Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, February 2, 2013

UN- Programme Manager - Somaliland, Hargeisa

(Medeshi)- Contract Length: 24 months Date Needed By: 15 March 2013 New Post or Replacement: Replacement Accompanied / Unaccompanied: Unaccompanied Exact Job Location: Based in Somaliland with travel to Nairobi and South Central Somalia (security permitting) Reports To: Overall, Emergency Coordinator, but when in Somaliland, reports to Area Coordinator on day-to-day issues.

(Video)- Giant underground hole swallows Up Building in China

(Medeshi)- Two buildings in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou vanished into a sinkhole on Jan 30 , 2013. China's state television reports no one was hurt in the collapse, but 300 local residents had to be evacuated.

England : Pork found in Halal prison food

(Medeshi)- The Ministry of Justice is to suspend a firm supplying meat to prisons after tests found that it may have provided pies and pasties described as Halal - but with traces of pork DNA.

Friday, February 1, 2013

US: Less Assistance For Somali Refugees In Wisconsin

(Medeshi)- By RICH KREMER
A population of African refugees in northern Wisconsin will see fewer resettlement support funds this year. Many in the community have been in the U.S. too long to qualify for money they've received in the past.

US and UN Concerned Over Somalia Rape Case

(Medeshi) - The United States and the United Nations are expressing concern about charges filed in Somalia against a woman who has alleged that she was raped by government forces.

Updated Advisory on British travel alert for Somalia and Somaliland

(Medeshi)- NGO Safety Program - Date:01 February 2013, 14:00
Additional information gathered from various sources during the week indicates that the threat level for humanitarian agencies operating in Somaliland has not fundamentally been modified despite the updated British travel alert that was issued on 27 January 2013

Meeting the challenge of promoting pro-poor investment in Somaliland

(Medeshi)- Nick Haslam | guardian.co.uk |
Promoting investment presents its own set of challenges, but a flexible approach adapted to Somaliland's circumstances and culture has a good chance of success.

Landmine danger persists in Somalia

MOGADISHU, 1 February 2013 (IRIN) - Thousands of landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) scattered in parts of Somalia over past decades of conflict are emerging as a threat to the relative security now being enjoyed there, with inadequate demining expertise posing a challenge, say officials.

Suicide bomber kills guard at U.S. embassy in Turkey

By Jonathon Burch | ANKARA | (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed a Turkish security guard at the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday, blowing the door off a side entrance and sending smoke and debris flying into the street.

Sexual Violence against Somali Women in Ogaden

(Medeshi)-The Ethiopia’s army in its fight to dismiss the rebel group, ONLF has been committing gross violation of human rights accounting for war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Ogaden community of ethnic Somali nomads.

Sexual Violence against the Somali Women in Somalia

(Medeshi) - Somalia has been under clan-based conflict since 1991, when warlords overthrew the longtime dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.

Somali-American man guilty in Oregon Christmas bomb plot

By Teresa Carson|PORTLAND, Oregon | (Reuters) - A Somali-American man was found guilty on Thursday of trying to blow up a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Oregon using a fake bomb supplied to him by undercover agents posing as Islamist militants, the public defender's office said.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Red Emperor continues to make progress in Puntland

(Medeshi)- LONDON (SHARECAST) - Red Emperor Resources, a natural resources exploration company with interests in the frontier state of Puntland, Somalia and the Republic of Georgia, reported progress during the final three months of 2012. 

Holland : 95 asylum-seekers, mostly Somalis , arrested - camp closed in Amsterdam

(Medeshi)- RNW- Police in the Dutch capital have arrested 95 asylum-seekers who had spent the past two months living in a tent camp. They took them by bus to a local police station. 40 other asylum-seekers had left the tent camp this morning before the police began the operation.

Somali pirates upgrade operations with satellite communications, extended range

World Tribune.com - MOSCOW — Somali pirates are said to have enhanced their combat skills in attacks in the Arabian and Red Seas.

Severe storms hit the US (Photos)

(Medeshi)- AJE -Severe winter storms leave trail of destruction in South, while snow forces schools and highways to shut in Midwest.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Somalia: Anger over woman charged after alleging rape

(Medeshi)- A human rights group has urged Somali authorities to drop charges against a woman who accused security forces of raping her.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Somalia: Alleged Rape Victim Charged

(Medeshi)- HRW - Journalist Who Interviewed Her Also Faces Prison

Somaliland : FM's response to the UK FCO's revised travel advice for Somaliland

(Medeshi)- Press Release - Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Somaliland in response to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s revised travel advice for Somaliland -28 January 2013.

Moremi Initiative for women's leadership in Africa

(Medeshi)-Moremi Initiative for Women's Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) is pleased to announce its annual call for applications for the 2013 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program.

Somalia : 6 dead in suicide attack outside Somali PM's office

(Medeshi)-At least six people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up amongst a group of security officials outside the Somali prime minister's office.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Israel : Ethiopian Jews injected with birth control drugs

TEL AVIV, 28 January 2013 (IRIN) - The director of the Ministry of Health in Israel, Roni Gamzo, has issued a formal directive instructing that gynaecologists should not inject women with the contraceptive Depo-Provera without their knowledge or consent.

Somaliland dismisses Britain's security threat warning

HARGEISA | Mon Jan 28, 2013 - (Reuters) - Somalia's breakaway Somaliland enclave has dismissed as "baseless" a British government warning of an imminent attack on foreigners.

London : Part time Somali Translator 6 month contract

(Medeshi) Russel Jones and Walker Solicitors are recruiting a specialist position for a part time Somali translator in their law firm. The role is particularly sensitive as it is to facilitate effective communication between a young, vulnerable client and solicitors.

Somaliland: exploration in 'Africa's 55th state'

The National - By April Yee - Until 2010, Hussein Abdi Dualeh worked as a simple project manager in Los Angeles overseeing the use of natural gas as fuel for cars. It was a natural progression given his downstream engineering experience and his career start in the UAE as a salesman out of high school, marketing lubricants for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Somali women seek a brighter future in Mogadishu

(Medeshi) With Somalia's UN-backed government consolidating its hold over the capital, Mogadishu, and other areas from al-Qaeda-linked militants, many women are returning to help rebuild the country, reports the BBC's Kate Forbes.

London : HABA applauds Somaliland progress and regrets the FCO travel ban

(Medeshi)- The Horn of Africa Business Association (HABA) applauds the progress made by Somaliland over the last two decades and feels privileged to have strong and purposeful connections with the region.

Britons urged to leave Somaliland

(Medeshi)- BBC-All British nationals in Somaliland should leave immediately because of "a specific threat to Westerners", the UK Foreign Office has said.

UK- FCO warns of threat to Westerners in Somaliland

(Medeshi)- UK- FCO Press Release - FCO Travel Advice urges British nationals to leave Somaliland in response to specific threat to Westerners.

The birth of an ocean in Afar , Ethiopia (Video)

(Medeshi)-Film showing new ocean being formed in Afar, Ethiopia. From BBC "Earth: Power of the Planet"