Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, March 1, 2014

700 households resettled in Hargeisa, Somaliland

 - NRC in collaboration with the Somaliland Ministry of Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction held a successful handing over of the Digaale resettlement project in a ceremony held at the Digaale Community Centre in Hargeisa this week.

Push to end genital cutting in Somaliland opposed by those who want virgin brides

 - HARGEISA, Somaliland - By Jason Straziuso - AP -- The 30 Somali teenagers -- both boys and girls -- all agreed: Female genital mutilation is harmful and the practice should be abandoned. But what they really meant, they revealed moments later, is that girls should have their genitalia cut -- just not sewn shut.

Somaliland - Leading to Serve

 - No one who follows the work of Dr Edna Adan can fail to be impressed by her energy, her tenacity and her unceasing commitment to improving the lives of her fellow human countrymen and women.

Pirates attack luxury cruise liner at sea

 - British passengers aboard a luxury cruise liner are recovering after the ship was attacked off the coast of Africa by pirates firing a rocket propelled grenade and machine guns.

Somali actor -Barkhad Abdi - up for Oscar

 - MINNEAPOLIS — AP - A Somali actor from Minnesota is up for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar Sunday night for his screen debut in "Captain Philips."

Friday, February 28, 2014

Genocide : Conflict raging in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia goes unnoticed

 - By GRAHAM PEEBLES - February 28, 2014 (Counter Punch) — Hidden and isolated from the world the armed conflict raging in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia goes unnoticed.

107 Somali migrants rescued off Libyan coast

 - TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- An official in Libya says the country's coast guard has rescued 107 Somalis on a tugboat that nearly capsized while trying to reach Europe.

Security council press statement on terrorist attack in Somalia

 - The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Raimonda Murmokaitė ( Lithuania):

In pictures: Excavating past crimes in Somaliland

 - The Peruvian forensic anthropology team known as Equipo Peruano de Antropologia Forense (EPAF) have unearthed more mass graves in Somaliland.

Somalia : Food Security and Nutrition Analysis

Issued: February 3, 2014
Nairobi, 03 February 2014 - FSNAU released its Post Deyr 2013/14 Food Security and Nutrition Analysis findings for Somalia and the following were the key messages in the presentation:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Somaliland : Assessment and Acceleration of the Civil Service Reform

 - Assessment and Acceleration of the Civil Service Reform

Somalia : Fawzia Adam denies graft claims

 - Statement by Former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Somalia  Ms. Fawzia Y.  H. Adam :
I would like to state here the facts about allegations by Reuters regarding the above mentioned graft which have recently been circulating in the international and local media:

Car bomb kills eleven at tea shop in Somalia's capital

- Thursday Feb 27, 2014 - AP - Mogadishu:  A car bomb blast on Thursday in a normally quiet Mogadishu neighborhood blew the facade off a tea shop where intelligence officers are known to congregate, killing at least 11 people, police said.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Researchers discover Somali-Americans respond better to rubella vaccine (Video)

 - Somali Americans develop twice the antibody response to rubella from the current vaccine compared to Caucasians in a new Mayo Clinic study on individualized aspects of immune response. A non-Somali, African-American cohort ranked next in immune response, still significantly higher than Caucasians, and Hispanic Americans in the study were least responsive to the vaccine. The findings appear in the journal Vaccine.

Somalia : Greater efforts needed to curb sexual violence in Mogadishu

 - NAIROBI/MOGADISHU, 25 February 2014 (IRIN) - Sexual and gender-based violence is a major issue in Somalia, especially for internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in south and central Somalia.

More mass graves discovered in Somaliland (+Photos)

 - The Peruvian forensic anthropology team known as Equipo Peruano de Antropologia Forense (EPAF) have unearthed more mass graves in Somaliland.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

EU training mission starts work in Somalia

 - The EU's military training mission for Somalia (EUTM Somalia) has started its first “Train the Trainers” course at the Jazeera Training Camp in Mogadishu, the first training since EUTM redeployed from Uganda in December.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Somaliland : German national found dead at Berbera beach hotel

 - Berbera , Monday 24 2014 - A German national working for an NGO called GIS was found dead this evening at his room at Mansour Beach Hotel in Berbera , according to Horn Cable  TV.

Somaliland : The nation nobody knows

 - A COMMEMORATIVE plaque marks Somaliland's first set of traffic-lights, planted in its sandy capital Hargeisa six months ago. When you are nation-building on a shoestring, a little means a lot.


 - MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Hooded soldiers carrying sniper rifles have unleashed a sweeping crackdown across Mogadishu in a hunt for militants and weapons after the country's al-Qaida-linked militants group's latest attack on the country's presidential palace.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ladan Osman Wins 2014 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets

 - Press releaseSillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, The African Poetry Book Fund and Prairie Schooner are pleased to announce that Ladan Osman’s collection, The Kitchen Dweller’s Testimony, is the winner of the 2014 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets.

Canadian killed in Somalia deeply involved in Ottawa community

 - OTTAWA — BY TOM SPEARS AND CARYS MILLS, OTTAWA CITIZEN- Mohamoud Abdulle, the Ottawa man killed by suicide bombers in Somalia Friday, was on leave from his job at the Youth Services Bureau and expected to return here.