Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tribesmen blow up major oil pipeline in eastern Yemen

 - Press TV - A group of tribesmen in Yemen have blown up the country’s main oil pipeline, halting deliveries to an oil export terminal on the Red Sea, local and tribal sources say.

Britons warned not to travel to Kenyan coast after latest spate of attacks leaves 22 dead

 - The Foreign Office has warned Britons not to travel to areas within 60km of the Kenyan-Somali border and areas along the Kenyan Coast, following a series of attacks that have left more than 85 dead.

Bristol : Somali community comes to terms with ban on favourite drug , Khat

 - THE VOICE - Bristol council is helping people in the community to adjust to government’s decision to make khat illegal . HEALTH WORKERS and council officials in Bristol are working with the city’s Somali community to help it deal with the recent ban on the drug khat.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Somaliland- Erigavo high street is more dustier now than half a century ago

 - (Medeshi) - Geed Maraar is the centre of the town and the original high street of Erigavo. For almost a century this street has been like this. No new trees. No new buildings. No improvement to the old buildings.

London : Abdulaziz Osman convicted of grievous bodily harm

 - By Lorraine King ( Kilburn Times )- A man has been acquitted of the murder of a 33-year-old who was stabbed to dead during a brawl outside a shisha café in Park Royal.

In Somaliland, against genital mutilation -Video

 - FGM awareness - Who said that many serious problems that afflict the poorest societies in developing countries, but not only, can not be addressed with a smile and a small camera?

Denmark asks Somaliland to extradite Bakken nightclub murder suspect

 - Copenhagen Post - Omar Hasan is wanted in connection with the 2012 murder of a 21-year-old law student at the Kødbyen nightclub

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Kenya: Refugees appeal against forced relocation to camps

 - Refugees in Nairobi are appealing against a controversial ruling that would force thousands of Somalis from their homes to live in squalid overcrowded camps in north Kenya, Amnesty International said today.

Bolloré in talks for Somaliland port of Berbera

 - Bolloré Africa Logistics today confirmed that it was in negotiations with the Somaliland authorities to develop a port in Berbera, on the Gulf of Aden.

More asphalted roads will contribute towards Somaliland economy

 - Somaliland republic has embarked in construction of roads in recent years due to the robust economic growth in the country and because the roads infrastructure in the country is poor.

Somalia : Al-Shabab Attacker Was Informant in Presidential Palace

 - By Dan Joseph - VOA - Somali government radio says Tuesday's attack on the presidential palace was led by a man who had access to the compound and had passed information to militant group al-Shabab.

Gaza: 88 confirmed killed and about 600 injured by Israeli strikes

 10 July 2014 - More than 88 now confirmed killed and about 600 injured by Israeli strikes, as Hamas launches fresh rocket attacks. Watch Al Jazeera video report here :

Building roads and harbours in Somalia is a better way of tackling piracy

 - Building roads and harbours in Somalia is a better way of tackling piracy than deploying warships, a study says.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Baseline Survey for Somalia Rights Programme

 - Terms of Reference - Baseline Survey for Somalia Rights Programme   Download PDF (215.89 KB)

Justice and politics in Ethiopia : Snatched

 - July 9, 2014 (The Economist) — ANDARGACHEW TSIGE, an exiled Ethiopian opposition leader with British nationality, could be facing the death penalty after apparently being arrested and sent back to his country of origin while on a trip to the Gulf.

Somali leader fires police , intelligence chiefs after attack on presidential palace

 - MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's government fired the police and intelligence chiefs the day after Islamic militants attacked the heavily guarded presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, the information minister said Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Somalia : Moment a suicide bomber blew himself caught on camera

 - Watch the video of a moment a suicide bomber detonates a bomb in a cafe in Mogadishu , Somalia:

Somali troops retake presidential palace from militants

 - MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government said its troops have retaken the presidential palace in the capital of Mogadishu Tuesday, after Islamic militants forced their way in and exchanged heavy gunfire with troops and guards.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Videos - brutally beaten, US-Palestinian cousin of murdered teen M Abu Khdeir

 - The brutally beaten, 15-year-old US-Palestinian cousin of murdered teen Mohammad Abu Khdeir has been placed under house arrest, despite police demands to keep him in custody.

London - Idris Hassan Daud and two others charged with the murder of a boy in Harlesden

 - Three teenagers have been charged in connection with the murder of an 18 year old man who was ambushed and stabbed to death in Harlesden.

Kenya opposition demands troops quit Somalia after attacks

 - Reuters/Nairobi -Kenya's opposition leaders demanded on Monday the country withdraw troops from Somalia after a spate of bloody attacks by militants at home, but dropped a demand for talks with the government.

Ethiopia: Fears for Safety of Returned Opposition Leader

 - Yemen Unlawfully Deported Andargachew Tsige, Concerns over Possible Mistreatment
(London) – An exiled Ethiopian opposition leader unlawfully deported by Yemen back to Ethiopia is at risk of mistreatment including torture. Andargachew Tsige is secretary-general of Ginbot 7, a banned Ethiopian opposition organization, and was convicted and sentenced to death in absentia in separate trials in Ethiopia in 2009 and 2012.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Isaq Somali Diaspora and the poll-tax agitation in Kenya 1936-41

 - by E. R. Turton - 'Kenya has always regarded the Somali as either an infernal nuisance or embarrassment'. Glenday to Beckett, 21 June 1941.University of Zambia - Poll-tax agitation has been a fairly common phenomenon in Africa.

The need for new blood in Somaliland politics

  London , July 6 2014 - Somaliland’s fledgling democracy is being hijacked by greedy and defunct politicians who are not fit to lead the nation. These men have no respect for rule of law and are inciting hatred and violence among the Somaliland public.

Gunmen Attack Kenyan Coast, Killing 29 in Two Raids

 - July 6 2014 - At least 29 people have been killed in two deadly shooting attacks in Kenya's coastal districts, the interior ministry has said.