Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Somalia : AU forces take former Al-Shabaab stronghold

  (AFP)- MOGADISHU, Saturday - African Union forces claimed they liberated a former Al-Shabaab stronghold in Somalia on Saturday as part of a joint offensive with government troops aimed at capturing key ports from the Islamist fighters.

Somaliland : Hargeisa Children's Teaching Hospital (Photos)

 30 August 2014 - Hargeisa Mohamed Aden Sheikh Children's Teaching Hospital was opened on 26th January 2013 bringing free specialised paediatric treatment to the country for the first time.

Khat, Ethiopia’s 4th largest export, suffers after European ban

 August 27, 2014 (AFP) – For a town seen as a key trading centre for khat, a drug that is banned in many countries, Ethiopia’s Awaday can seem pretty drowsy and laid-back.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Somalia, Kenya row over oil reserves

 (News2)- Somalia filed a suit against Kenya at the United Nations highest court, seeking to resolve a long-running dispute over lucrative oil reserves in the Indian Ocean.

Frankincense from Sanaag of Somaliland

 - Frankincense or Luban is abundant in the mountainous areas of Sanaag region of Somaliland.

Somalia Asks UN Court to Set Maritime Boundary

 (AP) - Somalia has asked the United Nations' highest court to determine the maritime boundary it shares in the Indian Ocean with east African neighbor Kenya.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Former Somalia PM and three MPs captured by Somaliland forces in Sahdheer

 - 28 August 2014 - The former Prime Minister of Somalia, Ali Mohamed Gedi , and three MPs from the federal republic of Somalia were captured today after Somaliland forces moved and took control of Sahdheer district of Sool region.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Holland : Minister under pressure after Somali homeless refugee dies in squat

 27 August 2014 - Junior justice minister Fred Teeven is facing questions in parliament after the death of a failed Somali asylum seeker in Amsterdam and serious injuries to a second man after a fall.

Djibouti President Unharmed After Shooting Leaves Three Injured

 - (Bloomberg)- 26 August 2014 - Djiboutian President Ismael Omar Guelleh was unharmed in a shooting at the Horn of Africa country’s main airport in the capital that left three people wounded, Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jobs- Seeking Elections Specialists in Somaliland

 - Closing date : Sept  30 2014 - Chemonics International is a leading international development consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. with more than 25 years of experience implementing development programs in East Africa. Chemonics seeks experienced professionals for an anticipated multi-year USAID-funded electoral support program in Somaliland.

Money transfer business under threat in Somaliland

 - By Michela Wrong, Foreign Policy - HARGEISA, Somaliland — Halima Mohamed, an expert on infectious diseases, was working on a primary-health project in the town of Erigavo in eastern Somaliland when she began feeling ill. "I realized I'd caught pneumonia," she says. "The drugs I needed were available, but expensive, and I didn't have the cash on me."

Mo Farah on his Foundation - Video

 (ITV) Somalia born Mo - who grew up in Hounslow - represented Great Britain in the Olympics, winning two gold medals - and is also the 10,000m and 5,000m world and European champion.

Somali 'Paradise Flower' (Khat) Chewers Savor Low-price Bliss

 - Reuters -  August 26, 2014 MOGADISHU— “The president has arrived, the president has arrived,” chant youths in Mogadishu's Beerta Khaatka market, as armed men in trucks mounted with machine guns escort lorries with horns blaring through the throng.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Holland : Homeless Somali refugee dies after fight in abandoned garage

 (Dutch News ) - A homeless Somali asylum seeker has died in hospital after ending up in a coma following a fight with several others at an abandoned garage in Amsterdam where they have been living for several months.

Can Somalia disarm its militias? - Video

 - (Al Jazeera ) -After years of civil war and weak government, the country is awash with weapons. Can Somalia disarm its militias?

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Somaliland: an oasis of tranquility in a chaotic and dysfunctional neighbourhood

 - By RASNA WARAH - When I tell people that I have just returned from an international book fair and literary festival in Hargeisa, their reaction is usually one of incredulity. Really? they ask. You were in Somalia for a book fair? How is that possible? Of course, the residents of Hargeisa do not like to refer to themselves as Somalis, but as Somalilanders. They associate “Somalia” with chaos and anarchy, and have sought to be independent of that country since 1991.
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Millions of Somalis to transfer money easier after US reduces restrictions

 Millions of Somalis will find it easier to receive money from relatives abroad after the US Senate approved the Money Remittances Improvement Act earlier this month. The Act that was signed by President Barack Obama on August 8 reduces the restrictions non-bank companies, such as money transfer firms, that provide international remittance services.

Italy found 24 bodies of immigrants from Somalia and Eritrea

 (The diplomat ) - Rome: The Italian navy has recovered six bodies following a shipwreck off the Libyan coast, the third tragedy to hit immigrants attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean this weekend.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

First Briton With Ebola Virus Lands In UK

 A British man who caught the ebola virus in Sierra Leone has arrived in the UK on a Royal Air Force jet. The healthcare worker, understood to be called William, landed at RAF Northolt near Heathrow just before 9pm on board a specially equipped C17 plane.An ambulance transporting the man to an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in north London is under a police escort.
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Saudi Arabia : No one allowed to perform Haj from Ebola-affected countries

 (Arab News ) -The Ministry of Health announced Saturday mandatory measures for Haj and Umrah pilgrims coming from countries with high rates of infectious diseases.

Somalia drought triggers famine fears (Video)

 Drought combined with fighting put nearly three million people in need of urgent life-saving care, UN warns.

Somalis in Zambia rounded up for screening

 (Daily Mail ZB) SINCE first setting foot on the Zambian soil in the 1960s, some Somalis have hit headlines for wrong reasons, prompting security agencies to now rid the country of criminal and other undesirable elements from the war-torn nation. CHARLES MUSONDA reports