Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Egypt may use direct military action to push Ethiopia scrap Nile dam

CAIRO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Egypt increasingly views Ethiopia's plan to build a massive 6,000-megawatt hydroelectric dam on the Nile River as a threat to its national security because it will seriously cut the Arab state's water supplies.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Terror suspects arrested in Somaliland lose UK appeal

By Steve Swann and Dominic Casciani
Two men accused of being part of a "prolific extremist network" have lost their appeal against control orders.
The men, referred to at the High Court as CC and CF, are accused of fighting in Somalia with the al-Qaeda-linked insurgent group al-Shabab.

AU agrees to leave Somali stadium

BBC- The African Union force in Somalia has said it hopes to vacate its base at the national stadium in Mogadishu in time for a football tournament in December.

Somalia: 'Al-Shabab weapons seized in Puntland'

BBC- A large consignment of arms destined for suspected Islamist militants in north-eastern Somalia has been seized, a regional governor has told the BBC.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Somaliland : Journalists increasingly harassed and arrested by security forces

HARGEISA, 17 October 2012 (IRIN) - Journalists in the self-declared republic of Somaliland are increasingly being harassed and arrested by security forces there, say officials.

Kenya charges lawmaker who backs coastal secessionists

By Joseph Akwiri
MOMBASA, Kenya Oct 18 (Reuters) - A Kenyan lawmaker and prominent Muslim preacher appeared in court on Thursday accused of inciting violence, days after he said he would be willing to fund a group campaigning for independence for the country's coastal region.

Ethiopia : Meles widow 'refusing to vacate palace'

By ARGAW ASHINE - Daily Nation
The powerful widow of former prime minister Meles Zenawi is reportedly stalling on vacating Ethiopia's national palace for the country's new leader and his family.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Policeman, two attackers killed in Kenya grenade blast

By by Michael Richard (AFP) - MOMBASA, Kenya — A Kenyan police officer was killed and nine others wounded Wednesday when suspected Islamists hurled a grenade at them during a house raid that left two assailants dead, police said.

Somalia: UN envoy welcomes Parliament’s endorsement of new Prime Minister

UN - 17 October 2012 – The United Nations top political official for Somalia today welcomed the endorsement by the East African country’s Parliament of the new Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon, stressing that it signals an encouraging start of cooperation between two important arms of the Government.

Somalia : The Bad Old Days Return

Strategy Page : October 17, 2012: The government is trying to play down reports of their soldiers looting and killing civilians in Kismayu.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Why Two Eritrean Pilots Went Rogue and Stole Their President's Plane

(The Atlantic )- Until recently, the Eritrean Air Force had a single luxury airplane, an 1970s-era American corporate turboprop.

Video : Truant Somalia soldier runs to Kenya

Police in Kenya are looking for an armed Somalia soldier who deserted the frontline and escaped into the country. The soldier who was armed was arrested and placed in custody in Liboi but escaped mysteriously.

Jewellery Diamond , Ruby and Emerald stones from Somaliland

(Medeshi) -Ahmed , a  friend of mine who has just come back from Somaliland has shown me  the gem stones illustrated here  which he collected from a location close to Aw Barkhadle just few kilometres North East of Hargeisa , the capital of Somaliland.

Mother of Somali boy beaten to death testifies as the stepfather goes on trial

BY CAROLYN THOMPSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - BUFFALO, N.Y. - A Somali woman covered her face and slumped forward, sobbing, as she testified about the last time she saw her 10-year-old son before his body was found gagged and beaten in the basement of their home. Her husband, the boy's stepfather, went on trial Monday for murder.

Monday, October 15, 2012

First Doing Business city profile in Somaliland

Overview
Doing Business in Hargeisa measures business regulations and their enforcement in Hargeisa, Somaliland. It is the first Doing Business city profile in Somaliland. The report measures regulations affecting 11 stages of the life of a small or medium-size business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency, and employing workers. Data on the employing workers indicator is available as an annex. The ease of doing business in Hargeisa can be compared to the ease of doing business in 183 other economies measured annually by Doing Business.
Read full report : http://www.doingbusiness.org/reports/subnational-reports/hargeisa
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Austrian daredevil set to break sound barrier in record-breaking jump from balloon 37km above Earth.

Video: Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian extreme athlete, has landed on Earth after a jump from the stratosphere in what is the world's first supersonic skydive.

KENYA: Government issues flood warning



There may be need to evacuate people from flood-prone areas
NAIROBI, 15 October 2012 (IRIN) - The Kenyan government has issued an alert over possible flash floods in parts of the country following the start of the country’s October-to-December short rains, which may be exacerbated by possible mild-to-moderate El Niño conditions.
In northern Kenya’s Dadaab refugee complex, flash floods have destroyed tents, inundated roads and affected an estimated 5,640 families, according to the Kenya Red Cross. In Tigania, in eastern Kenya, an estimated 21 households have been affected by floods. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Press statement of the 337th meeting of the Peace and Security Council on Somalia

PRESS STATEMENT
The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 337 the meeting held on 11 October 2012, was briefed on the latest developments in Somalia by the Commissioner for Peace and Security and the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the Commission for Somalia.

Mauritanian President shot in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott.

BBC- Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz is being flown to the French capital, Paris, after he was shot in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott.

Somaliland: Drought leaves nothing untouched

Home : The village elders are quick to tell me that Boodhlay, the name of this village, means dusty. A quick glance around shows that this name is very apt indeed.

Saudi Arabian polygamists seek Canadian home

BY TOM GODFREY,TORONTO SUN - Canadian diplomats in Saudi Arabia say there may be a political tempest brewing as many oil-rich polygamist men look for ways to resettle here with their many wives.