Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ethiopia’s ploy to get West to move on Eritrea

Experts warn that as  world powers close ranks to deal with Al Shabaab, they should not forget Eritrea. Picture: AFP
Experts warn that as world powers close ranks to deal with Al Shabaab, they should not forget Eritrea. Picture: AFP 

ADRA Diversifies Household Diets in Somaliland

Somolia Greenhouse
SILVER SPRING, Md. - As a result of drought, Somalia is experiencing a wave of change in the diversity of menus that families are having on their tables. What most Somalis would have easily dismissed as fodder for their livestock is now finding its way comfortably to the dinner table. Some may think that those doing this are at a loss on their rich pastoralist menu that has been decimated by drought, but this is not the case. Families in the Awdal region discovered what it means to diversify their diets with produce from greenhouses established by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency's (ADRA) Emergency Water and Livelihood Support Program (EWLSP).

Friday, March 23, 2012

Africa Oil 2011 Financial and Operating Results

Africa Oil 2011 Financial and Operating Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Mar 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Africa Oil Corp.CA:AOI -7.00% (omx:AOI) ("Africa Oil", "the Company" or "AOC") is pleased to announce its financial and operating results for the year ended December 31, 2011.

Somaliland: The former British colony that shows Africa doesn't need our millions to flourish

By IAN BIRRELL - Mail Online - (re-published ) The Summer Time restaurant was buzzing. On the dusty road outside, new four-wheel drive cars fought for space with smart saloons. Inside, waiters in bow ties rushed about serving spicy chicken, camel milk and piles of spaghetti. 
Families and groups of friends queued for tables at the entrance.

$ 820,000 paid to Somali pirates for the release of British women

Photo of Judith Tebbutt in captivity 

Somalia pirates: EU approves attacks on land bases

A Somali pirate gazing at the captured MV Filitsa, 7 January 2010(BBC) The European Union has agreed to expand its mission against Somali pirates by allowing military forces to attack land targets as well as those at sea.

Former Somali president Abdullahi Yousuf dies aged 77

A picture taken on October 14, 2004 shows then newly elected Somali President Abdullahi Yousuf follows the proceedings before being sworn in Nairobi. Former Somali president Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, a veteran politician, warlord and strongman, has died aged 77 after years of ill health, state radio said on March 23, 2012. "The late president will be remembered for his strong stand against religious extremists," the government radio in Somalia's war-torn capital Mogadishu said. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

USA- The case of innocent black teenager killed in Florida

Florida residents have expressed their sorrow and concern over the death of Trayvon Martin 

Billion-barrel oil field draws Canadian company to Somalian desert

Abdiqani Hassan/Reuters 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oil Price Daily News Update - 21 March , 2012

Exiled Somali journalist Hassan Mohamed dies in Nairobi

Hassan Mohamed in 2011 (CPJ)
Hassan Mohamed in 2011 (CPJ)
Veteran Somali radio journalist Hassan Mohamed, 45, died early yesterday morning in Eastleigh, a Nairobi suburb. He had fled Mogadishu in 2010, having been threatened, kidnapped, and shot twice. One of hundreds of Somali refugees in Kenya, many of them journalists, Hassan struggled to support himself and survive worsening diabetes-related ailments, despite relentless support from Somali colleagues and friends, including CPJ. His death highlights the plight of exiled journalists in East Africa.

EU Countries To Accept More Refugees Under New Resettlement Program

(KUNA)-European countries will receive more support from the EU to take up refugees under a new resettlement programme endorsed by the Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parliament on Wednesday.
The programme is to resettle in the EU people who have been granted refugee status in third countries , for example Libyan refugees in Tunisia.
As the host countries are often developing ones, with limited resources, they cannot integrate and protect large numbers of refugees, said an EP statement.
According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), over 172,000 people will need to be resettled in 2012, whereas the global number of resettlement places is only about 80,000.

Judith Tebbutt: UK hostage kidnapped in Kenya freed

A British hostage has been freed in Somalia, six months after she was seized and her husband killed in Kenya.
Judith Tebbutt, 56, from Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, was flown to Nairobi after her family paid the pirates a ransom for her release.

Canadian firm on schedule with oil exploration in Northern Kenya


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Somalia's national theatre reopens in Mogadishu

Workers rebuilding the Somali National Theatre( BBC )-Somalia's national theatre has reopened in Mogadishu, more than 20 years after it last shut its doors.
The event was marked with the showing of a local play, traditional music and comedy performances for an audience of around 1,000 people.
The theatre closed in the early 1990s as Somalia descended into civil war and the capital became a no-go area.

Dadaab at 20: Kenya’s Unwanted City

74 rescued Somali migrants to be taken to Tunisia

Karl Stagno-Navarra - 74 Somali migrants who have been stranded on a Tunisian fishing boat South of Lampedusa after their rescue on Friday, will be taken to Tunisia.

A senior government spokesman has confirmed that following lengthy discussions in Rome between Maltese, Italian and Tunisian diplomats, an agreement was reached this morning for 74 Somali refugees fleeing Libya, will be taken to Sfax in Tunisia.

The legend is 70 years 2012

By :Mohamed Yusuf Abdillahi - Diirqadhaadh
When Norman mailer called ‘’The very spirit of the 20th centuries’’ he was right – that century mind you was the century of many discoveries, innovation and inventors to mention a few he went : Einstein ,Pele, Churchill , Ford , Presley , kennedy’s , Bill Gates. But next to Ali they were just number two - even mentioning superman and mother Theresa , they couldn’t hit like him , dance like him , look like him , rap like him , crack one – liners like him, took a stand like him , ( he refused to join the American army for the Vietnamese war ) saying ’’this war is wrong’’. They couldn’t make a comeback like him , they didn’t possess his magic,  he wasn’t just the greatest pacifist slogan of all time , it was the greatest anti – racist one , summary of the futility of an imperial war and oppression of a black man.

Somaliland : The World’s Next State?

Somaliland : Hargeisa New Furniture Mall Opens. Video

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Photo of the day : Man carries new born camel

 By Eric Laforque