Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia mission

(Medeshi)- FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- A Sierra Leone military official says the country is withdrawing from the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia after being blocked from rotating its soldiers over concerns about the spread of Ebola.

London - Osman Mahdi sentenced to 12 years for killing Abdi Jobcentre

(Medeshi)- By Lorraine King - Kilburn Times - A vicious thug who attacked a Good Samaritan after he tried to stop a vulnerable woman from being abused in a Wembley has been jailed for 12 years on Dec 16.

Somaliland president meets the president of Somalia in Djibouti

(Medeshi)- Saturday, December 20, 2014 - The president of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh invited the two presidents of Somalia  and Somaliland for a lunch in Dijibouti.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Finland - 4 Somalis sentenced for collecting money for militants

(Medeshi)- HELSINKI (AP) -- In Finland's first court case where terror charges have been filed, three men and one woman have been given suspended sentences for collecting a small amount of money for an al-Qaida-linked militant group in Somalia

Somalia - 6 die of starvation in Buloburde town

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU -  At least six people died of starvation over the past week in Somalia's central Buloburde town as a result of an ongoing siege by Al-Shabaab militant group, the local chief said on Friday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

British company accused of fabricating ballot papers in Somaliland and other countries


(Medeshi)- As part of an going investigation on a British company that had obtained monies to fabricate ballot papers to manipulate voting system in East Africa , the following recent updates   show on the outcomes of the investigation:
What the ballot papers say
The London trial of three senior staff and an agent of British printers Smith & Ouzman (S&O) is causing concern in Kenya. The defendants deny paying £400,000 (US$630,000) in bribes to win contracts in Kenya, Ghana, Mauritania and Somaliland. Most payments went to Kenya, where the trial has provoked the most interest.

Leaked doc : CIA drone programme counter productive

(Medeshi)- Thursday Dec 18 2014 - Leaked CIA document admits that CIA Drone programme in most of the middle East , Somalia and Asia has been counter productive.

UK Policy paper : Somalia operational plan 2014

(Medeshi)- Following is a document released by Gov.UK outlining  the operational plans for Somalia. It includes Operational plans set out, for spending teams within DFID, what and how they plan to deliver with their allocated resources.

Somaliland - USAID Financing the Expansion of Abaarso School


(Medeshi)- NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaarso School of Science and Technology located in Abaarso in Somaliland, and the US non-profit Horn of Africa Education Development Fund (HED), announced today a landmark agreement with USAID's Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA).  ASHA, through HED, has given Abaarso a $291,000 capital grant that will be used to expand the school and serve more students with additional classrooms, dorms, computer labs and staff housing.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Somaliland seizes Yemeni and Egyptian vessels

(Medeshi)- Somaliland has seized more than 51 Yemeni boats and an Egyptian ship for fishing illegally in its waters, an official has told the BBC.

South Africa ambassador to Eritrea on Somaliland quest for recognition

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Somaliland government achievements

(Medeshi)- Among the notable Somaliland governments  is the recent upgrade of Hargeisa water systems by boosting the supply of water through new water pumps and added infrastructure to the system.

Somalia's Shabaab claims to collect $9 million in donations

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU - Somalia's Al-Shabaab militant group has claimed to have collected $9 million in zakat, or alms, in areas that it controls in the central and southern parts of the war-torn country.

London - Homeless Somali family's bench ripped up after one of them is hospitalised


(Medeshi)- The bench a homeless Somali family have spent the past nine months living on has been ripped up after the mother was taken to hospital suffering from cold.
The mother and son had centred their lives around the bench outside TK Maxx, in Tooting High Street, since April this year.
The family were still on the bench yesterday morning but had disappeared by the evening.
Witnesses reported seeing two police cars, an ambulance and a large crowd gathered around the bench at about 5pm.
Read more at the Local Guardian 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Al Shabaab rebels kill 10 Somali soldiers

(Medeshi)- Rebels from the Islamist al Shabaab group attacked a military base in southern Somalia early on Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers and burning two military vehicles, officials said.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dahabshiil company is a pillar in Somaliland banking system

Dhabshiil bank (Web image ) 
(Medeshi)-Dahabshiil company was founded in 1970 in Burao, the regional capital of Togdheer region. The company was later expanded to remittance services to serve the Somaliland people uprooted  by the civil war in Somalia  in the mid 1980s.

Malta - Somali charged with attempted murder of Sudanese men

(Medeshi)- A 49-year-old Somali man was this afternoon remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to the attempted murder of two Sudanese men.