Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Letter of the congress to John Kerry to keep money remittance lifeline bewteen the ‪‎US‬ and ‪Somalia‬‬

(Medeshi)- WASHINGTON - Feb , 6  2015 - Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Al Franken (D-MN), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Erik Paulsen (D-MN), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), Juan Vargas (D-CA), Adam Smith (D-WA), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Gwen Moore (D-WI), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) today in calling for a joint meeting with senior Obama Administration officials to discuss and formulate an emergency plan to ensure that lifesaving money transfers to Somalia can continue.

Friday, February 6, 2015

UN encourages Somali political leaders to work together

(Medeshi)- Press Release: UN News
Security Council encourages Somali political leaders to work together, establish inclusive Government
5 February 2015 – Concerned by the ongoing political crisis in Somalia and its negative effect on delivery of progress for the Somali people, the United Nations Security Council today encouraged greater efforts from the country's political leadership – including the President, Prime Minister and Parliament – to work together to quickly establish an inclusive, representative Government.

Zero tolerance to FGM in Somaliland

(Medeshi)- Zero tolerance to FGM at the Midwifery Training School in Burao, Somaliland
Nemo Abdi Ahmed, age 20, left her remote village to attend the Midwifery Training School in Burao, Somaliland. A few years earlier, one of Nemo’s 17-year-old friends and a former classmate had died during childbirth.

Somalia warns US as cash blocked

(Medeshi)- Somalia has criticised a move by a US bank to close accounts of money transfer companies, warning it could create a dangerous black market.

Shabab commander killed in US drone strike: Somalia

(Medeshi)- Mogadishu: Somalia on Friday confirmed the death of Shabab commander Yusuf Dheeq in a US drone strike south of Mogadishu last week.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Somali PM unveils new cabinet lineup

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU - (Anadolu agency and Medeshi) Somalia's Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke on Thursday unveiled a 40-strong cabinet lineup.

Malta: Somali man who broke policeman's nose jailed, fined

(Medeshi)- Matthew Agius - Malta Today - A court has jailed a Somali man who broke a policeman’s nose after he had gone to the police station to speak to a particular officer.

Malta: Somali convicted of stealing phones

(Medeshi)- A 19-year-old Somali man has been handed a suspended six-month jail term and ordered to pay €600 after he was convicted of stealing two mobile phones in Gozo.

UK - Home secertary wins Somali deportation appeal

(Medeshi)- A ruling that prevented the deportation of a Somali man who raped a pregnant woman has been successfully challenged by the home secretary.

Spain Sentenced Six Somali Pirates to 16 and Half Years in Prison

(Medeshi)- A Spanish court on Wednesday convicted six Somalis for piracy and sentenced them each to 16 and a half years in jail for attacking a Spanish tuna trawler off the coast of Somalia in 2012.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sudanese world-renowned Manchester scientist and researcher passes away

(Medeshi)- A leading Manchester scientist and globally-respected researcher has died.
Tributes have been paid to Sudanese-born Dr Layla Zakaria Abdel Rahman, who studied at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

UK- Doctor Cleared Of Performing Female Genital Mutilation On Somali Mother

(Medeshi)- An NHS doctor has been cleared of performing female genital mutilation (FGM) in the first British case of its kind amid claims that he was used as a "scapegoat". Dhanuson Dharmasena, 32, was accused of illegally stitching a young mother up after she gave birth - re-doing the FGM she had as a six year-old in Somalia.

Satire: The king expresses abdication in a simple poem

(Medeshi)- God take this land over me.
I can't rule it anymore.
It is not the way it used to be anymore.
Daallo is not sacred anymore.

Documentary: U.S Policy – ETHIOPIA A FAILED STATE!

(Medeshi)- Ethiopia is at a crossroad. The internal social-economic and religious inter-relationship is in turmoil. Much of the conflict is along ethnic lines that have been ever growing since the current government’s grasp to power.

US bank ending of Somali money transfers to have "catastrophic" impact

(Medeshi)- LONDON, Feb 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A decision by a U.S. bank to stop doing business with companies that transfer money from Somalis living in the United States to families back home could have a "catastrophic" impact on the fragile Horn of Africa country, development groups said.

London : Zero Tolerance on Female Genital Mutilation

(Medeshi)- Ocean Somali based in Mile End has partnered with Tower Hamlets Council to host a prestigious conference to mark the international Zero Tolerance on Female Genital Mutilation Day on on Friday, February 6 from 6-8.30pm, at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6HG.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Report: Somali Minorities Vulnerable to Sexual Violence

(Medeshi)- NAIROBI, KENYA— Mohammed Yusuf- VOA
A new report says Somali women and girls from minority clans are more vulnerable to sexual violence due to poverty, marginalization and discriminatory attitudes. The perpetrators include members of dominant clans, militias and security forces, and even African Union soldiers.

Somalia set for two new development projects

(Medeshi)- FIFA is set to kick-off two new development projects in Somalia in the aftermath of the first-ever mission of a FIFA official to Mogadishu since 1986.

Saudi Arabia : 5th beheading under new king

(Medeshi)- Saudi Arabia on Sunday beheaded a convicted murderer, bringing to five the number of people executed since new King Salman took office, continuing the kingdom's use of the harshest punishment.

London: Hammer attacker who left 3 wealthy UAE sisters for dead has sentence increased

(Medeshi)- By Lorraine King - Kilburn Times- A maniac from Alperton who left three wealthy sisters for dead in a horrific claw hammer attack at a luxury hotel had an extra nine years added to his sentence yesterday.
Philip Spence, 33, of Abbeyfields Close, savagely bludgeoned his victims in front of their terrified children at their suite in London’s Cumberland Hotel.