Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, March 7, 2015

UK to deport homeless S Leone athlete who feared Ebola that killed his immediate relatives

(Medeshi)- BBC - A sprinter from Sierra Leone who has been sleeping rough on the streets of London is facing deportation after being arrested.

UN envoy welcomes progress in Somalia region's efforts to form assembly

(Medeshi)- UN News- 7 March 2015 – “I welcome the progress on forming the IJA's regional assembly, and urge the speedy conclusion of a transparent and inclusive process, in which women and minorities are properly represented,” said Mr. Kay.

The Djibouti-US Bi-national Forum holds its first meeting

(Medeshi)- MoFA - The inaugural meeting of the US-Djibouti Bi-national Forum took place in Washington last week (February 25-26). 

Saudi court hands gang-raped woman 200 lashes, 6-month jail term

(Medeshi)- A Saudi woman who had fallen victim to a violent gang-rape has been sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in jail after being found guilty of speaking to the media about the crime and indecency.

Al-Shabaab bomb expert surrenders in Somalia

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU - By Yassin Juma - Anadolu Agency -A senior leader of Al-Shabaab militant group described as an Al-Qaeda-trained bomb expert has surrendered to authorities in Galgaluud region in central Somalia.

17,000 Ugandan contingent leaves for Somalia

(Medeshi)- A 17,000 strong contingent of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UDF) are on Friday joining the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), APA learns here.

End Gender Based Violence in Somaliland

(Medeshi)- Press release 
Commemoration of 8th March: End Gender Based Violence in Somaliland

Somali army to deploy drones against Al-Shabaab

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU, March 6 (Xinhua) -- The Somali government will for the first time use drones to combat the Al-Qaida linked militant group Al-Shabaab, officials said on Friday.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

US money transfers cut off to Somalia

(Medeshi)- The last U.S. bank accepting money transfers from Somali immigrants to their families back home has halted those transactions.

Minnesota - Hennepin County Sheriff Joins Roundtable with Somali Community

(Medeshi)- Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek will attend a community roundtable with the Somali community Thursday.

Minnesota- First Somali-American airports commissioner appointed

(Medeshi)- Last month’s appointment of the first Somali-American, Ibrahim Mohamed, to theMetropolitan Airports Commission has attracted volumes of plaudits and media attention across Minnesota — and other parts of the world.

Tanzania albino killers sentenced to death

(Medeshi)- BBC- Four people have been sentenced to death in Tanzania after being found guilty of murdering an albino woman.

Somalia and N Korea top the most corrupt nations in the World (Infographic)

(Medeshi)- Corruption among officials is most prevalent in Somalia and North Korea while the country where the authorities are seen as least likely to take a bribe is Denmark, according to an authoritative new study.

Somalia: A land of opportunity?

(Medeshi)- Ethiopian migrants in search of a better life in Somalia face xenophobia and hostility from some locals.

Kenyan ivory burnt by President Uhuru Kenyatta

(Medeshi)- MoFA- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to 15 tonnes of elephant ivory in a ceremony in Nairobi’s National Park, as part of Kenya’s efforts to curb poaching.

Somaliland: Ethiopian company Completes Berbera New Airport Terminal and Fence with 80m Br

(Medeshi)- Tekleberhan Ambaye Construction Plc (TACON) has completed the construction of its first out-of-country contract of Berbera International Airport terminal and 12Km perimeter fence at a cost of 80 million Birr in Somaliland gaining a profit of only three million Br.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Shocking photos of Somali refugees fleeing after government destroyed their shelters

(Medeshi)- Mail Online - Shocking photos of what happened when Government soldiers destroyed dozens of temporary shelters and shops at a refugee camp in southern Mogadishu

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Danakil Ethiopia: Scorched earth and the eruption of a volcano (Video)

(Medeshi)- Eruption after person falls in lava lake of volcano (test with organic waste, garbage, trash)

Somalia’s Foreign Minister’s concern over closure of remittances to Somalia

(Medeshi)- Somalia’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Abdusalam Omer, on Friday last week expressed his concern last week about the dangers posed by the threat of closure for remittances to Somalia. 

The next round of talks between Somali and Somaliland fail to start in Istanbul

(Medeshi)- The next round of talks between Somaliland and Somalia in Istanbul, due to start on Sunday (March 1) after a couple of days postponement, appear to have been postponed again.

Somalia's remittance crisis eclipses news of first US ambassador since 1991

(Medeshi)- For the last three weeks, Ali Eishe has been scrambling to find a way to send money to his nieces and nephews in Somalia.

Turkey : Talks between Somaliland and Somalia fail

(Medeshi)- Talks between Somaliland and Somalia have failed after the Somaliland delegation objected to some of the members representing Somalia. The talks were scheduled to be held in Istanbul , Turkey last Sunday.

Oregon - Roast goat and rice Somali food at Alle Amin

(Medeshi)- By Ben Waterhouse - It is uncommon in Portland, perhaps because we have few of the established ethnic enclaves that pepper the West Coast's larger cities, to encounter a dining experience that feels really foreign. Alle Amin, a tiny Somali restaurant in Montavilla, offers one such experience.

MINNEAPOLIS - Edna Adan addresses graduates and guests at Walden University

(Medeshi)- MINNEAPOLIS, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Edna Adan, former foreign minister and Somali first lady, addressed more than 1,050 graduates and 4,600 guests, faculty, administration and staff attending Walden University's 53rd Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center near Orlando.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Malta - Somali man caught on a bus after fleeing police

(Medeshi)- A Somali man who the police saw trying to break into a house in Marsa yesterday evening escaped, but was arrested on a bus, a court heard today.

Mombasa claims to have secured independence from Kenya - Leaflets

(Medeshi)- By Brian Otieno - ND- Police in Mombasa are looking for the author of hate leaflets that claim the county has secured its independence.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Djibouti president discusses Boko Haram with African Union

(Medeshi)- Anadolu Agency -DJIBOUTI CITY - Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh on Sunday discussed means of combatting Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram militant groups with Ismail Chergui, the African Union's (A.U.) commissioner for peace and security, during a meeting in capital Djibouti City.

Somalis injured in Mogadishu blast to receive treatment at UAE hospitals upon directives of President

ABU DHABI, 1st March, 2015 (WAM) -- Upon the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and follow up of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, a number of Somalis injured in the terrorist attack on a Mogadishu Hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, arrived here today evening.

US Supplied Mine-Resistant Vehicles Boost Somalia Mission

(Medeshi)- AMISOM - the African Union Mission in Somalia - is getting 20 MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles) courtesy the US military's CJTF-HOA (Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa) operation.