Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Somalia: Bombers Hit Exiles' Diner In Capital

Sky News- Suicide bombers have attacked a restaurant in the capital of Somali that is popular with former exiles, police have said.

EU gives $200 million for security, education in turbulent Somalia

MOGADISHU | By Yara Bayoumy| (Reuters) - The European Union has given Somalia 158 million euros (124 million pounds) to improve education, the legal system and security, its new envoy said on Saturday, as the Horn of Africa nation tries to recover from more than two decades of conflict.

Suicide bombers hit Somali capital, three dead

MOGADISHU - By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh  (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers attacked a restaurant in the Somali capital on Saturday, killing a security guard who stopped them entering the building, locals said.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Floods displace thousands in Somaliland

HARGEISA, 2 November 2012 (IRIN) - Heavy rains have displaced thousands of people in the mid-eastern regions of the self-declared republic of Somaliland, says a senior official.

Uganda to withdraw troops from Somalia

BBC- Uganda will withdraw its forces from UN-backed international missions, Security Minister Muruli Mukasa says, escalating a long-running row.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Strike hits East African hub port Mombasa

Joseph Akwiri
MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - An indefinite strike by more than half of the workers at Kenya's main port of Mombasa on Thursday has paralyzed dockside work at east African region's main trade gateway, union and management officials said.

Somaliland hopes oil will replace goat dependence

By Ed Stoddard
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Wanted: investors for small African nation with good oil and mineral potential - no seat at the United Nations but history of independence in rough neighborhood.

Wiki leaked document : Kenyan FM Pushes Lower Juba Initiative

E.O. 12958: DECL: 2019/12/10
TAGS: PREL [External Political Relations], MARR [Military and Defense Arrangements], PGOV [Internal Governmental Affairs], PTER [Terrorists and Terrorism], KE [Kenya], SO [Somalia], ET [Ethiopia], DJ [Djibouti]
CLASSIFIED BY: James C. Swan, Ambassador, U.S. Department of State,
Executive Office; REASON: 1.4(B), (D)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Kenyan official: 2,700 Ugandans dead in Somalia

By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The number of African Union troops killed while battling Somali militants has always been a tightly held secret, but a top Kenyan official says more than 2,700 troops have died there.
Richard Onyonka , Kenya's deputy minister of foreign affairs, said Wednesday at a forum on Somalia that Uganda has lost more than 2,700 troops since 2007. Onyonko said about three dozen Kenyan forces have died there over the last year.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Somaliland sees drilling for oil as possible by 2014

By Ed Stoddard - CAPE TOWN | (Reuters) - The break-away territory of Somaliland sees drilling for oil as possible by 2014 as three companies start exploration activities, the country's mining and energy minister said on Tuesday.

Bustling livestock trade boosts Somaliland's economy

Business Recorder |Trading sheep, goats and camels is such big business in Somaliland that villagers describe livestock as the "barrels of oil" that drive the economy of the breakaway republic in the Horn of Africa. Thanks to recent security gains in central and southern Somalia, livestock revenues are increasingly seen as a financial boon that could help the rest of the country back on its feet after two decades of conflict.

Three UK based organisations to monitor Somaliland's district and council elections

Press Release - Progressio, DPU and Somaliland Focus to lead international observation mission to Somaliland's district and council elections scheduled for 28 November 2012

Turkish firm obtains licence for oil exploration in Somaliland

Turkish weekly - Energy, an Ankara-based oil firm with vast investments in northern Iraq, announced yesterday that it has obtained an exploration license for Somaliland, the self-declared East African country not formally recognized by the international community.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Dahabshiil 'Honoured' to Sponsor Somali Week Festival

/PRNewswire/Sacramento Bee --, the largest money transfer company in the Horn of Africa, has sponsored the 2012 Somali Week Festival in London - a week during which the diaspora community celebrated and honoured its heritage.

Somalia's General Farah killed in al-Shabab ambush

BBC- Mohamed Ibrahim Farah, nicknamed "Gordon", was killed near Merca, a strategic town captured from the al-Shabab militants in August.

Saving Somalia: A matter of charcoal and UN bureaucracy

Tristan McConnell - Glopal Post
KISMAYO, Somalia ― Kismayo’s southern entrance is flanked by pile after vast pile of charcoal, bagged and stacked in towering blocks on either side of the asphalt road.

Somali justice: forgiveness, money or execution

Channel4-  In Somalia, if someone is guilty of murder the victim's family has three options: forgiveness, blood money or execution. Jamal Osman travels to Bossasso to find out what it means to be on death row.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Field School: Unearthing Evidence of Barre-era War Crimes in Somaliland

Join the Somaliland Field School: Deadline is November 15!
Posted by Kathy Roberts 

UK : Theresa May strips British passport from Muslim care worker who refused to join MI5 and may now be in African prison

Mahdi Hashi is thought to be in prison in the African state of Djibouti
While he was visiting Somalia, Theresa May deprived him of all his rights as a British national
He was accused of extremist activities but his parents say this is wrong
After landing at Heathrow, he was approached by MI5 who said his 'suspect status' would be cleared if he 'co-operated' with them