Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Drought hits Somaliland’s most vulnerable

Reuters- A severe drought intensified by El Niño has hit Somaliland and Puntland, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. An estimated 1.7 million people are affected by drought and about 1.3 million people are at risk of slipping into acute food insecurity if they do receive assistance immediately.

Dahabshiil ready to partner with AU to lower Diaspora remittances cost

By CORRESPONDENT, Capital FM - NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 22 – Leading money transfer company Dahabshiil is ready to work with the African Union in partnership with African states to enable them to reform their laws and regulations so as to lower the cost of remitting funds into and within the continent.

Relief agencies scale up food supplies in Somalia amid drought

MOGADISHU, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Humanitarian agencies have increased efforts to save lives and livelihoods in the areas hardest hit by the drought in Somalia, the UN said on Saturday.

At least 12 die of cholera in S. Somalia

MOGADISHU, April 23 (Xinhua) -- At least 12 people have died of cholera, and over 60 others are suffering from diarrhea in towns of middle Jubba region, southern Somalia this week, health ministry confirmed Saturday.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Three journalists facing possible jail terms in Somaliland trials

Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the possible prison sentences that three journalists are facing in two separate cases in Somaliland and urges the judicial authorities to respect this autonomous region’s constitution and press law, which guarantee freedom of information.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Somalia - Human Rights Priority Country

Somalia - 2015 was another year of serious concern for human rights in Somalia.

Qatar Charity distributes urgent aid in Somaliland

DOHA: The Peninsula - Qatar Charity (QC) has begun distributing urgent humanitarian aid to 30,000 drought-affected people in Somaliland .

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Massive loss of life in latest Mediterranean Sea tragedy

 On Tuesday, a UNHCR team interviewed survivors of what could be one of the worst tragedies involving refugees and migrants in the last 12 months.

Human trafficking : How Many More Lives?

 By Mark T. Jones - This week we were greeted by yet more grim news of lives lost attempting to cross from North Africa to Europe.

Somaliland - Construction of 18 rooms for the Mental Health Unit of Hargeisa Group Hospital

 The Minister of Health has recently laid the stone for the construction of 18 rooms for the Mental Health Unit of Hargeisa Group Hospital.

Four civilians killed in Somalia al Shabaab attack on state officials

Reuters- At least four civilians were killed in the Somali capital on Monday when militants opened fire on government officials in a car and then a car bomb exploded.

Somaliland School Is Launching Pad to Sending Students Abroad

 HARGEISA, SOMALILAND— (VOA) -A school on the outskirts of Hargeisa has become a draw for high-achievers from around Somaliland as well as a launching pad, sending these students on to some of the most prestigious schools around the world.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Djibouti president brings court proceedings against Facebook Ireland over offensive posts

 ‘Offensive’ posts spur Djibouti case against Facebook Ireland
President Ismael Omar Guelleh seeks orders suspending accounts pending full hearing.

Kofi Annan to African leaders: Leave when your time is up

 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 19, 2016/ -- Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has urged African leaders to leave when their mandated time is up and to avoid excluding opposing voices if elections are to cease contributing to conflicts on the continent.

Northamptonshire Somali charity trustee sentenced to 2 years for stealing public money

 A former chairman of a charity that aims to relieve poverty in the Northamptonshire Somali community has been sentenced today to two years and three months in prison after he admitted stealing £105,000 from the organisation.

Somalia Bans Citizens From Traveling to Sudan After 200 Deaths

 Bloomberg- Somalia has prohibited its citizens from traveling to Sudan, a popular passage for undocumented immigrants from the Horn of African nation headed for Italy, after the drowning of hundreds of Somali immigrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

Reconstructing Somalia: Love Songs at the Birth of a Nation

 By Lidwien Kapteijns: Love Songs at the Dawn of Somalia

Monday, April 18, 2016

Ethiopia - Government expressed deep sorrow over the killing of 208 civilians

 The Government of Ethiopia expressed it deep sorrow over the killing of 208 civilians.

Somaliland introduces new visa regulations

 Following is  a letter issued by the department of Immigration of Somaliland which contains new rules for entry , Investment, NGOs and tourism visas in the country :

Somaliland - UN delegation arrives to discuss drought response and development

 Hargeisa, 18 April, 2016 – The Ministry received a large UN delegation which was led by Peter de Clerq DSRSG (Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General) for Somaliland and Somalia, who is also the UN Humanitarian Coordinator.

More than 400 mainly from Somaliland drown in the Meditteranean

 Four boats carrying migrants mainly from Somaliland capsized yesterday in the Mediterranean off the coast of Egypt leaving  up to 400 people dead.