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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Somalia : Jubbaland to set up assembly

 The Somali government has finally given in to pressure and allowed the formation of a self-administered region of Jubbaland.
On Tuesday, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud commissioned the Jubbaland Reconciliation Conference in Kismayu, in which 800 delegates started working on inter-clan dialogue with the objective of establishing the Jubbaland regional assembly and a formal functioning executive in southern Somalia.
The regional reconciliation process will serve as a model for the whole country ahead of the 2016 elections.
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3 Somali engineers killed in Mogadishu

  (Anadolu Agency ) MOGADISHU - Three Somali engineers were killed in a drive-by shooting in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Somaliland : Boy killed after RRU forces ran over him during peaceful demos in Gebiley (Graphic photos)

 Friday ,  19th of Sept  2014 - A 10 year  boy died and his mother was seriously injured today after the RRU forces  ran over them during demonstrations  in Gebeiley town , 40 kilometers west of Hargeisa.

Somalia : Mineprotected ambulances operational

 By SAM J BASCH - (Janes )The first three ambulances based on the proven Mechem Casspir armoured personnel carrier (APC) are already operational in support of UN and African Union Amisom forces in Somalia.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in a Close Vote

 September 19, 2014, EDINBURGH (Agencies) - Voters in Scotland rejected independence from Britain in a referendum that had threatened to break up the 307-year union between them, according to projections by the BBC and Sky News early Friday.

Video - Mogadishu's Flood of Foreign Workers Leaves Somalis Out of Work

  VOA -Mogadishu's Flood of Foreign Workers Leaves Somalis Out of Work
Abdulaziz Billow , Published September 18, 2014 - Unemployment and conflict has forced many young Somalians out of the country in search of a better life. But a newfound stability in the once-lawless nation has created hope — and jobs — which, some say, are too often being filled by foreigners. Abdulaziz Billow reports from Mogadishu.

Press release : UK and Somalia host international talks on the future of the Somali National Army

 Gov.UK - The two countries co-hosted a meeting to discuss support to the Ministry of Defence and Somali National Army.
Meeting at Lancaster House, London, the Somali delegation was led by Prime Minister Abdiweli. Prime Minister Abdiweli also held introductory talks with the Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, during his visit to the UK.

Somalia : Rapid Communications acquires 16% stake in Nationlink; receives mobile banking permit

 Kenyan e-commerce specialist Rapid Communications has acquired a 16% stake in Somalia-based Nationlink, according to Kenya’s Capital FM.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Leicester's Somali community plays key role in city

 (Leicester mercury) -  Leicester’s Somali community has fitted into city life thanks to things such as in schooling, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a strong community.

Finland charges four with funding al-Shebaab

 Helsinki - Finland has accused four people of financing Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shebaab rebels, the authorities said on Wednesday, the first time the Nordic country has brought terrorism funding charges.

Somaliland biometric voting - Audio

 BBC Radio - Audio :  Election officials in Somaliland asked US scientists to help test the accuracy of biometric registration, using images of the Iris.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AMISOM’s toll on Somali Women and Girls

 Author(s):  Laetitia Bader , When a Somali interpreter from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) approached Idil in July 2013 asking her to “befriend” a Ugandan soldier in exchange for money, she was struggling to survive.

In Somalia, emergency airlifts supply towns unreachable by road

UNICEF-  By Athanas Makundi -Cargo flights to previously cut-off areas of Somalia have enabled UNICEF to provide essential vaccines, therapeutic food and medicine for malnutrition, and school supplies for thousands of children.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Georgia, USA- man accused of raping Somali woman and her daughter

 - (AJC)- By Steve Visser - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - DeKalb prosecutors on Tuesday are expected to lay out for jurors their case against an African man accused of raping two refugees from Somalia — a mother and her 15-year-old daughter — two years ago.

Somaliland : Burao Technical Institute still in partial ruins despite numerous public initiatives

 - London , Monday 15 Sept 2014 - Burao Technical School is still in partial ruins despite numerous attempts by the public to rebuild it . In June 2008 we met in Southall , west London to re-start the initiative of rebuilding Burao Technical Institute (BTI).

Migrant boat sinking kills 500 after rammed by another boat near Malta

 About 500 migrants are feared dead after their ship was rammed by another boat near Malta last week, a migration body said.

Bristol police claim biggest ever seizure of drug since khat made illegal

 POLICE in Bristol have made their biggest seizure of the herbal stimulant khat since it became illegal nearly three months ago.

214 drowned after boat sinks off Libya coast

 (BBC)- Many migrants have drowned while trying to reach Europe after their boat sank off Libya, the Libyan navy says.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Raysut Cement of Oman strikes Somaliland agreement

  Sept 14 , 2014 - (Arabian Industry)- Oman's Raysut Cement has announced that it has agreed a deal with Barwaaquo Cement of Somaliland to operate a joint venture in the country.

Minerals found in Sanaag region of Somaliland (Photos)

 Sunday , Sept 14 2014 -   Eng. Abdiwahab Ahmed Yassin who is a well known metallurgist that specializes in studying the properties of metals,  has found various minerals in Cirshiida and Medeshi highlands in Sanaag  during a recent trip to the region.

UK supports timely elections in Somaliland

 - The UK Democratization Steering Committee  completely supports the timely  elections to be held in Somaliland in 2015. In the following letter sent to the Minister of presidency and political party leaders , ambassador Neil Wigan outlines  5 key issues that came out of the meeting  with Somaliland officials . Ambassador Wigan visited Somaliland on 25-26th August 2014.

France aided al-Shabaab leader killing

 (AFP - French intelligence services assisted Washington in the operation that killed the commander of Somalia's al-Shabaab militant group earlier this month, local media reported Saturday.