Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, July 18, 2015

US - Djibouti Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Djibouti, including the risk of attack by terrorist organizations in the region.

Shoppers return to Kenya's mall 2 years after attack

Hundreds of shoppers thronged through the reopened Westgate Shopping Mall in Kenya's capital, Nairobi nearly two years after a terrorist attack there left at least 67 people dead.

Fifty girls taken from UK to Somalia for Circumcision

Reports that at least 50 girls were taken from the UK to Somalia for female genital mutilation are being investigated by Scotland Yard.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Broadcast about Somaliland World Congress 2015 - Video

Voice of Somaliland - Broadcast about Somaliland World Congress 2015

Hargeisa: Inside Somaliland's would-be capital city

This could have something to do with it being the capital city of a country that in the eyes of the rest of the world doesn't exist: Somaliland.

Uganda announces air force deployment in Somalia

Uganda announces air force deployment in Somalia

Helping mothers improve child nutrition in Somalia

ICRC - Improving child nutrition in Somalia

Concerns about Al Shabaab's threat in Puntland

CIHAN - The Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, Edmund Mulet, told Security Council that despite the progress made towards achieving the benchmarks endorsed by Security Council in 2013 in Resolution 2124 in 2013, which increased the AMISOM troop ceiling, a UN peacekeeping mission at this time would be a high-risk undertaking.

Kenya’s Westgate mall re-opens amid security concerns

Kenya - Business is set to resume at Westgate shopping mall nearly two years after Somalia’s al-Shabab gunmen killed at least 67 people there.

Saudi Arabia - Suicide bomber hits a checkpoint in the capital

RIYADH: A suicide bomber blew himself up on Thursday at a security checkpoint in Al-Hair neighborhood of the capital city, killing himself and wounding two policemen, the Interior Ministry said.

Shebab rebels eye East Africa terror expansion

Middle East Online - MOGADISHU - The leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels on Friday issued an Eid message calling for a wave of new recruits in order to "lift the pain of Muslims" across East Africa.

Al-Shabaab: Uganda to deploy military planes in Somalia

Ugandan military said on Friday that it would deploy its military planes in Somalia to reinforce African Union mission operations against Al-Shabaab militants.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Amin Arts on Somaliland presidency and election delay - Cartoon

(Medeshi)- Amin Amir is a Canadian activist of Somali origin who advocates for social change and justice among the Somali speaking populous.

UK Gov - Somaliland - in-year update July 2015

On 24 January, the Somaliland Journalists Association (SOLJA) condemned the re-suspension of HUBAAL Media Group.

Unidentified S-92s flying from Djibouti

Defence Web - Two unmarked Sikorsky S-92 helicopters have been seen operating out of Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, most likely on behalf of the United States military.

Somaliland losing youth to lure of Europe

HARGEISA, 16 July 2015 (IRIN) - Mohamed Hossien Geeldoon never questioned putting his life in the hands of smugglers who promised to covertly transport him from his home in Somaliland in the Horn of Africa to Europe.

Senior Al-shabaab leader killed in a U.S. drone strike in southwestern Somalia

By ABDI GULED - Associated Press
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A senior commander and other members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab have been killed in a U.S. drone strike in southwestern Somalia, Somali and U.S. officials and a militant commander said Thursday.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Somalia's post-conflict banana harvest revival

Once the country's largest industry, banana farmers return to plantations as Somalia conflicts cool off.

Kenya falls short on promises for press freedom -CPJ

New York, July 15, 2015-A combination of legal and physical harassment, as well as concentration in media ownership, makes it increasingly difficult for journalists to work freely in Kenya, according to "Broken promises: How Kenya is failing to uphold its commitment to a free press," a report released today by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Dreams that wither and die in the African desert

NIAMEY, 15 July 2015 By Boureima Balima (IRIN) - When 26-year-old Koné Kabiné left his home in Cote d’Ivoire’s capital Abidjan six months ago, he never thought he would end up at a migrant centre in Niger with serious injuries, about to return to the very place he so badly wanted to escape.

US has power to address suffering of Djibouti, but does it have the will?

Djibouti is an impoverished, Muslim country, in the volatile Horn of Africa region, with fewer than one million inhabitants, recently “celebrated” its independence from France.

Scotland - Machine gun killer M Ahmed convicted after he left his wallet at Edinburgh murder scene

A gang member who gunned down a drug rival in a leafy suburb was yesterday convicted of murder.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pic of the day : Baboon chews khat in Somaliland

(Medeshi) Hargeisa , Somaliland - It is common to see animals eating these green leaves in Somaliland cities.

US Issues Kenya Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens that the Sixth Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is scheduled to take place July 24 – 26, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Suspected Shabaab bomb kills 5 in Kenya

Nairobi - Suspected militants from the Somali-led al-Shabaab Islamist group killed at least five people in a roadside bomb attack, police said on Tuesday.

Monday, July 13, 2015

UK - Khat classification and monitoring one year on

(Medeshi)- khat is a plant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

32 killed in Al-Shabaab attack in Somalia

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- A total of 32 people, including 25 militants were killed Monday in fighting between Africa Union (AU) forces and the Islamist group Al-Shabaab in the southern Somali district of Rage Celle, a local official said.

Tacsi : Jama Abdillahi Qalib Diir qadhaadh oo geeriyoodey

Alle ha u naxariistee waxaa maanta  geeriyoodey Jama Ghalib alle janadii fardousa haka waraabiyee.

Livestock Carrier Sinks off Gulf of Aden

A cargo ship carrying thousands of livestock was sailing from Somalia to the United Arab Emirates when it encountered high waves and strong winds and sank off the coast of Gulf of Aden.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

From Somalia to Spain: See how youth unemployment compares across the globe

Somalia - Youth unemployment of the population between 18 to 24 years old in is 67% according this report published by PBS News Hour 

Peace and prehistory in Somaliland

By Stanley Stewart - FT - Warmth and intimacy set it apart from its troubled neighbour Somalia — and make it an antidote to modern tourism.

Market for auctioning Somalia and its national assets – Cartoon

(Medeshi)- Amin Arts is an activist and a Canadian of Somali origin who campaigns for social change  and overall justice among the Somalis.

Women demand release of their husbands from Somali jail

By Kibiwott Koross , Standard Digital - Five women whose husbands are held in Somalia have asked the government to help bring their men back.

Somalia - The lost boys of Mogadishu

About 5,000 boys live on the streets of Somalia's capital, many because their parents are too poor to provide for them.