Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Djibouti's president : the only in Africa that can afford this entourage

(Medeshi) - Among the last dictatorships in Africa , Ismaïl Omar Guelleh of the tiny Horn Of Africa nation of Djibouti is among the few in Africa that can afford this entrourage .

25,000 force of 'White Army' militia to join fight in South Sudan

(Medeshi) - Dec. 28,2013 - Twenty-five thousand young men who make up a tribal militia known as the "White Army" are marching towards a contested state capital in South Sudan, an official has said, reducing hopes for a ceasefire.

Somaliland: One person dead and several injured in Hargeisa riots

(Medeshi) - Hargeisa Dec 28, 2013 - At-least one person died and several others were injured after RRU police opened fire today at people demonstrating against  the increase of water tariff and water shortage in the capital, according to the local press.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Daallo , the most beautiful place in Somaliland (+photos)

(Medeshi) - Erigavo , Dec 27, 2013 - Daallo is located few kilometres north of the Erigavo, the capital of Sanaag region of Somaliland . It is considered as the most beautiful place in Somaliland while Surud mountain,  just less than 20 kilometres east of Daallo,  is the highest place (mountain) both in Somaliland and Somalia and has an elevation of 7,900 feet (2,408 m).

Who are the RRUs of Somaliland and why terrorize the public ?

(Medeshi) - RRU stands for Rapid Response Unit - This is a police unit trained for emergency responses, including terrorism acts, riot controlling and protecting Somaliland citizens as well as foreign workers and diplomats in the country.

History - The secession of Somaliland

(Medeshi)  - Summary - This report was written By Mark Bradbury and produced by Progressio -" When Mohamed Siad Barre was forced from power in 1991 the Somali state collapsed. In January that year, as the USC took control of Mogadishu, the SNM captured the northern cities of Berbera, Hargeisa and Burco.

Somalia : 5 soldiers and a military officer killed in Mogadishu blast

(Medeshi) - At least five soldiers and a military officer have been killed in an explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu, BBC reports.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

US : The Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum

(Medeshi) - The Somali Artifact and Cultural Museum, 1516 East Lake Street, at Midtown Global Market, is the only Somali heritage museum in North America. Founder and curator Osman Ali wanted to remind Somali youth where and what they came from.

Fear in Khatumo ahead of Puntland polls

(Medeshi) - Hargeisa, 26 December 2013 -IRIN - Thousands of people in northern Somalia’s two-year-old Khatumo state remain displaced for fear of a repeat of the armed violence in late November that forced them to flee their homes in the state capital, Taleh.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

150,000 Ethiopians deported from Saudi Arabia (video)

(Medeshi) - This is a video about the Ethiopians  that have recently been  deported  from Saudi Arabia  and how life could be in their country.

Drone-spotting: Survival guide informs on new breed of aerial predators

(Medeshi) - A Drone Survival Guide with hints and tips on how to thwart the “robotic birds” has been published on the internet. With over 30,000 drones expected to be flying over the US by 2030, the Guide urges readers to familiarize themselves with the craft, RT reports.

Israel sends African migrants to new "open" detention centres

(Medeshi) - TEL AVIV, 25 December 2013, IRIN - Hundreds of African migrants and human rights activists marched through the streets of Tel Aviv on 21 December to protest the Israeli government’s policy of detaining irregular migrants, the majority of them asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan.

Talk event - London : Can Somalis be partners of development in the Horn of Africa

(Medeshi) - THE HORN OF AFRICA: CAN SOMALIS BE PARTNERS FOR DEVELOPMENT by Professor Ahmed Ismail Samater, Monday, 13 January 2014
Chaired by Dr Laura Hammond

Somalia bans Christmas celebrations

(Medeshi) - The Somali Government has banned celebration of Christian festivities in the country.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Somalia: UN envoy calls for credible electoral process in Puntland

(Medeshi) - 24 December 2013 – The top United Nations official in Somalia has renewed his call for a timely and credible political process that should lead to a new Puntland parliament this year and regional presidential elections next month.

South Africa : Somalis under attack after shooting

(Medeshi) - Cape Town - Nyanga residents went on the rampage in an apparent revenge attack after two Somali shopkeepers were arrested for allegedly shooting a seven-year-old boy on Saturday.
The shopkeepers opened fire, believing they were under attack, after a stone was thrown at their shop in an incident over the weekend.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Interpol : Arrest warrant for Samantha Lewthwaite

(Medeshi) - This is Scanned version of the Interpol international arrest warrant for Samantha Lewthwaite after she was named as one of the prime suspects behind the Westgate Mall massacre in Nairobi in September.

Somaliland : One person dead and several injured in Burao riots

(Medeshi) - 22 Dec, 2013 - 15:00 GMT- Reports coming from Burao say that one  person  was killed this morning as a result of riots in parts of the city .

New e-passport will help secure Somalia's borders, says president

(Medeshi) - Mogadishu, 22 December 2013 - His Excellency President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud today launched Somalia's new e-passport, hailing it as an important step for national and international security.

African Development Bank awards $3.8M for Somalia economic and governance reforms

(Medeshi) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Board of Directors on 18 December 2013 in Tunis approved the Addendum to the Somalia Country Brief 2013-2015, granting Somalia exceptional eligibility to access Fragile States Facility (FSF) Supplemental Support (Pillar 1) and 50 percent of its African Development Fund (ADF) -12 Performance-Based Allocation (PBA) needed before the end of 2013.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Somaliland : Togdheer police commissioner sacked

(Medeshi) - 22 Dec. 2013 - Togdheer police commissioner  was sacked today without any prior notice or a reason , Qaran News reports .

London clinic carries out "reversal" surgeries for FGM survivors

(Medeshi) - Natasha Tsangarides visits the West London African Women's Community Centre, which carries out "reversal" surgery for FGM survivors and campaigns for stronger protection for women.