Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Saudi Arabia : Men banned from marrying women from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad and Burma

 - (BBC )The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced tighter regulations for men wanting to marry foreigners, and has banned them from marrying expat workers from four specific countries, it seems.

Djibouti : Reporter arrested while covering protest

 - Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of La Voix de Djiboutireporter Mohamed Ibrahim Waiss, who was arrested while covering an opposition demonstration today in a suburb of Djibouti City.

Friday, August 8, 2014

World must act now to avert a humanitarian disaster in Somalia

 - (RW)- GENEVA (8 August 2014) – United Nations human rights expert Bahame Tom Nyanduga urged the international community to act now to avert a looming humanitarian disaster in Somalia. The new Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia called on donors to respond to the humanitarian appeal launched by the United Nations and partners in collaboration with the Somali Government, which currently has a funding gap of USD 663 million.

US - Congo's Presidential Entourage Investigated for Beating Protesters during Africa Summit (Video)

 - Time Magazine reports that the State Department is asking for a waiver of diplomatic immunity in order to prosecute those responsible for the beating.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

US - Barack Obama hails 'new Africa emerging'

 - (BBC)- US President Barack Obama has hailed a new emerging Africa, on the last day of a summit in Washington DC with 40 African leaders.

Briefing: Somaliland, oil and security

 - HARGEISA, 7 August 2014 (By Rachel Williamson - IRIN) - The proposed deployment of armed contingents to protect oil installations in the self-declared Republic of Somaliland risks further destabilizing a region rife with disputes over sovereignty, boundaries and oil concessions.

Obama announces security interventions in Kenya, Somalia

 NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 7 – US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the US would continue to help build the capacity of Kenya’s security services and better equip them to deal with the problem of Al Shabaab and other security threats.

London : Somalis invited to police meeting in Mill Hill

 Terrorism and genital mutilation will be on the agenda at a meeting about issues affecting Somalis.North London’s Somali community are invited to the Eversfield Centre, in Eversfield Gardens, Mill Hill, to meet police officers. Read more at the Local 
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London : Calls to help Somali family living in Tooting street

 - (The Local Guardian ) - Serious concerns have been raised after a Somali family spent four months living on a high street bench.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Saudi being tested for Ebola dies in Jeddah

 (AJZ) A Saudi man suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus during a recent business trip to Sierra Leone has died in Jeddah.

Ebola outbreak update : Sierra Leone

 - Press Release 5/8/2014 - Ministry of Health and Sanitation , Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Suspected case of Ebola in Saudi Arabia

 - Reuters - DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is testing a man for suspected Ebola infection after he returned recently from a business trip to Sierra Leone, the Health Ministry said Tuesday.

Somali president sees oil results this year as BP, Exxon wooed

 - WASHINGTON - SCNOW— Somalia expects to complete an assessment of its oil and gas potential this year as security gains in the battle against al-Qaida militants enable foreign investors to return, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud said Monday.

Press interview of Somaliland president denied by presidential staff (Video)

 - This clip has been recorded when president A .M. Silanyo returned from a private visit to the United Kingdom in early August 2014.

Death By Charity in Somalia

 - (Strategy Page ) - August 8 , 2014: Foreign aid organizations are demanding that the international effort to halt illegal money transfers to terrorists be halted in Somalia.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Somalia : Police chief killed in suicide bombing in Bossaso (Graphic photos)

 August 4 , 2014 - Adirahman Abbas, police chief in the eastern  region of Somalia's Puntland region, was killed in Al-shabaab suicide bomb today in Bossaso. Three other people also died in the attack .

Saudia calls in Pakistani troops for protection against ISIS

 - (Pakistan Today ) - As ISIS members say they want to ‘sack the holy city’, Riyadh calls in military assistance from its close allies to shore up the porous 500-mile border 
Pro-ISIS graffiti begins to appear around the kingdom while residents in parts of Riyadh woke in June to find jihadist leaflets on their car windscreens.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

2 killed in Saudi gyrocopter crash

 August 3 2014 - (AFP)- Two people aboard a gyrocopter were killed on Sunday when the light aircraft crashed in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah, aviation authorities said.

Somalia executes three Shebab militants

 - (AFP) - Three suspected Shebab Islamic militants were executed by firing squad in Mogadishu on Sunday, Somali police said.

Somali Candidate Eyes Milestone in US Race

 - (AP) - In a neighborhood dubbed "Little Mogadishu," Mohamud Noor can't walk more than a block without being stopped by someone who wants to shake his hand.

Obama: U.S. prepared for Ebola - Video

 - The President comments on the Ebola outbreak and precautions being taken in advance of the upcoming Africa summit

Ten Things You Really Should Know About Ebola

Health and Medicine  - (IFL Science) — The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease has been all over the news lately, and of course, many rumors and much misinformation has been spread. Here are ten questions regarding the outbreak that will set the record straight about what is going on in West Africa:
What is Ebola virus disease?

Roadside bomb kills three women, wounds seven in Somali capital

 August 3 , 2014 - (Reuters) - Three women were killed in the Somali capital on Sunday, and seven others were wounded when a remotely detonated bomb exploded in a busy market, police and witnesses said.