Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Friday, December 21, 2012

Video- Djibouti's President war against democracy under the world's nose

(Medeshi)- In this clip you can see the current MP of Somaliland "Ali Areye" who has a tribal connection threatening on record that he will use Djibouti Arms, Army and Ammunitions with the help of Ismail Omar Guelleh and start killing innocent people like Kenya event.

Somaliland beyond the confines of Al-Mansour Hotel

(Medeshi)-To diplomats, NGO wallahs and journalists a visit to Somaliland seems to centre upon the Al-Mansour Hotel in Hargeisa. Strategically, located in the country’s dusty capital, it is redolent in stature at least to the Hotel Sacher in post-war Vienna.

Somaliland : International Election Observers applaud commitment to democracy, but say action is required to ensure future election integrity

(Medeshi)-Press Release : Somaliland local elections: International Election Observers applaud commitment to democracy, but say action is required to ensure future election integrity.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Saudi Arabia, Alarmed By Pakistan-Iran Gas Project, Invites FM For Urgent Talks

IBT-Saudi Arabia has invited Pakistan’s foreign minister to Riyadh to discuss bilateral relations and, reportedly, to persuade Islamabad to cancel its gas pipeline project with Iran.

55 dead or missing in Somalia boat capsize

The Australian -FIFTY-FIVE Somalis and Ethiopians have drowned or are missing after their boat capsized off Somalia in the worst such disaster in the area in almost two years, the United Nations says.

The UN refugee agency said on Thursday the incident represents "the biggest loss of life" in the Gulf of Aden since February 2011, when 57 Somali refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa drowned while attempting to reach Yemen.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Video: Burao Maternity Ward

MSF -The town of Burco (also written as 'Burao'), in Somaliland, has the largest public hospital in the area and serves at least 350,000 people.

Sudanese man beheaded in Saudi Arabia

BBC-A Sudanese man convicted of murder has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf kingdom's interior ministry has said.

Kenya: Somali Refugees Are the Target of a Roundup

NYTimes- By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN -The Kenyan government posted a notice in newspapers on Tuesday asking all Somali refugees in the country to report to camps along the Kenya-Somalia border.

Puntland : Soldiers hijack North Korea ship in Bosasso port

(Reuters) - A dozen soldiers guarding a North Korean ship impounded in Somalia's autonomous Puntland region for maritime violations have hijacked the vessel and its 33 crew, government and naval sources said on Wednesday.

President Obama’s War Report : Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia

Reason.com- President Obama’s War Report: War on Terror in Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, “Various Other Locations,” U.S. Forces in Central Africa, Egypt, Kosovo, on the High Seas

The use of mercenaries in Somalia need regulation, says UN expert Group

Press Release: OHCHR - The use of mercenaries in Somalia .

GENEVA (18 December 2012) – “As Somalia rebuilds its security institutions, the Government should ensure that private security forces are properly regulated and do not become a substitute for competent and accountable police.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

At least 18 Somalis die when boat capsizes off Puntland

BOSASO, Somalia (Reuters) - At least 18 Somalis drowned when their boat sank and their bodies washed ashore near the port city of Bosaso in Somalia's northern breakaway region of Puntland, a government official said on Tuesday.

Medeshi slide show

African Union Plans to Open Office in War-Torn Somalia Capital

By Hamsa Omar & Sarah McGregor -Bloomberg
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud said the African Union plans to open an office in the capital, Mogadishu, where security has improved since Islamist rebels were driven out by African troops last year.

US jihadist in Somalia finally kicked out of al Shabaab ranks

France 24- They fired him! Showed him the door, booted him out.
This just in: The al Qaeda-linked Somali jihadist group, al Shabaab, has officially sacked US-born militant, Omar Hammami, also called Abu Mansour al Amriki  - or “the American”.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Africa in pictures: 7-13 December 2012

Lots of pictures from Africa  from Dec7 to 13 , 2012 -Africa in pictures: 7-13 December 2012

Giving Somaliland Youth a Voice

 - Interpeace and the Academy for Peace and Development (APD – Interpeace’s local partner in Somaliland) are supporting the Somaliland National Youth Organization (SONYO) in the establishment of a National Youth Voters League (NYVL). It aims to enhance the role of Somaliland youth in the state- and peace building processes.