Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Somalia Militant Group Names New Leader

 - (AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, named Abu Ubeid Ahmed Omar to be their new leader following the killing of previous leader by a U.S. airstrike, said a commander of the group.

Friday, September 5, 2014

US: Statement by the Press Secretary on the Death of Ahmed Godane

 - The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release - Today, the Department of Defense confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the leader of al-Shabaab, is dead as a result of a U.S. military targeted airstrike in Somalia undertaken over the weekend.

Islamist rebel leader killed in U.S. strike - Somali government

 (Reuters) - The Somali prime minister said on Friday that Ahmed Godane, head of the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, was killed in a U.S. strike this week, although the group that is waging an insurgency against the government has yet to comment.

Khat although banned in UK is now available abundantly in the black market

 London - Friday , Sept 5 2014 - Khat, although banned in  UK, is now available abundantly in most parts of the country in the form of dried leafs.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Al-Qaeda leader announces formation of an Indian branch

 ( Al Jazeera ) Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has announced the formation of an Indian branch of his global armed group that he said would spread Islamic rule and "raise the flag of jihad" across the subcontinent.

Four Somalis beaten in Kenya prison

  (BBC) - Four Somalis being held in prison in Kenya on terrorism charges linked to last year's Westgate shopping centre attacks, say they have been beaten for refusing to wear prison uniforms.

US army back in Somalia

 (Middle East Online )- MOGADISHU - US military forces launched air strikes against the leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, the government said Tuesday, but gave no details if the attack was successful.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Somalia : Did Al Shabaab leader survive US drone strike in Baraawe?

  MOGADISHU, Somalia (CNN) —A suspected U.S. drone strike targeted senior leaders of Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia, but it's not clear if the leader of the Islamic militant group was wounded or killed, a Somali official said Tuesday.

Somaliland delegation flies to Ethiopia seeking extradition of warlord

 By Ismail , Regional Analysis:
It is very important to note that the man who is behind mischiefs to destabilize Somaliland, the current President of Somali Region, Abdi Iley, is in house arrest. The closure of border between Ethiopia and Somaliland, the recent arrival of group of splinter of ONLF in Somaliland to launch guerrilla warfare, and the eviction of Arshin, and Gashamo Ethiopian Somali pastorals are few cases that were masterminded by the President of Somali Region.

UK Government strives to support safer remittance flows to Somalia

 By Andrea Leadsom 2nd Sept 2014 -  In recent months, the UK government has worked closely with the Somali community on the issue of remittances.  I understand the levels of anxiety in the community, as a result of changes to banking arrangements for key Somali MSBs and the fragility of many peoples’ situation in Somalia.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Crackdown on Somali journalists condemned

 1st Sept. 2014 - The NUJ has condemned the growing crackdown against journalists and trade union leaders in Somalia, that has included the jailing of prominent journalists and threats made against the National Union of Somali Journalist’s general secretary Omar Faruk Osman Nur by the Somalian Minister of information Mustaf Sheikh Ali Dhuholow.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Suicide attack on prison shatters Mogadishu calm, 11 people dead

 Associated Press 31 Aug 2014 - A high security prison that was attacked by Islamist militants in a suicide car bomb assault has been retaken by Somali government forces, according to reports.
The prison, which doubles up as an intelligence interrogation centre, was stormed by heavily armed gunmen today in an apparent attempt to free jailed militants.

Large Explosion, Gunfire at Somalia's Intelligence Headquarters

 (AFP)- MOGADISHU:  Suspected Shebab militants attacked Somalia's intelligence headquarters and detention facility in central Mogadishu on Sunday, setting off a bomb and opening fire on the complex, police and witnesses said.

Statement on the Situation in Saaxdheer and Eastern Somaliland

 Press Release - MOFA - Somaliland - Following the tensions that arose in Eastern Somaliland in June this year, the same actors have sought to undermine the stability and territorial integrity of Somaliland by continuing to provoke local conflict and engage in terrorist activities.