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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Somaliland : Public health at risk in Hargeisa due to rains, rubbish and plastic bags (Photos)

 - 10 May , 2014 - Gu rains that have started in Somaliland few days ago raise the question of health hazards in the capital city , Hargeisa.  Puddles   and water trapped in areas covered by plastic bags and uncollected rubbish could cause health problems both for the humans and animals

Kenya : Crime, terrorism and police abuse are all rising together

 - The Economist - Security in Kenya - Little law, less order
FIRST a van swerved down the motorway to Thika, then a police car. Coming to a stop 200 yards ahead, a man jumped out of the van and ran along the barrier in the middle, pursued by a policeman with his gun cocked.

Malaysia : Hunt on for more Somalis

 - KUALA LUMPUR: The police counter terrorism division has launched a manhunt for at least five other members of the Somali terrorist group Al-Sha­baab who entered the country as college students and tourists.

German court says Dutch treatment of Somali asylum seekers is inhumane

 - Saturday 10 May 2014 -
A German court has refused to send a Somali asylum seeker back to the Netherlands, saying he runs the risk of receiving 'inhumane treatment', the NRC said on Saturday.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Malaysia : Police nab member of Somalia Al-Shebab group

  - KUALA LUMPUR - The Star : Members of a Somalian terrorist group known as Al-Shabaab have been entering Malaysia pretending to be private college students and tourists.

Somali MPs demand president quit, threaten impeachment

 MOGADISHU, May 8 (Reuters) - More than 100 Somali lawmakers have signed a letter demanding the president resign for failing to improve security and meet other promises, threatening to impeach him if he does not quit.

Kenya – Somalophobia and the Heel of Insolent Might

 -  May 8 , 2014 - The dramatic events surrounding the siege of the Westgate Shopping Mall, Nairobi that began on 21st September 2013 has become seared into the Kenyan psyche.

Saudi Arabia : 4 more deaths from respiratory virus , 18 new infections

  - Arab News - JEDDAH: Four more people in the Kingdom have succumbed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, taking the toll further up to 121, the Ministry of Health announced Thursday.

Land locked Ethiopia gets firs expressway (Video)

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Kenyan teacher killed in Somalia

 - Mogadishu - Gunmen in Somalia shot dead a Kenyan teacher, police and witnesses said on Thursday, in the latest attack to target foreigners in the restive central Galkayo region.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sponsorship and Work Contracts in Qatar

 - Qatar Day - Expats who wish to work in Qatar require a sponsor to do so. This sponsor is typically their employer.

London : Teenagers of Somali and black origin wanted for assault of a man in Wandsworth

 - The Voice - THREE MALE and two female teenagers are being sought by police in connection with an assault in Wandsworth, southwest London.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Somaliland: Jacka Resources signs second farmout with Sterling Energy for the Odewayne Block

 - Jacka Resources has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Jacka Resources Somaliland Limited ('JRSL') has signed a second Farmout Agreement with Sterling Energy (East Africa) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sterling Energy, for the Odewayne Block Production Sharing Contract, onshore Somaliland, East Africa. Sterling will acquire JRSL’s 15% participating interest in the PSC for a total cash consideration of US$12 million.

Empowering Somali women in the business sector - UNDP

 - For women in the Somali business sector, education, specialised business support, and strategic networks are key to success– says new UNDP study

05 May 2014, Hargeisa—Hargeisa is among the top 15 most expensive cities in the world to start a business. Despite the challenges, women continue to be the main drivers of micro enterprise in the city, according to a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) study on the Role of Women in the Private Sector. This study was presented today at a stakeholder forum in Hargeisa.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Kingston : Man accused of killing Warsame Warsame to stand trial

 - By Ross Logan - Surrey Comet The trial of a graphic designer accused of killing a man following a fight on a train will begin later today.

Edmonton : Hassan Isse Ismail faces deportation after manslaughter sentence

 - EDMONTON - A Somali man was sentenced to six years in prison Monday after he fatally stabbed a man in front of a 14-year-old witness at a Edmonton house party.

Somali Forces Seek Out Terrorists Hiding in Shadows (Video)

 - VOA - May 05, 2014
Somalia's special forces may be one of the few success stories in the country's feeble armed services, working overtime to nab suspected terrorists.

Saudi princesses kept hostages by king in their own palace

Sahar and Jawaher Al Saud (Screenshot from RT video)
Follow @Medeshi - The Saudi princesses who have been locked up by their father - the king of Saudi Arabia - for about 13 years for speaking out against the country's oppression of women, told RT they are on survival mode in their own palace.

“We are running out of food and out of water. We are on survival mode. We are eating some expired food. All that we can find,” Sahar and Jawaher Al Saud, the daughters of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, told RT.

US Expands Presence in Djibouti (Video)

 - WASHINGTON — 5 May , 2014 - President Barack Obama met Monday with the president of Djibouti. The tiny East African country is strategic to the U.S. as a hub for anti-terrorism in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. There are many who worry, however, about any pivot of U.S. foreign policy toward what they call “the militarization” of Africa.

England - Slough community donates funds for Burao–Erigavo road

 - Slough , England May 4 20115 – Somaliland community in Slough handed over  today the amount of £1155 to the coordinator  of Burao-Erigavo road  construction project.

Obama praises Djibouti security cooperation

 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is praising President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti (jih-BOO'-tee) for his cooperation on security matters in Africa, particularly in neighboring Somalia.

California - Stowaway Somali boy placed in the custody of social services

 - REUTERSNEW YORK – A 15-year-old Somali boy who survived a nearly six-hour flight stowed in the wheel well of a Hawaii-bound jet has been returned to California and placed in the custody of social services, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

Sunday, May 4, 2014


 - New York, May  4 2014 -UN.
The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the latest terrorist bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, for which the Islamic insurgent group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility and which has caused numerous deaths and injuries.

Somaliland : One dead and several injured after another fuel tanker explodes in Hargiesa

 - Hargeisa , May 4 2014 - Another fuel  tanker exploded today  in a place close to the National Security Services at the Sha'ab area , after the driver lost control of the tanker truck.

Blasts hit buses in Kenyan capital

 - NAIROBI, May 4 (Reuters) - Two buses driving along a busy highway in the Kenyan capital Nairobi were struck by explosive devices thrown at them, Kenyan media and police said on Sunday.

Yemeni army in heavy fighting; six soldiers die in suicide blast

 - ADEN, Yemen, May 4 (Reuters) - Yemen said at least 37 al Qaeda militants were killed in the southern province of Shabwa on Sunday as the army intensified an offensive to root out foreign and local Islamist fighters holed up in some of the country's most impenetrable areas.

Twin explosions rock Kenyan city of Mombasa

 - May 3, 2014 - Three people have been killed and several wounded in two explosions in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, police say.

Kenya - Miraa Khat traders head to EU court

 - MIRAA traders plan to move to the European Court of Justice over a looming ban in the UK after efforts to stop the outlawing of the drug in a London court flopped.