Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Somaliland President to Visit Washington D.C.

(Medeshi)- Washington D.C  – President of the Republic of Somaliland Ahmed Mahamoud Silanyo will visit Washington, D.C. from Monday, April 22, 2013 through Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Somaliland President Meets UK Prime Minister David Cameron

(Medeshi)- |All Africa| - President Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo, who is on a visit to the United Kingdom, met with Prime Minister Cameron at Number 10 Downing Street.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Bahrain: F1 Ignores Rights Abuses Ahead of Race

(Medeshi)- International racing bodies responsible for scheduling the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix from April 19 to 21, 2013, have taken no steps to address human rights abuses that appear to be directly linked to the event.

Somali Region Group Sends Complaint to the Ethiopia Election Board

(Medeshi)- To: the Ethiopia Election Board
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia Federal Democratic Republic Prime Minister Office
Federal Affair Minister Office
Ethiopian Defence Force
Somali Regional State President office
All Ethiopia Federal Missions in all over the world

Videos from the UK and Somalia in the lead up to the conference on 7 May 2013

(Medeshi)- The FCO  have published a number of films in the run up to the Somalia Conference showing the aims and objectives of the conference and their hopes for the future of Somalia.

UAE police question Arab woman accused of pouring hot oil over Ethiopian maid

(Medeshi)- Yasin Kakande Sharjah :Police have questioned a Moroccan woman who has been accused of pouring hot cooking oil over her maid.

State Criminality : Under Darkness in the Somali Region of Ethiopia

(Medeshi)- By Graham Peebles - No matter how tightly truth is tied down, confined and suffocated, she slowly escapes. Seeping out through cracks and openings large and small, illuminating all, revealing the grime and shame, that cowers in the shadows.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bazookas instead of swords - ruthless ways of Somali pirates - documentary

(Medeshi) - By Glenn Whipp - The Somali pirates in the documentary "Stolen Seas" brandish bazookas instead of swords and have roughly the same sense of chivalry as the husbands on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." "There's no such thing as a romantic Somali pirate," says one of the movie's many talking heads.

Kenya : Eight killed in gun attack in Garissa

(Medeshi)- |Reuters| - Gunmen shot dead eight people when they sprayed bullets into a restaurant in the eastern Kenyan town of Garissa on Thursday, the Kenya Red Cross said.

Britain bids farewell to Iron Lady Thatcher (Video)

(Medesshi)- Funeral service for Britain's former prime minister Margaret Thatcher was held at St Paul's Cathedral in the capital London on April 16, 2013, attended by the Queen and dignitaries from around the world.

Refugees with Disabilities from Somalia and South Sudan Receive 2013 Voices of Courage Award

(Medeshi)- Women's Refugee Commission urges that displaced persons with disabilities be recognized for their capacities and determination to overcome the odds

Kenya's Takaful Insurance to open offices in Somaliland

(Medeshi)- Kenya-based Takaful Insurance of Africa Ltd. plans to expand into five East African countries, including Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda, Ethiopia and the self-declared sovereign state Somaliland, as part of the insurer's plans for the 2013-2017 period, CEO Hassan Bashir said.

Suspected militant kills himself in Mogadishu blast: police

(Medeshi)- Mogadishu |Reuters| - A suspected al Shabaab militant was killed on Thursday trying to plant a bomb in a busy district of the Somali capital, a police official said, after the Islamist group threatened more attacks following two deadly assaults this week.

Kenya varsity to set up campus in Somaliland

(Medeshi)- Mount Kenya University has been awarded an interim letter by the Somaliland government to set up a campus in the country, making it the first institution from Kenya to have its operations there.

Tennessee : Somali man convicted of contempt in sex trafficking case

(Medeshi)- A Somali man was found guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Nashville for refusing to testify against gang members in a sex trafficking trial.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Babies as young as six months victims of rape in war: U.N. envoy

(Medeshi)- By Michelle Nichols | UN| Reuters| - In her first seven months as U.N. envoy on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura has visited a Congolese district where rebels raped babies, and Somalia where a woman was paid $150 restitution for the rape of her 4-year-old daughter.

List of Somaliland citizens in the diaspora barred to enter Somaliland

(Medeshi)- Local Somaliland websites have published a leaked document  issued by Hargiesa regional court and the office of the attorney General of Somaliland  that shows the list of Somalilanders that are barred to enter the country .

Africa Oil adds management positions to Ethiopia and Somalia operations

(Medeshi)- Vancouver, British Columbia--(Marketwired - April 16, 2013) - Africa Oil Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AOI)(OMX:AOI) ("Africa Oil" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that effective May 1, 2013, Mr. Mark Dingley will join the Company as President of Africa Oil Ethiopia B.V. and Chief Operating Officer of Horn Petroleum Corporation ("Horn").

