Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Somali refugees return home armed with pizza and designer jeans

By Tristan McConnell , Hargeisa - Hussein fled Mogadishu 15 years ago, clutching her three young children. They settled in London, first as refugees, then as British citizens. Hampstead became their home and the children became Londoners.

Egypt bus crash kills 47 children near Manfalut

BBC- At least 47 children aged four to six years old have been killed after their school bus was hit by a train in central Egypt, officials said.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Somaliland elections: Everything is fine (except when it is not)

By Progressio ground staff - Somalilanders are great optimists and at our many meetings we are being constantly assured that everything in the electoral process is going to be OK.

Iran, Turkey compete on rebuilding Somalia

MOGADISHU - | Middle East Online |Top government officials from Iran and Turkey arrived in Mogadishu Wednesday on a one-day visit in a bid to bolster diplomatic and economic ties with Somalia as it emerges from decades of civil strife.

Medina: Saudis take a bulldozer to Islam's history - Masjid an-Nabawi mosque

JEROME TAYLOR - The Independent 
Three of the world’s oldest mosques are about to be destroyed as Saudi Arabia embarks on a multi-billion-pound expansion of Islam’s second holiest site.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ebola outbreak in Uganda kills two

BBC-A fresh outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda has killed at least two people, the health minister has said.

Ethiopia Is Using Radiation to Eradicate Tsetse Flies

Marthe Van Der Wolf - ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia is winning the battle against the tsetse fly, using what officials say is safe nuclear technology.

Somali president in u-turn over U.N. charcoal ban

By Mohamed Ahmed |MOGADISHU | 
(Reuters) - Somalia's president has reversed course on what to do about millions of sacks of charcoal stockpiled in former rebel strongholds and now says they can be exported despite a U.N. embargo on the trade.

UK : Hounslow benefits cheat is jailed over 'asylum' ploy

By Geoff Bennett - The Bristol Post
A BRITISH citizen who posed as a struggling asylum seeker so he could claim more than £10,000 in crisis loans has been jailed.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ethiopia woman tells of sex slavery in Saudi Arabia

ADDIS ABABA (Bikyamasr): An Ethiopia woman revealed that she was the victim of sex slavery after she attempted to find work as a domestic worker in Saudi Arabia.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Israel: No Place to Go

Filmmaker: Yotam Feldman
African refugees in Israel face violence, discrimination and an uncertain future. 

Somaliland gets fibre-through-the-air connectivity

By Dawinderpal Sahota - Telecoms -In a bid to provide high speed broadband access to a million people in the regional market of Somaliland, Somcable has struck a deal worth over $3m to offer high speed access to subscribers, using fibre-through-the-air (FTTA) technology.

Monday, November 12, 2012

SomCable, Bluwan to Expand Fast Wireless Service in Somaliland

By Sarah McGregor - Bloomberg
SomCable, a broadband operator in Somaliland, has chosen wireless technology company Bluwan SA to help introduce a high-speed wireless Internet service in the sparsely populated and predominately rural Somaliland.

Somaliland : Oasis of calm

Gulf Times - Ayan Hussein, a London stylist originally from Somaliland, shows dresses she sells to local Muslim women at her store in Somaliland’s capital Hargeisa. Hussein returned to the region two years ago and started both a clothes store and a cafe.

America's Drones Are Striking rural pockets of Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan

By REBECCA J. ROSEN | The Atlantic - The rural pockets of Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan have never felt so close and so far away.

ETHIOPIA-SOMALIA: The cost of being a good neighbour

DOLLO ADO, 12 November 2012 (IRIN) - Ethiopians would like to continue to be good Samaritans to the hundreds of thousands seeking refuge from drought and conflict in neighbouring Somalia, but massive camps in fragile environments have sparked concern among both the government and the people sharing space with the refugees.

Genel Takes Over Miran Block in Kurdistan, Expands in Somaliland

By Brian Swint - Bloomberg
Genel Energy Plc (GENL), the Iraq-focused oil company run by former BP Plc (BP/) Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward, increased its interests in fields in Kurdistan and Somaliland.

Oil - Genel adds to Somaliland acreage

( Medeshi )- Danica Newnham - Upstream - Australian explorer Jacka Resources said it was farming out half of an exploration block in Somaliland to London-listed Genel Energy.

29 Kenyan police officers killed in Saturday's attack

BBC-Villagers in northern Kenya fear further violence after at least 29 police officers were killed over the weekend, an elder has told the BBC.

Video: Life after al-Shabab in Mogadishu

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Attack of the drones over Britain's skies as Home Office allows police to use military

Mail online - By JACK DOYLE - The police have been given the green light to use unmanned military-style drones.

Picture - Thunderstorm lightning bolts

Yahoo - Lightning illuminates a cumulonimbus cloud over Corio Bay, Victoria. The Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society organises a competition each year for the best weather pictures.

Fog warnings as temperatures set to drop to 16C in UAE

The National - By Nadeem Hanif - DUBAI // Drivers have been urged to take extra care in the coming days as fog and dusty conditions could reduce visibility.

11 police killed in Kenya ambush

Eleven Kenyan police officers were killed and nine others wounded when they were caught in an ambush as they pursued cattle rustlers in northern Kenya, according to a new toll Sunday.

African Development Bank may fund highway to link Kenya and Somalia

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- The African Development Bank (AfDB) is looking at the possibility of funding an inter-sate highway that would link Kenya and its northeastern neighbor Somalia.