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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hadraawi: Somalia’s mild-mannered fierce critic

(Medeshi) - I had heard a lot about Hadraawi, the legendary Somali poet. Even though I didn’t see him when he last came to Nairobi for the last Kwani? Litfest, I got my second chance to see him when I attended his performance at the sixth Hargeysa International Book Fair in Somaliland.

More than 200 migrants, mainly Somali land in Italy

(Medeshi) - ROME — The Italian coast guard said Saturday it had rescued more than 200 migrants off Sicily, swelling the ranks of the thousands of boat people who have made the crossing thanks to calm summer waters.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Swiss customs find bundles of Khat rammed into three suitcases

(Medeshi) - European imports of khat - a plant chewed as a stimulant - have rocketed recently with border officials seizing 1.3 tonnes of it in Geneva alone this year.

Three arrested in Somalia for the killing of Somali-Swedish politician

(Medeshi) - Three arrests have reportedly been made in Somalia for an attack that left one young Somali-Swedish politician dead and a second Swedish politician injured.

U.S. Clears Sale Of Cluster Bombs To Saudi Arabia

(Medeshi) - The U.S. Department of Defense this week awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide more than a thousand cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia, despite a growing international pressure to halt their use.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Somali-Swede 'died for his beliefs' - brother

(Medeshi) - The brother of Abdirahim Hassan, who was murdered on Wednesday in Somalia, told Swedish press that the young politician had died for his "belief in a peaceful world" in the shooting that also wounded his Swedish colleague.

Somaliland Chief dies after floods sweep away his vehicle

(Medeshi) -Sultan Hassan Barre Warsame  Shire died last night after the vehicle that he was riding was swept away by floods at Dacar Budhug river crossing between Berbera and Hargeisa , reports say .

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Somaliland’s book fair : A haven of jollity and calm

(Medeshi) - The Economist - THE still unrecognised republic of Somaliland has been parading its de facto independence from its battered bigger brother, Somalia, with an international book fair in its self-styled capital, Hargeisa.

Hargeisa’s Egal airport reopens, powered by wind

(Medeshi) - Today, 17 August Hargeisa’s Egal airport will officially reopen, this is a major step forward in better connecting Somaliland to the rest of the African continent and the world.

Swedish politicians shot in Somalia drive-by

(Medeshi) - Sweden's Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that a Swedish woman was shot and injured in Mogadishu, with additional reports that a Swedish man was killed in the attack in which a third man also died.

Somalia gunmen kill two, wound Swedish woman in likely kidnap attempt

(Medeshi) - MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Gunmen killed two men and wounded two women, including a Swede, in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday when they ambushed a car in what police believe may have been an attempted kidnap.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Somalia rape victim accuses African Union force

Medeshi) - Nairobi - Abducted, drugged and gang raped in Somalia: a young mother details the most brutal of allegations against African Union troops and Somali soldiers in a case causing widespread anger.

USA - Abdi Aden Magan , a former Siyad Barre regime colonel ordered to pay $15M in damages in civil torture case

Medeshi) - COLUMBUS, Ohio - A former Somali military colonel who left the U.S. while facing civil allegations that he tortured a human rights advocate is being ordered to pay $15 million in damages.

Signs of End time or Doomsday

(Medeshi) - I have been prompted to touch this subject after the current events in the Middle East , and the Horn of Africa and the suffering that many innocent people have encountered  due to evil people that rule many parts of the World.

UK - Man jailed for selling fake bomb detectors around the World

(Medeshi) - A businessman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for making and selling fake bomb detectors.

Ethiopian Reggae singer Eyob Mekonnen dies

(Medeshi) - Fans of the 37-year-old singer helped raise money for his treatment after he had a stroke last Tuesday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Only due process, transparency will end Somali impunity

(Medeshi) - By Gypsy Guillén Kaiser/CPJ Director of Advocacy and Communications
Last week, as Egypt plunged deeper into political violence, CPJ recorded a sad statistic: the death of the 1,000th journalist in the line of duty since we began keeping records in 1992.

Somali FM to visit China to seek cooperation

Medeshi) - MOGADISHU -- Somali Foreign Minister Fawzia Yusuf on Monday headed a government delegation to China for an official visit, the first to the East Asian country by a senior official of the current administration of the Horn of Africa nation.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Speeding train kills 28 pilgrims in India (+ Video)

(Medeshi) - A speeding train has run over a group of Hindu pilgrims at a crowded station near Dhamara, a small town in Bihar state, killing at least 28 people.

24 Egyptian policemen killed in Sinai ambush at Rafah

(Medeshi) -At least 24 Egyptian policemen have been killed in an ambush attack in the Sinai peninsula.

UK warships arrive in Gibraltar - tension mounts with Spain

Medeshi) - British warships arrived in Gibraltar on Monday for scheduled exercises, with the frigate HMS Westminster seen approaching the port of Gibraltar flanked by two smaller ships at about 0715 GMT, Reuters reported.

Ethiopian police foil plan to attack Addis Ababa airport - two explosives found

(Medeshi) - August 16, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Ethiopian federal police said on Friday that they have uncovered explosive devices planted inside, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, averting a major tragedy.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Medeshi News Of The Week - 14 to 18 August 2013


Sir Mo Farah? David Cameron would welcome knighthood of the World champion

(Medeshi) - David Cameron said he would "warmly welcome" a recommendation for Mo Farah to be knighted.

Somaliland : Egal International Airport re-opened (+Photos)

(Medeshi) - Egal International Airport was  re-opened yesterday  after the extension of the runways and the completion of other maintenance works, the local press has reported .