Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 240 Million Undocumented Whites

(Medeshi)- At a meeting on Friday in Taos, New Mexico, Native American leaders weighed a handful of proposals about the future of the United State’s large, illegal European population.

Stalemate continues on helping Somali-Americans wire money

(Medeshi)- – It’s been exceedingly hard lately for Somali-Americans to wire cash back to families in their homeland after the main California-based bank that facilitated the bulk of the business halted Somalia transfers Feb. 7.

Ethiopia - Berbera, Port Sudan become handy alternatives

(Medeshi)- For two years, the Ethiopian Maritime Affairs Authority (EMAA) was commissioning a national logistics strategy which among other things incorporated a well laid out plan to develop ports in foreign soils; mostly in Somaliland and the Sudan. And now, the authority is getting ready to implement this strategy.

Somaliland : Bollore and DP World considered for Berbera port overhaul and operation

(Medeshi)- Berbera, a convenient coastal town located in eastern Somaliland, a self-declared independent nation in the Horn of Africa, is the economic capital of the small nation largely due to the port outlet to the Indian ocean.

The plight of Ethiopian migrants in Somalia

(Medeshi)- Bossaso, Somalia - Ankles deep in brown canal water, freshly plucked green weeds in both muddy hands, Abdi Muse Kalon cannot stop grinning. He says life here has given him a second chance - a better chance.

British support for Ethiopia scheme withdrawn amid abuse allegations

(Medeshi)- The UK has ended its financial support for a controversial development project alleged to have helped the Ethiopian government fund a brutal resettlement programme.

Somali remittances from the US to resume on 1st March 2015

(Medeshi)- Somali remittances will  resume work in the United States from 1st March 2015.
Most remittances were  closed after the US banks stopped money transfers on Feb 6 , 2015.

Friday, February 27, 2015

US jury convicts Saudi man over Kenya and Tanzania embassy bombings

(Medeshi)- abc.net A Saudi man described by prosecutors as one of Osama bin Laden's most trusted lieutenants has been convicted in New York in connection with the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Talks between Somaliland and Somalia postponed

(Medeshi)- Talks between Somaliland and Somalia have been postponed indefinitely after the Somaliland delegation objected to some of the members representing Somalia.

Soweto: Burning man. Burning Somali Man

(Medeshi)- Daily Maverick - A meeting held by Soweto business owners to discuss foreign-owned businesses operating in the area saw tempers flare as the agenda focused only on how to expel them.

Somali pirates release hostages after nearly five years

(Medeshi)- The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme has welcomed the news that after nearly five years in captivity by Somali pirates the four Thai crew of the fishing vessel Prantalay 12 have been released and are on their way home.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

US Denies Transfer : The Hidden Costs of Washington’s War Against al-Shabab

(Medeshi)- BY JAMILA TRINDLE - FP -COLUMBUS, Ohio — As a child, Noor Dubow fled war in his homeland of Somalia. Growing up, he fought constantly against hunger while living in a refugee camp in neighboring Kenya.

Community calls for investigation after death of Toronto Somali transgender woman

(Medeshi)- At first, Lali Mohamed wanted to grieve for his friend Sumaya Dalmar and trust police to investigate her death.

London event - The Predicament Facing Somalia's Minority Women - Report Launch

(Medeshi)- Looma Ooyaan - 'No One Cries for Them': The Predicament Facing Somalia's Minority Women report launch event at SOAS in central London.

The War Inside -Treating Somalia’s Mentally Ill (Video)

(Medeshi)- After decades of civil war, an estimated one-third of Somalia’s population suffers from mental-health problems.

UK- Charity boss jailed for Kenya abuse

(Medeshi)- A British charity boss who abused Kenyan street children after luring them to his home has been jailed for more than 17 years.

Mortars hit Somali presidential palace, one killed

(Medeshi)- A mortar attack on the Somali presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, has claimed the life of a security guard.

BBC Somali social-media audiences to interview EU Ambassador to Somalia

(Medeshi)- In a pioneering development for Somali-language broadcasting, BBC Somali will conduct a social-media question-and-answer session with the EU Ambassador to Somalia, Michele Cervone d'Urso.

