Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Piracy updates - Ships urged to be vigilant past the Somali coast

(MoFA Ethio)- The International Maritime Organization has urged ships navigating past the Somali coast to continue with counter-piracy measures despite a reduction the number of incidents.

Three terrorists held over 'bomb plot' targeting Somalis in Kansas

(Sky News)- Three members of a Kansas "militia" have been charged over an alleged plot to bomb an apartment building which is home to 120 Somali immigrants.

Somalia - Clashes between Puntland and Galmudug kill 11, displace 50,000 others

MOGADISHU, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Renewed fighting between regional forces from Galmudug and Puntland in the central Somali Galkayo town have killed at least 11 people and displaced 50,000 others, the UN humanitarian agency said on Saturday.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Somaliland ministers participate in the World Muslim Leadership Forum in Kuala Lumpur

(MoFA)- The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Saad Ali Shire and Minister of Religious Affairs, Khalil Abdillahi Ahmed, have participated at the prestigious World Muslim Leadership Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

US calls for political pluralism and respect for fundamental freedoms in Ethiopia

The United States takes note of the Government of Ethiopia’s October 8 declaration of a State of Emergency in response to recent protests and violence in the Oromia and Amhara regions.

Somalia: Bomb attack kills 7 soldiers

At least seven soldiers were killed and six seriously wounded in a bomb attack on a Somali military convoy Thursday

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Yemen Crisis Situation Report: October 5, 2016

(Critical Threats)- By Katherine Zimmerman
Yemen’s civil war continues to interact with multiple conflicts. It has become part of the regional Saudi Arabia-Iran proxy war.

UN approved weapons imports resold in Somalia

Reuters- By Katharine Houreld | NAIROBI
Many guns imported by the Somali government with U.N. approval are being resold by arms dealers on the black market in the nation's capital Mogadishu, two Western diplomats said.

Ethiopia troops pull out of Somalia towns

NAIROBI: Hundreds of Ethiopian troops pulled out of a town in central Somalia on Tuesday, at least the second location vacated by their forces in recent weeks, a Somali security official said.

Ethiopia - Diplomatic community briefed on the declaration of the State of Emergency

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Government Communication Affairs Office briefed the diplomatic community and representatives of international organizations in Addis on current political developments in the country and the reasons for the declaration of a State of Emergency on Wednesday (October 12).

Monday, October 10, 2016

London- Help find the parents of Khalid who died in Swansea prison

Khalid Abriaz who is Somali, died in Swansea prison, two days after last Eid Al-Adha. The prison has said he has committed suicide within his first two days of prison and their is no record of any family or next of kin.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Foreigners Shutting Down their Businesses in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa (AFP) - Anti-government protesters in Ethiopia have turned their anger on foreigners, torching tourist resorts and foreign-owned factories in the restive Oromia region, local media reported Friday.

Two Saudi female students flee to South Korea

By Mariam Al-Sagheer - Saudi Gazette
RIYADH — Two university female students fled to South Korea last week.

Ethiopia declares state of emergency to restore order after protests

By Aaron Maasho-Reuters-  | ADDIS ABABA
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn declared a six-month state of emergency on Sunday, saying it was to restore order after weeks of protests that have resulted in deaths and damage to mostly foreign-owned factories and flower farms.