Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, July 7, 2012

US department of treasury : list of people with financial sanctions

Medeshi - Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN list for supporting acts of terrorism in Somalia:

Somaliland Military Officers Graduate From Ethiopia’s Defence College

(Daily Ethiopia)-Twelve Somaliland cadets graduated this week from the Ethiopian Defence Engineering College where they have been studying military engineering skills.

Somaliland : king Buurmadow still in prison (Photos)

Medeshi - Police  in Somaliland arrested King Osman Buur-madow after arriving at Hargeisa Airport on March 15, 2012.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Somalia challenges Kenya over oil blocks

By Kelly Gilblom
NAIROBI, July 6 (Reuters) - Somalia's government accused Kenya on Friday of awarding offshore oil and gas exploration blocks illegally to multinationals Total and Eni because the concessions lie in waters claimed by Somalia.

Video : Through the Fire: Rebuilding Somalia

Through the Fire: Rebuilding Somalia

What is Through The Fire?

Documentary project in Somalia, Somalia by Eunice Lau and Arthur Nazaryan- kickstarter.com

Somali Women Are Rebuilding Somalia, New Documentary Shows How

Somali Women Are Rebuilding Somalia - 
New Documentary Shows How

Immigrant charged as juvenile with sex crime

Juvenile proceedings are under way against a Somali refugee accused of sexually assaulting a 50-year-old woman. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Governments : The Dead Horse Theory

The unfailing productivity study for governments.
The tribal wisdom of the Plains Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that: "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount."

Carter criticises human rights violations by US

Farooque Chowdhury - Pambazuka
Former president, Jimmy Carter, denounces the current US administration for its disturbing and widespread violations of human rights.

US blacklists Eritrea officials over Somali unrest

MATTHEW LEE |Huffington Post| AP
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is blacklisting six people, including Eritrea's intelligence chief and a senior Eritrean military officer, for their roles in allegedly supporting the radical Islamist al-Shabab group in Somalia.

Anonymous hired assassin threatens my life

Below is a threatening message that I received today via e-mail which suggests that I will be terminated by a hired assassin if I don't comply with the demands in the message.

Seychelles' fishing industry recovering from piracy

By George Thande
VICTORIA, July 5 (Reuters) - Seychelles' vital fishing industry is starting to recover after international anti-piracy efforts and boats carrying armed guards deterred attacks by Somali pirates, Natural Resources and Industry Minister Peter Sinon said on Thursday.

Preparations in place for Ramadan

Minister of Haj Bandar Hajjar said that the ministry has completed all preparations to welcome the fasting month of Ramadan. He said arrangements are in full swing to cope with the huge influx of pilgrims from all over the world during the upcoming peak Umrah season in Ramadan.

Somalia faces 'new hunger crisis'

Poor rains and continuing conflict in Somalia are threatening the recovery from last year's famine, the charity Save the Children has warned.

Jobs: Area manager at Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in Somalia

Medeshi - Reuters Alert - Posted: 05 July 2012     Deadline: 20 July 2012 , Job type: Contract     Salary: TBD - Location: Somalia - Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC) - Denmark

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Top Israeli detectives in Kenya over terrorism

MOMBASA, Kenya, July 4 (Xinhua) 
Top detectives from Israel are in Kenya following fresh claims that Iran was planning to carry out major attacks targeting Western interests in the East African nation.

Kenya cancels Iran oil imports

Kenya has cancelled plans to import crude oil from Iran following threats of sanctions, an official at the Kenyan energy ministry has said.

Kenya Muslims 'to guard churches'

Muslim leaders in Kenya have agreed to form self-defence groups to protect churches following a deadly attack on Sunday.

The road to London 2012: Somali athletes dare to dream of Olympics

The Guardian  by Clar Ni Chonghaile in Mogadishu
Amal Mohamed Bashiir has risked her life to run. Now, the 18-year-old Somali hopes that determination will pay off with a place at the London Olympics.

AID POLICY: Seeing where the money goes

LONDON, 4 July 2012 (IRIN) - Commuters on the London Underground may have looked up from their newspapers recently and found themselves looking into the dark, wistful eyes of an African or Asian child. For just 50 pence - well under a dollar - a day, the child sponsorship advertisements promise, you can change this child’s life, and you can do it today, right now, just by sending a text message. 

Dumping of toxic material on Somali Coast

Joy Online - From: Ghana/Office of J.J Rawlings
Ghana’s former President and African Union High Representative for Somalia, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has at a conference on combating maritime piracy condemned illegal fishing and dumping of toxic waste on parts of the Somali coastline which has caused extensive damage including fish contamination and birth abnormalities to humans.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Somaliland President and accompanying delegation return to the country (Photos)

Following the signing of the  agreement with the TFG of Somalia on the future relations of the two countries and the ratification of the  Chevening House Declaration and the Dubai  Statement  , president Silanyo of Somaliland  was welcomed today  at Berbera airport on his way back to the capital with applause and optimism on the recognition of Somaliland by  Somalia and the international community .

