Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sports : Spain rolls on against France

Donetsk, Ukraine (Sports Network) - Spain is not ready to relinquish its title as the world's best team yet.
Xabi Alonso scored twice to celebrate his 100th game for Spain, as it returned to the semifinals of a major tournament for the third straight time with a 2-0 win over France on Saturday in Euro 2012 at Donbass Arena.

Foreign Secretary welcomes historic talks between Somaliland and TFG of Somalia

Foreign Secretary William Hague: "I congratulate the Somali Transitional Federal Government and Somaliland representatives on agreeing the Chevening House Declaration yesterday."

Canadians warned to keep away from Kenya

By Jessica Hume, QMI Agency
The department of foreign affairs is urging Canadians in or traveling to Kenya to exercise 'a high degree of caution' after the Somalia-based Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab publicly warned of an imminent terrorist attack in the African nation.

U.S. says attack likely in Kenya port city

By George Obulutsa -NAIROBI,(Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Kenya has warned of an imminent threat of an attack on the Kenyan port city of Mombasa and asked all its government workers to leave the coastal town, which has been hit by a series of attacks.

Sudan unrest: Austerity protests spread in Khartoum

BBC-Protesters in Sudan's capital Khartoum have used burning tyres and stones as police try to end demonstrations against government austerity measures.

(Video)-Policeman in China swings down building to prevent suicide attempt

A policeman in China has swung down the side of a building after a man was threatening to commit suicide from a window ledge below. Report by Sophie Foster ITN.

US issues terror warning for Mombasa

The US embassy in Kenya on Saturday warned of the threat of an imminent attack in Mombasa, a top tourist destination, as Kenyan police arrested two Iranians on suspicion of planning bomb attacks.

Young Somalis struggle to find peace in Canada

Their parents sought refuge across the world in a mass exodus from civil war. Many settled in Canada, mostly in Toronto, where they raised their children, often in poverty. And, as the children came of age and branched out across the country, a new kind of grief emerged.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Halima Mohammed: ‘Save my family from deadly militia’

By ANDREW JOHNSON - Islington Tribune 
A WOMAN who fled the Somalian civil war 12 years ago has launched a desperate last-ditch appeal to bring the rest of her family to the UK after her son was murdered in a roadside shooting just months after being refused permission to enter Britain.

Somali refugee who stabbed girlfriend 57 times is jailed for life

By LEON WATSON - Mailonline
A violent refugee was jailed for at least 26 years today for stabbing his girlfriend 57 times.
Somalian Zakaria Mohamed, 29, was on probation when he killed television recruitment consultant Amina Adan, 32.

Neolithic Rock Paintings in Somaliland

Summary Author: Katy Hinton - EPOD
The striking Neolithic rock paintings shown below are located between Hargeisa and Berbera, Somaliland.

Ethiopian Troops To Stay In Somalia Until Government Set Up

By William Davison - Bloomberg
Ethiopian forces will stay in Somalia until an elected government is set up and takes over from the interim administration, State Communications Minister Shimeles Kemal told reporters in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.

Somaliland future discussed in UK

Leaders from Somalia and Somaliland have held their first formal discussions on the future of the self-proclaimed Somaliland republic.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

First Direct Somalia-Somaliland Talks End in London

Two days of the first-ever formal talks between Somalia and the Republic of Somaliland ended near London Thursday.

Somalia's Sharif to stand for new term as president

(AFP)-Somalia's President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said Thursday he would stand as a candidate for a new term in office, two months ahead of his job coming up for renewal.

Somaliland / Somalia talks : Chevening House Declaration

JUNE 2012
1. Following the commitments in the London and Istanbul communiqués that the international community would support dialogue between the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (or its replacement) and
Somaliland to clarify their future relations, the two sides met at a technical level on 20‐21 June at Chevening.

Journalists should not be silenced for telling 'inconvenient' truths

Journalists should not be silenced, intimidated, imprisoned, tortured or killed for telling 'inconvenient' truths, urge UN experts

South Africa government thanks Somalia, Italy

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Somaliland talks set to start in secret UK location

Leaders from Somalia and Somaliland are due to start the first ever formal discussions on the future of the self-proclaimed Somaliland republic.

South Somalia Harvest Seen Below Average By USAID On Late Rain

By Rudy Ruitenberg -Bloomberg
Somalia may harvest a below-average main crop in the country’s south after late rainfall, which may prolong the lean season by a month and cause food security to deteriorate, the U.S. Agency for International Development said.

Letter of Somaliland FM to UK FM on London Somalia/Somaliland talks

Press Release
THE MINISTER     19 June 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Somalia: Life after Al Shabaab

Global Post : 
HUDUR, Somalia — After hardline Islamic militants left town it didn’t take long for the kids’ late afternoon soccer game to restart in Hudur.

Ethiopia: Pastoralists Forced off Their Land for Sugar Plantations

Government Should Consult, Compensate Indigenous Communities

Monday, June 18, 2012

Yemen : Somali suicide bomber kills anti-Qaeda general

The Daily Star
SANAA: A suicide bomber killed Monday the army general spearheading a blistering offensive against Al-Qaeda in south Yemen , throwing himself on the officer’s vehicle as he blew himself up, officials said.

Israel launches African migrant deportation drive

By Dan Williams
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel launched a high-profile deportation drive against African migrants on Sunday with an airlift of South Sudanese whose government said they would be welcomed back as economic assets.

Africa's middle class: Fact or fiction?

By James Melik-BBC World Service
Africa's billion-plus population is increasingly being investigated by foreign and local companies alike for signs of a burgeoning middle class.

Artist's eerie photos of Post-Apocalypse Dubai

By JULIAN GAVAGHAN - Mail Online .
With its soaring skyscrapers, ever-green golf courses and even a ski resort, the desert city of Dubai is testament to a determined battle between man and nature.

Saudi Arabia : Defense Minister Prince Salman named crown prince

Ethiopia 'forcibly displacing' for sugar plantations

The Ethiopian government is forcibly displacing tens of thousands from their land to make way for state-run sugar plantations, a campaign group has said.

Solar-lighting begins in Mogadishu

By ABDULKADIR KHALIF NATION Correspondent - Daily Nation
MOGADISHU, Sunday                             
On Thursday evening, a number of youths lined up at Maka al-Mukarrama Avenue, a major road that links the city’ Aden Abdulle International Airport and Villa Somalia, the state house in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Somalia war dents Kenya's ranking in failed states index

By Kevin J Kelley in New York - Daily Nation.
Violence linked to Kenya's “entanglement” in Somalia is among the reasons cited for the country's poor rating in the 2012 “failed states index” issued on Monday by a US-based think tank.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Somaliland and Somalia talks to start in London on June 20

The proposed talks between the governments of Somaliland and Somalia will start in London on June 20, 2012  . The talks have been postponed earlier due to disagreement between the two nations on the representing committees  in the meeting.