Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Saudi Arabia Ministry Tells Public: Ignore Rumors, Maintain Peace

(Medeshi)- Major Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, spokesman of the Ministry of Interior, made an appeal last night to people to maintain peace and harmony in the country and ignore rumours.

Somali Foreign Minister looks ahead to the Somalia Conference in London

(Medeshi) - Writing on Foreign Secretary William Hague’s Facebook page, the Foreign Minister said the conference “will mark the beginning of a new partnership between Somalia and the international community”.

Saudi Arabia jails two prominent rights activists for 10 years

(Medeshi) - RIYADH - A Saudi Arabian court sentenced two prominent political and human rights activists on Saturday to at least 10 years in prison for offences that included sedition and giving inaccurate information to foreign media.

Kenyatta wins presidency by slim margin in Kenyan election

(Medeshi)- NAIROBI -Reuters - Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's founding president, won the presidential election by the slimmest of margins with 50.03 percent, provisional results showed, just enough to avoid a run-off after a race that has divided the nation along tribal lines.

Somali pirates free chemical tanker hijacked a year ago

(Medeshi)- By Abdiqani Hassan -BOSASSO, Somalia -Reuters - Somali pirates have released a chemical tanker they hijacked a year ago with about 20 crew on board after receiving a ransom, the pirates and a minister from the semi-autonomous Puntland region said on Saturday.

28 Indian sailors released by Somali pirates: Vasan

(Medeshi) - A year after their abduction by Somalian pirates, 28 Indian sailors on board two ships have been released and will sail for home, bringing huge relief to their families.

Friday, March 8, 2013

An Open letter to the Hon. J.F. Kerry, United States secretary of state Re: Samantar v. Yusuf

(Medeshi)- The Honourable John F. Kerry , United States secretary of state , Department of state
2201'C Street, NW ,Washington, DC 20520 , March 7, 2013

UN eases Somalia weapons embargo

(Medeshi)- SOMALIA: The UN Security Council has unanimously voted to partially lift its ban on selling arms on Somalia for a year.

International Women’s Day: Profile of a Somali Peacemaker – Zahra Ugaas Farah

(Medeshi)- Zahra Ugaas Farah says her mission in life is to champion women’s rights in Somalia to promote peace. When war broke out in the early 1990s, Zahra says she could not watch the unfolding chaos and bloodshed without taking action. In 1992, she established an NGO in Mogadishu called the Family Empowerment and Relief Organisation (FERO) to assist victims of the conflict and work towards sustainable peace. Read more at the Independent 
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Urgent actioin : Journalists jail sentence upheld

(Medeshi) - Abdiaziz Abdnur Ibrahim, who had been found guilty on 5 February of "insulting a
national institution", had his sentence upheld by Somalia's Appeals Court on 3 March.
The woman who claimed she had been raped was cleared of the same charge.

Somaliland: Police Restore Order After Election Related Clashes in Lugahaya

By: Yusuf M Hasan
HARIRAD (Somalilandsun) – The election results dispute that refuses to go away in Selel region has taken a new dimension after clan militias result to armed clashes thus promoting massive police presence.
The national police commander Gen Iman Fadal who is leading a large anti-riot police unit has managed to restore order in the town of Harirad that was the centre of clashes by rival clan militias.  Read more at Somaliland Sun   

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Jobs: Adam Smith International/Somaliland Development Fund

(Medeshi)- Adam Smith International is an international development consultancy specialising in government and economic reform. They are currently the leading supplier of technical assistance to the UK’s DFID and
implement projects across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez dies aged 58

(Medeshi)- Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has died, his vice-president has announced.
Mr Chavez had not appeared in public since he returned to Venezuela last month after cancer treatment in Cuba.

Kenya : Two blasts in Somali area of Nairobi: Red Cross

(Medeshi)- Two blasts struck the Somali district of the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, leaving at least one person wounded, the Red Cross said on its Twitter feed.
"One casualty has been evacuated," the Red Cross said.
The blasts came as results were trickling in from Kenya's presidential polls, although the predominantly Somali district of Eastleigh has in recent months been the target of several attacks attributed to sympathisers of Somalia's Shebab insurgents. Global Post.
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Ethiopia Presents Human Rights Action Plan

(Medeshi)- By Marthe Van Der Wolf -VOA  ABABA — Ethiopia has unveiled its first Human Rights Action Plan, with the goal of ensuring human rights in the East African country. Activists have long complained about the Ethiopian government's record of quashing political dissent and freedom of expression.

War Crimes Suspect Leads Early Kenya Vote Tally

(Medeshi)- JEFFREY GETTLEMAN NYT - NAIROBI, Kenya — Uhuru Kenyatta, a Kenyan politician who has been charged by the International Criminal Court with crimes against humanity, was leading by a wide margin in the Kenya election on Tuesday, with nearly half the votes counted.

London :Kingston Somali Briton dies after train fight at Wimbledon and Raynes Park

( Medeshi) - By Omar Oakes - the local Guardian -A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following a fight on a train . Police are appealing for witnesses after Musse Tahill Warsame Warsame, was found unconscious at Raynes Park station on the 1.16pm Waterloo to Chessington service on Saturday, March 2.

Monday, March 4, 2013

UK : Minister for Africa comments on Somali rape case

(Medeshi ) Foreign Office Minister Mark Simmonds comments on recent legal developments on a rape case in Somalia. Foreign Office Minister Mark Simmonds said:

Science and medicine : Breakthrough hailed in US as Atlanta scientists cure baby with HIV

(Medeshi)- By - KUNAL DUTTA - The Independent - Scientists appeared a step closer to conquering the Aids virus after US doctors confirmed they had cured an infant born with HIV through a course of antiretroviral drugs, the first time this has ever been recorded.

Qatari-Somali talks

(Medeshi)- DOHA: An official session of talks was held this morning at the Emiri Diwan between the State of Qatar under the chairmanship of HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and the Federal Republic of Somalia led by President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud.

Somali Britons stripped of citizenship on security grounds

(Medeshi)- RT- As the number of those stripped of British citizenship on national security grounds grows, Chris Woods from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has told RT that the whole process is highly secretive, and unaccountable to the rule of law.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Somalia : Graphic photos of the suicide explosion at Lido seaside restaurant in Mogadishu

(Medeshi)- At-least 2 suicide bombers and a dinner have died in a suicide bomb attack at Lido seaside restaurant 2 days ago  in the capital of Somalia . Following are graphic images (courtesy of Midnimo) which show the extent of the damage in material and human lives that the explosion has caused .

Locusts fly through Egypt to Saudi Arabia

(Medeshi)-  Swarms of locusts fly over Al-Moqattam district of Cairo on March 2, 2013. Reports from Egyptian agriculture ministry said that the locusts pass through Egypt during their migration from northeast Sudan to Saudi Arabia, reaffirming Egypt is just "a transfer station" for them. (Xinhua/Amru Salahuddien)

Somalia Fact Sheet - February 2013

(Medeshi)- UNHCR Operation highlights - Somalia is the country generating the third highest number of refugees in the world, after Afghanistan and Iraq. Read detailed report in pdf 

Somalia: Woman Alleging Rape Cleared, Journalist Convicted

(Medeshi) - Nairobi – An appeals court’s ruling to uphold the conviction of a journalist who interviewed a woman alleging rape by government forces is a major setback for freedom of the media in Somalia. The woman, who had also been convicted of “insulting the government” and other alleged crimes, was found not guilty.

Is Djibouti on the verge of collapsing? (Video)

(Medeshi)- Djibouti: Arresting senior officials are great signs of a government in real stress. Is Djibouti on the verge of collapsing?