Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Commentary - Economic boom rumours in Somaliland

(Medeshi)- Somaliland is in economic boom as most diaspora returnees say.

UN- UK Ambassador About Somaliland Independence Petition

UNITED NATIONS, August 23 -- After in Somaliland a petition was announced, with a million signatures, seeking recognition of independence, Inner City Press put the question on August 23 to the UN Security Council's penholder the UK, Ambassador Matthew Rycroft.

British Embassy hosts Mogadishu Book Fair reception

(FCO)- Embassy hosts Mogadishu Book Fair reception as BBC journalist launched a book on Somalia

London- Yasmin Ashkir and Ikram Farah missing

Guardian - Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of two teenage girls, who are known to frequent the Walthamstow area.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Running from Ethiopia: The Oromo exodus

Reuters- Feyisa Lilesa completed the marathon at the Rio Olympics with his arms raised in a gesture of defiance against the Ethiopian government. For many this was their first glimpse of the trouble brewing in this largely peaceful East African country.

10 killed in Mogadishu beach restaurant attack

(IBT)-Around 10 people have been killed after al-Shabaab militants detonated a car bomb on a seaside restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, on Thursday (25 August) evening, police said. Among the dead are six civilians, two security force members and two attackers.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Somaliland Petitions for Statehood

WASHINGTON — VOA - More than one million citizens have signed a petition calling for the recognition of Somaliland by the international community, Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo told reporters in Hargeisa Tuesday.

Italian police arrest Somali man with 36kg of khat upon arrival from Malta

(Malta Independent) - Italian police have arrested a Somali man upon his arrival from Malta with 36 kilogrammes of the drug khat, which is derived from a plant with African origins.

Somalia central bank teller on the run after taking $530,000

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's central bank says a bank teller is on the run after stealing $530,000 in a month-long scam that replaced real cash with fake bills.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

UK- Hijab approved as uniform option by Scotland Police

(Telegraph)- The hijab has become an optional part of the Police Scotland uniform as the force works to encourage Muslim women to join the service.

Black Lives Matter protests death of Abdirahman Abdi across Canada

(The Globe and Mail) - Black Lives Matter is holding rallies in several Canadian cities to protest the death of a Somali-Canadian man after a violent encounter with Ottawa police in late July.

Somalia -Five arrested after grenade attack in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Police in Somalia on Wednesday arrested five suspected Al-Shabaab militants in the capital Mogadishu where a grenade attack in Hamar-weyne district killed one person and wounded three others a day ago.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

One million voices call for Somaliland recognition

(Mofa Somaliland) - A ‪‎petition‬ calling for the recognition of ‪#‎Somaliland‬ has surpassed its target of one million signatures.

US- No investigation on legislative candidate Ilhan Omar

(Start Tribune)- United States Attorney Andrew Luger sent a letter to Ilhan Omar, who is on the brink of becoming the nation's first Somali-American legislator, denying a TV report that he was investigating her for immigration fraud.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Somaliland - Human Rights Centre expresses concern on prosecution of civilians before military court

Human Rights Centre calls on the government of Somaliland to stop prosecuting civilian people before military courts.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sahra Halgan sings recognition for Somaliland

(Japan Times) We in the West are used to thinking of music mainly as entertainment. On occasion, it can fulfill a religious function, or be deployed to argue one political point or another.

Ethiopia - Ethnic Tigrayans flee Gondor - Video

Thousands of ethnic Tigrayans have fled the Ethiopian city of Gondor to escape anti-government protesters.

UK- Applications for Chevening Scholarship awards now open

(FCO) - The scholarship offers a unique opportunity to gain outstanding academic experience and to expand your global and social outlooks

Former Somalia PM M. Ali Samater dies

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A former Somalia prime minister who lost a long U.S. court battle over accusations of killing and torture has died, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud announced Saturday.

Somalia: 10 people killed by car bomb in Galkayo

At least 10 people were killed in two explosions in Galkayo, central Somalia, on Sunday morning, a local official said.