Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Somaliland - Erigavo local goverment failed to maintain streets - Pics

(Medeshi)- The streets of Erigvao city often turn into ruins during the rainy season. Mud and stagnant water make it difficult for the people and the transport to move.The city is overwhelmed by  puddles when it rains. It takes days for the mud to dry .

Friday, May 29, 2015

Djibouti to source 100% of its energy from renewables by 2020

(Medeshi)- Djibouti could source 100 per cent of its energy needs from renewables by 2020, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Saturday - Somaliland Vs Nigeria in the African cup of nations in London

(Medeshi)- The African Cup of Nations commences on Saturday the 30 of May 2015 at West Ham Memorial ground in London.

Somalia may pay 90% oil revenue to explorer under draft deal

(Medeshi)- Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Ltd., chaired by former U.K. Conservative Party leader Michael Howard, has proposed a deal with the Somali government that may grant it as much as 90 percent of the country’s prospective oil revenue.

Egypt to help with developing Somaliland's Berbera port

(Medeshi)- Al-Masry Al-Youm
The government represented in the Agriculture, International Cooperation, Trade and Industry ministries announced a new cooperation with Somalia in the development of the port of Berbera, which will be an outlet for Somalia's exports to Egypt.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Portland, Oregon - Khalid Ibrahim sworn in as first Somali police officer

(Medeshi)- PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Police Bureau has sworn in its first Somali-American officer.

Easy way of making money from a website

(Medeshi)- How to make money -  Most web masters get their income from adverts on their sites.

Somalia - New developments on the killing of British citizen - MP Yusuf Dirir Abdi

(Medeshi)- PRESS RELEASE
The Assassination of a Beloved Father and Statesman in Mogadishu, Somalia
Hon. MP Yusuf Dirir Abdi, a U.K. citizen, was targeted and gunned down in broad daylight on his return from a parliamentary meeting in Mogadishu on Saturday May 23, 2015.

Somaliland elections to be held on Dec 2016

(Medeshi)- Hargeisa -  Somaliland elections will be held on Dec 2016 according an agreement reached on Wednesday evening by the three political parties.

Somaliland to pick Berbera port partner by end of year

(Medeshi)- ABIDJAN
May 27 Somaliland expects to choose a partner to develop and manage its Berbera port by the end of the year, with construction expected to start early next year, the breakaway territory's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Dadaab: MSF forced to close health posts and evacuate staff amid escalating insecurity

(Medeshi)- RW- 28 May 2015, Nairobi/London: As violence and threats in the northeastern province of Kenya escalate, international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has evacuated 42 of its staff from Dadaab refugee camps to Nairobi.

Somaliland’s return to authoritarianism

(Medeshi)- By Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye
Multiparty politics were introduced in Somaliland a decade and half ago following collective effort to ease power conflict and enhance accountability. Somaliland earned as a result titles like “Beacon of Hope” or Africa’s Pearl of Democracy” “Exemplary to the Failed Somalia” among others.

Leading Shebab figure dies in Somalia

(Medeshi)- Agence France Presse
MOGADISHU: A leading figure in the Somali-based Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab movement has died in Somalia, the Islamic militant group said Thursday.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Somalia unveils its first population estimates in decades

(Medeshi)- The Somali Government issued data for a new Population Estimation Survey on Tuesday (May 26).

Progress and retrogression in Somalia

(Medeshi)- In May 2015, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry became the first person of his office ever to visit Somalia. Although it was an unannounced and very brief stop—he spent just over three hours in the country—the trip indicated that there have been real improvements in Somalia’s security situation. Nevertheless, many of the country’s security and political challenges remain.

Somaliland dismisses Somalia's Estimation Survey result

(Medeshi)- Hargeisa - Somaliland Minister of Planning said in a  press conference this morning , that the population estimate by Somalia launched this week is totally  irrelevant to  Somaliland and that the estimate only covers Somalia.

Somalia receives armoured vehicles from UAE

(Medeshi)- The Interim Jubba Administration of Somalia has received military vehicles donated by the United Arab Emirates, including RG-31 armoured personnel carriers.

Population Survey launched in Somalia

(Medeshi)- The first extensive Population Estimation Survey in Somalia (PESS) in over four decades was launched on Tuesday 26th May in Mogadishu.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Kenya - 13 police officers missing after Garissa Al-Shabaab attack

(Medeshi)- May 26, 2015 - GARISSA, KENYA: Police spokesman George Kinoti says 13 police officers are missing and two others wounded after suspected Al shabaab attack in Yumbis, Garissa county.

Ethiopia - A peaceful and successful General Election

(Medeshi)- The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released the following statement on the general elections claiming that the elections were peaceful and successful :

Leaked- US Embassy letter to Somaliland president on election delay

(Medeshi)- This is a leaked letter written to President Silanyo of Somaliland  by Ambassador James P. McAnulty ,  the Special Representative of the US for Somalia/ Somaliland.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Al-Shabaab is on the run in Somalia - Video

(Medeshi)- Al-Shabaab has lost much of the ground that it held for the last four years and is now on the run but still poses threat to the Federal Government of Somalia.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Somalia: UN official condemns killing of parliamentarian, reiterates support for political process

(Medeshi)- 24 May 2015 – The top United Nations official in Somalia has condemned a deadly attack against two Somali Members of Parliament (MP) and reiterated the Organization's support for the country's democratic process.

General elections start in Ethiopia

(Medeshi)- Ethiopians started voting this Sunday morning to mark the start of  the general elections in the country in which 50 political parties will participate.

Somali government admits the killing of MP Yusuf Dirir by the army

(Medeshi)-Mogadishu , Somalia - The Ministry of Internal Security in Somalia has issued a statement today on the killing of a member of the Federal Parliament  in Mogadishu.

Somaliland halts accepting refugees fleeing Yemen war

(Medeshi)-Hargeisa -  Somaliland government has announced that it will stop accepting Somali refugee fleeing the war in Yemen starting Monday the 25th of May 2015.