Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Editor of Somaliland Sun goes missing in Jigjiga

(Medeshi)- The main editor of Somaliland Sun  has gone missing on his way to Addis Ababa.

Ebola in Britain: Cameron prays for nurse in critical condition

(Medeshi)- Pauline Cafferkey's condition has worsened and she is now critically ill with Ebola, say doctors treating her.

Somalia dismisses Ebola scare

(Medeshi)- The government of war-torn Somalia has moved to reassure residents that there was no outbreak of Ebola in the country, dismissing rumours that a man had brought the virus back with him from Guinea.

Somalia detains journalists, closes radio over Ebola

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU - Somali police on Saturday detained three journalists and closed down a popular private radio station against the background of a report about a deadly Ebola virus infection.

Mohamed deported from Ireland, attacked and left to die

(Medeshi)- Irish Times - Mohamed Sleyum Ali must have known his luck was running out when the car in which he was travelling was stopped by gardaí in Dublin.

Rumours of lifting Khat ban in the Netherlands causes alarm in UK

(Medeshi)- Rumuors of the drug called khat to be allowed for consumption in the Netherlands bas been spread recently in most parts of the UK in anticipation that the British government might rethink of its decision in banning khat.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Abdullahi Ahmed's death in Calgary shooting worries Toronto Somalis

(Medeshi)- A Toronto mother has travelled to Calgary where her son Abdullahi Ahmed, 26, was slain in an early-morning New Year's shooting that sent six other people to hospital.

Somali government denies Ebola claims

(Medeshi)- Acting Somali minister of information Mustafe Shekh Dhoxulow on Friday rebuffed the circulated rumours on new Ebola case in Somalia. He said that Somalia is on high alert to protect its citizens from Ebola widespread.

US- Ethiopian taxi driver found shot dead inside cab in Capitol Heights

(Medeshi)- CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. - A cab driver was found shot to death inside his taxi cab in Capitol Heights early Wednesday morning.

Security in Somalia got better in 2014

(Medeshi)- Nicholas Kay, the UN Special Representative for Somalia, extending his New Year well-wishes to the people of Somalia, noted on January 1st  that 2014 in the country has been a year of “real progress.Security has got much better…now Al-Shabaab is losing control across the country.”

Seven soldiers killed in al Shabaab attack at Somali military base

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU, Jan 2 -Reuters - Somalian al Shabaab militants attacked a military base in the outskirts of the town of Baidoa on Friday morning, killing at least seven soldiers, a Somali military official said.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Protest dispersed in central Somalia; 2 killed

(Medeshi)- Two people were killed and a number of others injured after police fired live rounds into the air to disperse demonstrators.
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Djibouti says 2 new ports to be ready by 2016

(Medeshi)- DJIBOUTI – Djibouti said on Dec 8 that it was constructing two new ports – both on the lake of Goubet and the Gulf of Tadjura – with total investments of $125.7 million.

Djibouti government makes deal with opposition

(Medeshi)- Djibouti's government says it has made a deal so that the main opposition party can take up its seats in the parliament of the small Horn of Africa territory. Djibouti is a key port outpost used by US and French forces.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ethiopia - Gilgel Gibe III Hydro power project 89% complete

(Medeshi)- Miskir Negash, External Communications Director at Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), noted on Wednesday that Ethiopia has completed 89 percent of Gibe III hydropower project, adding that "The Project, which lies in southwestern Ethiopia, on Omo River, has 10 turbine units each generating 187 MW."

US confirms killing Shebab intel chief in Somalia

(Medeshi)- WASHINGTON: The US military on Wednesday confirmed killing the intelligence chief of Somalia´s Shebab militants in an air strike this week, saying it dealt a setback to the Al-Qaeda-linked group.

Somali dhow catches fire, sinks in Omani port

(Medeshi)-  A Somali-flagged dhow caught fire and sank while anchored in the Port of Salalah in Oman in the early hours of Wednesday, port officials have said.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Somalia: Al Shabaab leader killed in U.S. air strike

(Medeshi)- A leader of the Somali militant group al Shabaab was killed by a U.S. air strike in Somalia, U.S. and Somali officials said on Tuesday.

Somaliland : Fire in Burao city causes property loses - video

(Medeshi)- Fire that broke out on Sunday night in the centre of Burao , the second largest city of Somaliland , has caused massive loses of properties and merchandise in the business areas.

Somalia gives in captured Al-Shabaab commander to Kenya

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Somali security forces have surrendered captured Al-Shabaab commander Zakariya Ismail Hersi to Kenyan authorities, a Somali official said Tuesday.

Somalia opens first insurance company in over 20 years

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU, Dec. 29 Xinhua -- The first insurance company of Somali in over 20 years opened in its capital Mogadishu on Monday, marking a shift in the business practice in the country, which has for a long time been prone to risks without cover.

US launches airstrike in southern Somalia

(Medeshi)- WASHINGTON -- The US military has conducted an airstrike targeting a militant group leader in Somalia, the Pentagon said Monday.

Monday, December 29, 2014

PRESS RELEASE - East African Oil & Gas Market 2014-2024

(Medeshi)- LONDON, Dec. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Report Details
East Africa is fast becoming one of the world's most interesting oil and gas hotspots. For many years the area was neglected by the world's oil and gas industry, and even in Africa it was overshadowed by the rapid development in West Africa and the established markets in North Africa.

Ugandan soldiers killed in Somalia flown to Kampala

(Medeshi)- Kampala- The Ministry of Defense has described as heroes Ugandan peacekeepers who were killed during a terrorist attack in Somalia on Christmas Day.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

UKIP Seeking support for international recognition of Somaliland (Video)

(Medeshi)- This interview conducted by Somali Journalist Walaleye marks yet further more hopeful indications to keep the Somaliland recognition upfront.

AirAsia flight to Singapore missing

(Medeshi)- An AirAsia Indonesia airliner flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board has lost contact with air traffic control.

Flight QZ8501 went missing at 07:24 (23:24 GMT), AirAsia tweeted.

Somalia challenges deal on fishing rights

(Medeshi)- NAIROBI, Kenya — 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.