Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bahraini doctor sexually assaulted and tortured to extract false confession

(Medeshi)- Fatima Haji, one of a group of Bahraini doctors who faced five years in jail but was acquitted in June 2012, told RT about the physical and psychological torture she experienced while in police custody.

Kenya : Uhuru Kenyatta declared the fourth president of Kenya

(Medeshi)- Kenya's Supreme Court has upheld Uhuru Kenyatta's election as president, rejecting challenges to the vote.

Somaliland MP and 4 members of his family feared dead after floods

(Medeshi)- A Somaliland law maker and a member of the upper House of Guurti has been reported missing after floods swept-away his vehicle while crossing a flooded dry river bed.

Somalia : Disquiet about death penalty for man convicted of journalist’s murder

(Medeshi)- Reporters Without Borders deplores the death sentence that a military court passed yesterday on a man found guilty of radio journalist Hassan Yusuf Absuge’s murder last September in Mogadishu.

Britian : Saudi murderer flies home to serve the rest of his life sentence

(Medeshi)- Daily Mail - A Saudi prince jailed for life in Britain for murdering his servant has been flown back to the Middle Eastern country to serve the rest of his sentence, the British government said Wednesday.

Meeting for the release of Bashir Makhtal from Ethiopian prison held in Canada (Photos )

(Medeshi)- Saturday , March 30, 2013 – a meeting for the release of Bashir Makhtal from Ethiopian prison was held in Ottawa last night.  Participants in the meeting included members of the Somali community in Ottawa , the minister of foreign affairs of Canada Mr.  John Baird , the head of Amnesty International in Canada Mr. Alex Neve and the wife and the brother of Bashir Makhtal.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Canada : Somali suspect in 2012 murder turns himself in

(Medeshi)- Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton -One week after police reached out to Edmonton’s Somali community to help them track down a man wanted in the death of a man in Nov. 2012, the murder suspect turned himself in to police.

IRC Assists Somali Refugees To Adjust To Life In America (Photos)

(Medeshi) - TUCSON, AZ - : Fig :1 - A Somali refugee learns employment skills during a job readiness class held at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), center on February 27, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.

Jacka Resources finds promising structures in Somaliland petroleum block

(Medeshi)- By Bevis Yeo - Jacka Resources (ASX: JKA) has confirmed the presence of large rift-basin structures, which typically form structural petroleum prospects, within the Odewayne block in Somaliland.

Malta - 82 Somali migrants rescued

(Medeshi)- VALLETTA — A pregnant woman and a baby were among a group of 82 African migrants rescued off the coast of Malta yesterday, Maltese officials said.

Malta : Somali jailed for theft

(Medeshi)- Malta Independent - A Somali national was today jailed for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to stealing cash from a van in Marsa at around 5pm on Thursday.

Malta : Somali admits buying alleged rape victim's phone

(Medeshi) - By Juan Ameen - TM : Omar Ahmed, 31, of Somalia, was conditionally discharged for a year after he admitted receiving a stolen mobile, which belonged to an Italian woman who filed a rape complaint.

Genel Energy : Oil exploration in Odweyne block of Somaliland

(Medeshi)- In August 2012, Genel was awarded an exploration licence for onshore blocks SL-10-B and SL-13 in Somaliland, with a 75% working interest in both.

Nairobi, Kenya : an evening with renowned Somali author Nuruddin Farah

(Medeshi) - Nuruddin Farah in Conversation in partnership with Kwani Trust 6.30pm - 8.30pm ・ 18 April 2013 ・ Venue TBC ・ Nairobi

London: UK plans Somali trade and investment meeting

(Medeshi)- The UK will be holding a major trade and investment event aimed at supporting inward investment into Somalia.

War drums : North Korea orders rockets on standby to hit US bases

(Medeshi)- RT- Pyongyang has ordered rocket units be put on standby to fire on US bases in the South Pacific.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Somalia economy under threat of currency (Video)

(Medeshi)- Somalia's fragile economy is under threat, this time because of a rapidly strengthening currency. The shilling's dramatic rise is being put down to an influx of US dollars from foreign investors. They're looking to cash in on Somalia's recovery after decades of war.

Many Somali female refugees in Yemen end up as sex slaves- (Graphic photos)

(Medeshi)- Some Somali refugees end up working as prostitutes after escaping the chaos, clan warfare and famine in Somalia only to face another struggle for survival in impoverished Yemen, Reuters reports .

FBI doggedly tracked Somali pirate boss in Quest murders

(Medeshi) - By: Mark Rockwell - GSN- The man who was the chief negotiator for a group of Somali pirates who kidnapped and ultimately killed four U.S. citizens in attacks in the Gulf of Aden was tracked and finally arrested by members of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team.

Open to Export: Major Somali trade event announced

(Medeshi) - By Daniel Hunter - FBT-The UK will be holding a major trade and investment event aimed at supporting inward investment into Somalia.

Somalia to get small arms after UN lifts embargo

(Medeshi) - By yara Bayoumy - Reuters - The Somali government expects to get its first shipment of light weapons within two months after the United Nations partially lifted an arms embargo to strengthen security forces fighting al Qaeda-linked militants, Somalia's president said.

Save the Children jobs : Business Development Manager - Somalia/Somaliland

(Medeshi) - Posted: 28 March 2013     Deadline: 09 April 2013
Job type: Contract     Salary: TBD
Location: Kenya
Organisation: Save the Children - International
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Somaliland reservoir to ease water shortages

(Medeshi)- The Somaliland government is undertaking an $800,000 project to build a reservoir and water distribution pipelines that will serve about 80,000 residents in Hargeisa's Ahmed Dhagah District.

