Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Yemen : A Nation Chewing Itself to Death

 - By Cam McGrath - IPS - SANAA, Jan 31 2014 - The Yemeni capital of Sanaa is reputed to be over 2,500 years old, making it one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. But it is living on borrowed time.

UK - Somaliland president visits liverpool

 - Liverpool , Saturday  Feb 1, 2014 - President Silanyo arrived this afternoon in Liverpool after departing from London early this morning.

Mo Farah: 'My first London Marathon will be tougher than 2012 Olympics'

 - Athlete Mo Farah believes this year's London Marathon race will prove even tougher for him than the Olympics.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Somaliland rated among the free countries in the World (Info graphic)

 - Freedom in the World report in 2014 has put Somaliland among the free states in the World (See map) ahead of much of its neighbouring countries such as Ethiopia , Dijibouti and Somalia.

In Somalia, tribalism comes first , justice comes second - Cartoon

 - Amin Amir is a Somali cartoonist based in Canada and promotes social change among the Somali speaking population through cartoons. In this scene , Amin comments on Sh . Dahir Aweys who has been  a prisoner in Mogadsihu since recently for supporting Al Shabaab  militia.

Amid escalating tensions, UN’s Somalia envoy urges calm in Baidoa

 - 31 January 2014 – The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today voiced his concern over escalating tensions in Baidoa surrounding a federal State-building conference, calling for calm and dialogue by all parties as they address legitimate concerns.

Kenya detains diplomat from Somalia

 - A Somali diplomat in Kenya has been held in detention for more than a week, Somalia's ambassador has told the BBC.

KENYAN TROOPS TO LEAVE THE SOMALI TOWN OF KISMAYO

 - NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Most Kenyan troops will soon leave the port city of Kismayo which they took control of more than a year ago after ousting al-Qaida-linked militants, a Kenyan military spokesman said Friday

Wembley , London : Hamza Noor accused of killing young husband outside KFC in Milton Keynes

 - Kilburn Times A Wembley man is in court accused of killing a young husband following in an exchange of words in a queue outside a fast food takeaway.

Kenya on high alert following terrorist threats ( +Video)

 - Security agencies are on high alert following intelligence reports of an imminent terror attack in Nairobi.

London : Kingston Somali Association helps members get online

 - Kingston Somali Community Association is helping the community members to access online service through its office in Kingston upon Thames.

Somaliland to attend the African Mining Ministerial Forum at Indaba

 - Somaliland will, for the first time, form part of the African Mining Ministerial Forum at the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 3 to 6.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

London : Ex-Harrow mayor sides with Somali protesters in lesbian foster parents row

 - Harrow councillor and former mayor Asad Omar has said the wishes of parents should be 'taken into account

Somalia : Turkish company completes rehabilitation of Digfeer hospital in Mogadishu (Photos)

 - The Turkish Ambassador in Somalia, Kamaaluddiin Kani Turan,  informed the press today that the rehabilitation on Digfeer hospital which started a year ago has been successfully completed.

African Union summit opens in Ethiopia

 - Addis Ababa: The 22nd African Union (AU) summit kicked off Thursday at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa,.

News about Somalia and the Horn of Africa , Thursady Jan. 30 , 2014

 -These are the headlines about the Horn of Africa this morning :

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Harrow , London : Somali community protests over lesbian adoption

 - More than 50 women from the Somali community took to the streets outside Harrow Civic Centre to protest against an adoption decision they say goes against their religious beliefs.

Somaliland gross domestic product jumps to $1.4 billion

 - Somaliland, a breakaway territory in northern Somalia, has a gross domestic product of $1.4 billion with a “high” income gap between rich and poor, according to the World Bank’s first economic output estimate. 
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Amin cartoon's depiction of Somalia today

 - Amin Amir is a Somali  cartoonist living in Canada  and promotes social change among the Somali speaking population. The artist  touches this time on the current situation in Somalia. In this cartoon Amin comments on  how both Al-Shabaab and the Federal Government tear the country apart:

Jubaland state cleared to rule Southern Somalia

 - By LUCAS BARASA - Daily Nation - The new Jubaland State administration in Southern Somalia is struggling to find its footing to secure the region and help ensure peace and stability after decades of civil war.

Germany slams Swedish Somali bandy team

 - The Swedish project to get Somali refugees to excel at bandy came to a 22-1 halt at the World Cup in Russia, but the captain said their global debut on the ice wasn't half bad.

Male Saudi Teacher lands in jail, gets 50 lashes over flirty message to a boy

 - Manama: Saudis have criticised a one-month sentence against a teacher for allegedly harassing a student as “too lenient” and called for stricter measures.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Somalia drone attack kills al-Shabaab commander - video

 - ( Channel 4) - A senior al-Shabaab commander, who was behind several suicide attacks, has been killed in an American missile attack in southern Somalia.

Somaliland : Sterling Increases Interest In Odewayne Block Oil Exploration

 - Sterling Energy (East Africa) Ltd. has obtained an additional 15% interest in the production-sharing contract (PSC) of the Odewayne block, located onshore Somaliland, after gaining approval from the Somaliland government, a news release said.

Endless, Global War Continues as US Bombs Somalia

 Drone attack in southern Somalia on Sunday shows no end in sight for borderless 'war on terror ' . A suspected U.S. drone bombed an area in southern Somalia on Sunday, reportedly killing five people, at least two of whom are said to be members of the al-Shabab militia.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Somali militant commander killed by missile in suspected drone attack

 MOGADISHU, Somalia - Associated Press  - A member of Somali rebel group al-Shabab was killed Sunday by a missile fired by a suspected drone, a rebel commander said, blaming the U.S. for the strike.

Somaliland and Somalia agree to establish Air Traffic Control Board during talks in Turkey

 18 January 2014, the Government of Somaliland and the Federal Government of Somalia signed a joint communique during talks in Istanbul, hosted by the Turkish government.