Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Yemen conflict drives Somali refugees back home

(Medeshi)- Once a week, a merchant boat makes a 30-hour trip from Yemen to Somaliland. Instead of carrying livestock – its usual freight – it now carries hundreds of people fleeing the conflict in Yemen. Some of them are Yemenis, but many are Somalis who had once fled in the opposite direction.

Somaliland – election is the best tool to tame politicians

(Medeshi)- Commentary - It is necessary to hold elections in a democratic country . As all men are born equal , no one man has the mandated authority over the other except through regulated system.

London - person jumps from the 13th floor of Brinkley tower in Kingston

(Medeshi)- 16 May 2015 - Kingston upon Thames , Greater London - A lady in her thirties jumped from the 13th floor of Brinkley tower block at Cambridge road States this afternoon .

Friday, May 15, 2015

Money Keeps Moving Toward Somalia, Sometimes In Suitcases

(Medeshi)- REPORT 
Money Keeps Moving Toward Somalia, Sometimes In Suitcases

Yemen tribesmen ban khat in city overrun by al-Qaida militants

(Medeshi)- Tribesmen in Yemen have imposed a ban on the drug khat in a southern port city overrun by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula last month.

Al-Shabaab reportedly overruns villages in S. Somalia

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU -  The Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab movement have reportedly overrun some areas in the Lower Shebelle Region in southern Somalia after clashes with government troops.

UK- Somali rapist turns drug dealer

(Medeshi)- Abdulmajid Al-Amodi was jailed for eight years in 2007 for raping 17-year-old

Back To The Motherland

(Medeshi)- Hargeisa , Somaliland -  It is a family tradition that a child always returns to the motherland and visits his ancestors, but I can’t go too far to trace my forefathers.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

US- Kenya Travel Warning

(Medeshi)- 14-04-2015 - Washington DC - infoZine - The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Kenya. This replaces the Travel Warning of June 19, 2014, to update information about the current security situation.

Eritrean diplomat seeks asylum in Ethiopia

(Medeshi)- Reuters  An Eritrean diplomat from the Red Sea state's mission to the African Union is seeking asylum in Ethiopia, state-run media said, citing rights abuses at home.

Cardiff community calls for the recognition of Somaliland as a country in its own right

(Medeshi)- Leading members of Cardiff’s Somali community are calling on the British and Welsh governments to recognise Somaliland as a country in its own right.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Assassins of Saado Ali Warsame Executed By Somali Authorities

(Medeshi)- Somali Authorities have executed Shucayb Ibrahim Mahdi and Farah Ali Abdi, two members of the Islamist terrorist group, Al Shabab. The two men were found guilty of killing five people, three of whom have been identified as members of the Somali Parliament.

14 Sailors Kidnapped by Al-Shabab in Somalia

(Medeshi)- Al-Shabab militants kidnapped 14 crew members of an Iranian fishing boat Wednesday off the coast of Somalia, seizing them as their vessel washed ashore, Iranian state television and residents said.

Guurti's decision places Somaliland's democratic credentials at serious risk - British office

(Medeshi)- The British office in Hargeisa issued today a press statement on behalf of the International Community and Democratization Steering Committee expressing their disappointment  with the decision of the Guurti to delay the elections until April 2017.

Kenya - Voluntary repatriations from the Dadaab camps continuing

(Medeshi)- UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, visited Kismayo last week and met with some returning refugees there.

Somalia - An anti Al-Shabaab Conference opens in Puntland

(Medeshi)- The Puntland Administration opened an anti-terrorism conference in Garowe on Tuesday - May 12.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Somalia:Farming Against Fighting

(Medeshi)-  Mogadishu (HAN) MAY 10,2015 Regional Investment and security News. Farak Doudi, 56, swings a rifle and cleans a water canal that washes into his banana fruit plantation. He marvels at the yellow banana trunks that sag over the waterway.

Somalia - Al-Shabaab militants nabbed in major swoop in Mogadishu

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU, May 12 -- Somalia security agencies on Tuesday launched a massive security operation in Mogadishu to flush out militant group Al-Shabaab elements who were hiding in some city estates, police authorities have said.

Ethiopia FM addresses the inauguration of the Jubaland Parliament

(Medeshi)- The inauguration of the Interim Jubaland Parliament took place in Kismayo on Thursday (May 7) attended by Somalia Federal and regional leaders, the Foreign Ministers of Ethiopia and Kenya and representatives from IGAD member states,  partners and Jubaland people.

Ambassador Berhane confers with the Foreign Minister of Somaliland

(Medeshi)- Ambassador Berhane Gebre-Christos, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday (May 6) met with Mohamed Behi Yonis, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Somaliland.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Obama withdraws nomination of ambassador to Somalia

(Medeshi)- WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Monday withdrew the nomination of America's first ambassador to Somalia in 24 years, the White House said.

Fadumo Dayib Is Risking Her Life to Be Somalia's First Female Presidential Candidate

(Medeshi)- When Fadumo Dayib announced her bid to run for President of Somalia on national TV last year, people thought she was crazy.

Yemen conflict: Houthi rebels 'down Moroccan warplane'

(Medeshi)- Houthi rebels in Yemen say they have shot down a Moroccan fighter jet that was taking part in Saudi-led coalition air campaign against them.

Somaliland : Risking torture for a better life abroad

(Medeshi)- By Hamza Mohamed - Al Jazeera - Hargeisa, Somaliland - Outside his two bedroom house made of tin in the heart of Hargeisa, capital of the breakaway Somaliland region, Kosar Dhool cuts an exhausted figure burdened with events far heavier than his slim frame can bear.

EU Delegation office to open in Somalia

(Medeshi)- The European Union (EU) has announced the opening of an EU Delegation office to Somalia.
The announcement was made on Sunday in Mogadishu during celebrations to mark Europe Day and follows the signing of an Establishment Agreement between the President of Somalia H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and the EU Head of Delegation in Somalia Mr. Michele Cervone d’Urso.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

UN: Strikes on Yemen's Saada breach international law - Video

(Medeshi)-  UN envoy says "indiscriminate bombing of populated areas" violates international law, as coalition continues raids.

Saudi Arabia: Mass Expulsions of Migrant Workers

(Medeshi)- Abuses During Detention, Deportation - (Beirut HRW) – Saudi authorities have conducted a concerted campaign since 2013 to detain and deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrant workers, resulting in abuses against many of them, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Somaliland- Demonstrations planned for Monday to protest election delay

(Medeshi)- The main Somaliland opposition party (Wadani) has called for demonstrations through out Somaliland to protest against the decision of the house of elders (Guurti) to delay Somaliland elections until Nov 2016.