Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Brutal racial murder of 8 year old Somali kid in the Netherlands

(Medeshi) - On Friday November 30th 2007 around 6 in the evening, Amir Ibrahim (8), child of Somalian immigrants, was reported missing in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The next day he was found dead under a car in a garage at a dairy farm in Eijsden, the southernmost town in Holland. That Friday he supposedly fell on a pedestrian crossing and was ''hooked'' under a car that tore him some 7 miles to Eijsden, while he was alive. How he died remained a mystery. That's how police described the course of events in the 318 page police file (see photo's).

50 killed as flash floods and lightning devastate Yemen

(Medeshi) - Lightning and flash flooding have killed 50 people in Yemen since Friday, according to local officials.

Somali justice

(Medeshi) - Abdi Sheikh, who was sentenced to death for the murder of journalist Hassan Yusuf Absuge, stands tied to a pole before he is executed by shooting at close range at the Iskola Bulisiya square in the capital Mogadishu.

Somalia executes man found guilty of killing a journalist

(Medeshi) - MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali military official says the government has executed a man convicted of murdering a journalist, the first such execution in a country where those who kill media workers often evade justice.

Four Kenyan policemen killed in suspected al Shabaab raid

Medeshi) - GARISSA, Kenya (Reuters) - Four Kenyan police officers were shot dead in the border county of Garissa when 40 heavily armed men, suspected of belonging to Somali militant group al Shabaab, attacked a police post, a senior regional government official said on Saturday.

Friday, August 16, 2013

UN warns of outbreak as polio cases spike in Somalia

Medeshi) - Over 100 cases of polio were reported in Somalia last year, almost half the world's total, a surge that has worried international health officials, according to BBC News.

Sexual violence pervasive in Somalia: UN

Medeshi) - UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 16 - Xinhua- Sexual violence against women and children is still pervasive in Somalia, a UN spokesperson said Friday.

Mo Farah wins 5,000m gold at World Athletics 2013

(Medeshi) - Mo Farah's career reached incredible new heights as the Briton became only the second man in history to complete an Olympic and world 'double-double' in the distance events.

NATO and EU force commanders meet off the Somali coast

(Medeshi) -  The need for continued, high visibility anti-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa came under the spotlight this week when the EU Naval Force (Eunavfor) commander met with his opposite from NATO.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Britain’s Somalis : The road is long

(Medeshi) - BARBER shops are excellent places for gossip. Hassan Ali’s place in Kentish Town is no different. The north Londoner arrived in Britain from Somalia with dreams of becoming a mechanic.

AU troops accused of Somalia gang-rape

(Medeshi) - NAIROBI: The African Union (AU) force fighting in Somalia is investigating the alleged gang-rape of a woman by its soldiers, a case that has sparked outrage in Mogadishu, the AU said on Thursday.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Israel Chemicals considering potash mine in Ethiopia

(Medeshi) - Israel Chemicals has been in talks recently with a Canadian listed company Allana Potash about opening a potash mine in Ethiopia.

Press Statement: Somaliland Foreign Minister Visits Kenya To Discuss The New Deal With Donor Countries

(Medeshi) - 14 August , 2013 Hon. Mohamed Behi Yonis, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Somaliland, travels to Kenya today on his first official visit since taking office on 27 July 2013.

Kingston : Man charged for the killing of Sammy Warsame Warsame on a train

(Medeshi) -A man will appear in court tomorrow accused of killing a man found unconscious on a train.
Warsame Warsame, from Kingston, died on March 4 this year, two days after being found unconcious on a train travelling between Wimbledon and Raynes Park.

Liverpool Somali Community Association gets £475,000 grant from the Lottery Fund

(Medeshi) -  Local charity, Merseyside Somali and Community Association (MSCA), is celebrating a half million pound investment by the Big Lottery Fund to turn their centre in Granby Street, Toxteth, into a new multi-use community resource.  The grant is one of the biggest ever awarded under the Reaching Communities Buildings programme.

MSF pulls out of Somalia amid security concerns

(Medeshi) - Nairobi - Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) closed all its operations in war-torn Somalia on Wednesday, warning of growing insecurity, after 22 years of working in the Horn of Africa trouble spot.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

16-year-old boy stabbed to death in East London

(Medeshi) - A 16-year-old boy has died and another is in hospital with facial injuries after a knife attack in east London.

Gunmen kill 44 at Nigeria mosque

(Medeshi) - At least 44 worshippers have been shot dead at a mosque in north-eastern Nigeria, officials in Borno state say.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Jailed : Ayuub Mohammed , armed robber aged 15 who targeted London hotels

(Medeshi) - A 15-year-old armed robber who targeted two London hotels and threatened staff with a handgun has been jailed for five years.

Saudi prince defects: 'Brutality, oppression as govt scared of Arab revolts'(+Video)

(Medeshi) - Prince Khalid Bin Farhan Al-Saud announced his defection from the Saudi Arabian royal family on July 27. “They don’t think about anything but their personal benefits and do not care for the country’s and people’s interests, or even national security,” his statement reads as cited by the website of Tehran-based Al Alam International News Channel.

Somaliland Rejects Mogadishu's Coastguard Deal

(Medeshi) - By Matthew Russell Lee - Inner City Press
UNITED NATIONS, August 11 -- The government in Mogadishu has signed a contract with a European firm to set up a Somalia coast guard: Atlantic Marine and Offshore Group of the Netherlands.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Oil exploration : Jacka farms into Somaliland oil block

(Medeshi) - Jacka Resources Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Perosoma  to become operator and a 50% equity holder in blocks 6,7 and 10 located onshore Somaliland which are subject to Product Sharing  Agreement with the government of the Republic of Somaliland .

UK admits Al Shabab stole $750,000 of aid

(Medeshi) - London: Members of the Al Shabab Islamist group have stolen £480,000 worth of British government-funded humanitarian materials and supplies in Somalia, it emerged on Sunday.