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Saturday, June 21, 2014

British intelligence officers to visit former Somaliland deputy security minister in Mandhera prison

 -London  June 21 2014 -  A delegation from the UK is expected in the coming days to visit the  former deputy security minister Abdullah Aboker in Mandhera prison. The delegation aims to find out more about the news revealed by Mr Aboker accusing Somaliland government members of working with extremist elements in the country. Mr Aboker was arrested on May 30 , 2014  for making  the allegations.

Port challenges in East Africa afford a golden opportunity for Berbera

 London June 21 2014 - By Mark . T. Jones -The issue of ports in East Africa has long been an issue that has exercised policy makers, providers and clients alike. The three ports of Mombassa, Dar es Salaam and Berbera amply illustrate the current situation, one that is in some cases a cause for considerable frustration and in others reason for cautious optimism. 

Somali journalist killed in bomb attack

 - 21 June 2014 - MOGADISHU (AFP) : A Somali journalist died in Mogadishu Saturday after a bomb believed to have been attached to his car was remotely detonated, police and witnesses said.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Kingston : Drug policy update on khat control under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

 - Kingston , Surrey - June 20 2014 - Khat will become a controlled Class C drug on 24 June 2014. The Government has decided to make khat illegal to address:

Harlesden , London : Protest for and against the new ban on khat

 - West London Friday June 20 2014, Hundreds of people, both for and against the banning of the drug khat, filled the streets of Harlesden this afternoon trying to get their voices heard.

US to move some diplomats out of Kenya following attacks

 - (Reuters) - The United States said it would move some of its diplomats out of Kenya and has banned all embassy staff from travelling to its Indian Ocean coastline, where about 65 people were killed in attacks on Sunday and Monday.

Kenyans urged to watch World Cup football games at home

 - BBC - Kenya's government has urged people to watch World Cup football matches in the comfort of their homes instead of in "crowded and unprotected open places".
The advice comes after two days of attacks on Kenya's coast earlier this week left more than 60 people dead.

Wanyoto to head AU Mission in Somalia

 - New Vision The Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of African Union Commission (DSRCC), Lydia Wanyoto Mutende will head the AU Mission in Somalia until the appointment of a replacement.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kenya Attack Unlikely to Build Al-Shabab’s Swahili Speaking Base

 VOA - Harun Maruf - Deadly attacks this week in Mpeketoni, Kenya have left many wondering what Somali militant group al-Shabab hoped to accomplish with the killings.  Experts say the attacks – for which the group quickly claimed responsibility – are unlikely to broaden the militants’ support base among Swahili-speakers in Kenya or the region.

England : Two Somalis cleared of Milton Keynes drugs feud murders

 - June 19 2014 - Two men have been cleared of a double murder in Milton Keynes.
Dutch citizen Brahim Hajji, 26, and Ahmed Ahmed, 20, were found not guilty of killing Mohammed Abdi Farah, 19 and his friend Amin Ahmed Ismail, 18.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Drought and food insecurity in Somalia and Ethiopia

 - Key messages: Relief Web 
The Somalia Strategic Response Plan SRP is currently 22% funded; and the Ethiopia Humanitarian Requirements document is 19% funded.

Car Bomb Hits Somalia Hospital; Two Dead

 - MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A nurse says a car bomb detonated outside of a hospital in Somalia's capital run by the International Committee of the Red Cross, killing two people.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Somaliland Protectorate and the Horn of Africa - Declassified British National Archives Document

 - London , 17 May 2014 - Here is another piece of Somaliland and Somalia history reported by British officials on 15th Feb 1957 and slightly condensed from the British National Archives by Medeshi .

Militants strike again on Kenyan coast, 15 dead – Shebab declares Kenya a ‘war zone’

 - MPEKETONI: At least 15 people have been killed in a new attack near Kenya’s coast, officials said yesterday, just 24 hours after Somalia’s Shebab rebels massacred close to 50 people in the same area. The Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group said its fighters carried out the latest attack on a village, and that its commando unit had managed to return to base unhindered after two nights of carnage. “We carried out another attack last night. We killed 20 people, mainly police and Kenyan wildlife wardens.

Enemies Scout for Chinks in Somaliland Armor

 - May 17 2014 -  Applying for demonstrations in the Capital of Somaliland in the name of a clan is a new, very alarming development that needs to be emphatically stopped on its tracks now! It is a very brazen violation of all of our more noble values, as it is a foreboding harbinger of successful enemy encroachment to our very  sovereignty and integrity.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Somaliland and Kurds Eye Independence as Mogadishu and Baghdad slides into chaos

 - June 15, 2014 – Regional security and Stability update. Kurdistan and Somaliland has been one of the few beneficiaries of the chaos currently gripping large parts of Iraq. Kurdist’s capital, Erbil, where many Kurds are now starting to talk of the possibility of independence, similar in Hargeisa,  Somaliland.

Militants kill 49 Kenyans during World Cup watch party

 - Pakistan Today - At least 49 people were killed when suspected Shebab militants from Somalia stormed into a Kenyan coastal town and launched a major assault on a police station, hotels and government offices, officials said Monday.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Militants attack hotels and a police station in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni

 - 15 June 2014 - Suspected Islamist militants have attacked hotels and a police station in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni, military officials say.

Northwest London Somali Project

 - The Somali Advice and Forum for Information (SAAFI) is working in partnership with LIFT, Brent Museum and Archives and a team of volunteers to deliver the North London Somali Project.

Leadership on Health in the Horn of Africa is essential

 -By  Mark .T. Jones - London  June 15 2014 - The issue of health and well-being sadly comes along way down the list of priorities for governments and people in the Horn of Africa.  For many people merely surviving from day to day is the top priority and this means endeavouring to find the bare essentials of life, namely food, shelter, fuel and the means to scratch a living. The old adage: Health is Wealth, still holds true. The healthier a nation the greater the potential it has to become more productive, prosperous and hopefully more content.