Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, October 6, 2012

US elections : Obama and Romney Debate Highlights Songified! - Video

By - schmoyoho - It is time. It is time to listen to the presidential hopefuls sing their best, lifting their promises and pleas to soaring heights and rousing melodies. May the best voice win.

Somali president names political newcomer as PM

By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar - MOGADISHU |
(Reuters) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Saturday named political newcomer Abdi Farah Shirdon Saaid as the country's new prime minister, a man diplomats say is untainted by the clan rivalry and feuding that has plagued Somalia for decades.

In Somaliland, queuing for cash

(Oxfam)-In August, Oxfam America’s Scott Paul traveled to Somaliland to research a money transfer system that helps support countless families in the region.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Video : Kenyans seek UK compensation for colonial abuses

The British high court in London will decide on soon, whether a case brought by a group of elderly Kenyans will continue.

Petrobras to Explore Ethiopia for Oil in East African Expansion

By Eduard Gismatullin - Bloomberg
Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4), Brazil’s state oil company, plans an exploration project in Ethiopia, said the East African country’s ministry of mines.

Puntland : Private Army Formed to Fight Pirates Leaves Troubled Legacy

By MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT - LA Times
WASHINGTON — It seemed like a simple idea: In the chaos that is Somalia, create a sophisticated, highly trained fighting force that could finally defeat the pirates terrorizing the shipping lanes off the Somali coast.
But the creation of the Puntland Maritime Police Force was anything but simple.

Kenya wary of being seen as an occupying force in Somalia port

By Richard Lough - KISMAYU, Somalia |
(Reuters) - From the rooftop of Kismayu's rundown port, Kenyan troops scoured the waters across to the southern Somali city, part of an operation to flush out rebel remnants after al Qaeda-backed militants fled last week from their last major stronghold.

France's Hollande to meet soon with family of French hostage held in Somalia

Associated Press
LA VALETTE, Malta –  French President Francois Hollande says he will soon meet with family members of a security agent taken hostage by an extremist Somali Islamic group more than three years ago.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

French hostage in Somalia appeals to Hollande in video

WASHINGTON — |AP | A French secret agent held hostage in Somalia urged President Francois Hollande to negotiate his release in a video shot by his Islamist militia captors, a US monitoring group said Thursday.

Rwanda's Kagame defiant over accusations of backing Congo rebels

* Western "bullies" are "dead wrong" -President Kagame
* Says freezing aid an injustice, will make Rwandans defiant
* Rwandan, Congo leaders fail to resolve row at UN meeting
* Rebel crisis fuels tension in Africa's most volatile region
By Jenny Clover - KIGALI, Oct 4 (Reuters) - President Paul Kagame said on Thursday Western governments were "dead wrong" in blaming Rwanda for the rebellion in neighbouring eastern Congo and threatening Kigali with aid cuts, and he pledged to stand firm against his accusers.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Frankincense and Gums Umbrellas in Somaliland : Complaint about Inaction

Republic of Somaliland : Frankincense and Gums Umbrellas ; Subject: Complaint about Inaction

World economy - China to overtake the US in 5 years (Video)

LATimes - China's "one-child" policy has slowed population growth and brought prosperity to the nation of 1.3 billion, but it hasn't averted massive damage to the environment. The situation there shows how rising consumption and even modest rates of population growth magnify each other's impact on the planet, an issue of growing concern to scientists.

Canada's Simba Energy to drill for oil in Kenya in 2013

By Kelly Gilblom
NAIROBI Oct 3 (Reuters) - Pan-African oil & gas explorer Simba Energy is to drill its first well in northeast Kenya in 2013, a company executive said on Wednesday, the latest effort by an energy firm to find oil in the east African nation.

Capcom creates fake human meat market in East London

By Jeffrey Matulef - eurogamer
Capcom is hosting a Resident Evil-themed art installation this weekend at the Smithfield Meat Market in East London, Neatorama  has reported.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Somalia favours firms with pre-1991 deals for oil exploration

By Sarah Young
LONDON Oct 2 (Reuters) - Somalia, hoping to share in East Africa's oil and gas boom, has invited back international oil companies that held exploration licences before civil war broke out two decades ago, an adviser to the government said.

Kismayo rocked by blast as Somali troops take control

BBC- A loud explosion was heard as Somali government troops together with African Union (AU) forces established control of the port city of Kismayo.

Monday, October 1, 2012

From Refugee to IDP in Somaliland

By Mark Leon Goldberg - UN dispatch
(Hargeisa, Somaliland) “What we need most is to have our own land.”
This is the message I heard during my recent visit to a displacement settlement in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The people I met have spent the last 20 years in the ‘State House’ settlement for returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Two Kenyan police shot dead near Somalia border

By Abdisalan Ahmed - GARISSA, Kenya |
(Reuters) - Two police officers were shot dead in Kenya on Sunday in the northern town of Garissa close to the border with Somalia, police said, hours after a child was killed in a grenade attack on a church in Nairobi.

Ethiopia and Simmering Somali Situations

Strategy Page - September 30, 2012: So far the power transition following the death of Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi has gone smoothly. Acting Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn became prime minister on September 15. He also assumed leadership of the governing party, the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPDRF).

Edna Adan : Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is coming to America's PBS television network tomorrow! Edna Adan is featured at the beginning of Part 2, on Tuesday evening. We hope you will be watching and/or recording. For those of you outside of the USA and Canada, the program will be broadcast around the world in the coming months. The DVD can be pre-ordered now from Amazon.com.

Somalia - Al-Shabab rebels out of Kismayo : Video


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Child killed, eight injured in Nairobi's church attack

By ZADOCK ANGIRA ,Daily Nation -A boy was killed and several others injured on Sunday after suspected terrorists hurled a grenade at St Polycarp's ACK church along Chai road in Eastleigh, Nairobi.