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Saturday, October 11, 2014

History : Report upon the operations of the Somaliland field force -1903

 The London Gazette , Sept 2, 1904. No. 2.
From Brigadier-General W. H. Manning, C.B., Commanding 1st Brigade, Somaliland Field Force, to the Secretary of State for War.
Sir, Burao, 17th August, 1903.
1. I have the honour to forward, in accordance with para. 2062, King's Regulations, my report upon the operations of the Somaliland Field Force, from the time I took over the command until 3rd July, 1903, when I handed over command of the force to Major-General Sir C. C. Egerton, K.C.B., D.S.O.
2. I have brought forward the names of a considerable number of Officers whose services are worthy of recognition. The number may appear large in proportion to the size of the force employed, but in operations in such countries as Somaliland, the scope for individual Officers is considerable.
I have, &c.,
W. H. MANNING, Brigadier-General,
Commanding 1st Brigade, Somaliland Field Force.

Diaspora Investment: Investing in Eastern Africa

 London, UK - DMA and Homestrings are thrilled to be hosting Investing in Eastern Africa on 14th October, in London.

Somali president survives assassination attempt

 (News 24) - Mogadishu - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has narrowly escaped an assassination attempt by the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, say military officials and an al-Shabaab commander.

Somalia's first national public university reopens

 - CCTV News - Somalia's first national public university reopens

Friday, October 10, 2014

Kenya: Militants carjack and escape with two vehicles ferrying Miraa Khat to Somalia

 (Standard Digital ) - NAIROBI, KENYA: Suspected Al Shabaab militants on Friday carjacked and escaped with two vehicles ferrying Miraa  to Somalia near Kiunga border, Lamu County.

Somalia army weapons sold on open market - U.N. monitors

 (Reuters) - Somali army weapons and ammunition continue to be diverted to open markets despite the government's pledges to prevent its arms from leaking and ending up in the hands of Islamist militants, U.N. investigators said in a new report.

Mohamed Farah who tried to sell the Rob Ford crack tape claims there’s a second tape, featuring a crack-smoking judge

 - VICE  - Earlier this week, Mohamed Farah, a community organizer from Toronto’s Dixon neighbourhood in North Etobicoke, contacted VICE Canada and offered us a tell-all interview. If his name isn’t familiar to you, Farah was the man who tried to broker the sale of the Rob Ford crack video to the Toronto Star and Gawker. He later appeared on CBC’s the fifth estate and again on City News in November 2013.

Charcoal and terrorism in Somalia - A charred harvest

 From The Economist - THE cafés on Abu Dhabi’s seafront fill as soon as the sun sets and the heat abates. Men gather around water pipes, smoking tobacco flavoured with melon, berry or perhaps even cappuccino.

A Somalia Oil and Gas Summit to be held in London later this month

 MFA.Gov- Another Somalia Oil and Gas Summit will be held on October 20 in London to explore possible development of Somalia’s oil and gas industry and showcase the resources available.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

UK announces Ebola screening plans

 BBC - The UK is to introduce "enhanced screening" for Ebola for arrivals from affected countries.

Puntland Prepares to Soar

 By Mark T. Jones - Connectivity has become something of a buzz word in Puntland State, Somalia. For a strategically located region the importance of improving infrastructure along with land, sea and air corridors has become a national priority.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ebola in Britain - Somalis should avoid chewing illegally imported dried khat

 The scare of Ebola has reached  Britain after news of a dog that belonged  to an Ebola-infected nurse was euthanized on Wednesday in Spain.

UK Khat ban: just two fines issued in Hounslow in first three months

 - Just two people have been fined for possession of khat in Hounslow since the drug was banned three months ago. Police in Hounslow were the first in London to issue a warning and a £60 fine to someone caught with the substance on June 24, the day it became a class C drug in the UK.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

UK : Gifting of equipment to the Somaliland Police - 2013

 British government support of Somaliland police during the year 2013 has been published at the FCO website. The content carries the following information and reads as follows:

Malta : Somali refugee crashed car into gate after stealing laptop

  (Times of Malta)- A Somali migrant admitted in court today that he crashed his car into the gate of Marsa open centre on Sunday morning after stealing a laptop computer and other items from a house in Zurrieq.

Somalia's first cash machine opens in Mogadishu

 Somalia's first-ever cash withdrawal machine has been installed in the capital, Mogadishu.

Somali Online Editor Arrested in Nairobi

 The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) calls on Kenyan authorities to release a journalist working for an online news network who was arrested in Nairobi, Kenya.

Monday, October 6, 2014

UN in Somalia welcomes recovery of Barawe port city from insurgents

 UN News - 6 October 2014 – The top United Nations official in Somalia today welcomed the recovery of the port city Barawe from Al-Shabaab fighters, the first time it has been in Somali control for more than two decades.

Danish travel warning to Somalia, Saudi Arabia and some other countries

 Copenhagen (DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Danish government warned its citizens against travelling to 28 countries including Somalia.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Saudi Arabia : Kenyan women murdered and put in shallow graves - Witness

 Her story is as startling and gut-wrenching as any that comes from Saudi Arabia. Joyce Nyawira’s story paints a picture of the untold suffering Kenyan women undergo in this Arabian nation, fuelled by the greed of local agents and their brokers.

The Transformative Power of Water

 By Mark T. Jones - Water is so utterly fundamental to life that its availability or not has been the cause of the rise and fall of civilizations down the ages.

Somali Forces Recapture Barawe

 Somali forces backed by African peacekeepers have retaken control of the southern port of Barawe, the last major port held by Islamist al-Shabab fighters.

Somaliland : Erigavo hospital is a transit death centre to the graves

 Commentary - The hospital in Erigavo , the capital of Sanaag,  was built in the early 1950s by the British rulers. Since then little has changed other than its continual degradation by time and climate.