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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Al-Shabaab execute three for spying in Somalia

  - Mogadishu , March 28 2014 - Three men were executed  today in Baraawe by Al-Shabaab after being accused of spying for the Somali Federal Government and the United States.

Fawzia Adan sworn as an MP in Somalia government

 - Mogadishu March 29, 2014- Mrs Fawzia Adan, the former FM and deputy PM of Somalia  was today sworn as an MP in Somalia.

Friday, March 28, 2014

UK - Sheffield Councillors and MPs from London to debate Somaliland recognition

 - Sheffield - March 28 2014 - Councillor Mohammad Maroof has initiated  the following motion in favour of the recognition of the republic of Somaliland in a debate to be held on the 2nd of April 2014 in Sheffield.

Kenya under pressure to reverse refugee order

 - Friday, March 28, 2014
NAIROBI – Human rights activists have called on the Kenyan government to reverse an order for all urban-based refugees to be relocated into two camps in the north of the country.

Somaliland Introduces Hargeisa City Map

 - Friday , March 28 2014 - Hargeisa local government ( Municipality) in partnership with UN- HABITAT introduced today the first city map for the capital of Somaliland.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

London: The case of poor customer service at Halifax bank in Kingston

  - Thursday , 27 March 2014 -  Manager's poor customer approach at Halifax bank almost resulted in an arrest of a customer in Kingston upon Thames today.

London : Qatar Osman Abdi and two other boys charged with the gang rape of girl, 16, in Harlesden

 - Three teenagers from Brent have been charged with the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in Harlesden.

Malta : Somali succumbs to traffic accident injuries

 - Somali national involved in a traffic accident on Monday in Marsa loses his life, police say.

US - Man charged with Khat possession in South Nashville

 - Metro Police arrested a South Nashville man on Tuesday night they accuse of possessing more than 100 pounds of Khat, a drug commonly found in East Africa and Southern Arabia.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Kuwait, Somalia discuss ways to boost bilateral relations

 - KUWAIT, March 26 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah met with Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdirahman Duale Beileh on the sidelines of his participation at the in the 25th Arab summit, which concluded here on Wednesday.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to consolidate them in all domains.

Somalia conducting offshore surveys to attract oil giants

 - (Bloomberg)- Somalia is conducting offshore surveys in hopes of attracting explorers including Royal Dutch Shell Plc two decades after the outbreak of a bloody civil war drove foreign investors away.

Somali, AU Drive al-Shabab from Town Near Coast

 - VOA News -March 26, 2014
Somali government and African Union forces have seized the town of el-Bur in central Somalia, the latest in a series of advances against al-Shabab militants.

New curbs on free expression have surfaced with new technologies – UN

 - New York, Mar 25 2014 - While technological progress and innovative business models have expanded opportunities for freedom expression, they have also allowed for new threats to emerge in the form of Internet censorship, filtering, blocking, and surveillance, warns the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 

Ethiopian maids targeted in Kuwait

 - March 26, 2014 (Migrant Rights) –  Kuwait’s Ethiopian community has become the target of bigoted accusations and vitriolic attacks following the March 16 murder of a 19-year-old Kuwaiti woman by an Ethiopian domestic worker.

London event: Somaliland youth and professional's journey and development - through pictures talk and discussions


 - London event - Somaliland youth and professionals: Somaliland journey and development - through pictures talk and discussions

Saudi princesses kept captive in Jeddah - (Video)

 - By Fatima , C-TV News - Earlier in March, a British broadcaster reported that four Saudi princesses have been held captive in Jeddah for nearly 13 years.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

US disappointed by Saudi denial of visa for Jerusalem Post reporter

 - BY JULIE PACE - AP - BRUSSELS - The White House says it is "very disappointed" that Saudi Arabia has denied a Jerusalem Post reporter's visa to cover President Barack Obama's visit to the kingdom later this week.

Saudi man ordered to leave Canada after choking, threatening daughter

  - A Saudi man who admitted to choking and threatening his daughter has been ordered by a Newfoundland judge to leave Canada or face arrest.

Ethiopia: Revelation of Telecom Surveillance Chills Rights Groups

 - March 25, 2014, Berlin (Human Rights Watch) – The Ethiopian government is using foreign technology to bolster its widespread telecom surveillance of opposition activists and journalists both in Ethiopia and abroad, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Egypt sentences 529 people to death and more from this week

 - The death sentences handed out by an Egyptian court against 529 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood have sparked widespread outrage and international condemnation.

Monday, March 24, 2014

UK - Home Secretary holds firm on khat ban

 - ITV - Home Secretary Theresa May says she has not been "persuaded" to change her mind on banning the herbal stimulant khat, despite the calls from the Home Affairs Select Committee for the substance to be licensed rather than banned.

Somali Pres. arrives in Kuwait for 25th Arab summit

 - KUWAIT, March 24 (KUNA) -- President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mahamud and an official delegation accompanying him arrived in Kuwait on Monday to participate in the 25th Arab summit, due tomorrow.

London : Home Secretary re-affirms herbal stimulant (Khat ) ban

 - The Home Secretary has re-affirmed her decision to ban a controversial herbal stimulant, used by members of the Somali and Yemeni communities in Wales.
Theresa May ignored calls from MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee - which said her decision to ban KHAT was "not based on evidence of medical or social harm.
Watch the interview with ITV News Channel here 
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Militants execute 8 Somali chieftains

 - MOGADISHU - 24, March  2014 - Militants have executed eight chieftains from Somalia's southwestern region of Bakool, local residents said.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Kenya : Gunmen kill two in attack on Likoni church

 - AFP - Nairobi - Attackers shot dead two people Sunday and wounded 10 when they burst into a church service near Mombasa, spraying the congregation with bullets, police said.

Puntland Is for Pirates

 - HARGEISA, Somaliland — ByBY JILLIAN KEENAN - FP :  Mowlid Ahmed Abidoon stands quietly in the small prison cell where he has lived for nearly two years. Slot windows on one wall let in only a little sunlight, leaving his face almost entirely obscured in darkness. Yet there are splashes of color all around: The room's bunk beds are covered in sheets with bright floral and geometric patterns, over which hang canopies of blue mosquito nets -- cells within the cell.

First Reburial of War Victims in Somaliland

 - Hargeisa, Somaliland: Helped by a team of Peruvian experts, the government of Somaliland has reburied 45 victims from Somalia's vicious ethnic conflict of the 1980s, setting a precedent for other African nations and affirming the right to a dignified burial.