Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, November 24, 2012

'Kidnapped' Eritrean man in plea for life

Medeshi - (BBC)-An Eritrean man who says he will be killed by an Egyptian trafficking gang in Sinai unless a $25,000 ransom is paid within days has spoken to the Today programme's Mike Thomson.

Ending impunity in Somalia is a human rights priority, says Mahiga

MOGADISHU, Somalia, November 23, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The ending of impunity in Somalia particularly that related to the killing of journalist is a human rights priority, the UN special representative for Somalia Augustine Mahiga has told Bar-kulan as the world marks the international day to end impunity.

Mysterious respiratory virus claims another life in Middle East

RT-Another person has died and at least three more cases of a mysterious respiratory virus have been discovered in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The WHO confirms that that the new strain is part of the coronavirus family, which also includes the deadly SARS.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Working together for development in Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland

Event - Somalia:Open for Business
World G18 Somalia : Somali Economic Forum
Somali Diaspora UK : Puntland Diaspora Forum
RDI Charity : UNA Westminster
Horn of Africa Business Association : British African Business Association

Uganda: UN report implicates President Yoweri Museveni's brother on Congo rebel backing

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A new U.N. report that accuses the Rwandan military of commanding and supporting rebel forces in eastern Congo also charges that the brother of Uganda's long-serving president actively backs the movement.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Saudi husbands can track wives’ travels electronically

RT-Saudi Arabia introduced an electronic tracking system that alerts men by text message when their wife is leaving the country, even if they are traveling together. The system was swiftly condemned by activists and Twitter users.

Thousands Lose Power As Rain Batters Britain

Sky News- Thousands of people have been left without power and scores evacuated from their homes after heavy rain battered Britain for a second day.

HRW calls on Kenya to end Security Force Reprisals against Somalis

HWR-Garissa Attack Brings Violent Response by Soldiers, Police

Korea fishes while Ban Ki-moon denies toxic dumping and illegal fishing in Somalia

Medeshi - Intercity press published the following article yesterday about the ongoing fishing of the South Korean ships in Somalia waters while the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's report  denies toxic waste dumping and illegal fishing in the region.

Kenya reeling from ethnic strife

HABA -Elections in Kenya are rarely sleepy affairs, and so it is with good reason that many Kenyans and foreign nationals with an interest in the country are already anxious about the build up to nationwide elections in 2013.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Text : Ceasefire agreement between Israel and Gaza's Palestinians

CAIRO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Following is the verbatim English text of the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza that was reached on Wednesday with Egyptian mediation. The text was distributed by the Egyptian presidency.

Ohio Mall Terrorism Defendant Deported to Somalia

(AP) A Somali immigrant who federal prosecutors say plotted to attack an Ohio shopping mall has been deported to Somalia.

Africa Oil results encourage Range and Red Emperor

Interactive  investor | By Darshini Shah - Africa Oil's third-quarter results demonstrated there is proof of life in Puntland, Somalia - a positive for Range Resources (RRL) and Red Emperor Resources (RMP) - according to analysts at FoxDavies.

Somaliland : Ethiopian boosts Berbera capacity from December

EthiopianEthiopian Airlines (ET) will, from 1 December 2012, increase its capacity from Addis Ababa to the coastal town of Berbera in Somaliland, by operating a Boeing 737-700 on the route 5x weekly.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

US judge: Somali NSS colonel responsible for torture in 1980s

ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS -AP- COLUMBUS, Ohio — A former military colonel with a Somali security force dubbed the "Gestapo of Somalia" by its critics was responsible for the torture of a human rights advocate in the 1980s, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a decision that opens the door for a hearing on potential financial damages.

Canada : Alberta man faces deportation to Somalia, where he has never lived

JOSH WINGROVE - EDMONTON — The Globe and Mail
Saeed Jama is awaiting his fate. He’ll be deported soon, perhaps Tuesday, because he’s a convicted drug dealer whose time in Canada has run out.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Somaliland could be a desert in 20 years (Video)

AFP-Environmentalists say the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland in northern Somalia could become a huge desert, unless deforestation is stopped. 

Rioters attack ethnic Somalis in Kenyan capital (Photos )

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas to disperse Kenyans who threw stones and broke into the homes and shops of ethnic Somalis in Nairobi's Somali-dominated Eastleigh neighborhood on Monday to protest against a bomb attack in the district on Sunday.

Deforestation risks turning Somalia to desert (Photos)

By Boris Bachorz (AFP) JALELO, Somalia — Hassan Hussein cuts down 40 trees every month to fuel his charcoal business, fully aware of the impact his action has on the environment.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (October 2012) - Info graphic

RW-Throughout October, Belet Weyne flood affected people received assistance in the form of food and water with the interventions reaching an estimated 18,000 households affected and displaced across the district.  According to the flood task force, the situation is currently under control with limited gaps in sanitation requirements.

Kenya : 6 dead in Eastleigh matatu explosion

Nation , Kenya - At least six passengers died on the spot when an explosion ripped apart a mini-bus in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate on Sunday.

Hargeisa : Culture shock awaits Somali returnees

By Boris Bachorz (AFP) |HARGEISA, Somaliland — Two years ago, fashion designer Ayan Hussein left the high-end stores of Britain's capital for a stab at promoting fashion that was in line with Muslim tradition in her Somali homeland.