Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Somaliland - The construction of Erigavo - Burao road - (Video)

(Medeshi)- The road that will connect Erigavo , the capital of Sanaag region,  to Burao of Togdheer is in full swing .

Kenya gives notice to UN to move Dadaab refugee camp

Source: Reuters
(Medeshi)- Kenya has in the past accused Islamist militants of hiding out in Dadaab camp which it now wants the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR to move across the border to inside Somalia.

Kenyan soldiers should pull out of Somalia in 2017: Somali FM

(Medeshi)- MOMBASA, Kenya, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Somalia said on Friday that Kenyan troops which are fighting militants in the southern part of the Horn of Africa nation should pull out of the country in 2017.

Somalis badly burned in S. Africa anti-foreigner violence

(Medeshi)-  Johannesburg--Two Somali nationals suffered serious burns when their shop in a South African township was set alight by a mob, police said Saturday, as violence against foreign immigrants spread.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Somalia forms financial taskforce to streamline banking, remittance

(Medeshi)- Somalia has formed a multi- agency taskforce aimed at streamlining banking and remittance challenge, following the termination of money transfer services by the U.S. and British banks over fears that the money could be channelled to militant groups in East Africa.

Somali refugees feel remittance pain after Kenya attack

(Medeshi)- DADAAB REFUGEE COMPLEX, Kenya, 10 April 2015 (IRIN) - Hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees are among those hardest hit by Kenya’s closure of remittance firms in the wake of the 2 April shooting of at least 147 university students in Garissa by Al-Shabab militants.

Saudi Arabia - 260 Iranian pilgrims denied Umra in Makkah

(Medeshi)-  A plane carrying 260 Iranian pilgrims was denied entry in the Saudi Air space on Wednesday and returned back , Arab News has reported.

Ethiopia - New 405 Million Birr Road in Somali Region Goes Operational

(Medeshi)- Addis Ababa April 9/2015 Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) disclosed that a road built with over 405 million birr to connect Dolobay and Doloado in Somali Regional State has gone operational.

UNHCR reports some 900 refugee arrivals in Horn of Africa from Yemen, operations inside Yemen continue

(Medeshi)- With the escalation in Yemen's conflict, UNHCR is seeing a rise in people fleeing by boat across the Gulf of Aden to countries in the Horn of Africa - historically a route travelled by refugees and migrants headed in the opposite direction, ie to Yemen.

Bounties issued for Shabaab leaders ( List included)

(Medeshi)- Mogadishu - Somalia's government has issued bounties for 11 top leaders of the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militants, with $250 000 offered for the extremist's chief, Ahmad Umar Deria.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Chewing khat in Somaliland (+Photos)

(Medeshi)- Deutsche Welle - The narcotic plant khat is so deeply embedded in Somaliland's local culture that it has become a factor in the economic life of the country. Critics lament the disruptive effect on families.

Somalia Authorizes Saudi Arabia to use Somali airspace for Yemen airstrikes

(Medeshi)- Somalia's government has officially acknowledged that it has allowed Saudi Arabia to use its airspace for conducting airstrikes against Houthi militia forces in Yemen.

Iman lied about her age while entering the US

(Medeshi)- The Somali-born beauty - who's been married to music legend David Bowie  since 1992 - originally entered the US by lying to the government about her age, because she was too young to travel from Kenya without her parent's permission, which she did not have.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Somaliland and the Trouble With a Free Press

(Medeshi)- ANALYSIS - By Simon Allison - In mid-March, at a press conference at Hargeisa's shiny new airport, a cocky young journalist gathered up his courage and asked Somaliland's President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo a difficult question.

Two Saudi policemen shot dead in Riyadh

(Medeshi)- JEDDAH: Two Saudi policemen were shot dead from an unidentified car in an eastern district of Riyadh early on Wednesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported citing a police spokesman.

London - Omaar retail and money transfer services at Harlesden

(Medeshi)- I visited Harlesden Omaar businesses yesterday. The office of Omaar money transfer , the Tuna retail, flooring plus satellite installation is located at Harlesden  high street which is easily accessible to all.

Kenya tourism declines as holidaymakers cancel trips

(Medeshi)- Dozens of tourists are cancelling their trips to Kenya following the Garissa University College massacre in which 148 people were killed by Somali terror group al-Shabaab.

Kenya shuts Somali-linked money transfer firms

(Medeshi)- Kenya's government has ordered the closure of 13 money transfer firms to prevent militant Islamists from using them to finance attacks, the interior minister has told the BBC.

Kenya Freezes Bank Accounts of Suspected Terrorism Supporters - (List included)

(Medeshi)- The VOA Somali service has learned that the Kenyan government has frozen the bank accounts of 86 entities and individuals it suspects of financing terrorism.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Somaliland: Losing patience in the world’s most unlikely democracy

(Medeshi)- Somaliland is an  island of stability in a sea of chaos; a democracy surrounded by authoritarian regimes; a real nation forged in spite of civil war, clan divisions, and religious tensions – all the usual rocks upon which developmental states wreck.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Somali refugees in Yemen to be repatriated to Somaliland and Djibouti

(Medeshi)  At least 246,000 registered Somali refugees in Yemen will be returned to #Somaliland and Djibouti in the coming weeks according to the UNHCR .

The journey from Somaliland to Harvard

(Medeshi)- Somaliland to Harvard: How this student beat the odds
Abdisamad Adan could barely carry a conversation in English five years ago, but he's just been accepted to study at Harvard University.

UK - Election leaders singing I swear (Video)

(Medeshi)- Hilarious video showing election leaders singing I swear

Harar unchanged: Inside Ethiopia’s timeless city of mosques

(CNN) By James Jeffrey -The ancient walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia is a hard place to forget: the silent maze-like alleys, the scents of the markets, the handsome women carrying intricately woven baskets atop heads, the muezzins calling the Muslim faithful to prayer.

Kenya bombs parts of southern Somalia

(Medeshi)- NAIROBI, April 6 (Reuters) - The Kenyan air force bombed two al Shabaab camps in Somalia on Sunday, a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) source said, in the first major military response to last week's attack by the militant group on a Kenyan university.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Kenyan leaders call for withdrawal of soldiers from Somalia

(Medeshi)- Senior Cord politicians have called for the withdrawal of Kenyan soldiers from Somalia in the wake of Thursday’s terrorist attack in Garissa.

Kenyan paper: Police waited 7 hours to fight attackers

(Medeshi)- GARISSA, Kenya (AP) -- A leading Kenyan newspaper reports that police waited for seven hours before sending a special tactical unit into Garissa college to fight the extremist gunmen who killed 148 people on Thursday.

Kenya Identifies College Attacker as Son of Government Official

(Medeshi)- Kenyan authorities said one of the gunmen involved in the attack on a northeastern university that left 147 people dead was the son of a local government official as the country began three days of national mourning.