Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, March 21, 2015

British Islamist In Kenya Possessed Bomb-Making Materials

(Medeshi)- Grant, Accused Of Ties To Shebab
MOMBASA, Kenya, March 21, (AFP): Materials recovered from the home of a British terrorism suspect in Kenya were capable of making explosives, a court in Mombasa heard Friday.

US- St. Cloud officials meet with Somali students over treatment

(Medeshi)- ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud school officials have met with Somali parents, community elders and students after Somali-American students walked out to protest their treatment.

Somalia auditor general's report to detail corruption in ministries

(Medeshi)- By Drazen Jorgic - NAIROBI, March 21 (Reuters) - Somalia's corruption watchdog will soon publish a report showing financial irregularities in most government ministries, the auditor general said, findings likely to strain relations with donors helping to rebuild the east African country.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Video - Beyond The Massive Security Wall In Somalia

(Medeshi)- AJZ- A massive security wall divides the city of Mogadishu, Somalia, in two. On one side, millions of Somalis live with the daily threat of violence.

Girls’ education in Somaliland: The start of a quiet revolution

(Medeshi)- There is a corner in a part of the world commonly associated with the worst kinds of upheaval that is quietly making some surprising positive change happen, while all around it there is turmoil.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Kay encouraged by commitments to Somalia's Vision 2016 but more to be done quickly

(Medeshi)- The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has welcomed firm commitments made by Somalia's Federal and regional leaders to meet key Vision 2016 deadlines.

Prime Ministers of Somalia and Qatar sign agreements on aviation and education

(Medeshi)- The Somali Prime Minister held talks with Qatar’s Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani on Wednesday to discuss strengthening of bilateral relations and cooperation.

Minnesota - Somali students protest in St. Cloud

(Medeshi)- More than 100 Somali teens walked out of Tech High School in St. Cloud on Wednesday in a protest, as administrators kept the rest of the students on lockdown inside.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Minnesota - Tech protest puts racial tension in spotlight

(Medeshi)- Racial tension inside Technical High School became public spectacle on its front lawn Wednesday, as more than 100 students and parents, most of them Somali, protested what they described as a pattern of discrimination and bullying to which school officials have not adequately responded.

Facing death row in Somalia - Video

(Medeshi)- Somalia's government has executed more people than any other country in Sub Saharan Africa, according to Amnesty International.

U.S. Embassy Closure in Djibouti Comes After Al-Shabaab Cleric Declared ISIS Legit

(Medeshi)- As U.S. consular services in Saudi Arabia remain closed to some 40,000 American citizens until further notice, the State Department announced that diplomatic facilities in Djibouti are closing to the public as well.

Somalia’s President Hints At New Capital City To Emulate Egypt

(Medeshi)-  Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh has said the war-torn horn of Africa country could build a new Capital City after two decades of fighting destroyed its current headquarter in Mogadishu.

EU donates IT and communication equipment to Somalia

(Medeshi)- As part of its program to enhance maritime security off the coast of Somalia and in the Horn of Africa, the European Union has donated Information Technology (IT) material including 25 computers and other equipment and six 4x4 vehicles to the Somali Coast Guard.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Germany - Lufthansa announces the establishment of an office in Djibouti

(Medeshi)- Lufthansa Consulting has just announced the establishment of an office in Djibouti which will serve Africa and help expand business across the continent.

Wheelbarrows of dollars: Understanding informal trade in East Africa

(Medeshi)- While the continent has seen increased trade with global powerhouses such as China and India, Africa’s formal trade flows are generally hampered by poor infrastructure and bureaucratic systems that lead to long delays at ports and borders, and increase transportation costs.

London - Smokefree Ealing khat project wins two awards and recognition from Somali community

(Medeshi)- A pioneering Ealing khat project has won a Department of Health award and has a national award voted by the Somali community.

Western girls holiday in Kenya to undergo FGM in secret

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

Monday, March 16, 2015

Ethiopia denies Temesghen Desalegn access to medical care in jail

(Medeshi)- Nairobi, March 16, 2015-Authorities in Ethiopia have denied medical attention to Ethiopian journalist Temesghen Desalegn, who has been imprisoned since October, according to sources close to the journalist.

Kenyan jets hit parts of Southern Somalia

(Medeshi)- NAIROBI - Anadolu Agency - Kenyan fighter jets reportedly hit several suspected Al-Shabaab targets in Somalia on Monday, one day after four Kenyans were killed by the militant group, according to eyewitnesses.

Oil - Red Emperor interim loss widens after $15m write-off in Somalian joint venture

(Medeshi)- Oil and gas explorer Red Emperor said its first half pre-tax loss increased sharply as a result of a substantial write-off against its joint venture in Somalia.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

US shuts down Saudi embassy amid security fears

(Medeshi)- The US embassy in the Saudi capital Riyadh has cancelled all consular services for Sunday and Monday due to "heightened security concerns".

Change of Command Ceremony for the Somaliland Coast Guard

(Medeshi)- On 11 March a Change of Command Ceremony for the Somaliland Coast Guard took place in Berbera were Admiral Ahmed Aw-osman Abdi handed over command to General Mohamed Hussein Faarah.