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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Somaliland politics: Warning from Sanaag (Somali version included)

 The son of Haga Dheere , a famous Somaliland thinker, said whence upon a time complaining of Godly interference after his herd of animals had frequently been killed presumably by order of the heavens:

UN Envoy expresses concern over violence in Somaliland, urges parties to exercise restraint

 Press Statement - 15 November 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia and Somaliland , Nicholas Kay, has expressed concern over the violence on 15 November during preparations for the parliamentary elections in Somaliland.

Finland - Somali taxi driver beaten and threatened in Lieksa

 Somali-born Abdi is the first dark-skinned taxi driver ever to be hired in Lieksa, North Karelia. A week ago, after two months on the job, he received death threats and was verbally abused and physically assaulted after his night shift. Police are investigating the incident as a racist crime.

DPU Book Launch: History, culture and Somaliland's political transition

 London - Development Planning Unit  (DPU) at University College London is pleased to announce the launch of the book :  A Somali Nation-State : History, culture and Somaliland's political transition , written by Dr. Michael Walls.

Somaliland - One person killed in Burao demonstrations

 Hargeisa , 15 Nov 2014 - Demonstration took place this morning in Burao and Erigavo after 5 MPs including Saeed Elmi Rooble were arrested on Saturday by the government forces.

US, frustrated with Somali leaders, threatens to cut funding

 MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The United States is threatening to make significant cuts in the financial assistance it gives to Somalia because of political bickering by its leaders.

The RRU Takes Over Somaliland Parlaiment

  The Rapid Response Unit (RRU) took over Somaliland Parliamentary compound  on 13th Nov. 2014, to replace the ordinary police force unit which was responsible for the security of the parliament and which took orders from the Speaker.

Friday, November 14, 2014

US forces conduct operation in Somalia : Pentagon

 US military forces carried out an operation against Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in Somalia, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said.
"We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," he added in a statement.
There were no further details immediately available.

Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia agree on mega projects on River Dawa

 Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia have agreed to construct a multipurpose dam and a hydro power station on River Dawa in Mandera County, which is aimed at harnessing and promoting sustainable use of the resource.
Read more at Standard Digital
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Looting occupied Somalia : Uganda colonel denies stealing Amisom fuel

 THE former UPDF commander under African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), Lt. Col. Benson Olanya has denied sale 720 litres of fuel. Olanya made the rebuttal on Thursday at the General Court Martial as he started his defense during his trial. Olanya, 52, is accused of diverting 420 litres and 300 litres of fuel, respectively, meant for his battalion’s operations.
More at New Vision 
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Finland seeks death penalty waiver for Somali man

The accused Said Haji Hussein - Photo credit of Mareeg
 Finnish authorities are working to overturn the sentence of a Somali man sentenced to death in Somalia, on the grounds that he is also a permanent resident of Finland. Foreign Ministry Consular Assistance Unit Chief Teemu Turunen says authorities only heard of the case last Friday, and have since contacted the Somali authorities to try and roll back the ruling.
Read more at the YLE Finland 
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

UK concerned about political instability in Somalia

  FCO- UK deeply concerned about political instability in Somalia. Urges all parties to resolve differences through political process.

McDonald's manager arrested after racist tirade at Somali customers

 A McDonald's manager was arrested and cautioned over a foul-mouthed racist tirade against Somali customers.

The manager of a McDonald's restaurant was arrested and cautioned over a foul-mouthed racist tirade against Somali customers (left to right) Abdi Mahamud, Yasin Farah and Mohamoud Duhod
The victims of his abuse say he told them to 'get the f*** out of my restaurant,' adding: 'All you f****** Somalians are the same.'
Yasin Farah, 27, and friends went to the restaurant in south east London, for breakfast at 5.30am on Sunday November 2 following a night out.
He said the manager of the restaurant, who is understood to be black and had a West African accent, quickly turned on him and four friends.
Read more at Mail Online 
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Shouting, Banging In Somali Parliament Disrupts PM Vote

 VOA - Somalia's parliament sank into chaos Tuesday as lawmakers tried to debate a no-confidence motion against the country's prime minister.

US pulls out of summit over Somali power struggle

 Mogadishu - The United States said on Tuesday it was deeply concerned over a worsening power struggle between Somalia's president and prime minister, and pulled out of a international summit on the war-torn country.

Kenya and Somalia could go to war on territorial row

 Nairobi; Kenya: On August 28, this year, Somalia took Kenya to the International Court of Justice to resolve a long-standing dispute over the maritime boundary in the Indian Ocean. Kenya’s view has been the maritime boundary should run east from the point where it touches the Indian Ocean, whereas, Somalia differs and argues that if its border with Kenya runs continuously from land into the ocean, it would take a south-east direction. If Somalia had its way, Kenya would be worse off and would lose over 100,000 square kilometres of territorial waters, leaving a small triangle of a marine belt in Indian Ocean without free access to the high seas. Thus, the case is not a small matter for Kenya, and, thus, it deserves serious legal defence by drawing on multi-disciplinary insights.
Read more at the Standard Digital 
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Monday, November 10, 2014

London : Meet Shay Mire Da'ar from Sanaag at Greenford concert

 Shay Mire , a famous singer and musician from Sanaag region of Somaliland will perform at a concert organised by Kayd Somali Arts and Culture and West London Somaliland Community at Greenford on the 28th of Nov 2014.

90 Killed as Al-Shabab Takes Somali Island

 VOA - Witnesses in southern Somalia say more than 90 people were killed in weekend fighting that saw militant group al-Shabab retake a key island in the Lower Juba region.

London : Remembrance Day Speech by Somaliland Representative in UK

 Following is the script of the speech of the Representative of Somaliland republic in the United Kingdom on the occasion of the Remembrance of the Somaliland soldiers who had died in the first and the second wars fighting alongside the British army. The event took place at the Imperial Gates  in central London on Sunday the 9th of Nov 2014 .

Ottawa : 2 police officers charged with assault of Ismael Awaleh

 CBC - Two Ottawa police officers have been charged with assault following an investigation by the province's Special Investigations Unit.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sudan president guards killed at Khartoum palace

 BBC - Two security guards have been killed by a man armed with a knife outside Sudan's presidential palace in the capital Khartoum, officials say.

London : Laying the wreath for the remembrance of Somaliland soldiers (Photos)

 Sunday , Nov . 9  2014- Somalilanders and Britons alike attended  today Somaliland soldiers remembrance event at the Imperial Gates near Hyde Park corner in central London.

Fierce fighting in Somalia over control of island

  MOGADISHU: Somalia’s Al Qaeda-affiliated Shabab rebels yesterday launched a major offensive against a strategic island in the south of the country, causing heavy casualties, witnesses said.