Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Circumcision wars, child custody, culture and the girl child

(Medeshi)- Aden and Aly met through a Muslim dating website. Aden was a trained nurse, originally from Somalia but living in Minnesota, while Aly was an Egyptian engineering student living in Canada.

Spokesman of Somalia PM imprisoned in Berbera

(Medeshi) - Somaliland police detained today the spokesman of the Prime Minister of Somalia  Mr. Abdi Farah Shirdon (Saacid), according to the local Somaliland news websites  The spokesman named Abdi Shakur was on a transit on board a plane that landed in Berbera airport .

Somaliland leader to skip London meeting

(Medeshi) - The president of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland has said that his authority will not participate in a London conference on Somalia.

International community meets to discuss progress in Somalia

(Medeshi) - Representatives from the international community met with the Somali Federal Government yesterday in Mogadishu to discuss progress in Somalia.

Africa in Pictures

( Medeshi ) - Following are few photos from the web which depict the current situations in parts of the Horn and east Africa and as far as Egypt :

US state of Maryland votes to abolish death penalty

(Medeshi)- The US state of Maryland is poised to abolish the death penalty after its lawmakers voted 82 to 56 in favour of the move.

Did Canadian military learn lessons after death of Somali teen?

(Medeshi)- OTTAWA -Canadian Press - The death of Shidane Arone at the hands of Canadian soldiers 20 years ago is often remembered as one of the darkest moments in Canadian military history.

Al-Shabaab defeated, says Somali president...

(Medeshi)- By Joshua Kato in Mogadishu - New Vision - MOGADISHU - The militant group, al-Shabaab has been defeated, Somalia president Mohamud Hassan Sheikh, has said.

Friday, March 15, 2013

US : Somali man jailed for illegal Khat plant

(Medeshi) - MEDINA — A Somali immigrant was sentenced to 90 days in jail Thursday for possessing an illegal stimulant contained in a plant native to his home country.

In Pics : Somaliland president welcomed back at Egal Int. Airport after a trip to Turkey

(Medeshi)- In these photos , Two young girls hold flowers to welcome Somaliland president upon his return today from a trip to Turkey  (Photos : Courtesy of OWN)

CARE Jobs : Program Engineer, Burao, Somaliland

(Medeshi)-Closing Date: Sunday, 24 March 2013 - Burao (Burco), Somaliland,
CARE is an International NGO working in Somalia/Somaliland. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance. CARE is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Program Engineer based in Burao, Somaliland for the Rural Program..

Wallington man arrested for the death of Kingstonian Warsame Warsame

(Medeshi) - By Ross Logan - Surrey Comet - A man has been arrested following the death of a Kingston man found unconscious on a train.

Ethiopian embassy to sue Saudi media for defaming its nationals

(Medeshi)- The Ethiopian embassy in Saudi Arabia is considering suing individuals and the media for defaming members of Ethiopian community, according to Al Hayat newspaper Wednesday.

UK: FCO concerned at executions in Saudi Arabia

(Medeshi)- Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt expresses concern over reports that seven prisoners have been executed.

Mahdi Hashi: How easy is it to lose British citizenship?

(Medeshi)- By Joshua Rozenberg-BBC - British citizenship used to be for life - but a growing number of people are being stripped of their passports. BBC Radio 4's Law in Action programme investigates.

Conciliation Resources : Protection of women in conflict-affected areas

(Medeshi)- Accord Series -The protection of women in conflict-affected areas, as well as their participation in political decision-making, has been increasingly prominent in international policy over recent decades.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Oxford Scholarships For African Human Rights Advocates

(Medeshi) - The University of Oxford is pleased to announce five scholarships for candidates from developing African Commonwealth countries to study for the part-time Masters in International Human Rights Law, starting September 2013.

WFP completes dredging the port cities of Mogadishu and Bossaso

(Medeshi)- WFP has completed dredging works in the port cities of Mogadishu and Bossaso, which has allowed larger ships to dock and more cargo to enter Somalia.

Somalia: Thousands of people still looking for relatives

(Medeshi) - ICRC- Although the humanitarian situation in Somalia has improved slightly, there remain significant concerns: among them, the fate of more than 10,000 Somalis separated from their families. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working to restore contact between family members.

Turkey :Davutoğlu meets with Somaliland leader, vows to step up aid

(Medeshi) - Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu pledged to increase aid efforts to Somalia's autonomous Somaliland region in his talks with Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo, president of Somaliland, on Wednesday.

Somaliland leader in Turkey for talks

(Medeshi) - Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo, president of Somalia's autonomous Somaliland region, paid a visit to Ankara on Tuesday for talks with Turkish officials.

