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Saturday, April 12, 2014

London : Somalis protest against Kasarani concentration camp in Kenya

 - London - Protesters gather outside the Kenya High Commission in London, opposing the ongoing plight of Somalis who have been arrested in 'anti-terrorist' operations in Nairobi; the majority held in a stadium that some have dubbed a "concentration camp".
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Somaliland MP seriously injured in a knife attack in Burao

 - Burao , Saturday 12 May 2014 - Jama Hassan Aden , a member of the Somaliland parliament sustained serious injuries today after he was attacked at a tea shop in Burao.

Ethiopian maid hacks Saudi employer to death

 - Saturday 12 April 2014 - The police have arrested an Ethiopian maid for murdering a Saudi woman in a rural district in Taif on Thursday.

Malaysia : Saeed Abdalla Who Died In Bus Accident Planned To Settle In The Country

 - BENTONG, April 12 (Bernama) -- The wish of a Somali national, Saeed Mohamad Mohamud Abdalla, 31, to obtain a permanent resident (PR) status in this country was unfulfilled when he became one of the three people who died in the double-decker express bus accident at KM11, Jalan Bentong-Raub near Bilut, here this morning.

Friday, April 11, 2014

SF UK letter to president Silanyo on press and media freedom in Somaliland and closure of Haatuf newspaper

H.E President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Silanyo
President, Republic of Somaliland
(cc: Mr Abdullahi Mohamed Dahir, Information Minister)


10 April 2014

Dear President Silanyo,

It is with great concern that I write to you as the Vice-Chair of Somaliland Focus (UK) only four months after our last letter concerning the closure of the Hubaal newspaper.

Kenya: Halt Crackdown on Somalis , Human Rights Watch Says

 - Kenyan police and other security agencies should stop arbitrary arrests and detentions, extortion, and other abuses against Somalis during security operations,  Human Rights Watch said today. The government should also halt summary deportations and ensure that any undocumented Somalis are given the opportunity to file asylum claims.

Malta : Somali thief arrested after stealing tourist's bag

 - A 21-year-old Somali was arrested last night shortly after stealing a bag from a 25-year-old tourist in Tower Road, Sliema.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kenya - The plight of Somali refugees in Kenya - ( Video )

 - On March 25, Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Joseph Ole Lenku, issued a directive to all refugees based in Kenya's towns and cities to immediately relocate to Kakuma and Dadaab, two huge overcrowded refugee camps in the north-west and east of the country. According to the minister, "emerging security challenges" in Kenya's urban areas necessitated this move.

Attack on Turkish Embassy in Mogadishu injures 2

 - 10 April 2014 - At least two Turkish workers were heavily injured in a rocket attack at a construction site of new Turkish Embassy building, Todays Zaman reported.

Somaliland : Man found burned to death in a farm east of Hargiesa

 - April 10, 2014 - Hargeisa - A young man was found burned to death last night in a farm just east of Hargeisa , the capital of Somaliland.

Somaliland MP Warns Against Commencing Oil Explorations Without Prior Legislative Approval And Community Consultations

 - Hargeysa, Somaliland, April 5, 2014 (SL Times) – Parliamentarian Abdul-Qadir Mohamed Indho has warned against the commencement of oil exploration operations in eastern Somaliland without prior legislative approval and community consultations.

Kenya’s Main Opposition Calls for Troop-Exit Plan From Somalia

- Kenya’s opposition Orange Democratic Movement party called on the government to start planning to bring the country’s troops home from Somalia amid deteriorating domestic security.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Somaliland Journalists Association Condemns Media Attacks By State Police

 - Somaliland Journalists Association (SOLJA) has strongly condemned the sudden storming, take over and closure of Haatuf Media Group head office in Hargeisa on the afternoon of Monday.

UN staff shot in Somalia 'were experts in piracy'

 - Nairobi - The two UN workers shot dead in central Somalia were working on the links between money transfer systems and piracy, the UN anti-drugs and crime agency said Wednesday.

Security downturn in Mogadishu

 - MOGADISHU, 9 April 2014 (IRIN) - Three years after Al-Shabab insurgents withdrew from the city, security in Mogadishu remains a serious problem for residents and aid workers, with threats from Al-Shabab incursions, criminals and militia.

Kenya deports 82 Somalis

 - Nairobi - Kenya's security minister says 82 Somali nationals have been deported in an ongoing security crackdown following recent terror attacks in Kenya's capital and the port city of Mombasa.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Uganda - Bribery claims rock MPs’ Somalia trip

 - A visit by MPs to Somalia last month has run into trouble, with the Uganda police at the centre of ‘bribery’ allegations.
Some MPs claim that the trip, with ‘all expenses paid’ by police, was meant to compromise the Defence and Internal Affairs committee, which plays a huge oversight role over the force.
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Jobs : Working for British Embassy Mogadishu

 - UK.Gov- Information on job vacancies at the British Embassy-Mogadishu

Programme Assistant, Humanitarian - Somalia

Somaliland authorities shut down independent papers

 - Nairobi, April 8, 2014--Police in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland on Thursdayraided the Hargeisa offices of the independent Somali-language paper Haatuf  and its sister English-language weekly, Somaliland Times, and suspended them indefinitely, according to local journalists and news reports. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Briton, Frenchman shot dead in Somalia

 - Source: AAP - Two UN workers, a Briton and a Frenchman, have been shot dead as they disembarked from a plane at an airport in Galkayo, central Somalia, officials and witnesses say.

Cartoon : Caged in barbed wires , Somali refugees beaten by Kenyan police and Amisom

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

Ethiopia : Pexco terminates oil exploration project in Somali region

 - The Malaysian exploration company, Pexco Explorations (East Africa),  recently terminated  its oil exploration project that it has been undertaking for the past eight years in the Somali Region of Warder-Geladi and Ferfer localities.
The Kuala Lumpur-based company signed a Petroleum Production Sharing Agreement with the Ministry of Mines on October 18, 2005 to prospect for oil and gas in the region known as the  Warder-Galadi-Ferfer blocks. The company signed production sharing and petroleum development agreements that enable it to explore and develop hydrocarbon resources in the concession area covering 29,000 sq. km. in one of the remotest parts of the Somali Region near the Somalia border.
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Somalia : Two foreign U.N. workers shot dead at Galkayo aiport

 - Mogadishu _ AFP - Two foreign U.N. workers were shot dead on April 7 at an airport in Galkayo, central Somalia, officials and witnesses said.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Request for proposal of implementation of Somaliland National ID card System

 - The President of republic of Somaliland Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo has appointed two committees (Steering committee and Task Force) to implement National Identity Card system.