Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, June 30, 2012

US storms kill 10, leaves 3 million without power

WASHINGTON: Violent storms that swept the eastern US left at least 10 people dead, authorities said Saturday, while three million people were without power on one of the hottest days on record.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Future First Lady Discusses Egypt's Future

Elizabeth Arrott - VOA
Naglaa Ali Mahmoud, wife of Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi, shuns the title of first lady, preferring instead the idea of a servant to the nation. 

Kenya's US envoy quits over rift with Washington

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Kenya has resigned just over a year after taking up the post, citing differences with Washington over priorities and his style of leadership, an embassy statement said on Friday.

Kenya : one killed and four kidnapped as Al Shabaab ambush aid convoy

Associated Press and Fox News
NAIROBI, Kenya –  Somali militants ambushed an aid convoy Friday, killed a Kenyan aid worker and kidnapped four international workers at a Kenyan refugee camp near the border with Somalia, officials said. Kenyan police said they were pursuing the attackers.

Somalia-Somaliland proposed talks a shot in arm for anti-piracy efforts

By Imran Mojib-Gulf Times 
DUBAI: The second day of the UAE Counter Piracy conference in Dubai witnessed a historic development as the presidents of Somalia and Somaliland agreed to start a dialogue under an agreed framework that is expected to positively affect the fight against maritime piracy.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

UAE directs Somali peace initiative

By Allan Jacob Khaleej Times 
DUBAI - In a major boost to the peace process in the Horn of Africa, Somalia and Somaliland broke the ice at a landmark meeting after two decades of conflict on Thursday.

Mogadishu, Somaliland sign cooperation deal: report

DUBAI (AFP )-  — The leaders of Somalia and Somaliland have agreed to boost cooperation between the different factions in Somalia, a country battered by more than two decades of civil war, WAM news agency reported on Thursday.

Kenyan Town Near Somali Border Hit By Blast After Fire At Market

By Abjata Khalif -Bloomberg.
An explosion rocked a market in the northeastern Kenyan town of Wajir near the border with Somalia, a district official said.

Lavish and sleek: Kenya's prime property market boom

From David McKenzie and Teo Kermeliotis, CNN
Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- Inside a gated community in a tranquil Kenyan suburb, a group of builders are putting the final touches to the exterior of a lavish, red-tiled villa nestled in the middle of a landscape garden.

Photo : Greek police beat old Somali woman in public

Greece : Old  poor  Somali woman gets the beating of Greek police in public in this photo

Video : Somaliland/Somalia talks in Dubai , 28, June 2012

Press-release : Dubai Somaliland /Somalia Talks

Ref: MOI/PR/4/2012
Republic of Somaliland and Somalia talks

Historic agreement paves way for end to Somali bloodshed

Ramola Talwar Badam and Awad Mustafa - The National .
DUBAI // An historic meeting between the presidents of Somalia and Somaliland in Dubai today may be the first step towards ending years of bloodshed there.

In Pics : Dubai Somalia/Somaliland talks

Following are the pictures of the meeting that took place in Dubai on   28 June , 2012 on the future relations of Somalia and Somaliland : 

Dubai Statement on Somalia and Somaliland

This is the statement of the two presidents of Somalia and Somaliland after their meeting in Dubai on the future relations of the two countries  : 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Somaliland President flies to Dubai to ratify the Chevening House Declaration

Somaliland president and  a delegation accompanying him left Berbera airport today for Dubai talks with the TFG representatives on the future relations of the two countries  .

Why are Bahraini authorities so afraid of an 11-year-old?

Amnesty International .
One minute, 11-year-old Ali Hassan was playing outside with his friends, like any other kid his age anywhere in the world. The next minute, Ali was under arrest.

Turkish airplane Hürkuş rolls out

Hurriyet Daily - Özgür Ekşi
The Turkish Air Industry’s (TAI) first military civilian use airplane Hürkuş (free bird) will roll out today with a ceremony. The TAI will make a show of its productions by flying Turkish UAV ANKA and the T-129 attack helicopter for the first time in front of public. The ceremony will take place on the anniversary of the approval of the law on the foundation of the company in 1984.

Peace returns to Mogadishu

The Independent. 
The blue and white uniform looks new and its wearer seems small and uncertain amid the mayhem of a Mogadishu rush hour. The drivers, many of whom are armed, are not yet used to the sight of a traffic policeman. It's something most Somalis haven't seen in their capital for 20 years.

42 migrants found dead in the back of a truck in Tanzania.

Tanzania's Deputy Interior Minister Pereira Silima said they had come from Ethiopia and died from asphyxiation.

43 Somalis and Ethiopians suffocate in a truck

SOME 43 foreign nationals believed to be of Somali and Ethiopian origin have been found dead in a truck that they were reportedly traveling in from Arusha to Mbeya through Dodoma.

ETHIOPIA: Safe water - a glass half full

ADDIS ABABA, 27 June 2012 (IRIN) - More than half of all Ethiopians have access to an improved source of drinking water, but the country still has much work to do if it hopes to achieve its goal of providing access to safe water and sanitation for its 83 million people by 2015, experts say.

