Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Friday, October 7, 2016

Israel Chemicals Quits Potash Project in Ethiopia

(Reuters)-  JERUSALEM, Oct 6 - Israel Chemicals (ICL) said on Thursday its board had decided to terminate its potash project in Ethiopia

Are Ethiopian protests a game changer?

(BBC)- Political protests which have swept through Ethiopia are a major threat to the country's secretive government, writes former BBC Ethiopia correspondent Elizabeth Blunt.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ethiopian immigration to Israel resuming after 3-year freeze

(TOI) Amid civil unrest in Ethiopia, first group of Jews since 2013 set to arrive in Israel on Sunday; 9,000 still waiting in Ethiopia

American Researcher Killed During Ethiopia Protests

(VOA)- An American researcher was killed in Ethiopia after protesters began throwing rocks at the car she was riding in, officials from the University of California, Davis, said.

At least 6 killed, 1 injured in terrorist attack on Kenyan border

MANDERA, Kenya, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- At least six people were killed and another one seriously injured early Thursday after suspected al-Shabaab militants attacked a residential plot in Kenya's Mandera county on the border with Somalia.

Somaliland - Gabiley's master plan targets agriculture and bus terminal

(UN Habitat) -Hargeisa, 5 October 2016–On 20 September 2016, UN-Habitat conducted a technical workshop in Hargeisa, Somaliland, to present and discuss the urban master plan of Gabiley, a small but important agricultural town in Somaliland.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Somalia/Somaliland Price Bulletin, September 2016

(FEWS NET)Maize, sorghum, rice, and cowpea are the most important staple foods for Somalis.

Fact sheet on Somalia’s 2016 electoral process

(UN)- Fact sheet on Somalia’s 2016 electoral process

Somalia Rainfall Forecast Issued: 04/10/2016

(RW)- Some parts of the Somalia have recorded moderate rains within the last one week which could be a possible start of the Deyr rainy season.

Young people in Mogadishu tackle health issues

(RW)-Fifty-six young people in Somalia have been sharing experiences and debating on reproductive health issues affecting the youth through a series of weekly health talks that went on for a period of two months.

Ethiopia launches new railway to Djibouti

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia and Djibouti launched on Wednesday Africa's first modern electrified railway connecting their respective capitals.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Why China and Saudi Arabia Are Building Bases in Djibouti

(Huffington post)- China and Saudi Arabia are building military bases next door to US AFRICOM in Djibouti—and bringing the consequences of American withdrawal from the region into stark relief.

Chinese-built railway helps propel Ethiopia's industrialization drive

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese-built railway linking the Ethiopian capital and the port of Djibouti is expected to help the landlocked African country improve access to the sea and speed up a burgeoning industrialization process.

Djibouti - Dikhil children to get new schoolhouse addition by US Task Force

(CJTF-HOA) A team from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, traveled to Dikhil, Djibouti, and met with village elders and community members Sept. 27, 2016, to learn about the education and general welfare of an existing school system in the village.

Saudi Arabia abandons Hijira calendar , adopts Gregorian

(Saudi Gazzette)- RIYADH — Pay and perks of employees working in the public sector will be disbursed in accordance with the Gregorian calendar effective from Oct. 1.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Ethiopia Stampede Kills at Least 100 as Oromo Protest Dispersed

By - William Davison (Bloomberg)-  A protest in Ethiopia turned into a stampede that left at least 100 people drowned or crushed to death as police dispersed a crowd at an annual cultural festival of the Oromo people, the nation’s largest ethnic group, a doctor from Bishoftu Hospital said.

Ethiopia: more than 50 killed in Oromia festival stampede

(Al Jazeera)- Scores of people have been reportedly crushed to death in Ethiopia in a stampede after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an anti-government protest that grew out of a religious festival.

British Troops to help Somali militias

(Sunday Times)- British soldiers bound for east Africa in a deployment announced by Theresa May at the United Nations this week will be at the vanguard of a risky plan to sideline Somalia’s army and boost local militias to fight Islamic terrorists.

Police fire teargas, warning shots at Ethiopia protest

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Police in Ethiopia's Oromiya region fired teargas and warning shots on Sunday to disperse anti-government protesters at a religious festival, triggering a stampede that caused several casualties, witnesses said.