Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pictures : Handout of Somali civilians at Lido Beach at the Somali capital Mogadishu

Somali civilians are seen at Lido Beach, a popular destination on a Friday which is a traditional day of rest, at the Somali capital Mogadishu in this November 9, 2012 handout, released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team on November 10, 2012. The U.N.

US: Petraeus Quits After FBI Found Evidence of Extramarital Affair

VOA-Retired U.S. General David Petraeus, the man credited with helping turn around the second Iraq War, has resigned as chief of the Central Intelligence Agency, citing an extramarital affair.

Somaliland : Sanaag – Situation Analysis October 2012

(RW)-Sanaag region is on the north eastern tip of Somaliland and neighbors Sool and Togdheer regions. The population of Sanaag region is estimated at 270,367 (UNDP 2005), with more than 79% living in the rural areas.

Central African Republic president 'detains son over unpaid hotel bill'

BBC-The president of Central African Republic is reported to have ordered the detention of his own son for refusing to pay a large hotel bill.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Ethiopia abusing religious freedom of Muslims: U.S. body

Aaron Maasho
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A U.S. panel on religious freedom accused the Ethiopian government of trying to tighten control of its Muslim minority amid mass protests, saying it is risking greater destabilization of the Horn of Africa region.

Somalia's al Shabaab, squeezed in south, move to Puntland

(Reuters) - Somalia's al Qaeda-linked militants are moving north into the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, long regarded as a relatively peaceful area, after having been squeezed out of their strongholds further south, the president of Puntland said.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Innocence of Muslims filmmaker given one year in prison

By Ben Arnold | Yahoo UK Movies News
The producer of the internet film which caused a rash of riots and violent protests in Muslim countries and communities around the world has been jailed.

'Gatekeepers' of Mogadishu Siphon Aid, Compound Misery for Somalis

(Refugees International.org ) Washington, DC -- International aid to displaced Somalis in Mogadishu is being systematically diverted by so-called 'gatekeepers,' who subject displaced families to abuse and intimidation, according to a new report from Refugees International (RI).

Somaliland Immigration Department Headquarters Opens

(IOM)- Somalia - IOM has inaugurated a newly-constructed Somaliland Immigration Department Headquarters building in the capital Hargeisa.

Strong blast outside Somali parliament, one dead

MOGADISHU, Nov 7 | AFP | A strong blast rocked Somalia’s parliament on Wednesday, with at least one person killed, an AFP reporter at the scene said.

Ethiopia- The Ogaden Problem: Will an Old Insurgency Tip the Balance in East Africa?

By William Lloyd George / Addis Ababa | TIME|
Hopes that one of the Horn of Africa‘s longest running conflicts could soon come to an end foundered when peace talks between the Ethiopian government and ethnic Ogadeni rebels recently broke down.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

George Bush Accidently Votes For Obama

Daily Current - Former U.S. president George W. Bushaccidentally voted for Barack Obama today at a polling place near his Crawford, TX home.

Half the Sky Documentary Revisited: Somaliland

By Patheos Press -My review of the Half the Sky documentary for MMW last month made little mention of any redeeming aspects of the film. On the whole, I felt that the film was sadly overshadowed by the American actresses—and George Clooney!—who accompanied and provided commentary for the Nicholas Kristof production. It became more about the celebrities than the actual women from around the world—a damning example of exactly how not to discuss the health and well-being of women from around the world.

US Election 2012: Barack Obama re-elected as US president

Yahoo - Barack Obama has been re-elected US president for a second term as the challenge of Mitt Romney fell by the wayside this morning.

Monday, November 5, 2012

London : Somalis urge government to ban khat

BBC-About 100 members of the Somali community have demonstrated outside Downing Street to call on the government to ban a herbal high.

73 military trucks from Sierra Leone head to Somalia through Mombasa

BY BRIAN OTIENO - The Star | AllAfrica.com | - Mystery surrounds a consignment of military trucks at the Mombasa Port that are headed for Somalia. Some 146 truck drivers and loaders who were contracted to transport the 73 green military vehicles have been at the port for between eight and 10 days.

Anadarko to drill for oil in Kenya from December

* Anadarko plans back-to-back offshore wells in Kenya
* $140 million to be spent on exploring each well
* Hopes to find oil rather than gas
By Kelly Gilblom
NAIROBI, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Anadarko Petroleum is scheduled to begin exploring for oil and gas in Kenya in December, with plans to drill two wells, the Ministry of Energy's top official said Monday, continuing the east African country's surge of exploration activity.

93 Pakistani pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Paktribune - At least 93 Pakistani pilgrims died during Hajj in Saudi Arabia this year, said Syed Abu Ahmed Akif, director general (Hajj) in the Consulate General of Pakistan in Jeddah.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Somalia : Fauzia Yusuf Haji Adan becomes the first female foreign minister

BBC- Somalia is to get its first female foreign minister in a cabinet formed by new Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon.

Kenya policeman killed, 10 injured in church attack

BBC- A policeman has been killed and 10 people were injured in a grenade attack on a church in Kenya, officials say.