Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Jobs: CARE Head of Office Jobs vacancy in Hargeisa, Somaliland 2012

CARE Somalia is an International NGO working in Somalia. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance.

Why South Sudan and not Somaliland?

NAI-South Sudan gained independence last year, while Somaliland has for decades struggled for independent statehood without success. NAI researcher Redie Bereketeab examines the underlying reasons for this situation.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Somali government wants Kenya to cease inspecting flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi in Wajir

(Video)-The Somali government wants Kenya to cease inspecting flights between Mogadishu and Nairobi in Wajir. Somali Ambassador to Kenya Mohammed Ali Nur says the mandatory stopover in Wajir causes unnecessary inconvenience to passengers and is hurting their rebuilding attempts.

Two blasts in Kenyan capital, policeman wounded

(Reuters) - Two successive blasts in a residential area near the Kenyan capital's central business district wounded one police officer late on Friday but did not injure any civilians, police said.

Horn of Africa : The push for resilience gains $38.7M boost

By Jenny Lei Ravelo - Devex
A Somalian woman carrying a child
A Somalian woman carrying a child. The European Commission will provide $38.7 million for the benefit of vulnerable people in Somalia and Ethiopia. Photo by: ECHO / CC BY-SA
The European Commission has announced additional funding to build resilience in two countries in the Horn of Africa, just days after proposing a new policy promoting resilience in its humanitarian and development programs.

The funding, worth €30 million ($38.7 million), will be for the benefit of vulnerable people in Ethiopia and Somalia, including refugees and internally displaced persons. Ethiopia hosts more than 300,000 refugees from neighboring countries, and Somalia is home to more than a million IDPs, according to a press release.

International companies to begin oil exploration in Somaliland

Genel Energy and other international firms are moving ahead with plans to explore for oil in 
Somaliland, a development that officials hope will lead to prosperity and job creation in the region.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Qur'an burning pastor denied entry into Canada

BY MICHELLE MCQUIGGE, THE CANADIAN PRESS, OCTOBER 11, 2012
TORONTO - An anti-Muslim American pastor who earned an international reputation after burning copies of the Islamic holy text has been denied entry into Canada hours before he was to speak at a free speech rally in Toronto, organizers said Thursday.

Call for more action to curb Kenya violence before March vote

* Riots, tribal fighting intensify fears over March vote
* Annan mediated an end to election violence five years ago
* Political allegiances based on tribal ties not ideology
* Two presidential hopefuls face ICC over 2007 poll violence
By James Macharia
NAIROBI, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan said on Thursday he wants more done to stem rising violence in Kenya before a March 4 election to prevent a repetition of the bloodshed that followed the last vote five years ago.

London : Pair guilty of Abdullahi Osman murder

BBC- A man has been found guilty of murdering another man who was found critically injured in a park in west London.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Somaliland : Relative peace and security in Hargeisa allows a vibrant private sector to develop

WASHINGTON, October 10, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Relative peace and security in Hargeisa in the past decade have allowed a vibrant private sector to develop, despite conflict and fragility in the surrounding region, says a new World Bank Group report.

Kenya President rejects MPs' bonus attempt

BBC- Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has rejected an attempt by MPs to award themselves a bonus of more than $105,000 (£65,660) each.

Ethiopia: Business as usual

By  Ben Rawlence - Human Rights Watch 
Amid the tributes to Ethiopia’s recently departed prime minister was much twittering (and tweeting) about ‘stability’ and the ‘transition’, especially from Ethiopia’s foreign donors.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Somalia as a child ruled by irresponsible parents, with the UN as its social services

( Channel 4)- Think of Somalia as a child ruled by irresponsible parents, with the UN as its social services. Jamal Osman asks if the strife-torn country can convince investors it is now ready to look after itself.

Israel to extradite 15,000 Sudanese asylum seekers

By Toby Collins
October 5, 2012 (LONDON) - Israel’s interior minister Eli Yishai said on Wednesday 15,000 Sudanese asylum seekers will be detained from October 15, claiming they are not refugees; something which the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) disputes.

Somaliland : Grappling with road-accidents toll


HARGEISA, 9 October 2012 (IRIN) - The self-declared republic of Somaliland is grappling with an upsurge in traffic accidents, and officials say the trend will likely continue unless the government puts in place measures to curtail them.
“About 1,251 road accidents [occurred] in 2004 compared to 2,199 in 2011, causing 75 and 142 deaths respectively,” said Abdi Moussa, the Commander of Somaliland's Traffic Police department.
“Several factors cause the increasing road traffic accidents, including poor driving knowledge, poor roads, overloading passengers and goods, high speeds and lack of road signs,” Mouse told IRIN. Officials say truck drivers ferrying khat, a popular narcotic, are the biggest violators of traffic laws.

Monday, October 8, 2012

An international landmine NGO welcomes Somalia’s historic landmine treaty

By Alan Cole in the UK |  Xperedon |
A leading landmine NGO that has worked in 40 countries worldwide has applauded a historic landmine ban in Somalia but is also appealing for renewed efforts to support the efforts of peace workers.

Rift Valley Institute Update October 2012 - Somali Spring at the Nairobi Forum

Somali Spring at the Nairobi Forum… Usalama Project on Capitol Hill… Inter-Congolese Dialogue… Who arms Sudan?…South Sudan from Revolution to Independence…

Islamist militants ban Muslim agency's aid to 1.3 mln Somalis

By Feisal Omar - MOGADISHU | (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab militants said on Monday they had banned Muslim aid agency Islamic Relief from areas under their control, a move that would deprive 1.3 million people of food, clean water and health care.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

US aircraft carrying soldiers, equipment lands in Yemen

By: Fares Anam - Yobserver US airliner carrying soldiers and military equipment arrived in Aden International Airport in southern Yemen on Sunday, October 7, a day after the Yemen authorities announced they thwarted a military operation that aimed at targeting Anad Airbase in Lahj province.

Somali government forces with the support of AMISOM troops cature Wanla Weyn town

By:Wangari Kanyogo/Rose Welimo,KBC - Somali government forces with the support of AMISOM troops have secured the strategic town of Wanla Weyn on the Afgooye to Baidoa corridor in lower Shabelle. Wanla Weyn is 93km from Mogadishu.

Somali pirates issue ultimatum for mariners

Chittagong, Oct 07 (bdnews24.com)—Somali pirates have issued a two-week deadline to buy release of the seven Bangladeshi mariners kidnapped about two years back.

CPJ: Ethiopia briefly detains VOA correspondent

October 6, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) – Police in Ethiopian on Friday briefly detained voice of America correspondent while she was covering demonstrations by the Muslim community in the capital, a press freedom advocacy group, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Saturday.