Somalia signs action plan to end use of child soldiers

(UN)-3 July 2012 – At a United Nations-backed meeting in Italy, Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government today signed an action plan to end the recruitment and use of children in the East African country’s national military.

Kenya : Rising tide of small arms

DADAAB/ISIOLO, 3 July 2012 (IRIN) - A spate of "terror" attacks, aid worker kidnappings and heightened ethnic conflict in northern Kenya have fuelled demand for small arms by civilians and criminals, say security officials.

UK : RAF jets crash off Scottish coast

(Press Association)-Two aircrew are missing after two Tornado jets crashed off the north coast of Scotland, the Ministry of Defence has said.

Bush in Zambia to raise cancer awareness

(CNN) -- Former President George W. Bush is visiting Zambia to promote a health initiative that focuses on cervical and breast cancer prevention and treatment.

Bank of China cleared to open an office in Kenya

NAIROBI, July 3 (Reuters) - The Central Bank of Kenya has granted Bank of China a license to open a representative office, a likely first step towards a full operation in east Africa, the central bank said on Tuesday.

San Diegan of Somali origin stranded in Bahrain by no-fly list

(By Ashly McGlone -utsandiego) Ali Ahmed, a Somali refugee and U.S. citizen studying journalism at City College in San Diego, was headed to Kenya last week for two big milestones.

Hillary Clinton on Somalia's National Day

Press Statement - Hillary Rodham Clinton -Secretary of State
Washington, DC June 30, 2012  
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Somalia as you celebrate your 52nd independence day this July 1.

Somalia : Puntland Police Commissioner Assassinated

LAS ANOD — The deputy police Commissioner of Puntland, a semi-autonomous region in northern Somalia, was gunned down in the city of Garowe, an official said.

Somalia- Somaliland Dialogue and Puntland's deception on the peace process

Medeshi - by M. Arrale
The on-going dialogue between Somaliland and Somalia is a controversial issue and it has divided the opinion of the people into two packs. One crowd (majority) is in-favour of the dialogue while the other set is not at ease with the discourse.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Somali refugees turned into Twitter scapegoats after Kenya terror attack

By Katy Migiro - Reuters .
It's no secret that the Somali community in Kenya is often treated with resentment and suspicion by their hosts.

The Independence of Somaliland and Somali Republic

Modern Somalia was formed by the independence and merger in 1960 of the British Somaliland Protectorate in the north-west and the larger United Nations Trust Territory of Somalia (ex-Italian Somaliland).

Somali constitution must defend religious freedom: donors

International donors on Monday said Somalia's new constitution must enshrine principles of religious freedom and stressed that the country's political transition should be completed by August 20.

Somalia continues to hold maritime industry hostage

BUBAI—War-torn Somalia, with its worsening modern-day piracy problems and the growth of Islamic terrorist group Al Shabaab in the country, remains to be a major global security threat and will continue to hold the global maritime industry hostage unless the international community helps this once prosperous African nation, said state leaders who convened in Dubai for the 2nd UAE Counter-Piracy Conference. 

3-Four foreign aid workers rescued from Somali captors

By Mohamed Ahmed and Drazen Jorgic
MOGADISHU/NAIROBI, July 2 (Reuters) - Somali and Kenyan troops rescued four foreign aid workers held hostage inside Somalia, three days after they were seized from a refugee camp in neighbouring Kenya, the armies said on Monday.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Two Swedes mark year in Ethiopia jail

(BBC)- Two Swedish journalists convicted in Ethiopia for entering the country illegally and supporting terrorism have now spent one year in prison.

Cartoon of the day by A. Arts

The Sheikh says that he can read the proposed Somalia constitution upside down ..Is this a new technique in reading text or is he  in-denial of not being able to read at all ?

Somaliland : Sool, Sanaag & Cayn (SSC militia ) agrees to lay down arms

DUBAI (Somalilandsun) – The Sool Sanaag Cayn (Ain)-SSC militia has agreed to lay down arms and enter into talks with the government.
This outcome came after a meeting between the president H.E Ahmed Mahmoud Silanyo and SSC leader Suleiman Isse Ahmed Kara "Hagaltosie" at MINA-SALAAMA HOTEL in Dubai where the president hosted the militia leader
Read more at Somaliland Sun

Kenya church attacks 'kill 10' in Garissa

At least 10 people have been killed and 40 wounded in attacks on churches in the Kenyan town of Garissa near Somalia, police say.