Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Somalia blockade slows down production of Small cargo boats in India

(Medeshi) - MANDVI, India, April 14, 2013 |AFP| - Shailesh Madiyar forlornly surveys the giant shipyard in the Indian port of Mandvi. A place synonymous with wooden boat-building for centuries, it now lies largely deserted.

Somaliland and Somalia : The Ankara Communiqué

(Medeshi)- Somaliland and Somalia signed an agreement in Ankara on April 13 , 2013 after a meeting  hosted by the Government of Turkey at the request of the two parties.

Somalia : The 'Somali pirates' who are not what they seem (Video)

(Medeshi)- Fake pirates and gullible journalists 

IMF: Somalia in arrears, not eligible to borrow

(Medeshi)- By George Mwangi- NAIROBI--Somalia is currently ineligible to borrow from the International Monetary Fund due to its outstanding arrears, which amount to $352 million, the global fund said in a statement Saturday.

Somaliland and Somalia 7 point Ankara Agreement

(Medeshi)- An agreement was signed today between Somaliland and Somalia following the meeting between the two presidents of Somaliland and Somalila in Ankara , Turkey .

Video: Reception of Somaliland and Somalia presidents by the Turkish president in Ankara

(Medeshi) -The Turkish president  met with leaders of Somalia and Somaliland on Saturday in the Turkish capital for talks to mitigate problems the two sides are facing (Video).

Turkish FM meets, holds talks with Somalia, Somaliland presidents

(Medeshi)- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met with leaders of Somalia and Somalia's autonomous Somaliland region on Saturday in the Turkish capital for talks to mitigate problems the two sides are facing.

Expanding higher education opportunities for refugees and displaced persons

(Medeshi)-The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR is to expand opportunities for refugees and other displaced persons to pursue higher education studies through on-line and on-site courses.

London braces for mass ‘party’ for Thatcher’s death (+ Photos )

(Medeshi)- LONDON, Apr 13 | AFP | – Police were braced on Saturday for a mass ‘party’ staged by opponents of Margaret Thatcher in London’s Trafalgar Square to celebrate the former British prime minister’s death.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Returning Catholic Bishop sees hope for new government in Somalia

(Medeshi)- Returning to Somalia’s capital city after a 6-year absence, the country’s leading Catholic prelate has reported signs that a new national government may bring unity to the African country after years of anarchy.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) recognizes Somali government, offers economic advice

(Medeshi)-  The International Monetary Fund officially recognized the Somali government on Friday, ending a 22-year hiatus and allowing the Fund to provide economic policy advice to Somalia.

UK - Somali jailed over sex assault attempt

(Medeshi)- A Somali national, who was granted asylum in the UK, has been jailed for four years for attempting to sexually assault a woman at knifepoint.

Somalia: UK warns of continuing terrorist threat in Mogadishu

(Medeshi)- Fraiday , 12 April 2013 - FCO updates travel advice, warning of continuing terrorist threat in Mogadishu.

Ethiopia forces gun down a Somali official in Beletweyne Mosque (+ Graphic photos )

(Medeshi)- Friday , April 12, 2013 -Ethiopia forces attacked and killed today a Somali official from the local government of Betelweyne  . The official was on his way to pay the Friday prayers at a Mosque in the centre of Beletweyne town when he was attacked.

Saudization : Religious police gives five days to noncomplying shops on women's jobs

(Medeshi)- Saeed  Al-Abayadh -Jeddah : Haia (religious police ) chief has urged its field teams to close down the outlets that don’t meet the condition of Saudization of women’s jobs.

Land Grab: African Dignity Under Attack

(Medeshi)- The growing need for food and environmentally friendly fuels in developed countries has seen a rise in demand for agricultural land and an increase in land purchases in developing nations.

Ethiopians in Yemen describe kidnapping and torture

(Medeshi)- Migrant voices - Ethiopians in Yemen describe kidnapping and torture

FCO press release : G8 support for Somalia

(Medeshi)- G8 Foreign Ministers welcomed significant progress made in Somalia over the past 18 months on security, political transition and humanitarian conditions.

Somalia, Somaliland presidents to visit Turkey for proximity talks

(Medeshi) - The presidents of Somalia and Somaliland will visit Turkey on Saturday at the invitation of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu for talks to mitigate problems the two sides are facing.

