Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Commentary : New political developments in Somaliland

(Medeshi) - Following a recent visit by president Silanyo to Turkey for talks with Somalia officials on future bilateral relations, a dramatic change in president Silanyo's  politics has emerged.

Somaliland president meets Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (+ Photos)

(Medeshi) -  Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), visited Hargeisa today, 26 October 2013.

Press Release on the occasion of Erik Solheim’s visit to Hargeisa, Somaliland

(Medeshi) - Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), visited Hargeisa today, 26 October 2013.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Colorado , USA- Saudi Arabia seeks native convicted of sex assault

(Medeshi) - CENTENNIAL, Colo.—A Saudi Arabian official asked a Colorado judge Thursday to let a Saudi man return to his home country to serve probation and enter a treatment program for sexually assaulting his housekeeper and treating her as a virtual slave.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Red Crescent Society scales up efforts to curb polio spread in Somaliland

(Medeshi) - By Susan Onyango and Katherine Mueller, IFRC
When one case of the wild poliovirus type one surfaced in Somaliland earlier this year, the Somali Red Crescent Society sprang into action, working together with the Ministry of Health and other partners to prevent the further spread of the disease.

London : Route 9 back to service with new buses

(Medeshi) - Travel Info : From Saturday 26 October, the New Bus for London will enter service on route 9.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

UK printing company faces bribery charges of transactions in Somaliland and other countries

(Medeshi) - 23 Oct. 2013 - A UK based printing company specialising in security documents such as ballot papers, as well as four individuals, appeared in court on corruption charges today.

Former Somali regional leader and Minnesotan arrested in Belgium on suspicion of assisting pirate ringleader

(Medeshi) - by Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio  - ST. PAUL, Minn. — The inspiring story of a former Burnsville, Minn., man who helped stabilize an area in his native Somalia has taken a detour after Belgian authorities arrested him this month on suspicion of assisting a pirate ringleader.

Ethiopia sends back 33 illegal migrants to Somaliland

(Medeshi) - Ethiopian government has handed over 33 migrants without documents to Somaliland officials.

Somalia : Corruption and foreign aid

(Medeshi) - October 23, 2013: In Somalia foreign aid organizations and the new Somali government had hoped to receive $1.15 billion in foreign aid this year but only about half that amount is showing up.

Mekkah : Dutch politician and anti-Islam film producer performs Hajj after conversion (+ Photos)

(Medeshi) - A Dutch politician, who was once a harsh critic of Islam and had taken part in the production of a highly controversial anti-Islam film, performed Hajj this year after converting to Islam a year ago, Saudi Arabian daily Saudi Gazette reported last week.

Somali-Swedes to fight Russia with clubs

(Medeshi) - A famous Swedish bandy coach and Somali refugees are out on thin ice, and aiming for Siberia and the bandy world championship. With little time to practice, they are hoping for at least some goals.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia: Quarterly Update

(Medeshi) - WASHINGTON, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Fact Sheet
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Oil in Somalia has reduced piracy, says IHS Maritime

(Medeshi) - The dramatic drop in pirate activity off Somalia can be explained by three factors: the presence of on board private armed security, the changing tactics adopted by the international naval forces, and arguably the main factor, the changing situation onshore, which has reduced the operational environment for pirate groups.

Monday, October 21, 2013

6 die in a suicide attack in central Russia (+Video)

(Medeshi) - Six people were killed and 37 injured - some of them critically - after a female suicide bomber set off a bomb on a bus in Volgograd, central Russia. Local authorities have been put on high terror alert for the next 15 days.

The khat 'gold rush in Britain

(Medeshi) - Britain is being flooded with tonnes of a potentially dangerous stimulant drug in a last minute ‘gold rush’ before it is banned.

Mobile money in Somaliland

(Medeshi) - By Mark Hay - By the murky green-blue ocean in northwest Somaliland, there is an open-air café with no name.

Women's political participation in Somaliland

(Medeshi) - Case study  from "Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion publication " :   In contrast with Ubink’s description of men’s recalcitrance in accepting women’s right to participate equally with them in political decision-making,  Michael Walls describes a different response from men in Somaliland.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Somaliland : Dhahabshiil reassures its clients of money transfer continuity

Medeshi) -  Dahabshiil money transfer company has recently sent huge numbers of text messages to its clients worldwide  reassuring them that the money transfer to Somalia / Somaliland and worldwide will continue regardless of the what the media writes about its services.