamist fighters linked to al-Qaida are reported to be moving into the semi-autonomous region of Puntland in northeastern Somalia where Western companies recently struck oil in fields believed to hold more than 1 billion barrels of crude.

New Zealand : Somali man involved in abducting a truck driver in Christchurch City

(TVNZ)- The mother of a woman who stood up for herself against an armed man is not surprised her daughter fought back.
Full video report : http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/police-shoot-man-in-christchurch-4777973

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Somaliland reshuffle

(Medeshi )-Somaliland President A. M . Silanyo  today reshuffled his government cabinet and also appointed new ministers and other officials . Following is the list of the newly appointed officials and those that were relieved of their posts:

Two Somali refugees shot dead in Kenya camp

(AFP) – NAIROBI — Two Somali refugees were shot dead and a third was wounded by gunmen in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp, a spokeswoman for the UN refugee agency that runs the camp said Wednesday.

Somali Federation buoyed by Jeenyo United FC relaunch

Missed Opportunities by the US in Somalia

(Medeshi ) - By Scott A Morgan -  In recent days a consortium of NGOs released a report in Washington, DC regarding US Policy towards Somalia. This report entitled Somalia: Creating Space for Fresh Approaches to Peace building  resulted from the Life & Peace Institute office in Nairobi working with the Kroc Institute for Peace Studies at Notre Dame University here in the United States providing the students a chance to apply Peace Building theories to a real context.

Isku shaandheyn Somaliland

(BBC )-Madaxweynaha Somaliland, Axmed Maxamed Silaanyo ayaa isku shaandheyn ku sameeyay Xukummadda.
Xilalka la magacaabay:
Wasiirka Maaliyadda Cabdilcasiis Maxamed Samaale oo ilaa iyo hadda ahaa Gudoomiye Xigeenka Kowaad ee Golaha Wakiilada.
Wasiirka Shaqada iyo Arrimaha Bulshada Maxamuud Axmed Barre Garaad.
Wasiirka Dhallinyarada iyo Cayaaraha Cali Saciid Reygal.

Gunmen kill 19 on Ethiopian bus in Gambella region

(BBC )- Gunmen have attacked a public bus in western Ethiopia, killing 19 male passengers, officials say.
Ethiopia mapOne report said the attackers kidnapped five female passengers during their assault on the bus, 20km (12 miles) from the town of Gambella.
Some of the other passengers were injured.
Officials did not speculate as to a reason for the attack. Gambella province has a history of conflicts between communities.

Suicide bomber kills 4 at Somali presidential palace

By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar - MOGADISHU |(Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least four people inside the presidential palace compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, according to the police, the African Union and al Shabaab insurgents.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Medeshi : Most read articles of the week

Most read articles of the week

Somaliland detains three officials for corruption

(Medeshi )- Three Somaliland government official were detained last Saturday after  they were accused of  stealing six trucks carrying food aid donated by the government of Oman for the poor in Somaliland .
They are charged with stealing and selling food in the streets of Hargeisa , the capital of Somaliland .

For Somalia, lessons from stable breakaway Somaliland

By Peter Martell (AFP) - HARGEISA, Somaliland — Banknotes in piles the size of desks lie on a dusty street guarded by dozing civilians -- money exchange offices in Somaliland, the northern breakaway state of war-torn Somalia.

Malnourished Children Recovering Well at Somaliland Stabilisation Centre

Source: Medair - Switzerland -For 22-year-old Kaltuun Husein, daily life in eastern Somaliland once centered around caring for her young children and tending the family's livestock.

Belgian mosque attacked, imam dies

Women mourn outside of a Shi'ite mosque in Brussels on Tuesday. Local media late Monday evening reported that an arson attack took place at the mosque and that the local Imam died of suffocation in a room inside. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Monday, March 12, 2012

London event : Sahra Ahmed and other famous Somali UK artists on Mothers Day

Celebration of Mothers Day - Come and enjoy the evening with Sahra Ahmed and these  famous Musicians  on the occasion of Mothers Day :

Uganda : Somali woman shines in military training program

RODNEY MUHUMUZA |Huffington Post -  IBANDA, Uganda — A military instructor clad in fatigues and boots who barks out orders to men half her age has become the unlikely star of a European Union program to train thousands of Somali troops.

Africa focused oil : Jefferies happy with Ophir's non-core farm-out deal

Mon 12 Mar 2012
Broker snap: Jefferies happy with Ophir's non-core farm-out dealLONDON (SHARECAST) - Jefferies has reiterated its buy rating and 405p target price for Africa-focused oil and gas group Ophir Energy after its positive farm-out deal related to its non-core assets. 

Video - Ethiopian woman abused by Lebanese Thugs in public

Afghan massacre : US soldier kills 16 Afghan civilians in a night-time rampage

Killers Without A Country

(Strategy Page )- March 12, 2012: After give years of violence, al Shabaab appears to be coming apart. In those five years, al Shabaab has been responsible for over 20,000 deaths and much misery in central and southern Somalia. Al Shabaab has antagonized many local leaders with efforts to impose alien lifestyle rules (based on the Saudi Wahhabi form of Islam). Most Somalis reject Wahhabism and a growing number have gotten organized and armed and fought back. Some al Shabaab groups are moving north, seeking a less hostile environment, but they meet armed resistance wherever they go.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


 IN PURSUANCE of the resolutions of the Conference of the Somaliland Communities held in Burao on 27th April to 5thMay 1991, which reaffirmed (our) independence with effect from 18th May 1991;

Two Somaliland girls win Medeshi beauty contest of the year

Somaliland: giving women a voice in politics

Interpeace - As Somaliland moves towards including women more comprehensively in politics, Interpeace local partner, Academy for Peace and Development (APD) ran two fora, one in Burco and one in Borama. With a focus on capacity building, both sessions were broadcast live on Somaliland TV.

Nairobi grenade attack kills six - Update

At least six people have been killed and more than 60 injured in an attack at a busy bus station in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

US soldier kills 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar

Afghan demonstrators carry a counded man as they protest against Koran desecration in Kunduz, february 25(BBC)- A US soldier in Afghanistan has killed at least 16 civilians and wounded five after entering their homes in Kandahar province, senior local officials say.
He left his military base in the early hours of the morning and opened fire in at least two homes; women and children were among the dead.
Nato said it was investigating the "deeply regrettable incident".

Nairobi bus station blast : 5 dead and 69 wounded

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A grenade attack at a bus station in central Nairobi killed five people and wounded 69, the Kenya Red Cross said on Sunday.

Somalia Al-Shabab ambush leaves 73 Ethiopian troops dead

Map(BBC )- Islamist militant group al-Shabab has ambushed an Ethiopian base in Somalia, with dozens of casualties, reports say.
They attacked the base, near Yurkut village in the central region of Geddo, from two directions at dawn.
Al-Shabab claimed to have killed 73 Ethiopians, while the Somali government said it in turn killed 48 members of the militant group.