Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, January 18, 2014

US dropping case against Somali translator accused of illegal role in ransom of Danish ship

 Medeshi - WASHINGTON - AP- Federal prosecutors are dropping their case against a Somali translator accused of being a pirate and playing an illegal role in the hostage siege aboard a Danish merchant ship off the coast of Somalia in 2008.

Somaliland in aviation investment talks with Sharjah and Air Arabia

Medeshi - Somaliland is in talks with Sharjah’s Civil Aviation Authority and Air Arabia to discuss the possibility of the emirate investing in its aviation sector, Somaliland  minister said.

American woman of Somali origin among the 14 dead in Kabul restaurant attack

Medeshi - KABUL, 18 January 2014 –  At least 14 civilians, including Afghans and foreigners were killed in a suicide  attack that took place on Friday evening in a restaurant in the capital.

Somaliland to attract investors with ‘Dubai model’

Medeshi - Dubai: Somaliland, an autonomous region in the Horn of Africa, wants to replicate the “Dubai model” in a bid to attract foreign investment, develop infrastructure and generate employment opportunities.

Ethiopians return home to uncertain future (Video)

Medeshi - More than 150,000 Ethiopians have been deported from Saudi Arabia in the past two months as part of a crackdown on migrant workers aimed at creating more jobs for locals.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Paper : Why did the civil wars in Somaliland end while Somalia’s continued?

Medeshi - By Sarah Phillips:  This paper asks why large-scale violence was resolved in the internationally unrecognised ‘Republic of Somaliland’ but not in the rest of Somalia.

Somaliland holds talks with Somalia in Turkey

Medeshi - The 4th round of the talks between Somalia and Somaliland opened in Istanbul on Thursday the 16th of January 2014.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Somaliland: The President asks Hersi if the people like him (Cartoon)

 Medeshi - Amin Amir is a Somali cartoonist who promotes social change among all the Somali speaking people and hereby again puts his focus on Somaliland presidency. In this cartoon he portrays the president of Somaliland seeking genuine advice from the minister of the presidency .

Barkhad Abdi among 2014 Oscar nominees

Medeshi - A look at the best supporting actor nominees for the 86th Academy Awards.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sudan's Parachute Bombs (Video)

Medeshi - New weapons are being deployed by the Sudanese government in the war in the Nuba Mountains.

Chatham House event- Towards Somali Federalism- Insights from Puntland’s Presidential Elections

 Medeshi - In this event , Dr Michael Walls, Director of Research and Senior Lecturer, Development Planning Unit, University College London will discuss the election outcome, Puntland’s future relations with the federal government of Somalia and the build-up to Somalia’s national elections in 2016.

Genel Trading and Operations in Somaliland and other countries clarified

Medeshi - in this update issued on the 15th of January 2014 , Genel clarifies its operations in Somaliland.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Kilimanjaro Capital Ltd.: Somalia Oil Exploration Update

Medeshi - BELIZE CITY, BELIZE--(Marketwired - Jan. 14, 2014) - The directors and management of Kilimanjaro Capital (GXG:KCAP) (PINKSHEETS:KIMJF), an investment company focused on hydrocarbons, minerals and other natural resources, are pleased to provide an update on the Company's interest in Somalia where Kilimanjaro Capital currently has a 5% interest in the Amsas-Coriole-Afgoi (ACA) Block of 1,161,400 acres.


Medeshi - It's not difficult to empathize with failed asylum seekers. The usual story is as follows: flee your home country and put yourself in the hands of human traffickers, risking your life to travel thousands of miles—only to find your plea for asylum falling on deaf ears.

Monday, January 13, 2014

UN refugee agency calls on Saudi Arabia to stop deporting Somalis

Medeshi - The United Nations refugee agency today called on Saudi Arabia to halt deportations of Somali refugees and asylum-seekers to the conflict-stricken capital, Mogadishu, where dozens of civilians were killed in escalating clashes this week.

Political infighting threatens Somalia's government

Medeshi - NAIROBI, 13 January 2014 (IRIN) - As Somalia’s new prime minister, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, gets ready to announce his new cabinet, analysts warn that the fragile Somali administration could come unstuck if further conflicts hit the executive.

Netherlands : Justice sought for Amir Ibrahim of Somali origin

Medeshi - On Friday November 30th 2007 around 6 in the evening, Amir Ibrahim (8), child of Somalian immigrants,was reported missing in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Oil : Funds in place for 2D seismic survey offshore Somalia

Medeshi - LONDON – Soma Oil & Gas Holdings has secured a $50-million equity investment from Winter Sky.

US- High court rejects ex-Somali official's case

Medeshi - January 13, 2014 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a former top official in Somalia who has been ordered to pay Somali torture victims $21 million.

UK : Public Finance International selected to join DFID in development pregammes for Somalia

Medeshi - CIPFA is to help developing countries across the globe improve their public financial management after it was appointed to the UK Department for International Development’s programme to boost national financial and economic expertise.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

India : ATM attack victim recovering, assaulter on the run (Video)

Medeshi - Warning : Blood scene: A man hits a woman with machete after she refuses to give him the pin to the Bank ATM

4 dead after jet flying from England crashed near an airfield in Germany.

Medeshi - The plane damaged an electricity pylon as it came down at a landfill site and was ablaze when firefighters arrived at the scene near the western city of Trier.