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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bombs kill Somali soldiers in Mogadishu

Somali government soldiers patrol the Bakara market in Mogadishu (file image from 30 April)

(BBC)-Somali government soldiers are among five people killed in two bombings in the capital Mogadishu, attacks blamed on al-Shabab Islamist fighters.

USA- 13 Somalis and Yemenis convicted in khat smuggling trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — (AP)- Thirteen men and women have been convicted of smuggling millions of dollars’ worth of the illegal African drug khat (COT).

Obama unveils US food security plan for Africa

Friday, May 18, 2012

Kenya's 2012 tourism earnings to dip on euro crisis, attacks

By Beatrice Gachenge - NAIROBI | (Reuters) - Kenya's white sandy beaches look set to have fewer visitor footprints meandering over them this year.

Somalia: U.S. Dual Track Policy

Al-Shabaab's abandoned 'technicals'. Photo by Laura Heaton/Enough Project

Event : Gathering to commemorate late Dr. Abdishakur Jowhar

Please join us for a gathering to commemorate our friend, colleague and fellow countryman late Abdishakur Sheikh Ali Jowhar, this coming Sunday, 20th May 2012, at 17:30 at Oxford House, Derby shire, E2 6HG London 

SOMALIA: Mogadishu on the up

Lido beach is reminiscent of seaside towns around the world
MOGADISHU, 18 May 2012 (IRIN) - It is Friday morning in Mogadishu and Lido beach presents a scene reminiscent of seaside towns around the world. At the top of the beach, women sit with their wares, selling water and ice-lollies from cool-boxes. The middle-beach is dominated by young men playing football using driftwood as goalposts. At the water's edge, boys and girls, the latter heedless of their long flowing garments, hurl themselves into the waves or bob on the surface like apples.

Hargeisa: Photos of the 21st anniversary of Somaliland Independence

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Horn Petroleum Provides Update on Puntland Drilling

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/17/12 -- Horn Petroleum Corporation (TSX VENTURE:HRN) ("Horn Petroleum" or the "Corporation") is pleased to provide an update on the drilling program in Puntland, Somalia.

Graphic: The modern pirates of Somalia

Global Post :  The modern pirates of Somalia

Food Voucher Initiative in Somaliland Called Big Success

Lisa Schlein -GENEVA - The World Food Program says a program in Somaliland that allows people to buy food with cash vouchers instead of receiving handouts is proving to be a huge success. Based on the favorable results, WFP says it plans to expand the initiative to other accessible parts of Somalia.

American militant in Somalia craves fast food, misses family


Al Qaeda linked Shebab recruits walk down a street on March 5, 2012 in the Deniile district of Mogadishu. — Photo by AFP

Somali Woman with 'two identities' told she can't wed

By Tim Healy - AN Irishman and a woman who claims to be Somali -- but whose fingerprints are said to match those of a Tanzanian national -- have lost their bid to be allowed to marry.

Somalia’s Puntland spurs India oil hope

( deccan chronicle)-An energy-hungry India has yet another region now on its radar from where it can hope to import a valuable resource, oil.

Canada : Local medical community mourns Dr. Jowhar

Local medical community mourns psychiatrist - By Eva Salinas - owensoundsuntimes.
While Somali people around the world mourn a well-respected doctor this week, his death has shocked the mental health community in Owen Sound.

War-torn Somalia stages TEDx conference

Somaliland military court sentences 17 civilians to die

(BBC) A military court in Hargeisa, the capital of the self-proclaimed Somaliland, has sentenced 17 civilians to death for attacking a military base.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How to get arrested in Dubai

Ambassador Rice at the Security Council Briefing on Somalia

(USA Gov.) Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, New York

Thank you, Mr. President, thank you, Special Representative Mahiga, for your briefing, and welcome, President Sharif.

The Somaliland port of Berbera

By Mary Harper - This is a report I did on the port of Berbera in Somaliland. More live animals are exported from Somali ports than anywhere else in the world. As you can see from the photos, the main animal exports are sheep, goats and camels.

Video : Somaliland military court sentences 17 persons to death

Somaliland military court sentenced today 17 persons to death and handed life sentence to 5 for taking part in the land dispute attack in Eastern Hargeisa yesterday that left 3 army personnel , 2 attackers and 1 civilian dead.

Picture Post: Take that, pirates!

(Zoran Bozicevic - National Post )For many years they have been terrorizing everything that floats near the coast of Somalia. They have plundered, hijacked and killed unsuspecting sailors. But now, it seems the tables are finally turning on the infamous Somali pirates.

