Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Somaliland's nascent love affair with books is blossoming

Hargeisa -In the craggy hills of Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway region of Somaliland, organizers and participants this morning (July 23) flooded the opening ceremony of the ninth edition of the Hargeysa International Book Fair.

More trade with Kenya would win Somaliland recognition

(the-star.co.ke ) - Currently there is an economic crisis in Meru County because Kenyan miraa is banned in Somalia in retaliation for the closure of the Dabaab Refugee Camp. It is also banned in the UK, the European Union by al Shabaab upon unscientific claims that miraa is an addictive stimulant worse than alcohol, tea, coffee or cigarettes.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Turkish Consulate presses Somaliland to close Nile Academy - Video

Turkish consular says - Somaliland Government to choose between either Terrorist Organisation by Fethullah Gülen or the Republic of Turkey.

Somaliland army secures voter registration areas, repulses Puntland Militia

Hargeisa - The Republic of ‪Somaliland‬ National Army moved to support the security of a voting registration office near the border on 18th July 2016.

Eritrean, Somalian and Afghan refugees evicted from makeshift camp in Paris

(Mail Online )- Police clear thousands of migrants from makeshift camp in Paris (so how long until they make it to Calais?)

Puntland ruling clan's waning influence increases coup risk

(IHS Subscription)- Puntland ruling clan's waning influence increases coup risk, undermining Somalia's federalisation and threatening manufacturing, oil, telecoms contracts.

Report - Human rights in Somalia blighted by abuses and violations

Human rights progress in Somalia continues to be blighted by serious abuses and violations perpetrated by various parties involved in the ongoing internal conflict and by a culture of impunity.

Somaliland - Human Rights Priority Country update report

Somaliland continues to use the death penalty.

The Dangerous Route of Ethiopian Migrants

By Nicolas Niarchos
(The New Yorker) — The other day, on the outskirts of Fantahero, a small village in the desert of northern Djibouti, Sebhatou Mellis was sheltering from a-hundred-and-four-degree heat in the shade of an acacia tree.

Chicken odour 'prevents malaria' research in Ethiopia finds

(BBC) - The smell from a live chicken could help protect against malaria, researchers have found.
Ethiopian and Swedish scientists discovered that malarial mosquitoes tend to avoid chickens and other birds.

Ethiopia, Djibouti, China to launch $4B nat. gas project

By Addis Getachew
ADDIS ABABA  - Ethiopia says physical work on a massive $4 billion cooperative natural gas project between Ethiopia, Djibouti, and China will soon be launched.

Meru governor wants Kenya, Somaliland agreement over Khat sale

Meru County Governor Peter Munya has urged the government to promote the Miraa market in Somaliland that buys most of its Miraa plant from Ethiopia

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction: report

(Timeslive)- Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya suspected of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group said Wednesday, as police challenged them to provide evidence to an independent body.

How U.S. drone strikes kill innocent civilians in Somalia

BEIJING, July 21 (Xinhua) -- After the Sept. 11 terror attacks in 2001, the United States substantially increased its use of drones to strike suspected terrorists in at least seven countries -- Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Libya and Syria.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Soma Oil Executive Cleared Of “Extremist Links” By UN Investigation

(Buzzfeed)- A director of Soma Oil and Gas, which is chaired by former Conservative party leader Michael Howard, has been cleared of having any possible ties to extremist groups in Somalia.

Cross-border fighting and inter-clan conflicts in Somalia's Puntland will interrupt oil exploration

(IHS)- The autonomous Puntland and self-declared independent Somaliland engaged in artillery fire and ground assaults using armoured personnel carriers (APC) from 17 to 19 July in Booda-Adde and Bahar areas within the disputed Sanaag region.

Dozens killed, missing in Kenya crackdown on militants: HRW

(Reuters)- Dozens of people have died or disappeared without a trace after being detained by Kenyan security forces during operations against Islamist militants in the capital and on the border with Somalia, Human Rights Watch said.

Somaliland: Human Rights Centre expresses concern over calls for postponement of election

Press release
Somaliland: Human Rights Centre expresses concern over calls for postponement of election
The planned March 2017 election shall take place on time without further delay, said Human Rights Centre in a statement today.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

African Union prepares to pull out its forces from Somalia by 2018

(Xinhua) -- The African Union (AU) is set to start withdrawing its standby force from Somali in 2018, a senior AU official has said.

Why Somaliland now needs international recognition

(IRIN)-In mid-April a boat capsized crossing the Mediterranean killing up to 500 migrants, a large proportion of whom most international media reported as being Somali. But in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, local media noted how many who died were actually Somalilanders.

Somaliland improvises to keep economy running - Video

(DW)-Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia 25 years ago. But without international recognition, it's hard to lure investors and development aid.

Monday, July 18, 2016

AU summit opens with launch of African e-passport

KIGALI, July 17 (Xinhua) -- African leaders on Sunday gathered at Rwanda's capital Kigali for their biannual meet with the launch of the continent's first-ever African e-passport.

Stranded in Somaliland – Part 1

(Newsdeeply.com)- Yemenis fleeing conflict are taking overcrowded livestock boats across the Gulf of Aden to Somaliland – an unrecognized country. Such is the magnitude of violence in one of the oldest centers of civilization in the Middle East.

Somaliland - HRC calls on the Attorney General to drop the criminal case against journalist

Press release
Human Rights Centre calls on the Attorney General to drop the criminal case against journalist Ibrahim Osman Ahmed.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Somalia suspends operations of Turkish Nile Academy

Somalia has suspended activities of the Nile Academy, a Turkish institution that runs educational and medical facilities in the Horn of Africa nation.

Ethiopia opens new industrial park

Ethiopia has unveiled Africa’s largest industrial park in the city of Hawassa 275km southeast of the capital Addis Ababa – one of several it is building or planning to build all over the country.

Somalia suspends school linked to failed Turkish coup

Baku-APA. The Somali government announced Saturday that it is suspending a school linked to the group behind the attempted coup Friday in Turkey, giving its staff one week to leave the country, APA reports quoting Anadolu.