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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Ethiopia: Meles Foundation Launched

(Medeshi)- The inaugural meeting of Meles Foundation opened this morning (March 6) at the African Union Hall.

Somali refugees wary of insecurity

(Medeshi)- The number of Somali refugees willing to relocate back home has decreased due to insecurity in parts of the Horn of Africa nation, the UN refugee agency has said.

Mahamed Ibrahim Warsame 'Hadrawi' : The greatest living Somali poet

(Medeshi)- Is a poet from Somalia/Somaliland who writes in Somali. Maxamed Ibraahim Warsame 'Hadraawi' is widely regarded as the greatest living Somali poet. Born in 1943 in Togdheer, he is known to Somalis as 'Hadraawi', a name meaning ‘the master or father of speech’.

Saudi Arabia : Fire breaks out at Riyadh’s Haram Plaza

(Medeshi)- A fire broke out on Saturday in Haram Plaza mall market in the eastern part of the Saudi capital Riyadh, the Saudi Civil Defense forces said.

London : Tower Hamlets Somali woman activist expects to be elected as 1st MP

(Medeshi)- Lorraine King, News editor - kilburntimes - A second contender has come forward in the battle to be picked as the Labour Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Brent Central.

UK warns of Mogadishu terror threat

(Medeshi)- London - The British government says it believes terrorists are in the final stages of planning attacks in Somalia and urged UK nationals to leave the country.

Publications : Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame - Hadrawi - The man and the poet

(Medeshi)- Maxamed Ibraahin Warsame “Hadraawi” - The man and the poet - Vol 1.

Ethiopia cancels $1 billion fuel imports from Sudan

(Medeshi)- April 5, 2013 |ADDIS ABABA| - The Ethiopian Petroleum Supplier Enterprise (EPSE) has retracted its statement last month that reported that the country had imported over $1 billion of fuel from neighbouring Sudan via Djibouti, as reported by Sudan Tribune on March 31.

Measles outbreak numbers rising in England

(Medeshi)- The number of confirmed cases of measles across the north-east of England has reached 200.

Somalia and the G8 - Helping developing countries' economies to grow

(Medeshi)- The UK is working with the international community through the UK's Presidency of the G8 to support the rebuilding of Somalia.

Somalia: Restoring contact between families separated by conflict

(Medeshi)- After two decades of conflict, tens of thousands of Somalis have been separated from their families. The ICRC in Somalia helps reunite these families in partnership with the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS), and other Red Cross and Red Crescent societies around the world.

Somalia's Al-Shabaab kills three victims in Obama's ancestral home

(Medeshi)- By: Jim Kouri , the Enquirer - suspected Somali terrorists attacked the Kenyan city of Garissa Thursday evening and killed three Kenyan citizens in the latest radical Islamic activity in the northern region of President Barack Obama's ancestral home of Kenya, according to an Israeli police source who monitors counterterrorism in North Africa.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Job Advert: Head - Horn of Africa, Safer World

(Medeshi) - Job Advert: Head – Horn of Africa, Safer World - Based in Nairobi

UK : The FCO advise against all travel to the whole of Somalia

(Medeshi)- The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Somalia, including Somaliland. Any British citizens in Somalia should leave.

UK - Britons warned on Somalia terrorist attacks in Mogadishu

(Medeshi)- " We have amended our Travel Advice for Somalia. Our advice makes clear that there continues to be a high threat from terrorism and that the FCO believes that terrorists are in the final stages of planning attacks in Mogadishu.

Malta : Somali Man charged with raping his wife in Gozo apartment

(Medeshi)- A 34-year-old Somali man was yesterday remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to raping his wife at their Gozo apartment on Tuesday evening, Times of Malta  reported

UK- DFID’s humanitarian emergency response in the Horn of Africa.

(Medeshi)- independent report DFID management response to the independent commission for aid impact (icai) recommendations on DFID’s humanitarian emergency response in the horn of Africa - progress update

Chatham House report: Famine risks are badly managed

(Medeshi)- By Mark Kinver -BBC - Famine early warning systems have a good track record of predicting food shortages but are poor at triggering early action, a report has concluded.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

US : Obama renews sanctions against Somalia despite new government

(Medeshi)- Continuation of the national emergency with respect to Somalia - On April 12, 2010, by Executive Order 13536, I declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the deterioration of the security situation and the persistence of violence in Somalia, acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, which have repeatedly been the subject of United Nations Security Council resolutions, and violations of the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council.

UK concerned by reports of man sentenced to paralysis in Saudi Arabia

(Medeshi)- FCO expresses deep concern at reported sentence of paralysis and urges Saudi authorities to ensure grotesque punishment is not carried out

Tanzania : kicking the Maasai off their land to hunt lions

(Medeshi)- This is a message that I have received from the Maasai elders of Tanzania, one of Africa’s oldest tribes  regarding their ancestral land being taken for tourism purposes .

Ethiopia’s quest for deeper water in the Somali region (+Photos)

(Medeshi)- By Giordano Cossu - Epoc times - The dry season is at its peak in the Somali Region of Ethiopia, and due to scarcer rains, a new food and water emergency looms.

Somalia: foreign intervention is ‘root cause of civil strife’, says analyst

(Medeshi)- By Faisal Masudi - Dubai: An analyst on Somali affairs has said foreign intervention in Somalia — left without a central government since the 1991 ousting of its then military ruler — is “the root cause of civil strife”.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

USA under attack : Milton Bradley predictions

(Medeshi) - America under attack was a prediction in a board game named Fortress America  .  I remember when the Milton Bradly  board game came  out into the Saudi market and how the locals reacted in 1986  .