President of Somaliland seeks closer ties with UAE

(Medeshi)- By Awad Mustafa - The nationale : ABU DHABI // Senior government figures from Somaliland have held three days of talks in the UAE on investments, aid and security.

Saudi Arabia beheads a Yemeni man and puts his body on display

(Medeshi) - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday  beheaded a Yemeni man and put his body on display after he was convicted of murdering a Pakistani national, the Interior Ministry announced.

Ethiopia's ruling coalition completes transition after Meles

(Medeshi)- (Reuters) - Ethiopia's ruling coalition re-elected Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn as chairman on Tuesday, completing a smooth transition after the death last year of his predecessor Meles Zenawi who kept a tight grip on power for 21 years.

Somali family wants answers after son vanishes , reappears in U.S. custody

(Medeshi)- By Atika Shubert, CNN -Mahdi Hashi came to Britain with his family as a six-year-old, fleeing the civil war in Somalia.

Somaliland: Attitudes toward female circumcision among people in Hargeisa

(Medeshi ) - Have we made progress after 30 years of interventions? Attitudes toward female circumcision among people in Hargeisa .

Kingston upon Thames : Vacancy for Home care Coordinator

(Medeshi) - APO Home Care services is an established provider supporting people in their own homes to maintain independence and dignity.

Hostages of the Gatekeepers : Abuses against Internally Displaced in Mogadishu, Somalia

(Medeshi)- Hostages of the Gatekeepers - Abuses against Internally Displaced in Mogadishu, Somalia

MARCH 29, 2013 - HRW

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Canada : Somali woman presented with the Community Service Award at the 17th Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards Gala

(Medeshi) - By  Bill Brooks, Calgary Herald - Ours is a country of immigrants — and other than our First Nations peoples, we all-at one point or another, have ‘come from’ someplace else.

Somaliland signs with Glover Park Group to gain international recognition

(Medeshi)- By Byron Tau & Anna Palmer - Somaliland signs with Glover Park Group: The Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the Republic of Somaliland has signed a lobbying and communications contract with Glover Park Group, according to a new filing with the Department of Justice.

USA : Kentucky welcomes Somali refugees

(Medeshi)- By Mike Puckett - disciples.org - Ku soodhawada magalada Louisville, Sahra iyo goyskeeda!  These are the Somali words with which Beargrass and Kentucky Refugee Ministries greeted Sahra Mohammed Ali and her six children at the Louisville International Airport late on the evening of February 21 (English translation: Welcome to Louisville, Sahra and family!).

In Somalia, relative peace belies rocky road ahead

(Medeshi )- MOGADISHU, 26 March 2013 -IRIN - Since the August 2011 withdrawal of Al-Shabab insurgents from the Somali capital, Mogadishu, security has improved, allowing for the gradual resumption of government functions.

Kingston - Woman sought in mystery train death investigation of Somali rapper Warsame Warsame

(Medeshi)- By Ross Logan - Kingston Guardian - A woman, who intervened in a fight on a train, is being urged to come forward by police investigating the death of aspiring rapper Warsame Warsame.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Somali Cooking: For East African Women, Moving From Cheetos To Mushmush (Photos )

(Medeshi) By Patricia Leigh Brown Huffintonpost - SAN DIEGO – For many daughters, the kitchen contains their mother’s secrets. In the tumult of pots and pans, the pinches of sugar and salt, reside recipes perfected over time without cookbooks, experience and intuition the only guides.

Denmark court convicts brothers of terror training in Somalia

(Medeshi ) - COPENHAGEN –  Two Danish brothers of Somali origin have been sentenced to six and three years in prison, respectively, for the older brother's participation in a training camp run by al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia.

UK - Increasing international support for Somalia

(Medeshi ) - Issue - By bringing together various actors on Somalia, the British Office for Somalia aims to achieve international coherence in Somalia.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Being black in Yemen

(Medeshi) - Many Africans from war-torn Somalia and Ethiopia seek their luck across the sea in Yemen. Luck can be hard to find – but racism is not.

China's president arrives in Africa with focus on trade ties

(Medeshi)- |By George Obulutsa and Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala - DAR ES SALAAMReuters| - African dancers and a 21-gun salute welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping in Dar es Salaam on Sunday at the start of an African tour that underlines the continent's strategic importance for China both for its resources and as a marketplace.

Kenya wants Amina Mohammed to head WTO

(Medeshi) - By WAMBUI NDONGA - NAIROBI, Kenya - The Kenya government is now pushing for the appointment of former Justice Permanent Secretary Amina Mohammed as the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Kuwait grants citizenship to 4,000 " "foreigners - Bidun Rights"

(Medeshi)- The Kuwaiti parliament's decision to grant citizenship to up to 4,000 "foreigners" is a step in the right direction but much more must be done to protect the rights of more than 100,000 Bidun in Kuwait, said Amnesty International.

India : Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt sentenced to five years in jail for illegal weapons (Video)

(Medeshi)- India's Supreme Court sentenced Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to five years in jail for illegal weapons possession in a case linked to a 1993 bombing that killed 257 people in Mumbai.

Picture of the day : Hunger , famine , devastation and human suffering in Somalia

(Medeshi)- This image of a mother giving a wash to her starving son depicts the occur ant famine in parts of Somalia . The situation is worsened by poor /or lack of governance , invasion by neighbouring countries , religious extremism and long US proxy  war.

CAR: Rebels 'take palace as Bozize flees' ( Photos )

(Medeshi) -Rebels in the Central African Republic say they have seized the presidential palace after President Francois Bozize reportedly fled the capital, BBC reports .