Australia : Asylum seeker boat carrying 7 Somalis ,51 Rohingya and 24 Iranians reported missing

(Medeshi)-One asylum seeker boat is feared to have sunk on its way to Australia while another has been detained by the Indonesian navy after running aground near Sulawesi.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Saudi labour curbs spark fear among expats

(Medeshi)- Riyadh -AFP-   Abdel Qayum had to borrow money back home in India to buy a Saudi labour visa, but with new curbs on foreigners in the kingdom the construction worker could be deported even before paying off his debt.

The people of Somaliland are the happiest people - Survey

(Medeshi)-Gallup Opinion Institute  conducted a survey among the residents in 148 countries who feel happiest; and the results show that the people of Somaliland are  considerably the happiest.

Somaliand and Somalia talks begin in Turkey - (Video - in Somali)

(Medeshi) - Turkey is currently  holding  a meeting with leaders of Somalia and  Somaliland in İstanbul . The meeting started today at Istanbul and is expected to be moved to Ankara for its second round .

London : A man who fell to death from the undercarriage of an aeroplane named

(Medeshi)- A man who fell to his death in west London from the undercarriage of an aeroplane has been identified, the BBC has reported

Somalia and piracy : The cost on land as well at sea

(Medeshi)- by D.H. | Nairobi - The Economist | For all the attention Somali piracy has attracted, not least from the armada of warships keeping watch over the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, the total cost to the world economy appears to have been underestimated.

Malta : Alleged Somali rapists' DNA found on victim’s clothes, body

(Medeshi)- A court expert today confirmed that the DNA of two Somali men who allegedly raped an Italian woman in Hal Far last month, was found on the woman’s clothes.

Letter from Hugo Chavez to Africa - February 2013

(Medeshi)- Late Venezuelan president’s letter to the participants of the Third Africa-South America Summit, Equatorial Guinea, February 2013 - Pambazuka News

UK to spend £10m to fight war-zone sex violence

(Medeshi)- The Government will spend a further £10 million on tackling war-zone sexual violence and violence against women and girls, Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced, Press Association reports .

England : Kingston community development graduation ceremony ( + Photos )

(Medeshi) – Thursday 11 April , 2013 -   Following the completion of a three months training  on Community Development and Health course  in Kingston , we were today awarded  the graduation certificates by the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames .

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Obama sending weapons to Somalia while disarming Americans, say critics

(Medeshi)- By Jim Khouri - | The Examiner | On the same day President Barack Obama kicked off his week of gun control campaigning in Connecticut, in hopes of passing new gun laws affecting American citizens, Obama on Monday approved the providing of arms to Somalia in order for the African nation's government to more effectively fight Al-Shabaab terrorist, according to reports.

Somali-born UK scholar fears impact of US visa refusal

(Medeshi)- By David Matthews - |Times Higher Education|A Somali-born British academic fears that he is unable to gain a visa for the US because he believes that his work and background have put him on a security watch list, with damaging consequences for his career.

Picture of the day : Beautiful Africa needs to look inwards

(Medeshi)- Heavenly Africa : This is a picture of Victoria falls of Zambia that I have got from the web which motivated me to urge my people to look inwards .

Hidden skeletons found in the house of ousted Central Africa leader

(Medeshi)- By Patrick Fort |AFP| Bangui - Looters after gold or jewels in the abandoned home of deposed Central African Republic president Francois Bozize came instead across a gruesome discovery -- two human skeletons hidden beneath the garage floor.

Somaliland : Two dead after a shoot out at Buroa outskirts (Live Video )

(Medeshi)- At least two people are reported dead including a policeman and one injured after a confrontation between Somaliland police and pastoralists fighting to prevent their land being taken by the government .

Dr. Hawa Abdi: Empower Somalia's Businesswomen

(Medeshi)-  By Sarah J Robbins -After years of fighting, Somalia is ready to rebuild its economy. Nobel nominee Dr. Hawa Abdi and Dell's Steve Felice speak about the importance of investing in women in emerging markets.

Somalia : Security forces admit to rape

(Medeshi)- Mogadishu |AP| After months of denial, Somalia's government has for the first time acknowledged that its security forces were involved in rape cases that drew an international outcry by human-rights groups.

