Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Kenya : Two officers injured in Mandera explosion

(Standard Media)- Two Administration Police officers have been injured in an explosion targeting a police vehicle in Mandera town.

Kenya’s deadly mix of frustration, politics and impunity

MOMBASA, 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - Recent deadly clashes in Kenya stem from widespread economic frustration, chronic impunity and the ambitions of politicians seeking office, according to analysts and activists.

Next up in the Middle East mess? Saudi Arabia’s succession fight.

By Karen Elliott House, Washington Post.
From afar, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia appears immune from the turmoil and uncertainty engulfing nations such as Syria, Egypt and Libya. But rather than being an oasis of stability in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is nearing its own crisis point.

Al Qaeda in Yemen urges Muslims to kill U.S. diplomats over film

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda urged Muslims to step up protests and kill more U.S. diplomats in Muslim countries after a U.S.-made film mocking the Prophet Mohammad which it said was another chapter in the "crusader wars" against Islam.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Protests in Somalia and Sudan Against Anti-Islam Film

Mogadishu, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Mogadishu to express their anger over a film that insults prophet Muhammad.

Somalia’s new president : Can he really rescue the place?

How long will the hope endure that Somalia is truly set to recover?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Somaliland : A call to my people

(Medeshi)- I call upon you to look around and see how the world is evolving. Peace followed by hard work has resulted in the progress of the developed world .

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Video - Somali refugees rest hopes in new president

(Medeshi)-The election of a new president is providing hope to millions of Somali refugees scattered throughout the Horn of Africa. Many are waiting to see results, however, before attempting to return home. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from the Qabri Bayah refugee camp in southeastern Ethiopia.

U.S. Ambassador To Libya, And 3 Other Embassy Staffers Killed In Attack

TRIPOLI, Libya -- ( Huffington Post) - The American ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed when a mob of protesters and gunmen overwhelmed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, setting fire to it in outrage over a film that ridicules Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Libya's new president apologized Wednesday for the attack, which underlined the lawlessness plaguing a region trying to recover from months of upheaval.

Somali president, Kenyan FM escape deadly bomb attack

By Yara Bayoumy
MOGADISHU | Wed Sep 12, 2012 - (Reuters) - Somalia's new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the visiting Kenyan foreign minister on Wednesday escaped an apparent suicide bomb attack on a Mogadishu hotel where they were holding a news conference unscathed, witnesses said.

Somali Week Festival 2012: 19-28 October

(Medeshi)-Kayd Somali Arts and Culture, in collaboration with Redsea-online Cultural Foundation and other partners, are proud to present Somali Week Festival 2012. This year’s festival will run from Friday 19th to Sunday 28th October in London.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

US official dies in Libya consulate attack in Benghazi

BBC- An American has been killed and at least one other wounded after militiamen stormed the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, officials say.

US urged to recognize Somaliland

(Medeshi)-The U.S. could send a strong diplomatic message about the premium it puts on stability and self-sufficiency by recognizing the breakaway region of Somaliland as an independent state.

Help Somalia’s New President: Cut Off Aid

Bloomberg : A surprise candidate, Sheikh Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, has won Somalia’s first freely contested presidential election. The bigger surprise will be if his government proves any less corrupt or incompetent than the one it is replacing.

Libya militias burn down US consulate in Benghazi

BBC- Militiamen in Libya have stormed the US consulate in Benghazi, the country's second largest city.

Somaliland: Potential Capability to Help Solve Somalian Problems

(Medeshi)-Amid the fresh jubilation of the momentous presidential election on September 10, 2012 that Prof. Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has won over 70% margin against Shiekh Shariif in the second round and the promising political future of Somalia on the horizon that has inspired many hopefuls, at least in the way the election process has been conducted and the locality it has taken place (Somalia at last), I would like once again to resubmit this article (published widely on various websites in July this year) to further seek the attention of the new president of Somalia and the international community to look closely the case of Somaliland and its potential capability to help find a lasting solution to the HORN OF AFRICA’s prolonged political  problems that needs to be healed once and for all with mutual realization and by balanced justice without prejudice.

US congratulates Mohamud on becoming Somalia's new president

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Elections in Somalia
The United States congratulates Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud on winning the support of Parliament and becoming Somalia’s new president, and the Somali people for completing this momentous political transition.  Today’s vote represents an important milestone for the people of Somalia, and a crucial step forward along the path of building a representative government.

Ethiopia Pardons Jailed Swedish Journalists

BY Ricci Shryock - VOA : The Ethiopian government will release two imprisoned Swedish journalists, as part of an annual mass amnesty to mark Ethiopia’s New Year.  Some 1900 prisoners are part of an official pardon granted by the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Somalia : Who is Hassan Sheikh Mohamud?

BBC-International leaders, including British Prime Minister David Cameron, have hailed the election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as a "great step forward" for Somalia.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mogadishu: One of the two wives of Sheikh Shariff faints in stage next to him (Video)

Mogadishu : One of the  two wives of Somalia's  president Sheikh fainted last night on stage while standing next to her husband (the president) who was talking to the public. Sheikh Sharif who lined his wives to his left and right in the stage  was talking about justice and peace in Somalia and was encouraging the Somali people to support the government in its initiative in stabilizing the country.  Here is the video:

Somali election: Hassan Sheikh elected as president

BBC-Somali MPs meeting in the Mogadishu have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country's new president, in the latest step to end decades of war.

Bristol : Somali benefits cheat who swindled £39,000 to support two families is spared jail

By MARTIN ROBINSON- Mail Online-A Somali benefits cheat has been spared jail because the judge sentencing him said the cost of locking him up for a year would be the same as the amount he swindled.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

London : Photos of the Paralympics closing ceremony

(Courtesy of Mail Online )  - The Paralympic Closing Ceremony rocked to the sounds of Coldplay tonight as Britain's golden summer of sport drew to a close in the Olympic Stadium.

Somalia elections : Return of the king?

By Connor Molloy - Daily News
Somalis around the world await the naming of their next president.
“My brothers and sisters, it is all up to you. You are the highest sovereign authority in the land. You are the custodians of the future which is now in your hands.” These words were part of a letter penned by the United Nation’s Special Representative for Somalia, Augustine P Mahiga, and addressed to the newly minted Somali Parliamentarians who will choose the next president of Somalia in a secret ballot election on Monday.