Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, May 12, 2012

In pictures: In Ethiopia - Land leasing or land grabbing?

BBC - In the last few years, large-scale acquisitions of farmland in Africa, Latin America and Asia have made headlines across the world. In Africa, countries such as Ethiopia, South Sudan, DR Congo and Sierra Leone have all signed major land deals with foreign investors. But how do they affect local people? Photos: Alfredo Bini. 

Unseen planet spotted

An artist's concept illustrates the first view of a Super Earth, the planet called "55 Cancri e," in this NASA image released on May 8. (Reuters)

Kenya : Police release photo of German terror suspect linked to Al shabaab

Ahmed Khaled Mueller May 12, 2012.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Somali-Americans close Wells Fargo, US Bank accounts over remittances

By Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio -ST. PAUL, Minn. — Somali-Americans say they're closing their accounts with US Bank and Wells Fargo, a fallout from the banks' decisions to stop facilitating money transfers to Somalia.

Widow' of 7/7 bomber charged with planning explosions in Kenya

By REBECCA EVANS and JILL REILLY- Mail Online - The Home Counties ‘white widow’ of a 7/7 bomber has been charged with plotting explosions using the same deadly chemicals that her former husband used to blow up a London Underground train.

Uganda: Ugandan Soldier Sells Bullets to Somali Boy

BY PASCAL KWESIGA, AllAfrica- A UPDF soldier attached to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peace keeping force convicted of selling ammunitions to a Somali boy in Mogadishu is challenging his sentence.

Somaliland - Birds' eye view of Hargeisa by night

Pirates Board Million-Barrel Oil Tanker, Ship Owner Says

By Isaac Arnsdorf and Rob Sheridan - Bloomberg
Pirates boarded a Suezmax oil tanker able to carry 1 million barrels of crude, which would be the largest vessel seized in more than a year.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Video: Charles Windsor: prince, heir to the throne … weather forecaster

Briton Jermaine Grant on trial over Kenya 'bomb plot'

Jermaine GrantA British man accused of links to Somalia's Islamist militants has gone on trial in Kenya for allegedly plotting a bomb attack.
Jermaine Grant, 29, made his first appearance in court on Thursday, amid chaotic scenes in the coastal city of Mombasa.

Syria 'suicide bombs' kill 55 near an intelligence complex

Ethiopia: Exciting Innovations in Agriculture and Health

(Bill Gates )- I’ve made many trips to Africa, but my recent visit to Ethiopia was definitely one of the most exciting. With effective governance and coordinated support from our foundation and other donors, the advances I saw in health and agriculture may be the key to unleashing Ethiopia’s potential and that of other African countries.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

7 Europe-bound Somali Refugees Die During Voyage

(RTTNews) - At least seven people are reported to have died while sailing from Libya to Malta, bringing the number of casualties among people attempting to reach Europe from the North African nation to 81 this year.

Breakaway Somali regions boost education to deter militancy

Pupils attend classes at a madrasa (Islamic school) in the Holy Quran school in Hodan district of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. (Reuters)
Pupils attend classes at a madrasa (Islamic school) in the Holy Quran school in Hodan district of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. (Reuters)

Mindesta to Earn Interest in Third Exploration Permit in Somaliland

OTTAWA, CANADA, May 09, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Mindesta Inc. ("Mindesta" or the "Company") MDST +9.09%  wishes to announce that it now has an option to earn an interest in a third exploration permit in the Republic of Somaliland.

Lawmaker: At Least 17 Killed in Somalia Fighting

Relatives pray for the bodies of seven people killed during a raid by Islamists in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, May 8, 2012.
Photo: Reuters
Relatives pray for the bodies of seven people killed during a raid by Islamists in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, May 8, 2012.

Jamal Osman is named one World Media journalist of the year

Somali reporter Jamal Osman is named journalist of the year at the One World media awards for a collection of his films for Channel 4 News.

SouthWest Energy of Ethiopia Optimistic on Oil Search in Ogaden

By William Davison - Bloomberg - SouthWest Energy, an Ethiopian oil- exploration company, said it’s optimistic about the results of a seismic survey in the Ogaden basin and has met oil majors to discuss a possible partnership in the Horn of Africa country.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Kenya : Somalis demonstrate in Eastleigh in protest of armed robbery (Photos)

Somali envoy blames Zambia over embassy chaos

LUSAKA, May 7 (Xinhua) -- The Somalian ambassador to Zambia blamed some officials of the Zambian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the problems over his embassy, the Post of Zambia reported on Monday.

Norway to deport 7 year old Ethiopian boy

(The Foreigner)- Nathan Eshete   was born   at Stord hospital, western Norway, on 1st May 2005. His parents are from Ethiopia and have had their asylum application rejected.

Weather alert after rare storm hits UK

Supercell storm in the US (Rex / file photo)(Press Association)-Britain could be braced for more thunder and lightning after a "special" type of storm swept across the country, bringing with it a tornado to some areas.

Opinion : In praise of Somaliland government achievements

The ribbon cutting cermony of the NEC building in Hargiesa , Somaliland

Monday, May 7, 2012

Edna Hospital - Mothers Day Newsletter 2012

Edna Adan Hospital was 10 years old on the 9th of March, 2012. During the past 10 years we delivered over 12,000 babies and treated over 14,000 patients.
The achievement that we are most proud of is we have trained over 700 students, many of them in nursing and midwifery but also belonging to other disciplines such as laboratory technology and pharmacy technicians.

Africa’s AU: A Tool of Western Rule

(foreignpolicyjournal.com)- By Thomas C. Mountain
The African Union (AU) has mutated into a particularly corrupt and brutal enforcer of western rule in Africa. When it comes to the interests of Pax Americana, you must start with the crimes committed in the AU’s “War on Terror” in Somalia, a.k.a., the War on the Somali people.

Ethiopia expels 2 Arabs amid tension with Muslims

he Grand Anwar Mosque in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Photo emajmagazine.com

Diplomatic brawl breaks out at Somali embassy in Zambia

A brawl broke out at the Somali embassy in the Zambian capital Lusaka after the East African country apparently sent a new ambassador to take over without recalling the incumbent, according to reports.
Somalia's President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed Photo: AP

Somaliland to snub Turkey conference on Somalia

(Africa Review) The self-declared state of Somaliland has ruled out attending a meeting in Turkey called to review progress over Somalia following the London conference in February.

Somalia, Zambia face diplomatic row

(diplomaticbriefing)-Somalia government Sunday clarified that the diplomatic row in Lusaka, leading to the temporal closure of the embassy in the country, was caused by a Somali national masquerading as an envoy.