Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Burglars Adel Yussuf and Samim Islami banned from entering stranger’s properties in London

 - March 4, 20114 , London - A pair of convicted 17-year-old burglars from Neasden have been banned from entering any stranger’s property in London for the next three years.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Rift Valley Institute Field Courses 2014

11 years • 10 countries • 21 courses • 850 participants • 160 teachers

Somalia concerned of Ukraine crises

 - In the leaked letter shown below , the Somali government expresses it’s concern of the deteriorated situation in Ukraine.

IOM builds capacity of Somaliland government with graduate internships

 - Somaliland (IOM) - Forty unemployed university graduates hired by an IOM livelihoods programme to work as interns in Somaliland’s local and regional government in Burao and Borama have completed their seven-month internships.

IFJ Condemns Censorship and Intimidation of Independent Press in Somaliland

 - March 7 , 2014 - Authorities in Somaliland must re-open the offices of an independent newspaper in Hargeisa, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said today.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Skeletons uncovered in mass graves in Somaliland

 - HARGEISA, Somaliland (By JASON STRAZIUSO AP) -- An American volunteer gently brushes away dirt to reveal the bones of a Somali victim buried in a mass grave some 30 years ago.

Somalia : Top Al-Shabaab man dies from injuries

 - By FRED MUKINDA - Daily Nation
An Al-Shabaab spokesman died on Wednesday, nearly two months after he was injured in an air strike by Kenya Defence Forces in Somalia.

Lupita Nyong’o Dating Somali Rapper K’Naan

 - Her famous photobombing brother Peter may have been her date for the Oscars, but Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly romantically involved with Somali rapper K’Naan, according to Radar Online.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

North Dakota bank dumps money transfer to Somalia

 - FARGO, N.D. — A North Dakota bank is the latest financial institution in the U.S. and elsewhere that has decided to close the accounts of companies that transfer or convert money, a trend that has upset Somalis who want to send money home.

Security Council extends partial arms embargo on Somalia through October

 - 5 March 2014 – The United Nations Security Council today unanimously agreed to extend a partial weapons ban on Somalia for eight months amid reports that Al-Shabaab and other armed groups are able to divert arms and ammunition intended for Government forces.

Somalia : Al-Shabab Executes Three for Spying

 - VOA-  Somali militant group al-Shabab says it has executed three men who it accused of spying for U.S. or Somali government intelligence agencies.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

US- Somali family seeks answers in boy's drowning at St. Louis Park school

 - A 12-year-old boy who drowned in a St. Louis Park school swimming pool was part of a class of about 30 children being supervised by a teacher who was not a certified lifeguard, the family’s attorney said Monday.

February 2014 Update: US covert actions in Somalia

 - Somalia - February 2014 actions - There were no reported US operations in Somalia this month, but the US is reportedly increasing operations in the Horn of Africa.

UK Home Office press release : Guidance Notice of rights and entitlements of a person in police custody : Somali

 - Updated March 4 , 2014 - UK Gov - Following is a press release by the UK Home office which sets out the rights and entitlements of a person while in police custody.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Migrant dies in Saudi detention centre riot

 - March 3, 2014 (Aljazeera) — Officials say that one was killed and nine others injured when chaos broke out at a deportation centre in Jeddah.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

US : First Somali female officer joins Minnesota police

 - ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — St. Paul Police welcomed the first Somali female officer to the department on Saturday.

Khat ban in UK - Law-enforcement processes event in London

 - On 4th March 2014 London, the Metropolitan police will be running an all-day East African Community Engagement Event on behalf of SC&O3 Drugs Directorate in the at Empress State Building, Earls Court SW6 1TR.

Somaliland : The body of missing woman found in new Hargeisa

 - The remains of Rugiya Said Ayaanle was found today in a freshly dug  grave in Ga’an Libaah district of Hargeisa .