Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Friday, September 27, 2013

Animated video of recruitment by Al-Shabaab and the promise of heavenly rewards

(Medeshi) - The Somalia-based terror outfit al-Shabaab, the group responsible for the Nairobi mall massacre which left more than 72 people dead including 5 militants last week, is actively recruiting young US citizens from African communities, particularly in the Midwest, and promising would-be militants entry to the 'real Disneyland' in Somalia.

Rape victim sentenced 200 lashes by Saudi court

( Medeshi) - "The victim's sentence was increased because her lawyer had spoken out..."
When the defense attorney for a raped Saudi Arabian woman appealed a Sharia Court decision that the 90-lash sentence against his client was unjust, all that was succeeded was the more than doubling of the punishment meted out to the woman who was raped and beaten by seven men, as reported by the women’s rights-centered news portal The Clarion Project on Sept. 22, 2013.

Toronto 18: Ali Mohamed Dirie, convicted in plot, dies in Syria

(Medeshi) - He pleaded guilty in a sensational Toronto terrorism trial, served his time and then left Canada to fight in Syria where he was reportedly killed.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Somaliland Government condemns the terrorist attack at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall

(Medeshi) - PRESS STATEMENT – The Somaliland Government condemns the terrorist attack at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, and sends its condolences to the nation and people of Kenya.

UK - The FCO advise against all but essential travel to parts of Kenya

(Medeshi) - The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to areas within 60km of the Kenya-Somali border; to Kiwayu and coastal areas north of Pate Island; to Garissa District; to the Eastleigh area of Nairobi; and to low income areas of Nairobi, including all township or slum areas.

Kenya : Gunmen kill three in a police compound attack on the border with Somalia

(Medeshi) - NAIROBI: Gunmen stormed a Kenyan police compound in a town on the border with Somalia and sprayed bullets into officers' homes Thursday, killing two before setting more than 10 vehicles on fire, police said.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Al-Shabaab leader threatens more bloodshed to press for Kenya troops pullout

(Medeshi) - MOGADISHU, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The reclusive leader of the Somali Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab on Wednesday threatened more bloodshed to press for the pullout of Kenyan troops from the Horn of African country.

Meet Qawdhan of Al Shabaab in Hargeisa , Somaliland

(Medeshi) - By -By Mark Hay -Qawdhan slouches on the floor of the wicker-frame hut across from me, his back to the old UNHCR banners serving as a wall. He sits in silence, calmly chewing a bundle of khat while stealing the occasional glance at a TV on the other side of the dim and sparse room.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Somalia : Oil bids defy security crisis

( Medeshi) - With over 60 fatalities and wider regional security concerns, the hostage siege in Nairobi is not deterring oil companies from targeting Somalia

Bilal al-Berjawi and the Shifting Fortunes of Foreign Fighters in Somalia

(Medeshi) - By Raffaello Pantucci - On September 21, 2013, al-Shabab militants attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. The brazen operation comes in the aftermath of al-Shabab leader Ahmed “Mukhtar Abu al-Zubayr” Godane’s consolidation of power. In June, Godane swept aside a raft of senior leaders in the group. His power grab marked a watershed event in a period of dramatic turmoil for al-Shabab.

Somaliland government denies right of peaceful demonstrations requested by the opposition parties

(Medeshi) - Commentary - The ministry  of interior has denied the right of demonstrations requested by the opposition political parties as written in the letter  shown below. The protest was supposed to be staged in the capital, Hargeisa today against the newly passed road tax law.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Al Shabaab publish list of names and ages of militants involved in Westgate attack in Nairobi

(Medeshi) - Monday 23 Sept . 2013 – Al Shabaab militant group of Somalia published today list of   some of the names and ages of the attackers of Westgate shopping Mall in Nairobi.

US stepping up deportations of Somali refugees with criminal backgrounds

(Medeshi) - The federal government is engaging in an aggressive effort to deport Somali immigrants who run afoul of U.S. law, after refraining for years from shipping people back to a country wracked by civil war and lacking a functioning government.

Ophir Oil Exploration company exits Madagascar and reduces stake in its Somaliland project to just 25% from 75%

(Medeshi) - LONDON (Alliance News) - Ophir Energy PLC Monday said it secured a rig for its West African drilling campaign, set to start in the first quarter of 2014.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Israelis Versus the Somali militants in shopping mall in Nairobi

 ( Medeshi) - Kenyan troops backed by Israeli forces battled Sunday to end a siege in an upmarket shopping mall and free hostages held by Somali militants in an attack that has so far killed 59 people.

Israeli forces enter Nairobi mall: security source

(Medeshi) - NAIROBI, Sep 22 – Israeli forces on Sunday joined Kenyan efforts to end a deadly siege by Somali militants at a Nairobi shopping mall, a security source told AFP.

Renowned Ghanaian poet among 59 killed in Kenya mall attack

(Medeshi) - Renowned Ghanaian poet and statesman Kofi Awoonor was among the 59 people confirmed dead so far in an attack by Somali Islamist militants on a Nairobi shopping mall, Ghana's president said on Sunday.