Commentary : Somali Music between Good and Goth; Tani waa waalli cas!

(Medeshi)- By Ahmed Hadeed - Since I’ll mostly be talking to Somali music fans, it would probably make great sense if I cleverly based this piece around a wise snippet from a Somali song. Alas, my anaemic knowledge in this area isn’t throwing out any appropriate lyrics. Will “Markaan da'da jiray 15” do?

Minnesota : Zaki Sugule Arrested With One-Way Ticket To Somalia, Fake Passport

(Medeshi)- ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - MyFox9 - He had a one-way ticket to Somalia, but he never made it past the security checkpoint at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More support for Somali transgender , Sumaya , revealed after her death in Toronto

(Medeshi)- In a support campaign for the remembrance of Sumaya Dalmar who died mysteriously in Toronto this week  , many sympathizers carrying  Somali names as well as others  appeared on the Facebook page created for her memory.

England: Amina Ali, Bradford West's Labour candidate, withdraws

(Medeshi)- The Labour Party's candidate to fight the seat of Bradford West at the general election has withdrawn, citing "massive disruption" to family life.

Kenya to build wall on border with Somalia - Counties

(Medeshi)- The government will construct a wall between Kenya and Somalia on a portion of the border in Lamu County to enhance security.

Obama nominates first ambassador to Somalia in 24 years

(Medeshi)- WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama nominated Tuesday the first United States ambassador to Somalia since 1991.

Toronto Police Statement on the Death of Somali transgender woman

(Medeshi)- On February 22, 2015, police responded to a call for service in the Danforth Road/Main Street area of Toronto.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Turkey to donate 6 ambulances to Djibouti

(Medeshi)- Anadolu Agency -  Turkey will donate six fully equipped ambulances to Djibouti, according to an agreement signed by both countries Tuesday.

Somali troop training hampered by lack of housing and equipment

(Medeshi)-  Without basic housing and equipment for Somalia's soldiers, the EU's military training mission in that country will fail to achieve its long-term objectives, says the mission's out-going commander.

Somaliland and Somalia talks to reopen on Feb 26

(Medeshi)- Somaliland has declared today that the talks with the federal government of Somalia will  continue although one of the opposition parties in Somaliland has proposed to suspend all the talks.

US: Al-Shabaab video is propaganda, not credible threat

(Medeshi)- WASHINGTON -  An al-Shabaab video urging its supporters to attack Western malls is propaganda designed to instill fear rather than a credible threat against malls, the U.S. said Monday. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Somaliland: Kuwait funded Berbera airport terminal inaugurated – Photos

(Medeshi)- Kuwait terminal of Berbera international Airport was opened today by the president of Somaliland and other dignitaries that accompanied him to Berbera city.

Militants kill 2 Somali soldiers in Puntland ambush

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU -By Yassin Juma - Anadolu Agency - At least two Somali soldiers were killed on Monday in an ambush laid by Al-Shabaab militants in the semi-autonomous Puntland region.

Kenya anti-terror law thrown out

(Medeshi)- Kenya's High Court has thrown out key aspects of a tough new anti-terrorism law after a legal challenge by the opposition.

Khalifa Foundation launches project for water extraction in Somaliland

(Medeshi)- HARGEISA, 23rd February, 2015 (WAM) -- Khalifa  Foundation has launched a project for the extraction of water and construction of the longest pipeline to deliver water to the population in Hargeisa.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

MERS virus kills 17 in Saudi Arabia since Feb. 11

(Medeshi)- The deadly coronavirus claimed another life, pushing the number of deaths to 17 since Feb 11.

UK shopping sites threatened in Al-Shabaab group video

(Medeshi)- A video claiming to be by Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebels has urged Muslims to attack London shopping sites including Oxford Street and Westfield Stratford City.

US- Congress searches for Somali remittance lifeline

(Medeshi)- Lawmakers are scrambling to find a way to keep critical funds flowing to Somalia, after immigrants effectively lost their only way to send money to family back home.