Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, April 7, 2012

UK: Home Office website disrupted; 'Anonymous' group blamed

Screen grab of the Home Office website( BBC)-The hacking group Anonymous is alleged to have disrupted access to the Home Office website, apparently in protest at government policies.
The website became inaccessible at about 21:00 BST on Saturday; a message blamed "high volume of traffic".
Later, a low-graphics version of the website became available at times.

Book Presentation: Getting Somalia Wrong? Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State

Book Presentation: Getting Somalia Wrong? Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State by Mary Harper
When: Friday, 20 April 2012 at 6pm
Where: Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6HG

Amb. David Shinn : Somaliland and Arrest of Journalists

Somaliland has the most democratic government in the Horn of Africa, a fact for which it can be proud. It is all the more surprising, therefore, that it continues to arrest and detain journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists reported on 6 April 2012 that Somaliland authorities recently arrested a reporter for Royal TV and another for Universal TV. Click here to read the report.

For an earlier report by the Committee to Protect Journalists on the arrest of seven journalists, click here.

Mine blast kills 6 Somali troops, wounds 10

Somalia troops resting after melee with combatants (file photo)

Turkish businessmen are going to invest in Somalia

(Haber Monitor)-Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey (TUSKON) located within the Bahçelievler Businessmen's Association (BİŞAD) removal of the members doing in Somalia.

Avalanche buries 100 Pakistani troops in Kashmir

Map of Kashmir(BBC)-At least 100 Pakistani troops have been buried by an avalanche in the disputed Kashmir region, the army says.
Pakistan army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told the BBC said some bodies had been recovered but would not say how many had survived.
The avalanche hit a military camp near the Siachen glacier in the Karakoram branch of the Himalaya mountains. A rescue operation is underway.
India and Pakistan both claim the area and have deployed thousands of troops.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Somaliland is addicted to Khat

 Workers bundle Khat in Ethiopia for export to Somaliland

Somalia denies involvement of government leaders in the Theatre attack

PM  Abdi Wali was among the targeted dignitaries in the attack

Madagascar Oil announces update on exploration blocks

05 Apr 2012 - Energy-pedia 

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Madagascar Oil has announced that it has successfully resolved the outstanding issues with the Government of Madagascar surrounding its three exploration blocks.

US Navy F-18 crashes in residential Virginia

(BBC)- A US Navy F-18 jet has crashed shortly after take off in a residential area near Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Debris from US Navy jet that crashed into an apartment building in Virginia Beach, Virginia 6 April 2012A Navy spokesman told the BBC that the plane went down just before 12:08 (16:08 GMT) and two crew members ejected safely.

French citizens arrested in Somaliland

Authorities in Somaliland arrested four French nationals who crossed into the territory from neighbouring Djibouti, a government official said.

Video : Deadly Somalia suicide blast caught on camera


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Oil Price Daily News Update

Djibouti to deport four French nationals

HARGEISA (Reuters) - Djibouti said on Thursday it would deport four French nationals detained as they tried to cross into Somaliland illegally.

US Gives New Aid to Horn After Poor Rains Predicted

(VOA)-The United States is directing new humanitarian aid to the Horn of Africa, two days after a prediction of below-average rainfall in the region.

UK advises its citizens not to travel to Somalia and Somaliland

logo( FCO)- On 4 April 2012, an explosion occurred at the National Theatre in Mogadishu. A number of people are reported to have been killed and injured.
We advise against all travel to Somalia, including Somaliland. In the southern and central regions, there is ongoing serious violence, dangerous levels of criminal activity and general internal insecurity. We advise any British citizens in Somalia to leave.

Frightening videos : Trucks thrown into the sky by Tornado in Texas

(Daily Mail )- Professional and amateur footage rolled in as Dallas, Texas was hit by a tornado so powerful it swept up trucks and lorries into the sky on Tuesday afternoon.

Ajnabi lagu xirey Somaliland

Booliska Somaliland(BBC)- Dowladda Somaliland ayaa sheegtey in Afar ruux oo ajnabi ah ay ku xirtey xadka u dhexeeya Somaliland iyo Djibouti.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Somali Olympic chief among dead in Mogadishu as female suicide bomber attacks National Theatre during PM’s speech

REUTERS/Omar Faruk
REUTERS/Omar Faruk
Soldiers secure the national theatre after an explosion, in Mogadishu April 4, 2012.
WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT

Press release on Somaliland oil exploration in Block 26

For Immediate Release Prime Resources Limited Petrosoma Limited.
Prime Resources and its affiliate company, Petrosoma is pleased to announce a joint venture between Petrosoma and Jacka Resources, an Australian oil exploration company quoted on the Australian Stock Exchange. To facilitate the joint venture, Prime assigned it rights in the production sharing agreement with the government of Somaliland for the oil block formally known as Block 26, to Petrosoma and the joint venture holders will each hold a 50% share in the block.

