Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Election fraud - Former first lady goes on trial in Ivory Coast

(Medeshi)- Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo went on trial in Abidjan on Friday accused of helping her husband to steal an election that he lost in 2010 and resisting efforts to dislodge him in a civil war that followed.

Somalia - Key Al-Shabab Commander Captured

(Medeshi)- Authorities in Somalia say they have captured one of the most wanted al-Shabab commanders.
Zakariye Ismail Hersi was captured in a raid Saturday morning in the town of El Wak near the border with Kenya.

Somalia : Top al-Shabab militant, Zakariya Ahmed Ismail Hersi, surrenders

(Medeshi)- A top al-Shabab militant, Zakariya Ahmed Ismail Hersi, has given himself up, Somali officials say.
Mr Hersi, a leading figure in the militant group's intelligence wing, surrendered to police in the Gedo region, local media report.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Somalia - Death toll in al-Shabaab attack on AU military base climbs to 14

(Medeshi)- By Mohamed Odowa, dpa - Mogadishu (dpa) - Fourteen people were killed when the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab attacked the main military base of the African Union in Somalia, according to a death toll made public Friday.

The Somali song of the new year by the legend

(Medeshi)- This is the most popular Somali song for the new year that has been repeatedly aired during the new year for more than halve a century. RIP Mohamed Saleeman Tubeec.

Sweden : Five hurt in mosque arson attack in Eskilstuna - Video

(Medeshi)- An arsonist set fire to a mosque in central Sweden on Thursday injuring five people, police said, in the latest of a spate of attacks targeting Muslims.

Somalia : African Union troops killed in al-Shabab attack

(Medeshi)- The African Union (AU) force in Somalia says three of its peacekeepers and a civilian contractor have been killed in an attack on its headquarters in the capital, Mogadishu.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Somalia foreign office staff trainees in Turkey escape to Greece

(Medeshi)- Somalia embassy in Turkey has announced that Foreign Ministry staff trainees for Somalia that have been sent to Turkey to study IT have escaped through Greece to reach Northern Europe.

Shabaab militants attack African Union base in Somalia

(Medeshi)- An African Union peacekeeping base in the Somali capital Mogadishu is under attack from militants.

Somalia: UN chief hails appointment of new Prime Minister

(Medeshi)- 24 December 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the Parliamentary endorsement of Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as the new Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia in a step towards resolving the country’s current political crisis.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Somaliland and Somali governments agree to continue talks next month in Turkey

(Medeshi)- MoFA- Leaders of the Republic of Somaliland and Somali government agreed to continue their talks next month in Turkey.

Ethiopian pilot defects to Eritrea in helicopter

(Medeshi)- December 23, 2014 -Reuters — Eritrea and Ethiopia have been locked in a border dispute for years and routinely accuse each other of backing rebels trying to destabilise and topple the other’s government
An Ethiopian air force pilot has defected to Eritrea, flying a helicopter across the border with his co-pilot and a technician, Ethiopian state-run media said on Tuesday.

Somalia : Three wise pirates? Today's frankincense trade - Video

(Medeshi)- CH4- Almost 90 per cent of the age-old precious resin frankincense comes from rare trees in the hills of war-ravaged Somalia. But pirates are threatening to cut off local traders from their profits.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Somali women speak out on issues surrounding Female Genital Mutilation

(Medeshi)- A UKaid funded Girls’ Club is providing a platform for young Somali women to speak out and engage on issues surrounding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and violence against women.

Somalia Questions Deal Giving Ex-U.K. Soldiers All Fish Rights

(Medeshi)- Somalia is seeking to renegotiate an agreement that gives a company run by former British soldiers sole control over one of the world’s richest fishing grounds off the longest coastline in Africa.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Somali tech star seeks £64m

(Medeshi)- By Kiki Loizou , Sunday Times - A YOUNG technology company that helps migrant workers and expatriates to send money home is gearing up for a potential $100m (£64m) fundraising.
WorldRemit, a four-year-old west London company that specialises in online transfers to developing countries, is thought to be rounding up investors for the cash injection.

Ethiopian forces to replace S Leone soldiers over Ebola fears in Somalila

(Medeshi)- ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia said Monday it was ready to boost its troop levels in Somalia to replace soldiers from Sierra Leone, which has been forced to withdraw its forces from the mission over Ebola fears.

Countries including Somalia to obtain agriculture certificates to export to UAE

(Medeshi)- The Ministry of Environment and Water has required South Africa, Ethiopia, Somalia, Greece, Australia and Italy to adhere to sanitary and veterinary criteria to ensure continuity of imports of certain types of animals such as cattle, goats, sheep and other cloven hoofed animals, and all types of live domestic birds and wild pet birds from these countries to the UAE.

Somalia Common Humanitarian Fund allocates US$30 million to jump start aid operations in 2015

(Medeshi)- (MOGADISHU, 22 December 2014) The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini, has announced today that the Somalia Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) will allocate US$30 million to jump start the response to the most critical humanitarian needs in 2015.

Somaliland: Al-Shabaab style Gun men kill 3 people in Laascaanood

(Medeshi)- Hargeisa (HAN) December 21, 2014 - At least 2 People were killed in the outskirts of Lasaanod district in Sool region in a revenge clan attack.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Somalia : Mohamed Said Atom removed from sanctions list by the UN

(Medeshi)- UNITED NATIONS: A former Somali warlord who renounced his alliance with the Islamist Shebab group this summer was removed from a UN sanctions list on Friday.

Somalia turns to Saudi Arabia in war against terror

(Medeshi)- As a country working hard to counter terrorism, Saudi Arabia has an important experience to share with the world.

Somaliland Recognition comes up at the European Parliament

(Medeshi)- Brussels (HAN) December 20, 2014 – The European Parliament adopted a resolution supporting Palestinian statehood in principle on Wednesday in a compromise motion, while Britain’s UKIP member of EU parliament,  James Carver proposed Somaliland recognition to be next.

Somalia, Somaliland leaders agree to continue talks next month in Turkey

(Medeshi)- World Bulletin/News Desk - Leaders of the Somali government and Somaliland administration, currently in Djibouti, have agreed to continue their talks next month in Turkey, a source close to the talks said Sunday.

Malta - Somali teenager yet to be buried after tragic death

(Medeshi)- Malta Today - An 18-year-old teenager who died in a five-storey fall in Marsaskala is yet to be buried – more than two weeks after the tragic incident, the African Media Association Malta said.

S Leone to withdraw Somalia troops over Ebola

(Medeshi)- Sierra Leone is withdrawing its troops from Somalia after the African Union blocked the West African country from rotating its soldiers over fears for the Ebola virus.