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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Pirates in Somalia - Fishing Without Nets (Short Film)

 - A story of pirates in Somalia told from the perspective of a struggling, young Somali fisherman.

Friday, January 24, 2014

New Puntland leader wins by one vote

 A US-trained economist has been elected the new president of Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland after defeating the incumbent by one vote, official results show. President Abdirahman Farole obtained the vote of 32 MPs, compared with the 33 of his rival, Abdiweli Ali Gas.
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London : Justine Greening meets Somali community to discuss development

 Somalis from all over the UK met the Secretary of State for International Development to express their need to re-enable remittance payments into their home country

Somalis targeted by Al-Shabab are eligible for Asylum in Netherlands - Minister

 - Secretary of State for Justice and Security Fred Teeven has adjusted the policies regarding asylum seekers from Somalia.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

US : Pentagon relaxes dress code to allow turbans, scarves

Medeshi - The Pentagon has relaxed its policy on religious accommodations, allowing service members to grow beards and wear head covers such as turbans and headscarves as part of their faith.

UK Khat ban: Newsnight investigates herb stimulant ( Video)

Medeshi - Home Secretary Theresa May is banning a herb called khat, a stimulant chewed by large sections of the Somali community and grown mainly in East Africa.

Jacka Resources Somaliland receives government nod to farmout Odewayne Block

Medeshi - Jacka Resources Somaliland has received government approval for the completion of a farmout agreement with Sterling Energy (East Africa) for the Odewayne Block production sharing contract (PSC) onshore Somaliland

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Canada: It’s Somali vs Somali at TDSB

Medeshi - By TAREK FATAH,TORONTO SUN - “We are tired of being marginalized. We came to Canada to integrate, but it seems officials at the TDSB would like us to segregate ourselves into ghettoes.” Those are the words of Suban Abdullahi, mother of two kids in the Toronto school system and three more who have graduated and are now in university.

Minister Blaney Meets with Muslim and Somali-Canadian Communities

Medeshi - OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 22, 2014) - The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, released a statement following a community roundtable today:

Trailer of a film about Khat released in London (Video)

Medeshi - VICE News film about khat, the chewable herbal stimulant that the UK's Somali and Yemeni communities are fond of using to get mildly wired.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Shipping Industry Aims to Boost Jobs in Somalia

Medeshi - Per Gullestrup, whose Danish‐operated ship was hijacked by Somali pirates for several weeks, is to be joined this Thursday, January 23rd at a meeting in London, by other shippers and government representatives, to discuss expanding coordination across job-creating projects in coastal regions of Somalia, including a fishing project he leads on the north Somali coast.

Malta to sell passports for €650,000

Medeshi - Malta’s government vowed to press ahead with plans to sell EU passports for €650,000, despite European Parliament calls to scrap a scheme that would turn citizenship into a “tradeable commodity”.

Press release : Human Rights Center demands the immediate release of Guleid Dahir Samatar held in Somaliland

Medeshi - Hargeisa 21st January , 2014 - Guleid Dahir Samatar, ex-deputy governor of Togdheer region, east of Somaliland, was arrested by Somaliland Police who raided his house about 2:00 am local time on 3rd January 2014 at Buro’a town of Togdheer region.

The Women Shepherds of Somaliland (+ Videos)

Medeshi - By Francis Mead - UN Multimedia - We won’t forget Beerato. It’s a village in central Somaliland.

S Sudan rebel-held town of Bor destroyed (+Video)

Medeshi -January 20, 2014, Bor (AP)- Bor is a ghost town. Every shop is looted and empty. Bodies lie on the ground, and English-language graffiti curses the ethnic group of the South Sudanese president.

Somalia: Big Promises, Scant Change - HRW

Medeshi - Nairobi , January 21, 2014 HRW – The Somali government during 2013 failed to address the human rights crisis in the capital, Mogadishu, and elsewhere in the country, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2014.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Turkey hosts talks between Somalia and Somaliland

Medeshi -  Jan. 20, 2014 - Turkey hosted the third official talks between Somalia and Somaliland for the improvement of relations and political dialogue between the country and its autonomous zone on Jan. 16-19 in İstanbul.

US State department responds to claims of Somali women not able to reunite with her husband

Medeshi - US Department of State responds to the claims of a “Somali woman living in Willmar can’t get her husband into U.S.”

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Turkish FM makes diplomatic phone calls to Somali and Somaliland ministers

Medeshi - ANKARA - Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held phone talks with Somalia’s Interior Minister Abdikarim Hussein Guled and Somalia’s autonomous region Somaliland’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Yonis.

Istanbul II Communique - Somaliland and Somalia talks, 2014

 Medeshi - ISTANBUL II COMMUNIQUE - 18 January 2014
Document for the process of political dialogue between the Government of Somaliland and the Federal Government of the Somalia on future relations

False alarm as Eritrean forces hijack vessel and not Somali pirates

Medeshi - Eritrean forces boarded a merchant vessel that was in their territorial waters in an incident the crew initially reported as a pirate attack, maritime officials said today.

Saudi gov claims that man deported to Somalia was not Saudi

Medeshi - DAMMAM — The Saudi Passport Department has issued a statement  that a Somali national who was recently deported from the Kingdom was not a Saudi national as claimed by several social media posts, Saudi Gazzette reports.

Amin's Cartoon : Bribery and wide spread corruption within the Somali government

 Medeshi - Amin Amir is a Somali artist and promotes Social change among the Somali speaking population.

Back to business : Pirates seize first ship in Somali area since 2012

NAIROBI -Reuters - Pirates have seized a merchant ship in the Red Sea and have taken it south towards Somali waters in the first successful hijacking in the region since 2012, maritime officials said on Sunday.