Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, May 23, 2015

British Somaliland - Aerial photo of Medeshi - 1919

(Medeshi)- Description: Medishi. 4,000 ft. Location: British Somaliland. Date: 1919

British Somaliland - Views of the Dervish fortifications at Taleh - Feb 1920

(Medeshi)- Description: Views of the Dervish fortifications at Taleh.

Somali MP killed in an ambush in Mogadishu

(Medeshi)- Yusuf Dirir Abdi , a lawmaker and veteran politician was killed today in Mogadishu after gunmen opened fire on the car he was riding.

Djibouti: Location, location, location

(Medeshi)- The US and the Europeans are already there: Now China apparently also wants a military base in Djibouti. Proximity to the trouble spots in the region brings the small state money, but also problems.

Suicide bomber attacks mosque in Saudi Arabia, kills seven

(Medeshi)- A suicide bomber has detonated his explosives at a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, killing at least seven people and wounding several others, witnesses said.

Somaliland - 18 May in pictures

(Medeshi)- Somaliland celebrated the 24rth anniversary of Independence from Somalia on 18 May . Here are photos from the capital published earlier by the BBC

In pictures: Women of Hargeisa

(Medeshi)- BBC - Photographer Alison Baskerville has recently returned from Hargeisa, in Somaliland. While there, she was struck by the women she met - from those working in the hospital, to others who have built their own businesses.

Al Shabaab attacks soldiers in south Somalia, two dozen dead

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU, May 23 (Reuters) - At least 24 people were killed in southern Somalia after fighting between al Shabaab Islamist militants and government forces, residents and the rebel group said on Saturday.

Four villages taken by Al-Shabaab in S. Somalia: gov't

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Four villages south of Mogadishu have fallen under the control of the Al-Qaida linked militant group Al-Shabaab, barely few days after the government forces recaptured them, authorities said on Saturday.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Somaliland’s Guurti Sparks a Crisis

(Medeshi)- Crises Group - Somaliland’s main donors have expressed concern over recent developments that beg the question whether its mixed political arrangements are robust enough.

Al-Shabab take over and preach from Kenyan mosque

(Medeshi)- BBC - Militants from the Islamist group al-Shabab briefly took over a mosque in northern Kenya, local leaders say.

World's largest hotel to be built in Mecca

(Medeshi)-  The biggest hotel in the world is being built in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, offering 10,000 rooms, helicopter pads and convenience for the Masjid al-Haram.

London - Mother of Somali decent who killed her baby spared jail

(Medeshi)- A young mother who starved her baby girl to death while living a ‘fantasy life’ on Facebook wept as she was spared jail for a second time.

Somalia outrage at remittance bans

(Medeshi)- Somalia's president has lashed out at the government of neighbouring Kenya - accusing it of a "heavy-handed" approach to regional security, and specifically criticizing Kenya's recent decision to clamp down on money transfer companies allegedly linked to the militant group, al-Shabab.

Yemenis fleeing to Somaliland

(Medeshi)- Hargeisa, Somaliland - (Al Jazeera )When Nadia,25, arrived at Berbera Port in early May after a nauseating and protracted 30 hours at sea, she knew nothing about the country where she would be landing. Nadia wasn't even convinced it would be safe.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Declassified : Letter of Binladin to Mujahidin in Somalia - Dec 2006

(Medeshi)- On May 20, 2015 , US Office of the Director of National Intelligence  released the following letter written by Osama Binladin to the Mujahidin fighters in Somalia.

Somalia's Shebab condemns 'savage Buddhists', urges help for Rohingya

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU: Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants Wednesday condemned Myanmar's "savage Buddhists" and urged Southeast Asia's Muslims to come to the aid of Rohingya Muslim boatpeople.

Somalia - Amisom might have to work without Burundian soldiers as US cuts aid

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU - The African Union Mission to Somalia might have to work without Burundian soldiers who form the second largest contingent there.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ethiopian Forces Enter Kenya, Take Over Police Station

(Medeshi)- Security agents are reported to be on alert after 50 heavily-armed Ethiopian soldiers and police officers crossed the border and reportedly took over a police station in Illeret Police Station in North Horr in Kenya.

Puntland is feeling the strain of the refugee influx from Yemen

(Medeshi)- Well over 5,000 refugees are estimated to have arrived in the port of Bossaso since the beginning of April from Yemen and thousands more were expected during last weeks’ ceasefire.

Kenya massacre mall to reopen in July

(Medeshi)- The Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital Nairobi, closed after a siege and massacre carried out by Somali Islamists in 2013, is to reopen in July, its management said Tuesday.

Somaliland flag flies high in Birmingham as Councillors participate 18 May celebrations

(Medeshi)- Councillor Hibaq Jama and officials from Bristol  council joined Somaliland community yesterday in Birmingham on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the secession of Somaliland from Somalia. Tom Watson,  a labour Councillor since 2003 also participated in the celebrations.

Monday, May 18, 2015

UK- UKIP supports Somaliland national day

(Medeshi)- UKIP Commonwealth Spokesman James Carver MEP has sent a message of support to Somaliland to mark their national day today, the 18th May.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Somali Islamists deny Burundian president's claim of planned attack

(Medeshi)- May 17 The Somali Islamist group al Shabaab denied a claim by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday that they were plotting an attack against the country, calling the beleaguered president's claims a distraction from a political crisis in his country.

Al-Shabaab claims control of US drone in Somalia

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU, May.17-- The Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabaab on Sunday said it has captured a drone which fell down in the Bay region of Somalia.

Somaliland - The term extensions are wrong in law and wrong for democracy

(Medeshi)- Commentary By Ibrahim Hashi , Somalilandlaw.com- A call for an immediate Constitutional Court review and a statutory reform.

Somaliland - Erigavo airport absorbed by moving dust and abandoned

(Medeshi)- Erigavo airport has not been properly functional for decades after its service to the people of Sanaag has been affected by the civil war in the early 1990s