An Advice to Mr. Mohamud Ulusow

Medeshi -  by Ahmed Yussuf.
I am not going to write or talk about the wars in Somalia as they are well documented and many others before me have written about the subject.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

UNHCR News About Somali Refugees

Somali Refugees: The UN refugee agency said today that growing numbers of displaced Somalis have been citing difficulty in providing for themselves as the main reason for fleeing their homes.

Arab Spring Spawns New Terror Training Bases

Sky News
By Martin Brunt, crime correspondent
The head of MI5 has warned that young British men are heading to new terror training grounds in North Africa and the Middle East.

Telecoms firm draws militia’s ire in Somalia

By OSCAR OBONYO - standardmedia.co.ke
A money transfer venture by Somalia’s leading telecommunication company [Hormuud], modelled alongside Safaricom’s M-Pesa system, has come under threat of closure by the Al Shabaab terror gang.

Across Pirate Alley : Yemen to Somaliland by boat (Video)

BY - Adam Valen Levinson- Huffington Post 
The Gulf of Aden is nicknamed "Pirate Alley" for the unfortunate amount of piracy in the area. Attacks are unlikely on Somali ships, and for a fee (and with a little luck), tourists can hitch a ride from Yemen with some cargo.

Ethiopia, China Communications in $1.5 Billion Rail Deal

Ethiopia signed a $1.5 billion agreement with state-run China Communications Construction Co. to build a railway to carry potash from mines being developed in the nation’s northeast.

Alert as bomb is discovered in Ngong

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 26 – A bomb was discovered in Ongata Rongai late Monday, raising fears of terrorism activities in the capital, Nairobi.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Press release on Somaliland Independence day

Medeshi - 25/June/2012
Press Release: Office of the presidency - Republic of Somaliland
The president of the Republic of Somaliland , Mr. A.M . Silanyo is hereby congratulating the people of Somaliland where ever they are on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of the Independence of The republic of Somaliland from Great Britain on June 26, 1960.

Temperatures rise above 52 degrees Celcius in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: The Saudi Meteorology and Environment agency  refuted today reports that temperatures in the Kingdom will rise above 70 Degrees Celcius in the coming months .

Mombasa blast deaths rise to 3, suspect arrested

By Joseph Akwiri - MOMBASA, Kenya | 
(Reuters) - The death toll from Sunday's explosion in a Mombasa night club rose to three and Kenyan police said on Monday they had arrested a suspect, a man in his twenties who was injured in the blast and taken to hospital.

Saudis give women Olympic Games go-ahead

Saudi Arabia, where public sports events for women are banned, will allow females to compete in the Olympic Games for the first time, its embassy in London said in a landmark statement.

Ethiopians Report Dire Conditions in Saudi Jails

Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia say about 1,700 of their countrymen are being held in dire conditions at prisons in the Saudi city of Jazan.

Dahabshiil denies acquisition of Telcom Somalia stake

Mobile money transfer company Dahabshiil Group has denied reports that it has acquired a majority stake in Somali telecoms operator Telcom Somalia, according to a report by local Somaliland sites.

One dead in terror attack at a Mombasa nightclub

Daily Nation
At least one person was killed and several others injured in a grenade attack in a bar and restaurant in Mishomoroni estate in Mombasa on Sunday night.

Hundreds of US forces conduct secret operations in Somalia: report

Press TV
Hundreds of the US military troops have been deployed in Somalia for secret operations in the capital Mogadishu.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Somaliland protectorate and the problems with Ethiopia over Haud (ii)

On 29th March the Cabinet considered the difficulties created for us by the resumption of Ethiopian administration over the Haud and Reserved Area— called " the Territories." A map of the area it attached .

Publications : Connecting Somali and international peacemaking

Accord issue:  21 - Publication date:  2010 Translated into Somali by Medeshi
For many people Somalia is synonymous with violence, warlordism, famine, terrorism, jihadism and piracy. Nearly 20 years of foreign interventions – diplomatic, military and statebuilding – have failed to build peace. No government emerging from any internationally-sponsored peace process has established its authority or legitimacy among Somalis.

Somaliland protectorate and problems with Ethiopia over Haud

15th February, 1957 by Norman Brook of Her  Majesty the queen.
We  are  confronted by  two  problems,  the first  an  immediate  and  relatively limited  one,  the  second of a  longer  term  and  wider  nature.

Kenya protests US terror advisory for Mombasa

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — The Kenyan government is protesting a U.S. embassy travel advisory that warned of an imminent terror attack on the coastal town of Mombasa, saying the advisory amounts to "economic sabotage" in a city that is reliant on tourism.

The Tale of the Oromo Refugees: From Hell to Hadramout

By Magarsa Mukhtar, OPride HOA Correspondent
More than 20 Ethiopian migrants caught while trying to cross into the de-facto breakaway state of Somaliland have been promptly repatriated back to Ethiopia, local Somaliland press reported.

Islamist Morsy wins Egyptian presidency with 52 pct

By Yasmine Saleh and Shaimaa Fayed
CAIRO, June 24 (Reuters) - CAIRO, June 24 (Reuters) - Islamist Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood was elected president of Egypt with 51.7 percent of last weekend's run-off vote, defeating former general Ahmed Shafik, the state election committee said on Sunday.