Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sweden to recognise Palestinian state

 Oct 3, 2014 - Sweden is to "recognise the state of Palestine", Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has said, the first long-term EU member country to do so.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Somalia activist Safia Abdi Haase gets Norway medal

 BC - A Somali-born campaigner against female genital mutilation (FGM), Safia Abdi Haase, has become the first African to be knighted in Norway.

Somalia refuses to Accept ‘Forced’ Deportees from Norway

 Somalia’s government has refused to receive a number of Somali refugees who were deported back from Europe, an official has confirmed. Abdullahi Gafow, Director of Immigration and Citizenship, said that six Somali nationals were ‘’illegally’’ deported back from Norway and they were denied an entry.

Somalia's al-Shabab 'withdrawing from key Barawe base'

 Al-Qaeda-aligned militants are withdrawing from their last major stronghold on Somalia's southern coast, residents in Barawe have told the BBC.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Building boom lifts Somalia's economy ( Video)

 AJZ- In Somalia, a period of relative peace has brought the economy to life, with the capital experiencing a construction boom.

US waives child soldier sanctions on Somalia and five other nations

 AFP - WASHINGTON is releasing some $26 million to Yemen in military aid and boosting funds to armies in five other nations, waiving sanctions imposed for recruiting child soldiers, a US official said Thursday.

Puntland State – Seeing Somalia Differently

 - By Mark T. Jones - It is one of those curious things about entrepreneurs that they have the ability to see potential where others see nothing.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Puntland : South Koreans caught stealing Somalia fisheries

 ( Al Jazeera ) Bosaso, Somalia - A region in Somalia is cracking down on an upsurge in illegal fishing off its coast as fleets flock to waters where foreign naval forces have been taking on the pirates that make fishing a risky business.

Somalia : Rebuilding of Mogadishu Airport, Seaport Underway

 VOA , MOGADISHU— With an improvement in security, the Somali government is taking advantage of relative calm and rebuilding the country’s major source of revenues - namely the airport and seaport,  with major assistance from Turkey.

Italian woman in Malta accuses two Somali men of rape

 An Italian woman has accused two Somali men in Malta of rape, the Courts heard today.

Bristol : Family urge Yusra Hussien thought to be in Syria to return home

 - By James Rush - Indy - The family of a missing 15-year-old girl who is believed to be heading to Syria after becoming radicalised have made an appeal for her to return home.

Man opens fire during Ethiopian Embassy protest in Washington

 September 29, 2014 (Reuters) – A gunman opened fire during a protest on the Ethiopian Embassy grounds on Monday, according to a video of the incident, but no injuries were reported.

Somalia retakes Galgala mountains from militia

 BBC - Troops in Somalia have retaken the Galgala mountains from al-Shabab Islamist militants, the regional administration told the BBC.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Somaliland : Arabsiyo police chief shot dead by policeman

 Hargeisa , Sept 30 2014 - The chief of Arabsiyo police station died today in Hargeisa general hospital as a result of a gun shot by a police man under his command.

Somali Port Workers Protest Turkish Firm Take-Over of Port

 VOA - MOGADISHU— Turkey has been a key ally for the federal Somali government, and with major financial assistance from Ankara, development in Mogadishu is taking off at a fast pace.

Computer science professor aids Somaliland’s election

 - The government of Somaliland asked Notre Dame computer science professor Kevin Bowyer with graduate students Amanda Sgroi and Estefan Ortiz to use their iris recognition biometric research to improve the legitimacy of their elections. Read more at the Observer 
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Tender : Upgrading Geed Deeble Hargeisa water supply in Somaliland

  TENDER Provision Of Construction Of Civil Works At Geed Deeble, Hargeisa, Somaliland

Somalia ranks worst in African rule of law index

 Somalil has been ranked as the wort African country in the rule of law index according to Ibrahim index of Africa.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

West London - Abinasir Osman charged with attempted murder after stabbing in Hayes

 By Zoe Drewett - (Getwestlondon)- Police have charged a man with attempted murder following a stabbing in Hayes on Friday.

Oil security bidder calls Somalliand oil ministry corrupt (Video)

 In this video a bidder accuses Somaliland oil ministry of irregularity in awarding contracts and says the contract for providing oil security was predetermined and the bids were for formalities only.