Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Somalia and Taleex conflict - Amin cartoon

(Medeshi) - More than 10 people were killed and 12 injured after Puntland forces intruded on Thursday into Taleex village of Somaliland controlled by  forces loyal to Khatumo.

Healthcare and Hope in Somalia

(Medeshi) - Somalia’s recent past is one characterised by civil war, droughts and famine that have claimed thousands of lives. But there are signs of hope.

Somalia House debates no-trust vote against PM

(Medeshi) - MOGADISHU: Somalia’s parliament begun on Saturday debating a no-confidence motion against the prime minister who has fallen out with the president.

London: MPs Reject Call to Ban Khat Drug

(Medeshi) - Theresa May's ban on khat was not based on any evidence of medical or social harm and must be stopped before it becomes law, an influential committee of MPs found today.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Birmingham Somali community leader 'backs khat ban'

(Medeshi) - Members of the Somali community in the Midlands are urging the government to press ahead with plans to criminalise the herbal stimulant, khat.

Ahmed Said delivered by the Netherlands into the clutches of a suicide bomber in Somalia

(Medeshi) - Before being sent to Mogadishu, Ahmed Said had never seen a corpse before.

UK - Chaos as Fights Break Out in Asda Stores Over Discount Electricals (Photos)

(Medeshi) - Bargain-hunters caused chaos in Asda  this morning as the supermarket sold out of cut-price electronics in minutes.

Links to News about Somalia and Somalis

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Edna in London For The Documentary Screening of "Through the Fire " about Somalia and Somaliland

(Medeshi) - Edna is in London for the premier of this new documentary, which features herself along with two other women.

GOV UK Press release : Boost for development in Somaliland

(Medeshi) - A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Government of Somaliland and its Somaliland Development Fund development partners.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Somaliland : Turkey To Re-build Hargeisa General Hospital

(Medeshi) - Hargeisa - 27 Nov, 2013 - The visiting Turkish delegation to Somaliland today pledged to rebuild Hargeisa General Hospital , local press reports .

Saudi Arabia Deports 50000 Ethiopian Workers

(Medeshi) - Up to 50,000 Ethiopians have been deported from Saudi Arabia in the past three weeks as part of a crackdown on illegal workers, Sky News reports .

Rift Valley Institute Update December 2013

(Medeshi) - Updates : Jobs , Field courses and more . Scroll down to read the details:

Kenya appeals to UK not to ban khat

(Medeshi) - Kenyan MPs have appealed to the UK not to "condemn people" by banning the herbal stimulant khat.

Kenya : Sergeant Adow Hussein Shot Dead in Nairobi's Eastleigh

(Medeshi) - Nation  - A police sergeant who had deserted duty a year ago was shot dead along Muratina Street in Nairobi’s Eastleigh area in mysterious circumstances Tuesday night.

Portland bomb plot: Mohamed Mohamud sentencing canceled pending FISA motions

(Medeshi) -A federal judge has canceled the Dec. 18 sentencing date in the terrorism case of Mohamed Mohamud after the government’s admission last week that it relied on warrantless wiretaps authorized by a controversial law to make its case against him.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Oil Exploration : Tide Could Turn In Somaliland

(Medeshi) -  By Velda Addison Four years after Somaliland opened its doors to oil and gas exploration with its first licensing round, this self-proclaimed nation still works to overcome perception. But the tide appears to be changing.

US Jury Finds Somaliland Man Who Negotiated For Pirates Not Guilty Of Piracy

(Medeshi) - WASHINGTON - A U.S. jury has found a Somali man who acted as a negotiator for pirates aboard a hijacked ship not guilty of piracy, but it has not yet reached a verdict on two lesser charges of hostage-taking.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Genel Energy to resume operations in Somaliland

(Medeshi) - 20 Nov, 2013 - Today, in a joint press conference with the Government in Hargeisa, Genel Energy committed to resume its operations in Somaliland.

Turkey to open a consulate office in Somaliland

(Medeshi) - Today, 23rd November, the Turkish Ambassador to Somalia, H.E. Cemalettin Kani Torun met with the President of Somaliland and agreed to establish an office in the country’s capital, Hargeisa.

Somaliland to Sign Accord With Fourth Company on Oil Exploration

(Medeshi) - Somaliland expects to sign an agreement with a fourth international energy company this week to begin exploring for oil in the semi-autonomous region, Energy Minister Hussein Abdi Dualeh said.

Saudi Woman Who Escaped Forced Marriage Granted Asylum in Yemen

(Medeshi) - Sana’a: The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has agreed to grant asylum to a Saudi woman who eloped and ran away from her house early last month, Gulf News reports.

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman receives message from Somalian president

(Medeshi) - Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has received a written message from President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Uganda Generals Face New Probe Over Somalia Corruption Scandal

(Medeshi) - President Yoweri Museveni was last week headed for a major dilemma, after it emerged that some of his top army officers could be implicated in the Somalia UPDF corruption scandal, the Observer writes.

London : Documentary Screening of Through the Fire - A Side of Somalia and Somaliland

(Medeshi) -London - 24 Nov 2013 - Kayd Somali Arts and Culture would like to invite you to a documentary screening of Through the Fire at Oxford House, Derbyshire St, London E2 6HG on Friday 29th November, 6pm-8.30pm.

London : A note of thanks for the donations towards Salahley - Hargeisa road project ( +Event photos)

(Medeshi) - London 24 Nov. 2013 - By - M Diirqadhaadh - I would like to thank to all the people that participated last night in the fundraising event for the construction of Salahley – Hargeisa road which was organised by Garoodi and Gacanqabad groups.