Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Photo you have to see : Afgoye , Somalia - helping wheel chair-bound woman into food distribution centre

(Medeshi) - Washington Post - Aug. 4, 2013  -Two women help another woman in a wheelchair get through a cactus hedge at a food distribution center in Afgoye, Somalia. The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent gave out food as part of a program it conducted during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. More than 5,000 internally displaced persons were given aid during the nongovernmental organization’s trip to Afgoye, which was supported in part by African Union Mission in Somalia forces.

Somalia : Al Shabaab hold sporting event in Brawa (+ Photos )

( Medeshi) - Al Shabaab militant group of Somalia  held today a sporting event mixed with guerrilla training tactics in the town of Brawa in Southern Somalia which is among the areas that  the militants have the biggest  basis .

Mo Farah wins 10,000m title at World Championships in Moscow

(Medeshi) - Double Olympic champion Mo Farah created history once again in Moscow as he became the first British man to win a 10,000m world title.

Morocco bus crash 'kills 16 royal guardsmen'

(Medeshi) - At least 16 royal guardsmen have been killed in Morocco after their bus plunged into a ravine, media reports and doctors say.

Somalia's remittances quandary: what are the options post-Barclays?

(Medeshi) - By Mark Tran - The Guardian - Barclays has decided to close the accounts of about 250 money-transfer businesses, a move that could badly affect the flow of remittances to Somalia as it lacks a banking system. What are the options for Somalis?

Friday, August 9, 2013

Russia : President Putin walks alone in Moscow street (Video)

(Medeshi) - The leader waved away his car and told security he wanted to walk alone - but sceptics questioned the spontaneity of the stunt. Watch video here :

Soma Oil & Gas May Invest $20 Million to Survey War-Torn Somalia

(Medeshi) - Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Ltd., a U.K.-based company focused on Somalia, plans to invest about $20 million to survey the African nation rebuilding from decades of war, Chief Executive Officer Robert Sheppard said.

Somalia government shuts down Mogadishu airport after plane crash

(Medeshi) - By Mohamed Sheikh Nor in Mogadishu-  rfi
An Ethiopian military cargo plane crashed at Mogadishu International Airport in Somalia on Friday, sending plumes of dark smoke into the air and killing four.

Somalia : Four people killed as Ethiopian aircraft crash lands at Mogadishu airport

(Medeshi) - By Standard Digital -  Four people died after their aircraft that was ferrying supplies to African Union Mission to Somalia ( Amisom) troops burst into flames moments after crash-landing at the international airport in Mogadishu.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Somalia state formation takes shape

(Medeshi) - With Mogadishu now largely peaceful, the African Union Mission (Amisom) troops are ceding once volatile but pacified areas like Kismayu sea area and the airport, to the Somali Government.

Ethiopia: Prospects for Peace in Ogaden

(Medeshi) - In its latest report, Ethiopia: Prospects for Peace in Ogaden, the International Crisis Group examines the roots of longstanding conflict in the Somali-inhabited region of Ethiopia and the prospects for renewed dialogue.

50 Turkish textile factories to relocate in Ethiopia

(Medeshi) - Following the proposal of Ayka Addis, the Turkish garment firm, to establish an Industrial Zone and bring a total of 50 Turkish textile companies to Ethiopia, the government has been working to allocate land to establish the zone.

History of British Somaliland and Haud Grazing issues - 15th February, 1957

(Medeshi) - From the National Archives - Kew - West London :  This is  the third  document that I have obtained from the national Archives last year which shows the stages that Somaliland has gone  through during the colonial era.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Commentary : Somaliland is not part of Somalia

