Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Somaliland and Puntland send troops into flashpoint zones

 - AFP - Rival Somali regions have sent troops into disputed flashpoint zones in the north of the war-torn nation, Britain, the European Union and the United States said Saturday in a joint appeal for calm.

US : Warning to Americans of Somali Origin Traveling to Ethiopia

 - As stated in Ethiopia’s Country Specific Information, following the failed October 2013 bombing attempt in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for which the U.S. government-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization al-Shabaab claimed responsibility, the U.S. Embassy received reports that ALL individuals of Somali origin, including naturalized American citizens, were being stopped for questioning when entering and exiting Ethiopia.

Scotland : Three Somali machine-gun killers jailed for life

 - THREE Somali drug dealers who admitted the machine-gun killing of a rival in Edinburgh have been jailed for life.
By: Rod Mills - http://www.express.co.uk/
Mohamud Mohamud, 30, Cadil Huseen, 23, and Hussein Ali, 26, were yesterday sentenced to a minimum of 25 years in jail for killing Mohammed Abdi, 25, after a late-night car chase in a leafy suburb of the Capital.

Friday, June 13, 2014

East Africa : 9.6 million people remain displaced in the region

  Relief Web - As of March 2014, there were 9,573,092 people displaced in Burundi, (eastern) Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Somalia's al-Shabab militants impose dress code

 - BBC- Somalia's al-Shabab militants have rounded up around 100 women and ordered them to comply with a strict Islamic dress code or risk being whipped.

Film: women behind bars

 - NAIROBI, 12 June 2014 (IRIN) - Twelve years after Sierra Leone’s long civil war came to an end, its broken institutions and weak development indicators continue to impact on the lives of its people. 

Quarter of Djibouti population desperate for drought aid, says UN

 - Geneva (AFP) - Nearly a quarter of the population in drought-hit Djibouti is in desperate need of aid, with malnutrition and a dramatic lack of water causing a mass exodus from rural areas, the UN said on Thursday.

Somali-Americans Join Anti-Government Fight in Syria

 - U.S. federal investigators say as many as 15 Somali-American men recently traveled to Syria to join Islamist militants who have been fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad's government.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

USA- Rally Outside White House to Save Meriam Ibrahim (Video)

 - WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning at a rally outside the White House, Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins joined Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), and a coalition of 40 groups to call on President Obama to break his silence and immediately offer safe haven to Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian who was sentenced to death for the "crime" of converting from Islam.

Somaliland forces enter Taleeh village of Sool region

 - Hargeisa , June 12 2014 - Somaliland forces reached Taleeh village this morning to stop the conference by the separatist group – Khatumo - that has been going on  in the village for the last few days. The leaders of Khatumo left  the village at midnight before Somaliland forces reached the vicinity of Taleeh.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Clans clash in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle

 - MOGADISHU, 11 June 2014 (IRIN) - Inter-clan clashes over the last week in Somalia’s southern Lower Shabelle region have killed approximately 30 and have forced over 250 to take refuge in African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) bases, according to the organization.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cartoon : Ethnic cleansing at lower Shabelle region of Somalia

 - June 11 2014 - Amin Amir is a Somali cartoonist who lives in Canada and promotes social change among the Somali speaking population Worldwide . In this cartoon  Amin Amir depicts the current situation in lower Shabelle region of Somalia.

EU boosts Somaliand and Somalia fishing industry

 - Hargeisa, 10/06/2014
Today, the European Union and Oxfam launch a new 3 year program to enhance and sustain Somali artisanal fisheries production, including processing and trade, and the related coastal management. The project launched today is part of a 5 million EUR programme that will be implemented in Somaliland and Puntland and will be expanded to other Somali regions if successful.

The importance of entrepreneurship in Somaliland

 - London -June 10 , 2014 - Entrepreneurship or the process of identifying and starting a new business venture, sourcing and organizing the required resources is essential for Somaliland’s sustainable economy. "Give a man a fish and he will feed himself for a day. But teach him how to fish and he will never go hungry again", so goes the old Chinese proverb, and it most aptly describes what is needed to light the fire under the economic take-off of Somaliland.

U.S. banks not willing to wire money for immigrants living in the United States

 -Companies that send money back to East Africa from immigrants living in the United States may soon have to close up shop because they can't find U.S. banks willing to wire the money for them. As Foreign Policy first reported last month, one the few remaining banks working with the small money transmitters, Merchants Bank of California, still plans to shut accounts, just not immediately. Instead of closing the accounts on June 20, they will be closed July 31.

Monday, June 9, 2014

US State Department Issues Travel Warning for Djibouti

 - (DJIBOUTI) -- The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for Djibouti on Sunday, warning Americans of potential terror threats aimed at American interests in the African nation.

UK Khat ban : Up to 14 years’ imprisonment and unlimited fine on indictment

 - London , June 9 2014 - Classification of Khat - up to 14 years’ imprisonment and unlimited fine on indictment (summary conviction: 3 months and £2,500).

The Home Office has announced that the herbal stimulant 'Khat' will become a controlled Class C Controlled Drug on 24th June 2014. All Class C drug offences will apply including possession with intent to supply, supply, importation, exportation and production.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Waters of despair as floods strike Somalia refugee camp- Video

 -  Reuters - A refugee camp in Somalia is hit by flash floods, killing at least three children within a week.  Now desperation adds to the misery. 

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Seattle : Mohamed Osman killed in deadly shooting on Friday

 - By Tina Patel - SEATTLE – Police are investigating a deadly shooting overnight in the International District. The gunman is still on the loose.

Musa, fly with the flock!

 - By Dr. Deria N Jire Nairobi, Kenya - We do not want you to fall away from the arrow-shaped formation of the high-flying.