Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Somalia's Al Shabaab say that the French hostage " Dennis Allex " is alive

(Medeshi)-Somalia's Al Shabaab say that the French hostage  " Dennis Allex " is alive and that they will show him  to the public soon .This came after the French military failed on Saturday night  to rescue the hostage in a commando raid at Buulo Mareer in southern Somali  in which  at least two french commandos died.

Britain to host Somalia conference in May

LONDON: Daily Star - Britain is to host a new international conference on the future of war-torn Somalia on May 7, the office of British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Friday.

Video : Somali pirate leader "Big Mouth" announces retirement

The translated work of Mahamed Ibrahim Warsame ‘Hadraawi’

(Kayd) - We, in Kayd Somali Art and Culture, Redsea –online Culture Foundation and the Poetry Translation Centre take pride and pleasure to announce the publication for the first time of selected poems of the Somali master of wordsmith, Maxamed Ibraahim Warsame HADRAAWI along with their English translations.

French hostage and soldiers die in raid in Somalia

BBC-Two French soldiers and a French hostage have been killed during a failed operation to free him in Somalia, the defence ministry says.

Friday, January 11, 2013

British aid 'to fund Ethiopian paramilitaries' accused of rape, murder and torture

By Gerri Peev - Mailonline -British taxpayers could be used to fund a group of Ethiopian paramilitaries who stand accused of murder, rape and torture.

Fawzia Adan: Emblem of new hope for Somalia

By MUHYADIN AHMED ROBLE - Daily  Nation - Yusuf Haji Adan, the new Foreign Affairs Minister of Somalia and the Deputy Prime Minister, is not a newcomer to politics in Somalia.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Saudi Arabia Beheads Young Sri Lankan Maid

Sky- A young Sri Lankan housemaid has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia for killing a baby who was in her care.

Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' quits

BBC- A man named by the UN as a pirate kingpin has said he is renouncing crime, a community leader in Somalia has confirmed to the BBC.

Dutch government bans the use of khat (miraa)

Miraa farmers, traders and consumers have expressed anger with Kenyan authorities for failing to lobby the Dutch government to reverse a decision to ban it despite a one year window before the effective date. The ban was effected as scheduled on January 5.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kingston Somali Community Association

logo_logo_logo.jpg(Medeshi) - KSCA is a charity based in Kingston upon Thames , Greater London - England and was founded in Dec. 2006 by a group of scholars and refugees from Somalia and Somaliland  to support the minority ethnic communities (particularly the Somalis) in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames .

Troubles in Somaliland and the situation in Zeila

(Medeshi ) Latest update on the situation in Saylac (Zeila) that resulted in the deaths of innocent teenagers:
· 16. 12. 2012, President Silanyo was in Djibouti to attend the 40th anniversary celebration of the Somali becoming a written language. Silanyo had a private discussion with President Guelleh of Djibouti regarding the recent local elections in Somaliland, especially those in Saylac.

Internally Displaced Persons ( IDP ) needs in Somaliland

NAIROBI [ACTED News] – It is estimated that 85,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are currently living in Somaliland, of which 2,500 families are hosted in Mohammed Moge IDP camp, surviving some of the region’s worst living conditions.

Somali Pirates Use RPG to Attack Ship: 12 Arrested

Press Release
EU Naval Force French Frigate 'Surcouf' and NATO Warship 'USS Halyburton' work together to apprehend twelve pirate suspects.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Gunmen kill Austrian rafter in Ethiopia

(Reuters) - An Austrian man was shot dead during an apparent robbery of his travel group that was rafting down the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia, the foreign ministry said on Monday.

Qatar must not return ex-diplomat to Saudi Arabia amid torture fears

Amnesty International -A former Saudi Arabian diplomat is at grave risk of being detained and tortured or otherwise ill-treated if Qatari authorities follow through with plans to return him forcibly to Saudi Arabia, Amnesty International said.

Minister Unveils Foreign Support for Somali Pirates

TEHRAN (FNA)- Somali Defense Minister Abdihakim Mohamud Fiqi said pirates in his country are backed by foreign states which seek to undermine security and stability in the African country, and meantime said Iran can improve law and order along Somali coasts.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Video : Somalia Hostages Released

Global News : Video : Somalia Hostages Released

Somali prisoner commits suicide in Lecce penitentiary

Gazzetta del Sud english - Italy's jails continue to suffer overcrowding.
Lecce, January 7 - Italian Penitentiary Police Union (OSAPP) said on Monday that a 38-year-old Somali man committed suicide Sunday afternoon in the Borgo San Nicola penitentiary near the southern city of Lecce by hanging himself in the prison's infirmary cell.

Somalia welcomes back its women and children

SOS - By Laurinda Luffman - With increasing stability in Somalia, the country’s new president has invited Somalis to return. During the long years of fighting and instability, many families fled across the border to neighbouring Kenya.

British Somalis : We're happy to help MI5 – but coercing us to spy is unacceptable

By JEROME TAYLOR , Independent.co.uk - Whenever Aar Maanta travels abroad he keeps an eye out for the men in suits.