Malta : US resettles immigrants from Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan

(Medeshi)- Eighteen immigrants from Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan were resettled in the United States under the US Refugee Admissions Programme.

Saudi prisoner in Iraq : Beaten, burned and execution Imminent - Take action now

(Medeshi)- Dear readers -  I just got some disturbing news from Amnesty International - a man was viciously beaten, burned and asphyxiated into "confessing" to being a member of al-Qaida. That's not all. Today, Abdullah al-Qahtani could be executed in Iraq for a false confession.

Somali Muslim Brotherhood delegation in Egypt

(Medeshi)- The Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badei received a delegation from Somalia’s Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday.

Norway : Coalition condemns asylum seeker policy

(Medeshi)- Norwegian Socialist Left Party (SV) politicians slam authorities’ attitude towards asylum seekers amongst several fatalities at Norway’s reception centers.

Egypt, Sudan: Kidnap and trafficking of refugees and asylum-seekers must be stopped

(Medeshi)- Egypt and Sudan must make urgent and concerted efforts to stop asylum-seekers and refugees being kidnapped from camps in Sudan, forcibly transported to Egypt, and being severely abused in the Sinai desert, Amnesty International said in a new briefing.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Saudi Arabia : Operations at Jeddah port slow after crack down on foreign workers

(Medeshi)- Riyadh: Foreign workers in Saudi Arabia stayed away en masse from offices, stores and other workplaces on Monday as the government mounted a crackdown on illegal residents.

Somalia: Mogadishu to Baidoa road 'reopened'

(Medeshi)- The main road from Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, to the strategic south-western city of Baidoa has been totally recaptured from Islamist militants, African Union (AU) troops have said.

Two Kenyan police officers shot dead in Garissa by gun men

(Medeshi)- NAIROBI — Gunmen shot dead two Kenyan policemen Tuesday in the latest attack in the restive border region with war-torn Somalia, a top policeman said.

Somalia : Bomb hits Dahabshiil bank after militant threat

(Medeshi)- By Abdi Sheikh - MOGADISHU | Reuters - A bomb exploded outside the headquarters of Somalia's biggest bank on Tuesday, wounding at least two people hours after al Qaeda-linked militants ordered the company cease operations in areas under their control.

Somaliland : Burao Technical Institute destroyed and left for the wild animals to shelter

(Medeshi)- Background : Burao technical Institute was built initially by the former West German Government in the early 60s under bilateral Aid to the former Somalia. The project included the construction, training equipment and facilities with expert trainers.

London : Somaliland women discuss their view of leadership | Africa at LSE

(Medeshi) - As presented at a recent LSE Africa seminar series, SOAS’s Siham Rayale discusses what leadership means to the women of Somaliland.

London : Somali man shot dead at Edmonton

(Medeshi) - A 19-year-old man who died after he was shot in the chest in north London has been named.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Why is Egypt supplying heavy weapons to Somalia ?

(Medeshi)- The main reason could be because Egypt wants to use Somalia as a proxy against Ethiopia for the sake of Nile waters . Egypt had used Somalia as a proxy against Ethiopia for decades. Egypt supplied Somalia with heavy weapons in the 1964 and 1977 wars against Ethiopia.

Sudan president say all political prisoners will be freed

(Medeshi)- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said that he will release all political detainees, as tensions ease following recent agreements with South Sudan.

Kenya : Two killed in riots after poll judgment

(Medeshi)- By Lilian Ochieng - Nation -Two people were killed and 24 others injured during riots that hit parts of Kisumu after the Supreme Court judgment on the presidential election petition.

Fake sheikh 'tried to rape Dutch tourist', Dubai court hears

(Medeshi)- By Salam Al Amir- National UAE- DUBAI // A man claiming to be a Saudi prince kidnapped a tourist, forced him to strip naked and attempted to rape him, a court heard today.

30 die in Tanzania building collapse

(Medeshi)-  Emergency workers in Tanzania's main city, Dar es Salaam, have now pulled at least 30 bodies from the ruins of a collapsed multi-storey building.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Somaliland president reiterates that Somaliland will not participate in London conference on Somalia

(Medeshi) - President Silanyo reiterated today the decision of Somaliland people and its government not to participate in the coming conference on Somalia in London on May 7 , 2013. The president made this statement today  while chairing an unusual meeting of Kulmiye, the  ruling party ,  in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland .

Oil found on surface in some parts of Somaliland -Photos

(Medeshi)- Oil seeps can easily be seen in many parts of Somaliland. Following is a report prepared by  Abdiwahab Ahmed Yassin Gabay Haddi about the causes of the oil seeps on to dry land.

Somaliland president attends the funeral of MP killed by floods (Photos)

(Medeshi)- Somaliland president attended the funeral today of the late MP  Mr. Aden Shire Farah (Sanweyne ) who died yesterday after floods swept away his vehicle. The president also conveyed his   condolence  to the family and the relatives of the deceased as well as to the people of Somaliland on the loss of the MP.

Children jailed with their mothers in UAE visa amnesty

(Medeshi)- Wafa Issa , Ramola Talwar Badam and Ramona Ruiz - The national : The mothers are among about 61,000 illegal residents who came forward during the two-month amnesty from December 4.They expected to have their papers processed and be sent home, but instead were jailed for adultery, sex outside marriage and having illegitimate children.

Kuwaiti activists to rally for Gitmo prisoners, hunger strikers 'prepare for death'

(Medeshi)- RT - Anti-Guantanamo activists in Kuwait are holding a rally on Sunday to support two Kuwaiti nationals who have been kept at the notorious US prison for over a decade. The protest comes as hunger strikers at the prison say they will die before stopping.