Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Breaking news: Syria Rebels Admit Gas Attack Result Of Mishandling Chemical Weapons

(Medeshi) - By: Joseph Parker - In a report that is sure to be considered blockbuster news, the rebels told Dale Gavlak, a reporter who has written for the Associated Press, NPR and BBC, they are responsible for the chemical attack last week.

Israel To Ship African Refugees To Uganda

(Medeshi) - Israel has made a deal to ship African refugees – which Israel continues to illegally label "migrants" and "infiltrators" to Uganda. Uganda – which has a bad human rights record – is taking them in exchange for military and other aid.

Syria anti-intervention march in London draws thousands (PHOTOS)

(Medeshi) - Thousands gathered in Trafalgar Square in London to take part in the ‘Hands off Syria’ rally, protesting against the US-lead military intervention in the Middle Eastern country.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Russia sends warships to Mediterranean as Syria tension rises

(Medeshi) - By TIMOTHY HERITAGE | REUTERS-MOSCOW: Russia said on Thursday it was sending warships to the Mediterranean, but denied it was beefing up its naval force there as Western powers prepare for military action against Syria.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Erigavo : Geed Maraar is more dustier than half a century ago

(Medeshi) - Geed Maraar is the centre of the town and the original high street of Erigavo. For almost a century this street has been like this. No new trees. No new buildings. No improvement to the old buildings.

Kenya bus crash kills 37 near Narok

(Medeshi) - At least 37 people have been killed in a bus crash near the Kenyan town of Narok, west of the capital Nairobi, police have said.

Letter from Somaliland

(Medeshi) -Written by Michela Wrong - Spectator -  Ayan Mahamoud, one of the organisers of Hargeysa’s International Book Fair, has all the girly vulnerability of a factory-tested steel girder.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Q&A: Hubaal's editor talks about press in Somaliland

(Medeshi) - By Tom Rhodes, CPJ East Africa Consultant - Hubaal, Somaliland's critical and much-beleaguered daily newspaper, is back on newsstands after a presidential pardon last week. The paper was shuttered on orders of the attorney general in June without explanation

Mogadishu night patrol

(Medeshi) - Mogadishu, Somalia - In 2011 African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces largely pushed out the armed group al-Shabab from Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu.

Somalia recognizes Jubaland

(Medeshi) - ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Somalia's central government agreed on Wednesday to recognise a former Islamist commander as the interim leader of the southern Juba region, in a deal that could help end months of clan fighting that has killed dozens of civilians.

Saudi: Man kills wife and 4 children ‘to shield them from poverty’

(Medeshi) -Manama: The man who killed his wife and four children in Saudi Arabia has confessed to the murders as the shocked nation is trying to make sense of the tragedy.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Somalia: Former Presidential candidate favours Somaliland independence

(Medeshi) - By Sean Williams - The Africa Report - A leading Somali scholar and politician has backed Somaliland's push for independence, arguing that there was political stagnation in Mogadishu.

Somalia Fact Sheet - August 2013

(Medeshi) - RW - Operation Highlights : Somalia is the country generating the second highest number of refugees in the world (Afghanistan is the highest).

China to support Somalian reconstruction

(Medeshi) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday that China is willing to cooperate with Somalia in economy and trade and actively participate in its national reconstruction.

Google is working to add Somali, Zulu, Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo to Google Translate

(Medeshi) - Google is working to add Somali, Zulu, Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo to its existing language options in Google Translate at the moment.

Midgaans and Ethiopians Are Fighting for Last Place in Somaliland

(Medeshi) - The Jaylaani barbershop in the center of Hargeisa, Somaliland, does good business. It’s nothing special as far as barbershops go—actually it’s a little raggedy.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Minneapolis - MPS education board director, 1st Somali elected dies at 45

(Medeshi) - Minneapolis - The Minneapolis Public School District is mourning the loss of an influential Somali business leader who made history as the first Somali American to hold public office in Minnesota and possibly the United States.

Chinese vice premier meets Somalia FM

(Medeshi) - BEIJING, Aug. 26 -- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met with Somali Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Fowsia Yusuf Haji Adan here on Monday.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Former Bristish army colonel killed in Kenya

(Medeshi) - Police in Kenya are investigating the murder of a former British army colonel who was killed by an armed gang at his home near Nanyuki, Laikipia.

British Telecom (BT) involvement in American drone strikes in Yemen and Somalia

(Medeshi) - Six of Britain’s largest financial services firms are examining their involvement with BT after accusations that it inadvertently aided American drone strikes in Yemen and Somalia.

Bus bombing kills one Yemen air force soldier, injures 25

(Medeshi) - SANAA: A powerful blast ripped through a bus carrying Yemeni air force personnel to their Sanaa base on Sunday, killing one person and wounding 25, an air force spokesman said.

Somalia demands sanctions end for 'chief' Shebab banker

(Medeshi) - Somalia's government has demanded UN sanctions be lifted from a businessman accused of being a chief financier for Al-Qaeda inspired insurgents fighting the internationally-backed authorities, the information minister said Sunday.

Malta : Somalis fight over earrings

(Medeshi) - A Somali teenager was remanded in custody today after seriously injuring a co-national who objected to him wearing earrings on the basis of faith.