Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Somaliland : Minsom assets mineral exploration company

 Advert : Minsom is the only locally registered company that has professionally explored huge amounts of potential  minerals  through out the country.

Top Somali anti-terrorism officer shot dead

 MOGADISHU, Somalia (CNN) —Al-Shabaab militants on Saturday shot dead the deputy chief of Somalia's Anti-Terrorism Unit, Mohamed Qanuni, in a drive-by shooting in Mogadishu, police said.

US Embassy in Uganda tells citizens to seek shelter

 Reuters : KAMPALA: The US Embassy in Uganda told its citizens to seek safety on Saturday, warning that local authorities had uncovered a "terrorist cell" run by Somali militant group al Shabaab, which they believed was planning an imminent attack.

Uganda foils Somalia Shabaab cell plotting imminent attack

 (Global Post ) - KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan security forces stopped a cell of Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab insurgents apparently "planning for an imminent attack," the US embassy said Saturday.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Video : Somaliland coastguard in action

 - The following is a video about how Somaliland coastal guard  is capable of chasing away pirates , or illegal fishing boats in Somaliland waters. These are small speed boats intended to guard and rebel illegal fishing boats , stop human trafficking and piracy but not for sea battles.

Khat, Governance and Political Identity among Diaspora Returnees to Somaliland

 P Hansen - Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2013 - Taylor & Francis
Abstract : 
This article explores the return of the Western Somaliland diaspora to the independent yet internationally unrecognised Republic of Somaliland.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Kenya appoints new intelligence chief amid rising Shabaab threat

 NAIROBI, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Kenya on Thursday swore in a new intelligence chief to tackle the rising threat from Somali Islamist militants bent on retaliation after U.S. missiles last week killed their leader Ahmed Godane.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Somaliland introduces new E-passport (Photos)

 -Hargeisa , Sept 10 2014 -  Somaliland introduced today an e-passport which replaces the old Somaliland passport . The E- passport is of three categories : Service  passport , diplomatic passport  and regular passport.

First female Somali police liaison in St. Paul inspires criticism and praise

 By John M. Glionna - Los Angeles Times : Kadra Mohamed walks into an old haunt, the Grocery and Meat Market on St. Paul's north side, where as a girl she shopped with her mother.

Israel forcing Eritreans and Sudanese to leave

 (BBC)-Israel is unlawfully coercing almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals into leaving the country at great personal risk, Human Rights Watch says.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Somalia : Al-Shebab Tells Obama To Prepare For ‘Shocking News’

 AT - MOGADISHU, Sept 9, (RTRS): Somali Islamist militants have threatened attacks in east Africa and the United States, warning President Barack Obama he would hear “shocking news” as punishment for a US missile strike that killed the rebel group’s leader last week.

Meet Muhiim, an adorable six-month-old girl from Somaliland

 Meet Muhiim, an adorable six-month-old girl from Somaliland! Muhiim comes to Watsi through their  partner, Edna Adan Hospital. They say, “Muhiim was born with hydrocephalus, or water on the brain,” a condition that is often fatal without treatment.

Somali girls raped by AU troops

 (BBC)- African Union (AU) troops raped women and girls seeking medical aid or water from their bases in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a rights group says.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Qaeda Backs New Somali Shebab Chief, Rebels ‘Pledge’ Allegiance

 ‘Enemies Would Reap Bitter Fruits Of  Revenge’
MOGADISHU, Sept 8, (Agencies): Al-Qaeda has backed the new Islamist chief of Somalia’s Shebab insurgents after his predecessor was killed in a US air strike last week, according to a statement broadcast Monday on Shebab radio. “Our prayers also go to the new Emir, Ahmad Umar Abu Ubaidah to gain strength to continue the jihad of brother Abu Zubayr,” the unsigned statement said from the Yemen-based branch of the extremist franchise, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The statement, which could not be independently verified, was broadcast repeatedly on the Shebab’s official Radio Andalus.

4 Americans among 12 dead in Al Shabaab Somalia bombing

 Sept 8 2014 - (Al Jazeera ) -At least 12 people were killed and 27 others wounded when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into an African Union convoy southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu, a local governor said.

Three Somalis arrested at Frankfurt airport

 (DW)- Three German nationals have been arrested at Frankfurt airport upon returning from east Africa, according to media reports. The trio are suspected of belonging to the Somali militant group al-Shabab.

Somalia: Sexual Abuse by African Union Soldiers

 HRW - (Nairobi) – Soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have sexually abused and exploited vulnerable Somali women and girls on their bases in Mogadishu, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Troop-contributing countries, the African Union (AU), and donors to AMISOM should urgently address these abuses and strengthen procedures inside Somalia to seek justice.

DNO Gets Somaliland Oil Extension

 (Wall Street Journal )- OSLO--Oslo-listed oil company DNO ASA (DNO) said Monday its production-sharing agreement in Somaliland had been extended for two years, and it is waiting for the regional government to establish an oil security unit before gathering seismic data.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saudi Arabia:Sheep prices from Somaliland and Sudan to rise after Australia imports halted

 - (Arab News ) Several Jeddah residents on a limited income are worried that the price of livestock will increase ahead of Eid Al-Adha, when Muslims are obliged to give sacrificial meat to the poor.

Somalia : Shells hit Mogadishu after militant leader's death

 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police officer says mortar shells have struck a Mogadishu neighborhood a day after the al-Qaida-linked militants named a new leader and vowed to avenge the death of the previous leader killed by a U.S. airstrike.

Somalia : Shabaab's new leader a ruthless hardliner

 (AFP)- Nairobi - The new leader of Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab rebels is thought to be a devout and ruthless hardliner and one of the most trusted lieutenants of the group's late chief, experts said on Sunday.

Somalia removes security chief, warns of al Shabaab retaliation

 MOGADISHU, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Somalia replaced its national security director on Sunday and put its army on alert for retaliation after the Islamist militant group al Shabaab confirmed its leader had been killed in a U.S. air strike.

Somaliland : Documentary about Oog and Eil Afweyne of Sanaag region

 - Following is documentary in Arabic about the rich parts of Eastern Somaliland known as Oog and Eil Afweyne .

Somalia on high alert after the killing of Al Shabaab leader

 Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) -- The Somalia-based militant group Al-Shabaab has named a successor to its leader killed in an American airstrike this week, a spokesman said Saturday.