OIL : South West Energy of Ethiopia eyes Jijiga Basin region

(Medeshi)- By Michael Kavanagh -SouthWest Energy of Ethiopia aims to be the latest company to profit from east Africa’s oil and gas exploration boom after securing encouraging third-party estimates for the amount of oil contained in its licences across the country. Tewodros Ashenafi, founder and chief executive of SouthWest, said that he expects the release on Monday this week of a report gauging prospective reserves to drive private investor support for the drilling campaign in the Jijiga Basin region. Read full article at FT

Discovering Somaliland - (Video)


Tensions over the Jubaland process in Somalia could embolden Al-Shabaab

(Medeshi)-  In the battle against Islamist fighters in Somalia, the liberation of Kismayo in October 2012 was symbolic of the progress made in ridding the country of Al-Shabaab’s influence.

England - Somali food is about to get popular across Northamptonshire

(Medeshi)- With thousands of Somali people living across Northamptonshire, it is perhaps surprising that there are not more eateries providing the typical food of this country, Northampton chronicle reports.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

UK - Somali child rapist wins payout over deportation rights breach

(Medeshi) - A convicted rapist and paedophile is to receive damages after a European court found his human rights had been breached, Yorkshire post reports.

Like Israel and Palestine wall, Saudi Arabia builds giant Yemen border fence

(Medeshi)-  Saudi Arabia is building a giant border fence to seal off its troubled frontier with Yemen, Saudi border authorities have told the BBC.

UK - G8 Foreign Ministers' Meeting On 10 and 11 April ,2013

(Medeshi)- On 10 and 11 April, Foreign Secretary William Hague will meet with G8 Foreign Ministers in London to discuss his key policy priorities.

UK Government to pay damages for Somali man unlawfully held in prison

(Medeshi) - The government has been ordered to pay damages to a convicted rapist after he was held in prison unlawfully when deportation proceedings stalled , the BBC has reported.

Somaliland : Prince Claus Award to honour Mohamed Warsame Hadrawi

(Medeshi)-  Prince Claus Award will honour the works of Mohamed Warsame Hadrawi in a ceremony to be held in Hargeisa , Somaliland on the 17th of April 2013.

Obama takes first step to providing military aid to Somalia

(Medeshi)- AFP-President Barack Obama took the first step toward providing US military assistance to Somali forces battling Islamist militants, after the easing of a UN arms embargo last month.

Monday, April 8, 2013

US clears way to arm Somali forces

(Medeshi)- Washington -AP- -- President Barack Obama is clearing the way for the United States to provide arms to Somalia's government. It's part of a normalization of relations between the U.S. and Somalia.

Turkey to host three-way talks with presidents of Somalia, Somaliland

(Medeshi)- Sinem Cengiz, Ankara -Turkey will hold a meeting with leaders of Somalia and Somalia's autonomous Somaliland region in İstanbul on April 13, according to Turkish diplomatic sources.

Margaret Thatcher dies

(Medeshi)- Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died "peacefully" at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke while staying at the Ritz hotel in central London.

In Pics : Somaliland president departs for Turkey for talks with Somalia leaders

(Medeshi)- President Silanyo left the country  today accompanied by a large delegation to Turkey via Ethiopia where he will attend the talks between Somaliland and Somalia mediated by the Turkish government.

Fake Somali pirates who are not what they seem - Video

(Medeshi)-Aaron Schachter writes about the " Fake Somali pirates who are not what they seem " .Watch the video here and read the full article 
Website Monitoring - InternetSupervision.com

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Malnutrition continues to affect many across Somalia

(Medeshi)- Despite continuous improvement in the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa, malnutrition continues to be a challenge in Somalia according to new findings by United Nations humanitarian aid agencies.

Business Fund must be equally distributed to all Somaliland regions

(Medeshi)- I read with disappointment  a report published in Qarannews today about the results of the distribution of the Business Fund among the Somaliland businesses (small grant awards rd 1) .

10 Afghan children and two women killed by NATO airstrike

( Medeshi)- Up to 12 civilians - 10 children and two women - are reported to have been killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan.

Somaliland : Mayor of Hargeisa dies in Dubai hospital

(Medeshi)- The mayor of Hargeisa Eng. Yusuf Warsame Saeed passed away last night in a hospital in Dubai, UAE.