Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, July 19, 2014

US FAA issues strongest aviation warnings for Ukraine, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

 - The US Federal Aviation Administration, in short FAA, has in their latest advisories and prohibition notices for US registered aircraft included Kenya as a potentially hostile region while Ethiopia is on the full prohibition list, after Somalia was already for a while on their no go board.

Somaliland businessman arrested for fraud related to Oodwayne Oil Block

 - July19, 2014 - Thursday, 17.07.2014 Somaliland security forces arrested Mr. Abdiwahab Ahmed Yassin Gabayhadi on Thursday the 17th of July 2014 , for  crimes related to fraud.

Shebab militants claim attack on Kenya bus that killed 7

 - July 19 , 2014 - AFP - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab claimed responsibility on Saturday for an attack on a bus and police vehicle on Kenya's restive southeastern coast that killed at least seven people.

Suicide bomber kills six in attack on anti-Shebab leader

 - AFP - July 19 , 2014 - Six people were killed in a southern Somali port town on Saturday after a suicide bomber targeted the house of a prominent anti-Shebab militia leader, the intended victim said.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Mogadishu : Qatar Charity honours top students in Somalia

 - Qatar Charity’s (QC) Somalia office held a honouring ceremony for 145 outstanding students from among its sponsored orphans.

Hargeisa : Turkish Consul General hosts Somaliland officials and civil society

 Hargeisa  - The Turkish Consul General Mr Yüksel hosted Somaliland Government officials and the civil society members at Iftar (Afur) dinner on 14&15 July .

Oil exploration : Sterling Gains Somaliland Extension

 - London , July 18 , 2014 -Sterling Energy has been granted a two-year extension for an exploration block onshore Somaliland.

Lawsuit after Kenyan bishops’ conference cancels lease for Muslim-run restaurant

 - A Somali Muslim who operates a restaurant has filed suit against the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops after it canceled its lease agreement with him.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Malaysia plane carrying 295 people crashes in Ukraine

 July 17 2014 - A Malaysian airliner reportedly with 295 people on board has crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Somaliland, the land of self made entrepreneurs

 - Hargeisa , July 17 2014 - Somaliland is not a recognised country and yet it holds a high position among the African countries that have self made entrepreneurs.

Two killed in Somalia attacks

 (AFP)- MOGADISHU, July 17- At least two people have been killed in Somalia in separate attacks, including a car bombing in the capital Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said Thursday.

Somaliland : Erigavo sells its Vintage Post Office to a Private Company

 - Erigavo post office has been sold more than a year ago for $70,000 to a private telecommunication company although there was no pressing need to do so.

Kenya: Miraa khat prices fall as UK ban leads to surplus

 - (The Star)  FARMERS of miraa which was recently banned in the UK have started recording a drop in value of sales as the local and regional markets suffer from oversupply.

Somali Pirates: See a New Trailer for Fishing Without Nets

 - 17 July 2014 - Shot in East Africa with Kenyan actors of Somali descent, Cutter Hodierne’s Fishing Without Nets tells the story of pirates in Somalia.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

London - Wealdstone man found connected to the killing of ex-Somali prime minister's son

 - (Getwestlondon)  A Wealdstone man serving eight years for stabbing his victim in the head, played a part in triggering tit-for-tat violence that culminated in the fatal stabbing of a former Somali prime minister's son.

Ethiopia, Somaliland to bolster their relations

 - (ERTA) Somaliland, a self-declared independent nation, said that it wants to strengthen its relations with Ethiopia in security, trade, investment, education and culture.

U.N. sanctions accuse Somali president and others of conspiring to divert Somali assets

 - (Reuters) - A United Nations panel that monitors compliance with U.N. sanctions on Somalia has accused the country's president, a former minister, and a U.S. law firm of conspiring to divert Somali assets recovered abroad, according to a new report.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Alleged Al-Shabaab members executed in Somali capital

 - By AFP - MOGADISHU - Two alleged members of Somalia's Al-Shabaab militia convicted of murdering a female student were executed by firing squad in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, an AFP reporter witnessed.

Hundreds arrested in Somalia security sweep

 - MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police official says more than 200 suspects have been arrested in a security sweep aimed at stemming a wave of militant attacks in Mogadishu, the capital.

Ruffians spread false news about Somaliland FM

 - London , 15 July 2014 - Ruffians   have created a fake Twitter account in the name of the Somaliland Foreign minister  and have posted false information about the health of the president of Somaliland. The posts published on Facebook claim that the tweets of the FM say that  the president has poor health and is travelling to the United Kingdom to have operation in a London hospital.

Al Maktoum Foundation unveils projects in Somaliland

 -  The Al Maktoum Foundation (AMF) has unveiled its pioneering education projects in Somaliland .

Monday, July 14, 2014

UN allocates $1.4 million to fight measles outbreak in Somalia

 - RW- Mogadishu, 14 July 2014: The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$1.4 million for an emergency campaign to combat the outbreak of measles in Somalia, that has already left thousands of children at risk of disability and death.

US welcomes first Somali ambassador in more than 20 years

 - BY LARA JAKES, (AP)- WASHINGTON - Somalia has posted an ambassador to the United States for the first time in more than 20 years.

Ethiopian man takes UK to court over resettlement policy

 - A legal battle has been launched by an Ethiopian citizen who claims the UK has helped to fund a "brutal" resettlement programme in his country.

President Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan

 - THE WHITE HOUSE , Office of the Press Secretary

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Rashid mining company , Somaliland

 - RMCO is an exploration and mining company, offers dynamic growth with a track record of finding and developing mines in Somaliland. RMCO's strategy is to focus on newly democratic countries where it has the opportunity to acquire highly prospective ground as an early entrant. The Company has a substantial depth of mining experience both through its team of explorers and management.

Somaliland president received in Addis Ababa (Photos )

 - Hargeisa July 13 2014 - Somaliland president and the accompanying delegation were received today at Bole International airport by Ethiopian dignitaries. President Silanyo will meet Ethiopian government officials to discuss the bilateral relations between the two neigbhouring countries.

London - Hassan Mohammed Ibrahim stabbed to death in Southend

 - By Gareth Vipers , Evening Standard - A student has been charged with the murder of a promising young boxer who was stabbed to death.

Kenya warns citizens against travel to Heathrow

 - ITV- Kenya has warned its citizens about transiting through Heathrow Airport because of “a substantial threat of possible attack” by Al-Qaeda operatives, according to local media reports.