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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cartoonist depicts Somaliland falling off a cliff

(Medeshi) - Political satire by cartoonist Amin Amir :

Update - Kenya : 150 feared dead in terrorist attack at Westgate Nairobi mall (+ Photos)

 ( Medeshi) - Updated on Sunday 29 Sept   2;30 pm London time - Up to 150 people are feared to have died in all with a further 62 being reported as missing in the sickening terror hit . Reports coming from the Kenyan capital confirm that atleast 150 are feared to have been killed including 5 militants and 200 injured after a terrorist attack at West-gate shopping Mall in Nairobi on Saturday 21st Sept  afternoon . Al Shabaab claim that the number of the dead is higher.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Canadian teen brothers jailed in Somaliland

(Medeshi) - By: Gemma Karstens-Smith - Two Mississauga teens have been jailed in Africa for more than a month, their father says, since taking a summer trip to visit their grandmother.

In Somaliland, ‘aid’ is a dirty word

(Medeshi) - Geoffrey York , Hargeisa - Somaliland  - As the crowd chants, “Give us recognition!” the world’s most quixotic Independence Day parade marches through the dusty streets of Hargeisa.

Kerry meets Somali President, reaffirms US commitment

(Medeshi) - WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed president of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, at the Department of State Friday, and reaffirmed America's commitment to the reconstruction of the war-torn African nation.

Somalia video report - Djibouti troops in Somalia

Medeshi) - Video report .

Assessing the first year of the federal republic of Somalia (Video)

(Medeshi) - Video about the first year of the federal republic of Somalia

Jeddah : Saudi family of 27 beggars arrested

(Medeshi) -Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested an Arab family of 27 for begging.

Somalia spoils - Prospecting for oil is Howard’s way

(Medeshi) - SOMALIA’s shark-infested waters have grown even more dangerous recently, with a new set of predators from the City of London and the UK Conservative party circling our war-ravaged country’s offshore oil reserves.

Ethiopian suspends Somaliland flights citing poor infrastructure

(Medeshi) -Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) has suspended its services to the Somalilan towns of Berbera and Hargeisa owing to sub-standard infrastructure.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Somaliland : Civil unrest and ongoing clashes reported in Erigavo

(Medeshi) - Fighting and gunfire erupted tonight at the capital of Sanaag between the residents. The gun fire was going on for more  than 2 hours and could be heard in all parts of the city  according to the local reports .

At least 20 dead in quarry collapse in Somalia

(Medeshi) - MOGADISHU, Somalia, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A quarry on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, collapsed Thursday, killing more than 20 people, officials said.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Somaliland to become East Africa's next big commercial hub

(Medeshi) - The autonomous region of Somaliland is angling to become a trade and transit hub for East Africa, pouring millions of dollars into infrastructural development with the help of international financiers. But its plans are complicated by its ties to Somalia's capital city of Mogadishu.

In Ethiopia, more land grabs, more indigenous people pushed out

(Medeshi) -Hailewuha village, South Omo, Ethiopia - As night wore on in a remote valley in southern Ethiopia, one policeman dozed and another watched a DVD comedy on a battery-powered laptop.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Uganda suspends 20 army officers accused of corruption during AU mission in Somalia

(Medeshi) - Uganda has suspended 20 army officers accused of corruption in Somalia while battling Islamist militants as part of an African Union (AU) force, a Ugandan army spokesman has told the BBC.

Somaliland: Nation In Talks With Genel About Resuming Oil Exploration

Medeshi) - By Alexis Flynn - WSL - LONDON -- Somaliland's government is in talks with Genel Energy PLC (GENL.LN) about the Anglo-Turkish oil company resuming its exploration operations--after they were halted due to security concerns earlier this month--the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources said in a statement.

Press Release : Somali information minister denies any link to a leaked scandalous letter issued under his name

( Medeshi) - Th Somali formation minister today strongly condemned "a forged letter" circulated through the net that accused him of knowing about an alleged bribe of $ 1.8 million to kick out a western company from operating in Mogadishu airport.

Syria Makes Barack Obama 'Look Like A Somali Refugee'

(Medeshi) - Dotun Adebayo argues that the US president cannot continue drawing red lines in the sand.. WHY OH why did Barack Obama have to go and draw a red line in the sand when every other world leader was burying their heads in it over Syria?

Yemen : two Somalis die in human trafficking route to Saudi Arabia

(Medeshi) - DHAMAR, Sept. 16—Two Somalis died and 27 others were wounded on Saturday when the bus taking them to Haradh district, to be smuggled to Saudi Arabia, overturned in the Al-Manar district of Dhamar governorate.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Kuwait underlines continued support to reconstruction of Somalia

(Medeshi) - BRUSSELS, Sept 16 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Monday pledged at an international conference in Brussels on Somalia to continue its help and support to promote economic development and combat poverty in the African country.

Somaliland : President Silanyo lays the foundation stone for the construction of Burao Erigavo road (+Photos )

( Medeshi) - The Somaliland president laid today the corner stone for  the construction of the road between Erigavo and Buroa,

EU pledges 650 million euros to back Somalia reconstruction plan

( Medeshi) -BRUSSELS | Mon Sep 16, (Reuters) - The European Union pledged an additional 650 million euros (541.18 million pounds) in aid for Somalia on Monday to back a three-year reconstruction plan aimed at building on fragile security gains in the country.

EU Press Release : Statement by President Barroso following his meeting with Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia

(Medeshi) - Press point/Brussels , 16 September 2013                                      
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am very pleased to welcome again here in Brussels President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud at the European Commission.

Why Somaliland does not attend ‘New Deal for Somalia’ conference

(Medeshi) - While supporting the New Deal process and welcoming of the donors’ engagement, Somaliland has  chosen not to participate in the Conference as the country’s national needs and priorities are very different to Somalia’s, writes Mohamed Behi Yonis.

Uganda suspends 24 officers over Somalia corruption

(Medeshi) -KAMPALA: Uganda said Monday it had suspended 24 of its army officers, who were part of a UN-mandated force battling Al-Qaeda linked rebels in Somalia, over corruption allegations.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ethiopia accuses three Somaliland Ministers having links to Al Shabaab

( Medeshi) -The Ethiopian government has  accused three Somaliland ministers of having relations to Al Shabaab , therefore undermining  the security in the region.

No strikes on Syria : US and Russia agree Syria arms deal

(Medeshi) - US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US and Russia have agreed a plan on Syrian chemical weapons.