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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Bomb blast wounds one in Kenyan capital

(Medeshi) - NAIROBI – One person was wounded Saturday when an improvised bomb exploded in the Kenyan capital, police said, in a shop in Nairobi’s mainly ethnic Somali district Eastleigh.

Somaliland : Hargeisa Urban Water Supply Upgrading Project gets underway

(Medeshi) - UN-HABITAT - Ask anyone on the streets of the Somaliland capital of Hargeisa what their city needs most urgently, and the answer is immediate: water.

Somaliland : Burao Slaughterhouse Sets a Milestone in the Somali Meat Industry

(Medeshi) - FAO -  Burao - The investment by the United Kingdom in one of the biggest and most modern slaughterhouses in Somalia will significantly contribute towards improving Somalia's ailing meat industry, which has seen little development for the last two decades.

Somaliland signs a contract with New York PR company

(Medeshi) - HARGEISA-The Somaliland minister for foreign affairs, Mohamed B. Yonis, has just signed a contract with New York public relations company Mercury Public Affair LLC for it to lobby with the American government for it to recognise the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Somaliland.

Barber wars in Kingston : Brothers jailed after "ferocious attack" on rivals

(Medeshi) - Three barbers who launched a “ferocious attack” on the owners of a rival salon have been jailed.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Teenager Nida Ul-Naseer of Pakistani origin missing in South Wales

(Medeshi) - The sister of teenager Nida Ul-Naseer, missing from her south Wales home for six days, has made an emotional appeal for her to come home.

Somalis bandy-ing together on the ice rinks of Sweden - video

(Medeshi) - Last year, some couldn't skate - but now a group of Somali refugees in Sweden are playing Bandy - a sport similar to ice hockey.

Sweden : Meet the Somali masters of ice

(Medeshi) - Bandy is not a game that many people know. It is basically ice hockey writ large - played outdoors on a sheet of ice the size of a football pitch, and with a ball not a puck.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Kenya drive-by bombing wounds 10

(Medeshi) - Mombasa  Jan 2 , 2014 - At least 10 people were wounded on Thursday in a grenade attack at a restaurant south of Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa, the latest attack in the East African nation that is frequently targeted by militants in neighbouring Somalia.

London : Hersi Farah jailed for his role in $500k khat smuggling to the US plot

(Medeshi) - A Kilburn man has been jailed for his role in a khat smuggling gang who raked in a fortune exporting the stimulant to the US where it is banned.

London : Camden Police appeal to trace missing teenage Somali girl from Kilburn

(Medeshi) - Police are appealing for information leading to the whereabouts of a vulnerable teenage girl from Kilburn who has been missing since New Year’s Eve.

Minneapolis : Explosion at apartments next to Somali community mosque Injures 14

(Medeshi) - A billowing fire engulfed a three-story building with several apartments next to a mosque serving the Somali community early Wednesday, sending more than a dozen people to hospitals with injuries — some critical — ranging from burns to trauma associated with falls.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

US : Somalis among the injured in Minneapolis Apartment Blast

(Medeshi) - At least a dozen people have been injured after an apparent explosion and fire ripped through apartments in Minneapolis.

Triple bomb blasts in Somalia kill at least 11

(Medeshi) - MOGADISHU, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Three bombs that exploded within an hour outside a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killed at least 11 people and the death toll was expected to rise higher.

JW Fishers' Side Scan Sonars Key in Somali Port Mine Clearance

(Medeshi) - JW Fishers inform that Bancroft Global Development is using its side scan sonars to locate and make safe Somalia's harbor in the capital city, Mogadishu, which was heavily mined during the civil war in that country.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Somaliland - Water shortage in Hargeisa - cartoon

(Medeshi) - Somaliland capital suffers from chronic  shortage of water because of poor infrastructure and poor governance.

History : Somaliland Marks Independence After 73 Years of British Rule

(Medeshi) - The New York Times - Published on Sunday, June 26, 1960
Hargeysa, Somaliland: Crowds danced in the streets here, bonfires blazed from the hills and fireworks burst in the sky as last midnight spelled the end of Britain’s rule in Somaliland.

Happy New Year

(Medeshi) - This is for my family and my people of Somaliland and Somalia as well as all Medeshi readers.

Somalia : Puntland names new parliament to choose next president

(Medeshi) - MOGADISHU - Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region has named a new parliament whose members will next week vote in a new president, amid widespread fears the poll will trigger violence.

Bahrain probe focuses on fees of sheep imported from Somalia

(Medeshi) -An investigation underway in Bahrain into alleged corruption surrounding livestock imports is focusing on a quarantine facility in Somalia, a report said.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Saudi Arabia: Filipino driver kills sponsor

(Medeshi) - Riyadh police have arrested a Filipino driver for killing his Saudi sponsor. Police spokesman Brig. Nasser Al-Qahtani said the crime took place at about 4 p.m. on Sunday. Sulaimaniya police were informed by telephone that a 56-year-old Saudi had been killed.

Manchester : Women's voices unbreakable campaign launch

(Medeshi) - Against some of the worst odds in the world, women in ‘fragile states’ like Somalia, Zimbabwe and Yemen are organising to improve women’s lives by tackling the political, economic and social structures that keep them poor and marginalised. And they’re making powerful progress.

UN chief appoints new deputy envoy to Somalia

(Medeshi) - UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 30 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon announced Monday the appointment of Philippe Lazzarini as his Deputy Special Representative, as well as Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Somalia.

Mother, 18, burns to death in the street near level crossing in south west London

(Medeshi) - A teenager is dead after being found on fire in the street in south-west London.

Class C drug Khat from Somalia in New Zealand

(Medeshi) - A New Zealand-Somali community leader says the use of the drug khat by a small group is causing unwanted delays at the border for hundreds of people.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

London : Hassan Isman Omer shot dead inside West End nightclub

(Medeshi) - A man shot dead inside a nightclub in London's West End on Boxing Day has been named by police as Hassan Isman Omer.

Russia : Bomb explosion kills 15 people in southern city of Volgograd (+Video)

(Medeshi) - Dec. 29, 2013 -  A female suicide bomber has set off a blast in a train station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd killing at least 15 people and injuring at least 34, news reports and officials said.

Three missing after Saudi Aramco platform sinks

(Medeshi) - Saudi Arabia’s official news agency says three Asian workers are missing while several others suffered minor injuries after an offshore mobile rig belonging to the country’s oil giant sank during maintenance work.

Saudi prince convicted of murder faces execution

(Medeshi) - Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, has cleared the way for the possible execution of a prince convicted of murdering a Saudi citizen. This follows the refusal by the victim’s father to pardon the killer.