Saudi Arabia executes 7 men after appeals rejected

(Medeshi) - Seven Saudi men convicted of theft, looting and armed robbery were beheaded on Wednesday, according to the country's official news agency, more than a week after their families and rights group appealed to the king for clemency.

Press release : Djibouti's relentless crackdown on all forms of opposition

(Medeshi) - There is no surprise in the fact that things move faster when going downhill.
In the wake of an extraordinary election where the opposition took part for the first time in decades, we are experiencing in Djibouti a relentless crackdown on all form of oppositions.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

London: Tottenham house party stabbing victim Ibrahim Ali 'came to UK to escape violence'

(Medeshi)- By Josh Loeb and Justin Davenport - the Evening Standard- The family of a young man stabbed to death in a fight at a party in north London told today how they had brought their son to Britain to escape bloodshed in Somalia.

Somalia :stimulant 'Khat' banned by al-Shabab booms after ouster of the armed group

(Medeshi) - Afgoye, Somalia - The mood is tense. A group of young men, some in soldier’s uniforms, gather near empty market stalls in this small town 30km west of Mogadishu, the capital. Standing silently, their eyes stare blankly into the distance.

Edmonton police confirm the death of stabbed Somali man

(Medeshi)- Edmonton Police have confirmed, the weekend death of a young man on the northside is the city's fourth homicide of 2013.

Chinese rail in Ethiopia to replace historic French line

(Medeshi)- AFP - Camels rather than locomotives lumber over the railway tracks in this remote desert, famously traversed by storied French adventurers Arthur Rimbaud and Henry de Monfreid in the early 20th century.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

DP World lauds new Somalia shipping services

(Medeshi) - Dubai-based global marine operator DP World has welcomed shipping line Simatech’s new service between Jebel Ali Port and Mogadishu as a significant step in re-establishing trade links between Somalia and the rest of the world.

Saudi King Abdullah suspends all executions for three months

(Medeshi)- MANILA // Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah suspended all executions for three months, giving a Filipino worker on death row an unexpected reprieve after his family and the Philippine government failed to meet a deadline to raise blood money to pay the victim's family.

Egypt re-establishes diplomatic ties with Somalia

(Medeshi)- By ABDULKADIR KHALIF in Mogadishu - Africa Review - Egypt has become the latest country to re-establish ties with Somalia as the world continues to support the Horn of Africa country's recovery effort.

Israel official warns of ‘Somalization’ of Syria

(Medeshi) - The spokesman for Israel’s Foreign Ministry has voiced his concerns about the potential for radical Sunni elements to take power in a post-Assad Syria.

Saudi shortage of swordsmen prompts approval of executions by firing squad

(Medeshi) - Saudi Arabia has authorised regional governors to approve executions by firing squad as an alternative to public beheading, the customary method of capital punishment in the kingdom, the Arab News reported on Monday . The English-language daily gave no explanation.

UK-Government launches first Islamic Finance Task Force

(Medeshi)- The Task Force will help to cement London’s status as the western hub for Islamic finance.

Libya alcohol poisoning kills 51

(Medeshi) - At least 51 people have died after drinking tainted homemade alcohol in Tripoli, Libyan health officials say.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Somaliland MP seeks Qatar's diplomatic support for Somaliland’s freedom struggle

(Medeshi) -A visiting member of Somaliland’s parliament has sought Qatar’s diplomatic support for his “country’s” efforts to gain international recognition as an independent state.

Saudi Arabia Says Longtime Refugees May Get Citizenship

(Medeshi)- Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal yesterday indicated that Saudi Arabia may give citizenship to refugees who have been living in the Kingdom for several years as part of government’s efforts to correct their residency situation.

UK: Minister of Africa congratulates the people of Kenya on their elections

(Medeshi)- Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds has congratulated the people of Kenya on their elections.
Commenting on the announcement of results in the Kenyan elections, Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, said:

US quietly resumes deportations to Somalia

(Medeshi) - The U.S. has quietly resumed deportations to Somalia following years in which Somali immigrants slated for deportation were allowed to live and work in the U.S. due to the chaos in their East African homeland.

Somaliland Ready to Defend its Sovereignty- Silanyo

(Medeshi)- HARGEISA – In a  speech received with jubilation nationwide the Somaliland president has warned against intent by outside forces to interfere in the statehood of Somaliland. At a press conference at the Egal airport VIP lounge on departure to Turkey,  president Silanyo informed all and sundry that the country's sovereignty was not given on a silver plate but won through blood of living and deceased heroes whose sons and daughter are ready and prepared for the same if and when their statehood is impinged upon.
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