Books : Somaliland with Addis Ababa & Eastern Ethiopia

Somaliland
with Addis Ababa & Eastern Ethiopia

By Philip Briggs

Somaliland
Paperback, 192 pages
16pp colour photos & 19 maps
Published: March 2012ISBN: 9781841623719
Format: 216mm x 135mm
Status: Available
£15.99
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Little known to the outside world, Somaliland has much to offer the 
truly intrepid traveller. This pioneering guidebook introduces one of 
the world’s least chartered travel destinations. Author Philip Briggs
 covers everything from the low-key capital Hargeisa and mediaeval 
port of Berbera to peerless rock art sites such as Las Geel, and the
 scenery and wildlife of the Daallo Escarpment, towering 2,000m 
high above the pristine reefs of the Gulf of Aden. Somaliland’s ruined 
cities and historical ports date back 5,000 years and have links with 
ancient Egypt and Axum in northern Ethiopia, as well as the Ottoman 
and British Empires. This guide offers background and practical 
information to every accessible corner of the country with the only 
real maps in existence of its capital and other large towns, and a 
section on wildlife.

Series: Bradt Travel Guides

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Somalia sports officials killed in theatre bombing

Ethiopia : Grab the Land

It's a global trend, and not a good one. It's called land grabbing, and it's happening on a massive scale -- especially in Africa. For millions of indigenous villagers and pastoralists it means forced relocation, loss of livelihoods, and a death blow to their ancient cultures. Ethiopia is a sad example of the worst of these outcomes. 
"Right now, the Ethiopian government is forcing 200,000 indigenous Anuak people off their ancestral farmlands, grazing lands, and forests in the Gambella region," says Paula Palmer, director of the Ethiopia Campaign at Cultural Survival, a non-profit that defends the rights of indigenous people worldwide.

Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed: Warlord who as president failed to restore order to Somalia

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Somalia : A Taste of Hope in Mogadishu

A Taste of Hope in Mogadishu
Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, which was reduced to rubble during 21 years of civil war, is making a remarkable comeback. A work by Abdullah Abdirahman Abdullah Alif, a local artist, illustrates the transition taking place there.

US assassination drone crashes in central Somalia

File photo shows the wreckage of a US drone crashed in Somalia last week.
Another US assassination drone has crashed in Mudug region near Somalia’s seaport city of Hobyo, Press TV reports.
A Somali officials speaking on condition of anonymity said that the US spy drone had flown from nearby USS Taylor warship.

Monday, April 2, 2012

House of Saud to Meet Yemen's Oil Needs as Sana'a Internally Combusts

(Oilprice.com )Saudi Arabia has pledged to provide Yemen with 100% of its domestic fuel needs for the months of April and May as the country descends into chaos which threatens to spill over the Saudi border; but the $1.2 million petroleum package from the House of Saud is likely to be hijacked by Yemen’s battling elite as the struggle for patronage spirals out of control.

KENYA: Several thousand displaced after fresh clashes in Isiolo



ISIOLO, 2 April 2012 (IRIN) - Hundreds of families in the central county of Isiolo have been displaced as deadly clashes pitting the Borana, Somali and Turkana communities escalate. 

(Video) - Ethiopians in Somali Land in support of Renaissance Dam


Australia's Jacka farms into Somaliland oil block

HARGEISA, April 2 |(Reuters) - Australian oil explorer Jacka Resources has entered into an agreement with Petrosoma Limited to take a 50 percent equity stake in an oil block in a breakaway enclave of Somaliland, Jacka said on Monday.

Turkey provides clean water to 30,000 Somalis in Mogadishu

Turkish state agency provides water to 30,000 SomalisTODAY'S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL -Turkey's State Waterworks Authority (DSİ) has drilled wells in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, providing clean water to 30,000 Somalis.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Map of Somaliland in Africa as a free state


Ethiopians in Lebanon protest their consulate's apathy, callousness

(Daily Star )- BEIRUT: A crowd of Ethiopians gathered outside the Ethiopian Consulate inBadaro Sunday afternoon to protest its neglect of their community in Lebanon.

Grenade attacks kill one, injure 33 in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- Two separate grenade attacks hit the Kenyan coast Saturday night, killing one person and wounding at least 33 others, officials said.

Somali Islamists 'lose Deynile airport' near Mogadishu




Al-Shabab recruits walk down a street on 5 March 2012 in Deynile to the west of Mogadishu(BBC)-African Union troops in Somalia say they have seized a key militant area, including a airstrip and hospital, on the outskirts of the capital.
Islamist fighters have launched frequent attacks on Mogadishu from bases in Deynile to the west.
But an al-Shabab spokesman said it was a "failed offensive" and the group still held the area.

Kenya : Twin explosions rock Mombasa

Police secure the scene of the blast in Mombasa on March 31, 2012.
Photo/DANIEL NYASSY/NATION Police secure the scene of the blast in Mombasa on March 31, 2012. 
SUNDAY NATION TEAM - Sunday Nation - At least one person was killed when two explosions rocked Mombasa town on Saturday evening.