Gen Ali Samantar asks Va. court to rule he is immune from war crimes lawsuit

AP (Washington post) RICHMOND, Va. — A lawyer for the former prime minister of Somalia told a federal appeals court Wednesday that a judge improperly acquiesced to the State Department’s view that his client can be sued over alleged war crimes.

1 dead from attack on Kenya's coast

By TOM ODULA, Associated Press 
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Attackers fired shots and detonated four grenades outside a nightclub in Kenya's coastal town of Mombasa after they were denied entry, killing a security guard and wounding five people, including one of the assailants, police officials said Wednesday.

FOODS THAT HEAL: Food of the month: teff

Teff. The mighty teff is rich in many essential nutrients, including dietary fibre, protein, iron, calcium and amino acids. It is also glutten free.Photo/JESSICA SQUIBB
(Inside Toronto)-Perhaps more common amongst ethnic groups, it's only a matter of time before teff gains the widespread notoriety it deserves for its slightly sweet, nutty taste and impressive nutritional profile. 
Originating from Ethiopia, teff is considered the tiniest grain in the world. But don't let its size fool you - this small grain in rich in many essential nutrients, including dietary fibre, protein, iron, calcium and amino acids.

Somaliland's Oppressed Media: The Test of Democracy is Freedom of Criticism

Television reporter Abdisaman Keise (pictured) was arrested last month by
Somaliland authorities on grounds of defamation. Photo by Mark Anderson
With little training or support, Somaliland's press is suffering at the hands of a fearful government.
BY MARK ANDERSON (thinkafricapress) - Hargeisa, Somaliland:
On May 18, Somaliland will celebrate 21 years of self-declared independence from Somalia. With a thriving democracy, exemplified by the 2010 presidential election which saw Daahir Rayaale peacefully transfer power to Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo, many African observers believe Somaliland should be destined for official statehood.

Florida : Mum Shoots Dead Four Kids Then Kills Herself

(Yahoo)- A mother shot and killed her four children before turning a gun on herself in a small town in Florida.
The victims, aged 12, 13, 15 and 17, were shot by their mother Tonya Thomas at their house in Brevard County, 15 miles from Nasa's Kennedy Space Centre.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

EU carries out first air strikes against Somali pirates

By ABDI GULED, Associated Press   
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union naval force patrolling the Indian Ocean on Tuesday carried out its first air strikes against pirate targets on shore, with a pirate reporting that the raid destroyed speed boats, fuel depots and an arms store.

USA : Wrong man was executed in Texas

By Chantal Valery | AFP - He was the spitting image of the killer, had the same first name and was near the scene of the crime at the fateful hour: Carlos DeLuna paid the ultimate price and was executed in place of someone else in Texas in 1989, a report out Tuesday found.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The undiscovered beauty of Sanaag highlands of Somaliland

Americans train Ugandans for Somalia mission

KAKOLA, Uganda (AP) — American military advisers in Uganda are drawing on lessons learned from Iraq and Afghanistan to help train African Union soldiers to fight Somalia's most powerful insurgent group, al-Shabab.

More Oil at Somali Well

By Jon Mainwaring|Rigzone Staff|Monday, May 14, 2012Horn Petroleum has encountered further oil at its Shabeel-1 well that it is currently drilling in Puntland, Somalia, according to stock exchange announcements made in London on Monday from Horn's partners Range Resources and Red Emperor Resources.

SOMALIA: Hundreds of Somalis complete military training

Ready for action
IBANDA, 14 May 2012 (IRIN) - Over 600 Somali troops completed six months of military training in southwestern Uganda on 10 May and are heading home to boost the forces fighting Al Shabab. 

Col Winston Byaruhanga, head of Bihanga military training school in Ibanda District, told IRIN the 603 soldiers who trained alongside 248 Ugandans will help bring peace and stability to the country. 

Somalia : Al Shabaab display IDs of Burundi officers killed in Daynile

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Movies - The Dictator - Official Trailer

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South Africa president Zuma’s sons misbehaving

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The son of President Zuma, Duduzani Zuma. Picture: Chris Collingridge
(IOL)-The bad publicity generated by the dubious dealings of two of President Jacob Zuma’s children and other relatives is unlikely to have a bearing on the president’s fortunes at the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung. But it has been described as a PR disaster that could severely compromise public confidence in him as he angles for a second term as the country’s first citizen.

Following the heroin trail from Holland to Somalia

Picture of the Day

Baboons climb on a Hyundai i30 hatchback at Knowsley Safari Park during a promotional event by the manufacturer to test the car's durability, in Preston, Merseyside, England on May 1, 2012. (Reuters)