Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Somalia : Amisom and Al-Shabaab alliance – Cartoon

 - Amin Amir is a Somali cartoonist based in Canada and promotes social change among the Somali speaking population Worldwide. In this cartoon Amin Amir touches the relations between Amisom forces and Al-Shabaab militants  of Somalia.

UK : Diabetes sessions for Turkish and Somali communities

 - By Ruth McKee
HEALTH chiefs are ramping up their battle against diabetes with a slew of programmes aimed at two communities struggling to cope with the disease.

Somali government accused of diverting weapons to clans and al-Shabab militants

 - By Edith M  Lederer, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
U.N. experts monitoring the partial lifting of an arms embargo on Somalia are accusing the government of "high level and systematic abuses" which have allowed weapons and ammunition to get into the hands of clan leaders, warlords and al-Qaida-linked militants.

Friday, February 14, 2014

London : Celebration of Somaliland National Youth-Day

 - Somaliland youth: identity and development. 
Somaliland youth in London, sponsored by Kayd Somali arts and culture would like to invite 
you to the celebration of Somaliland National Youth-Day on Thursday 20th February at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, London, E2 6HG, 6pm. 

Graft allegations test West's ties to Somali president

 - By Drazen Jorgic 
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A resignation letter by Somalia's central bank governor sent from Dubai has thrown Western donors into a quandary over supporting a government they need to fight al Qaeda's local allies.

Turkey cuts funding for Somalia

 - February 14 2014 IOL 
By Drazen Jorgic and Tulay Karadeniz
IOL pic jan20 united states dollar bill
Nairobi/Ankara - Turkey has stopped direct budgetary support to Somalia, cutting off a major source of funding for a government trying to rebuild the country after more than two decades of chaos.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Somaliland as a destination for mining (Video)

 - South Africa - The 2014 Mining Indaba has kicked off in Cape Town and CNBC Africa Chris Bishop caught up Hussein Abdi Dualeh Minister of Energy & Minerals in Somali-land on the country's potential to be a mining destination.

Somalia : Government soldiers amongst rapists in the country (HRW)

 - HRW (Nairobi) – Somalia’s new cabinet should urgently adopt meaningful reforms to confront rampant sexual violence, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Over the past year, women and girls endured high levels of rape and sexual abuse, including by government soldiers, in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

UK government issues travel warning to Somalia and Somaliland

 - Feb 13, 2014 - The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Somalia, including Somaliland. Any British nationals in Somalia should leave. 

UN warns of ‘systematic’ Somali arms diversion

 - By Louis Charbonneau

Al Shabaab car bomb hits UN convoy, killing 7 Somalis

 - By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least seven Somalis were killed when a remote-controlled bomb aimed at a United Nations convoy tore through cars and tea shops just outside the capital's international airport on Thursday.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

London : "Through the Fire" documentary screening

 London - To mark International Women’s Day, the documentary ‘Through the Fire’, made in Hargeisa and Mogadishu, will be screening throughout the UK.

US : College awards $200,000 grant to bring internationally known Somali musicians to Minneapolis

 - By: Kristin Tillotson - Star Tribune - The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art has given the Cedar Cultural Center and Augsburg College $200,000 to bring internationally known Somali musicians to Minneapolis over the next two years.

Shredding Somaliland constitution - Cartoon

 - Amin Amir is a Somali cartoonist based in Canada and promotes social change among the Somali speaking population Worldwide.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

IOM improves food security for displaced in Borama, Somaliland

 - Somaliland 11 Feb 2014  - IOM has opened a four-day refresher training course in business management and entrepreneurship in Borama, Somaliland.

Kenya: Ogaden Refugees in Kenya Ask for Govt Protection

 - February 11, 2014, Nairobi, Kenya (The Star) – Ogaden refugees living in Kenya have called on the government to protect them.

Generosity brings Ayaan Mohamed to Brisbane for facial reconstruction

 - The long wait for a Somali woman left horribly disfigured when she was shot in the face as a child is almost over.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Somalia : Security commander severely injured in bomb attack (Photos)

 - Mogadishu - Monday , Feb 10 2014 - Bomb attack hit a car carrying Ahmed Omar Mudane, deputy security commander of the lower Shabelle region, injuring him seriously.

Leaked : U.S. targets death strikes in Somalia tracking mobile phones

 - Be careful when you answer the phone, Raw Story warns.
That’s the message you might heed when considering National Security Operations and CIA operations in Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan, according to a new report.

Oil : Sterling Finalizes Second Somaliland Acquisition

 - 10 Feb 2014 - Sterling Energy has completed a second farm-in deal covering an onshore block in central Africa’s Somaliland.

Banning Khat: What did the UK learn from the war on drugs?

 - A year ago, in January 2013, the UK government announced its intention to ban khat, a herbal stimulant which is mainly produced in the Horn of Africa and is very popular amongst African communities across the world.


 AP - MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A police officer in Somalia's capital says that a car bomb exploded outside a Mogadishu hotel as senior police officers were meeting inside.

World Bank releases its first economic output report for the state of Somaliland

 - Thursday 30 January 2014, in Hargeisa the World Bank, in coordination with Somaliland’s Ministry of Planning and Development, released its first economic output estimate for Somaliland, which is still campaigning to be recognised as an independent country.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Horn of Africa : Planning for the Future

 - Across the Somali territories we have witnessed a raft of construction projects of late. Whilst such activity testifies to a gradual return to normality, the speed and nature of the development raises some fundamental questions.

Saudi Arabia: 9 Egyptians among 13 killed in hotel blaze in Medina

 - Correcting higher figures reported earlier by Saudi authorities, Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Aty stated that nine Egyptians were among the 13 killed Saturday in a blaze at a Saudi hotel where hundreds of Muslim pilgrims were guests.