Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Friday, March 13, 2015

Three killed in Shebab attack in northern Kenya

(Medeshi)-  Nairobi -AFP - Three people were killed and eight more wounded on Friday in the latest cross-border raid by Somalia's Shebab militants in northeastern Kenya, an official said.

U.S. Conducts Counterterrorism Operation in Somalia

(Medeshi)- WASHINGTON, March 13, 2015 – U.S. military forces have conducted what a Pentagon spokesman described as a counterterrorism operation in Somalia against a suspected member of the al-Shabab militant group.

Somalia’s Prime Minister on an official visit to Djibouti

(Medeshi)- President Ismail Omar Gulleh of Djibouti met the visiting Somali Prime Minister, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke during his official visit to Djibouti on Thursday (March 12).

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Somaliland Attorney General Among Her Majesty's Magna Carta Anniversary Reception

(Medeshi)- The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, hosted on the 23rd of  Feb 2015 a reception at Buckingham Palace marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

Three Danish khat smugglers plead guilty in Kenya

(Medeshi)- Nairobi - AFP - Three Danish women pleaded guilty on Thursday to breaking Kenyan customs laws by attempting to smuggle suitcases stuffed with a narcotic herb out of the country.

US drone kills Shabaab leader in Somalia's Gedo

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU - By Yassin Juma - Anadolu Agency -
A senior leader of the Al-Shabaab militant group was reportedly killed on Thursday in a suspected U.S. drone attack in Somalia's Gedo region, security forces have said.

Drone kills three Somali militants

(Medeshi)- Reuters - A suspected drone attack killed three members of Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist rebel group on Thursday in southern Somalia while they were driving in a car, residents said.

Ethiopia -Somali regional president Abdi Ilay verbally assaulted - Video

(Medeshi)- The president of the Somali region in Ethiopia was verbally assaulted in a hotel in the capital by a man accusing him of killing innocent civilians. The assailant shouted " Criminal , criminal , this man is wanted by the ICC , call 911 , he is a criminal " as could be clearly heard  in this video.

Six Somali policemen killed in Islamist attack on central city

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Six Somali policemen were killed on Thursday when al Shabaab Islamist militants detonated a car bomb outside a regional government headquarters in the central city of Baidoa and then stormed into the compound, police said.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Western girls holiday in Kenya to undergo FGM in secret

(Medeshi)- NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Somali families living in Britain and the United States are bringing their daughters to Kenya to secretly undergo female genital mutiliation (FGM) as their home countries crack down on the internationally condemned practice.

Renewables To Enhance The Lives Of Somali Households

(Medeshi)- Good news can be scant in the poverty-stricken and war-torn country of Somalia – but renewable energy is set to provide improved conditions for many households.

Twin bombing hit Somalia hotel

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU - Anadolu Agency - At least four people were injured Wednesday in a twin bombing that targeted a prominent hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu.

Ethiopia President of Afar region to be replaced in September

(Medeshi)- The long-running President of the Afar Regional State, Ismael Ali Siro, who has been serving since 1996, will finally leave his functions in September. 

Somaliland - DP and Ballore compete for the development of Berbera port

(Medeshi)- The general manager of Bolloré Africa Logistics (BAL), Eric Sanchez, went to Hargeisa once again on 4 February to try to find common ground with the Somaliland authorities about operating the port of Berbera. To be sure, BAL has been vying for the contract for a good many years.

Somaliland and Somalia telecoms operators ink satellite deals with O3b Networks

(Medeshi)-Global satellite service provider O3b Networks has announced the signing of satellite connectivity contracts with three Somali telecoms operators.

DFID supporting women farmers in Lower Shabelle, Somalia

(Medeshi)- GOV.UK Mareere is the small village in Awdhegle district, Lower Shabelle, in which there are about 125 households. Many of Mareere’s farmers are women with small farms, who turn to casual labour when their farms are not providing for them.

Why isn't everyone flocking to Somaliland for tourism?

(Medeshi)-By MICHAEL GADD - Somaliland has 528 miles of quiet beaches, incredible historic relics dating back to 3000BC and claims to have a 0% tourist crime rate... so why isn't everyone flocking to Somaliland?

Somaliland Madasha: Preachers of doom and damnation

(Medeshi)- Commentary by Amran Aideed - In mid-2013, a group of ex-fighters, failed politicians and members who have come from a Diaspora that did not accept them, formed what they then called the “Correction and Salvation Council”.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

David Feiller, a former English teacher at Sheikh secondary in Somaliland dies

(Medeshi)-  A Briton who taught in Somaliland in the 1960s has died at his home in Sunbury, west London.

The true cost of media restrictions in Somalia

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU, 10 March 2015 (IRIN) - The dangers and pressures journalists face in Somalia undermine coverage of not only sensitive political stories but also important humanitarian issues. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Press Release: IMF Launches Somalia Trust Fund for Capacity Development

(Medeshi)- Press Release No. 15/102
March 9, 2015
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on February 5, 2015 launched a multi-donor trust fund to deliver capacity development in Somalia.

Support this project : Somaliland , the peaceful neighbour

(Medeshi)- A documentary by Ebano Media and Hayat Ismail

Start date of voter registrations in Somaliland announced

(Medeshi)- Somaliland National Election Commission (NEC)  announced today in a press release the start date of the voter registrations in the country.

U.S. top court refuses to shield Mohamed Ali Samater from suit

(Medeshi)- Reuters - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to block a lawsuit filed by a group of Somalis against their country's former prime minister seeking to hold him responsible for torture and human rights abuses in Somalia.

Italy donates armoured vehicles, trucks to Somali Army

(Medeshi)- The Italian government has donated 54 vehicles to the Somali National Army as part of efforts to strengthen its ability to combat al Shabaab militants and other security challenges.

Somaliland : Reversing the trend of home births in Sahil by strengthening referral systems

(Medeshi)- Contributed by Jimale Ali Nour - Maternal and infant mortality and morbidity rates within Somaliland are amongst some of the highest in the world due to limited access to primary health care facilities,

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Saudi Arabia to allow Israel use of its airspace to strike Iran – report

(Medeshi)- Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to let Israel use its airspace to attack Iran if necessary, in exchange for “some kind of progress” on the Palestinian issue, Israel’s Channel 2 TV station quoted an unnamed European official as saying.

'Wonderful Somaliland': Self-declared country aims for spot on tourist map

(Medeshi)- BERBERA, Somaliland — Friday is the day people head to the beach near the ancient maritime town of Berbera, across the Gulf of Aden from Yemen. On any other day of the week, the shore is all but deserted.

Djibouti government makes high court apology to Boreh in London

(Medeshi)- Djibouti govt makes high court apology in controversial case against successful  businessman