(Medeshi) -  It seems that some people in Somalia cannot come into terms with the reality  that Somaliland is not part of Somalia any more after the bloody civil war that left tens of thousands of Somalilanders killed by the Siyad Barre  regime in the 1980s and the early 1990s.
Certain pro Somalia news websites always report as if though Somaliland is part of Somalia . Both Garowe and Sabahi online are among those that are involved in this kind of framed coverage . This kind of media reporting  does not help in the development of good relations between the two countries but on the contrary enhance the will and the determination of the people of Somaliland to stay united for one cause which  is the "oneness of Somaliland ".
I will not encourage the people of Somaliland taking arms again against Somalia but can promise that my people will defend Somaliland against any aggression by Somalia with bigger force and better determination than during the SNM struggle in the 1980s and 1990s. The people of Somaliland have paid in blood and sweat to get the freedom that they enjoy today . Trying to take that away from them will even cost  more lives on both sides.
It would therefore , be advisable to the people of Somalia to accept Somaliland as a neighbourly sovereign sister country and enjoy the cooperation and the support of the people of Somaliland .
Background :
Somaliland united with Somalia in July 1st 1960 just 5 days after it got its independence from Britain on June 26, 1960. The union with Somalia has not been successful for the people of Somaliland . Corruption, anarchy and the socialism regime of dictator Siyad Bare  prompted the struggle of  Somalilanders in  1982  when the Somali National Movement (SNM) was formed in London to free the people of Somaliland from the socialist dictatorship of Somalia .
Somaliland finally broke away from Somalia on May 18 , 1991 after a bloody civil war against the dictatorship of the socialist regime of Siyad Barre.
Somaliland hopes to gain international recognition very soon after the country has carried out two free and fair presidential elections , one parliamentary election and two municipal elections.
The country has its own flag , its own currency,  banks , passport , police and military force.


London : Mo Farah petitions to save Somalia remittances

(Medeshi) - Campaigners pressing Barclays to keep open cash transfer businesses to poorer countries have presented a petition to Downing Street signed by 25,500 people, including Olympic gold winner Mo Farah.

Kenya : Nairobi airport closed because of huge fire , passengers evacuated

(Medeshi) - A huge fire has broken out at the main international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sheffield : Students from Somalia given help thanks to grant

(Medeshi) - More help will be given to students of a Somalian heritage who are struggling at school, after a Sheffield education charity secured a £19,000 grant.

IOM Moves to Tackle High Youth Unemployment in Somaliland

(Medeshi) - Soaring unemployment in Somaliland, especially among school-leavers and university graduates, has fuelled an increase in irregular migration, drug addiction and conflict, according to a study conducted by the Somaliland National Youth Organization (SONYO).

British company signs Oil and Gas Agreement with Somalia

(Medeshi) - Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Limited announces that it has signed an agreement with the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia to assist in the development of the country’s hydrocarbons sector.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Somalia : Puntland cuts ties with central government

(Medeshi) -  Somalia's northeastern Puntland region said Monday it had cut all relations with the central government in Mogadishu, raising the prospect of further fractures to the already war-torn nation.

Press release : UK helps contain deadly Somalia polio outbreak

(Medeshi) - Justine Greening backs the fight against polio with £10 million for vital polio vaccination campaign in Somalia and Kenya

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Somalia : Kenya to hand over Kismayo port in deal

Medeshi) - Kenyan forces will hand over control of the Kismayu port and airport to the Somalia government.

African leaders want disputed Somalia Kismayo city annexed

(Medeshi) - The Associated Press
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Regional leaders say they want Somalia's central government to take control of Kismayo, a disputed port city where there has been fighting between rival militias.

UK : HSBC bank 'closing diplomatic accounts'

(Medeshi) - HSBC bank has reportedly asked more than 40 diplomatic missions to close their accounts as part of a programme to reduce business risks.

3 Somali women reported missing during crossing to Italy

Medeshi) - ROME, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Three Somali women were reported missing during their crossing from North Africa to Italy, according to a group of migrants who reached the tiny isle of Lampedusa overnight on Sunday.

Sudan's Bashir barred from Saudi airspace

(Medeshi)-Saudi Arabia has denied permission for a plane carrying Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir to cross its airspace for the swearing-in of the new Iranian president.

Somalia Interior Minister Visits Somaliland

(Medeshi) - Abdikarim Hussein Guled , the interior minister of Somalia arrived in the capital Hargeisa on Saturday August 3, 2013 through Berbera port , according to the local Somaliland websites .

Somalia gets military police force

(Medeshi)- Over 120 Somalis have been passed out after successfully completing a four months military police training conducted by European Union (EU) at Bihanga military barrack training camp in Kamwenge district.