Somalia: Telecom Growth Rate, in a Lawless Country, is Three Times Greater Than Ethiopia

(Medeshi) - The use of Skype and Google talk are limited and tightly monitored in Ethiopia.
SomCable drags the EASSy Submarine cable from Djibouti to Somalia. The cable connects Somalia (Berbera, Mogadishu), Djibouti, Kenya to South Africa and Europe. It also has landing points in Sudan (port Sudan)

US bank to open Somali money transfer account

(Medeshi)- MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- U.S. Bank has agreed to open an account that will allow Somalis living in Minnesota to send money to their homeland, reopening a lifeline to relatives living in the war-torn East African country, an advocacy group said Tuesday.

Somaliland health workers trained to assess “fitness-to-travel”

(Medeshi) -  IOM, in close coordination with Somaliland’s Ministry of Health, has completed a first-ever training in fitness-to-travel medical procedures for Somaliland health workers, ahead of a large-scale resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Urgent aid needed to help thousands of Somali migrant victims of abuse in Yemen, UN says

(Medeshi)- 16 April 2013 – Thousands of destitute migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia are stranded in northern Yemen in deplorable conditions, victims of gross physical abuse and severe economic and sexual exploitation, a United Nations humanitarian official warned today, calling for urgent action to address their plight.

Somalia, federalism and Jubaland

(Medeshi)- Moves to bring three regions in the deep south of Somalia together into the state of Jubaland have turned into a tussle with the central government, with regional powerhouses Kenya and Ethiopia playing important roles.

USA : An Al-Shabaab Link to Boston Marathon Bombings?

(Medeshi) - A series of Twitter gloats today raised questions about the possible involvement of Somali terror group Al-Shabaab in the Boston Marathon bombing, PJ Media  reports.

The hidden Turkish agenda : Turkey sees hope for unification of Somalia and Somaliland

(Medeshi)- ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's Prime Minister says he sees hope for the unification of the breakaway Somaliland region with Somalia.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

(Medeshi)- Security has been stepped up around the US after twin blasts near the finishing line of the Boston Marathon left two people dead, including an eight-year-old boy, and at least 80 injured.

Somaliland : Parliamentary elections postponed until 2015 ( + Photos )

(Medeshi)- The Somaliland House of Elders (Guurti) voted today for the extension of the term of the  House of Parliament  for a further 2 years and 27 days .

African growth 'to outpace world'

(Medeshi)- Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa should significantly outpace the global average over the next three years, according to the World Bank.

‘Turkey major contributor to Somali economy, stability’

(Medeshi)- Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has stated that Turkey has made significant contributions to the development and stability of his African country in many ways, from building infrastructure and improving health and education to peace and reconciliation efforts.

U.K.: Terror harms Somali progress

(Medeshi)- LONDON, April 15 |UPI| -- Terrorism in Somalia is clouding the country's chances for a peaceful future, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.

Somali militants threaten more attacks

(Medeshi)- By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar -Mogadishu - Somali militants linked to al-Qaeda warned on Monday of further attacks in the capital, a day after killing at least 30 people in a wave of co-ordinated bombings and shootings that exposed the fragility of security gains in Mogadishu.

Harvesting wind energy in Somaliland

(Medeshi)- In 2009, Hassan Ahmed Hussein brought an industrial bread-making machine from abroad to install in his hotel in downtown Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Somalia : 29 dead in a series of bomb and gun attacks in Mogadishu (Video)

(Medeshi)- At least 20 dead and many injured after a suicide bombing by Al Shabaab in a main court in Mogadishu .  9 Al Shabaab militants were also killed by the Somali security forces .
Related article  :  Bombs and gun battles kill at least 19 in Somali capital (+ Photos)

Bombs and gun battles kill at least 19 in Somali capital (+ Photos)

(Medeshi)- By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar
MOGADISHU |Reuters| - At least 19 people were killed in the Somali capital on Sunday in bomb attacks carried out by militants linked to Al Qaeda and subsequent gun battles with the Al Shabaab fighters, breaking a fragile return to peace in Mogadishu.

Gunmen attack Mogadishu court; 5 dead reported

(Medeshi)- By ABDI GULED |AP| MOGADISHU, Somalia—Militants launched a serious and sustained assault on Mogadishu's main court complex Sunday, detonating at least two blasts, taking an unknown number of hostages and exchanging extended volleys of gunfire with government security forces, witnesses said.

Press Release : Somalia commits to the Convention on Chemical Weapons

(Medeshi)- Office of the President of Somalia

Gunmen, suicide bombers leave several dead in Somali court

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU: Gunmen and suicide bombers suspected to be Shabaab militants on Sunday attacked a court in the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving several people dead, an intelligence officer told AFP.

Somalia: Armed men attack Mogadishu law courts

(Medeshi)- Gunmen have entered the law courts in the Somali capital Mogadishu, detonating explosives and opening fire, witnesses and police have said, the BBC reports.