Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Somalia - Col. Anshur Araye killed in Mogadishu ambush

MOGADISHU, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Gunmen shot dead Somali military Commander Col. Anshur Araye in an early raid on Saturday, a government official confirmed.

How Somaliland hopes to build a new country

(WP) -While Somalia descended into chaos after its government collapsed in 1991 and was wracked by famine, clan warfare, piracy and later the al-Qaeda-linked al Shabab insurgency, the northern half quietly split off and formed its own country.

Friday, December 25, 2015

EU blockades Somaliland Schooling Curriculum - Minister

Hargiesa  - Somaliland Minister of Education claims that the EU has blockaded Somaliland curriculum.

Saudi Arabia - Somali women rapped by kidnappers posing as policemen

JEDDAH: Two Somali women who were stopped by policemen for identity checks were horrified to discover the men had disguised themselves in police uniforms so they could kidnap and assault them.

US congressmen write to Kerry demanding investigation of the ongoing mass killing in Oromia

Ayyaantuu- US Congress Members Keith Ellison, Betty McCollum & Tom Emmer write letter to U.S. Department of State demanding to conduct full and thorough investigation of the ongoing mass killing in Oromia.

Somaliland Government not to compromise sovereignty through slumbering security

Opinion- - Rise, Somaliland! Rise! By Amran Jama Aideed

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Dutch Court Clear Dahabshiil of All Terror Allegations

Dahabshiil received a favourable decision in the preliminary proceedings before the court of Breda, declaring all evidence of alleged terrorist financing and violence towards the press as "fabricated" and lacking "sufficient factual support".

Somalia - Al Shabab publicly execute two officials

(Reuters)- Islamist militant group al Shabaab publicly executed a Somali military officer and the leader of a small town in the southern Somali region of Lower Shabelle, a spokesman for the group and local residents said on Thursday.

US Calls on Djibouti to Release Opposition Leaders

VOA-The United States has condemned recent acts of violence in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti and called for the immediate release of opposition leaders who have been detained.

Somaliland- Why Hargesya is a beacon of literary prowess

Star - Hargeysa! It’s best known as the home of the world famous annual Hargeysa International Book Fair.

Saudi hospital fire kills at least 25

AFP-  A fire ripped through a hospital in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, killing at least 25 people and injuring 107, the authorities said.

United States calls on Djibouti to show restraint ahead of vote

NAIROBI, Dec 24 (Reuters) - The United States has urged Djibouti to work with the opposition to ensure a peaceful presidential election next year after a religious celebration turned violent, stoking fears of a return to street protests ahead the vote.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Gold stones found in Somaliland

A friend of mine who has just come back from Somaliland has shown me  the gold stones illustrated here  which he collected from a location close to Hargeisa .

Oromo protests set to continue in Ethiopia

In an interview with DW, a spokesman of the Ethiopian Federal Democratic Unity Forum accused the government of abusing the country's constitution with its plans to expand the capital Addis Ababa.

New York Post claims Somalis are 99% Christians

Here is the heading of the article - Somalia cancels Christmas over Muslim sensitivities despite being 99% Christian.

How to Get Into Harvard From Somaliland with Abdisamad Adan

Abdisamad Adan grew up in Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland . He just began his first year at Harvard University.

Ugandan soldiers in Somalia unpaid for 7 months

Ugandan soldiers under the African Union Mission in Somalia have not been paid for seven months, Gen Jeje Odongo, the minister of State for Defense has said.

Djibouti Foreign Minister issues statement on clashes at Balbala

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Djibouti H.E. Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said today that claims 19 civilians were killed at Balbala during a religious gathering yesterday have been exaggerated.

Somalia bans Christmas and New year celebrations

Somalia has banned Christmas and New Year celebrations because they are 'contrary to Islamic culture' – days after a similar move by the Sultan of Brunei

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Somaliland- photos of Daallo and the most beautiful parts of Sanaag

Photos of beautiful highlands of Sanaag mountains just north East and North West of Erigavo , Somaliland

China donates tents to Somali refugees in Kenya

The Kenyan government on Tuesday received a donation of 5,800 tents from China in a bid to improve the living conditions of Somali refugees in the country.

UN declares Somalia now recovering nation, not failed state

The top UN official for war-torn Somalia has said the country is no longer a failed state but is now a recovering fragile nation.

Black week for freedom of information in Somalia

Reporters without borders (press release)

Monday, December 21, 2015

Female genital mutilation season begins in Kenya

Anadolu Agency - Authorities in Kenya say that as of Dec. 1, an estimated 1,000 girls have undergone female circumcision.

Up to 19 Killed in Djibouti Violence

Opposition activists in Djibouti say as many as 19 people were killed Monday when security forces opened fire on a religious gathering in the capital

Kenya - Don't destroy Nairobi environs


Intelligence Officer and a Bank Official Shot Dead in Somalia

An intelligence officer and a Central bank official were killed in two shootings perpetrated by unidentified gunmen, reported today the Somali Police.

London - A-grade students and care workers celebrated at Somalian awards in Ealing

(Get West London) -High-performing students and other Somalians were celebrated at the Somali Achievement Awards in Ealing on December 11.

Mixed reaction to Rwanda's referendum for multiple re-elections for Kagame


Sunday, December 20, 2015

Somalia makes history with debut televised football match

History has been made in Somalia with the first ever live televised match.

Somaliland - Gold found north of Hargeisa

The location is the mountains north of the Capital of Somaliland.

Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya, bomb found onboard

Authorities in Kenya are examining a suspect package that forced an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris to make an emergency landing in Kenya.