Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Djibouti - The superpowers’ playground

 ( The Economist) -AT 2pm in the tiny African state of Djibouti everything stops. As the sun burns high in the sky people retreat to their homes, save for a few men lying in the shade of colonial-era walkways, chewing qat leaves that bring on a hazy high.

More Than 140 Killed Near Ethiopia’s Border With South Sudan

 Associated Press/WSJ
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—Armed groups have killed more than 140 civilians near Ethiopia’s border with South Sudan, an Ethiopian official said.

African Union troops in Somalia kill four civilians

 African Union (AU) troops have killed four civilians travelling in a car in southern Somalia, sparking protests.

Somalia- Rehab center gives hope to street children in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of homeless street children who roamed the streets of Somali capital Mogadishu have a reason to smile thanks to the establishment of a rehabilitation center.

Somalis heading to Malta to sing for hope

 Three music artists are this weekend headed to Malta with a message of hope for fellow Somalis, who make up the largest African community in Malta.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Somaliland is not part of the 2016 Somalia electoral process or its federal system - President says

 President Silanayo of the Republic of Somaliland has issued a letter stating that Somaliland will not take part in the 2016 Somalia electoral process because Somaliland is an independent state which is not part of Somalia.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Somaliland - Leaving behind whatever dies

The severe drought in Ethiopia has made headline news.  But it has also scorched Somaliland  – a region far less able to cope with the impact.
By Mohamed Amin Jibril/Bus/Somaliland

Ethiopia earns millions in electricity exports

 Ethiopia is slowly but surely establishing itself as a major power hub in Africa through its electricity exports.

Yemenis Escaping Conflict Flee to Somaliland - Video

 In an unusual development, people from war-torn Yemen are fleeing to a region where citizens have been scattered the world over by decades of conflict.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Brothers Khalif and Abdulrahman Sharrif of Manchester killed in Syria after joining ISIS

 Two brothers from Old Trafford, Manchester, have most likely been killed fighting alongside the Islamic State (Isis) in Syria, sources close to their family have said.

US- Helping Somali migrants adjust to Minnesota schools -Video

 A growing community of Somali immigrant families in St. Cloud, Minn., has presented multiple challenges for local educators who have been grappling with not only how to meet the students' linguistic and educational needs, but also how to create a learning environment where they feel safe and welcome.

US airstrikes kill 12 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

 The Pentagon on Tuesday said 12 militants of al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida-affiliated group in Somalia, were killed in U.S. airstrikes this week.

Bomb Blast at Somali Livestock Market Kills Three

 (Bloomberg)- Three people were killed when a bomb exploded at a livestock market in a Somali town about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from the capital, Mogadishu, police said.

Monday, April 11, 2016

US- Press statement on Djibouti Elections

  Press Statement

Somalia publicly executes former al Shabaab spokesman

 A former media officer for the Somali Islamist group al Shabab was publicly executed by a government firing squad on Monday for ordering the death of six journalists, court officials said.

Somalia- 5 killed after suicide bomb attack on a restaurant in Mogadishu

 At least five people have been killed and seven wounded after a suicide bomb attack on a restaurant near a local government building in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

UNICEF and WFP respond to needs of drought-affected people in Somaliland and Puntland

 NAIROBI, Kenya, 11 April 2016 – In northern Somalia, UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up efforts to help communities cope with a severe drought exacerbated by El Niño conditions in Somaliland and Puntland.