Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Friday, October 31, 2014

Somaliland’s Union and Disunion & the Lessons of the Scotland Referendum

Somaliland’s Union and Disunion & the Lessons of the Scotland Referendum Time for the International Community to re-consider its stance on Somaliland’s 1991 self- determination.

Sweden recognizes state of Palestine

  (Ayyaantu)- October 30, 2014, JERUSALEM – Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, and Israel swiftly reacted by withdrawing its ambassador from Stockholm in protest.
Coming during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews overIsrael’s plans to build 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem, the move by Sweden’s new left-leaning government reflects growing international impatience with Israel’s nearly half-century control of the West Bank, east Jerusalem and its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Kuwait : Adan Hospital ‘Isolates’ Fevered Somali

 KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30, (Agencies): The management of Adan Hospital decided to put a Somali patient in isolation to ensure he is free from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This step was taken when the patient exhibited some symptoms of the disease like high temperature; hence, the need to put him away from other patients.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Casting the Pirates: Behind the Scenes of 'Fishing Without Nets' (Part 2)

 (Vice)-Shot in East Africa using Somali non-actors, Fishing Without Nets tells the mesmerizing and sobering story of the pirates from the Somali point of view. First-time feature filmmaker Cutter Hodierne combines the epic cinematic vision of a glorious action-thriller with intimate, textured qualities of an art film, humanizing the pirates by bringing us inside their moral dilemmas and gut-wrenching struggles.

Somalia seizes weapons ship

 (News 24) - Mogadishu - Somali security forces intercepted a vessel carrying explosives that appeared to be intended for use by the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab, officials said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

UK Minister visits Somaliland to promote the rights of women and girls

 Gov.UK  Press  Release - 29 Oct . 2014 - Lynne Featherstone re-affirms strength of the UK’s partnership with Somaliland.

London: The royal proclamation terminating protection over Somaliland protectorate June 24 1960

Map of Somaliland in Africa (WK)
  The London Gazette - Published with authority 
No. 42074

UN Chief arrives in Somalia

 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made his second trip to Somalia's capital on Wednesday, walking around the seaside airport complex in a dark business suit.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sanaag - Breathtaking photos from Daallo

 Daallo , 28 Oct 2014 - These are wonderful photos from parts of Daallo and the areas close to Erigavo submitted by Abdinasser Ahmed  

Monday, October 27, 2014

Somaliland - The current status of Dayaha boarding school (Photos)

Dayaha class rooms 
 Dayaha boarding school was built by the British in the 1950s. No improvements had been  made to the facilities since its construction therefore,  making it worn down by time and weather as it degraded gradually to ruins. This is what is left of it pending the recent announcement by the Somaliland government to rehabilitate the school after long running massive media campaign by Medeshi  group.

Al-Shabaab loses 8 Somali towns since Sept.: AMISOM

 (Anadolu) - NAIROBI - Eight militants-held towns have fallen into the hands of Somali forces and African peacekeepers since the start of a major security operation against the Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab group in September, the African peacekeeping mission has said.

London : Invitation to the fallen Somaliland soldiers remembrance day

  Iman Sheel is a film maker and also a member of Sahan Society Centre and would like to invite all to the Somaliland fallen soldiers remembrance day.

Kenya : Refugees may become citizens under new law

  (The Star) REFUGEES in Kenya can apply and be granted citizenship, if a proposed law is passed and adopted.

UN Ban Ki-moon Announces $8 Billion in New Funding to Horn of Africa

 UNITED NATIONS, October 27 (RIA Novosti) - Starting a tour of the Horn of Africa, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday in Ethiopia announced $8 billion in funding for Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda.

Lack of support for Cardiff users claim after khat ban

 Not enough support is being provided to users of a banned substance called khat, members of Cardiff's Somali community have said. The plant, popular in Somali and Yemeni communities, has a stimulant effect when chewed, but it can lead to mental health issues.
It was criminalised as a class C drug by the UK government in June.
Cardiff and Vale health board said it was still in the process of rolling out support for users.
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Somalia : Two executed over journalist death

 (Belfast Telegraph) 26 Oct 2014 - Two men convicted of killing a journalist have been executed by firing squad in Somalia.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Somaliland : More beautiful photos from Erigavo

 - 26 Oct. 2014 - Here are more beautiful photos from the capital of Sanaag , the largest region in Somaliland . The photos were  sent to us today by Abdinasser Ahmed

IOM Helps Unemployed Somaliland Youth to Find Jobs

  Somaliland - IOM Somaliland has secured internships for 75 young people – 29 women and 46 men – selected in consultation with universities, hiring organizations and government agencies. The aim of the project is to combat high unemployment among university graduates, which often results in high risk irregular migration.

UK to provide £37million to help revitalise and expand the Somali economy

 (FCO)- The UK will provide £37 million over the next three years to support economic development in Somalia. The support, delivered through UKaid, will be focused on enabling the Federal Government of Somalia to build the capacity of its public institutions; and improving the business environment, particularly for young people and women.

Widening rift between Somali president and premier

 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's president has asked cabinet ministers who were recently reshuffled by the prime minister to ignore the order in what appears to be a widening rift between the two top leaders of the country which is struggling to rebuild itself after decades of war.