Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Welsh Somalilanders on war-ravaged home they cannot forget

(BBC)- Scenes of shelled-out buildings and panic-stricken people fleeing Aleppo may seem far removed from the lives of most people.

Somaliland: War-ravaged state linked to Wales for 150 years

(BBC)- There may appear to be few similarities between Wales and a war-ravaged self-declared African republic where people suffering from mental health problems are chained up.

Somali community thanks Wales for their welcome as appeal launched to help rebuild war-torn country they fled

Wales’s Somali community has issued a thank you to Wales for welcoming them when they fled civil war in the 1980s and 1990s as it launches a fresh appeal for help re-building their country.

Somalia: Journalists protest against restrictions to cover upcoming elections

(IFJ)- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today expressed concerns and condemned the restrictions to the coverage of the ongoing indirect elections in Somalia by journalists of the independent media.

Mass measles vaccination campaign underway in southern Somalia

(Relief Web) - Kismayo, Lower Juba, Somalia 16 December 2016 - UNICEF and partners are aiming to vaccinate 54,000 children under 10 in Kismayo, southern Somalia following a serious outbreak of measles.

Friday, December 16, 2016

5 million people affected by drought in Somalia

( Relief Web) - Drought is widespread across Somalia warn ACTED teams in the country. In Puntland, severe drought has directly affected up to 150,000 people and has displaced an additional 12,000 people, according to the consortium.

London - Appeal to find missing schoolgirl Sahra Warsame, 15, from Brent

(Kilburn Times ) - Police are appealing for information leading to the whereabouts of a missing schoolgirl from Brent.

Somalia - Failure of Deyr rains in October in most parts of the country

(FEWS NET) - Little to no Deyr rainfall was received throughout Somalia in the last 10 days of October. Similarly, only light rains were received in isolated areas of the country in early October.

London- Man shot dead in Kilburn High Road

By Loraine King , Kilburn Times -  A murder hunt is underway after a man was shot dead in Kilburn on the evening of Dec 9.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Bomb kills five Somali soldiers in capital Mogadishu

Reuters -By Abdirahman Hussein and Abdi Sheikh | MOGADISHU
A bomb blast killed five soldiers and injured a dozen other people in the Somali capital on Thursday, a municipal spokesman said, hours after a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint, killing the attacker.

Somalia - Suicide attack in Mogadishu injures at least 5

By Mohammed Dhaysane
MOGADISHU, Somalia - At least five people have been wounded Thursday in a suicide car bomb attack targeting a Mogadishu restaurant regularly frequented by journalists, according to authorities and eyewitnesses.

Somali militants cut off hands of two accused thieves -al Shabaab

By Feisal Omar
MOGADISHU Dec 15 (Reuters) - Al Shabaab militants cut off the right hands of two alleged thieves in a region of Somalia controlled by the al Qaeda- affiliated group, a senior al Shabaab official said on Thursday.

Humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen unless more emergency food reaches millions

(RW)- Aid workers are warning that Yemen is heading towards a humanitarian catastrophe should more emergency food not reach the millions of people already suffering chronic hunger.

Somalia - Galmudug and Puntland complete voting for the House of the People

(RW)- Garowe, Cadaado, Mogadishu, 13 December 2016 - Galmudug and Puntland have completed the electoral process for the House of the People, bringing the number of federal states that have concluded the exercise to five.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Somalia food insecurity outlook

(FEWS NET)- Food security outcomes throughout Somalia are likely to be worse than previously expected, following significantly below-average Deyr rainfall.

Cardiff Appeal to help Somaliland

(Wales Online)- People in Cardiff have raised £90,000 of a total £100,000 across the UK for an appeal launched by Welsh Somalis in the city to help people in Somaliland with mental health problems – a health crisis that has escalated as a result of war and poverty, fund raisers say.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Measles outbreak poses new threat to children in Somalia

(UNICEF)- KISMAYO, Somalia, 12 December 2016 – The cholera treatment centre at Kismayo General Hospital, the biggest hospital in Kismayo, hadn’t had any patients since the last outbreak was brought under control. But lately it has again been inundated with patients.

Weather Balloon Launch in the Horn of Africa

CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI- U.S. Special Operations Airman launch a weather balloon to demonstrate weather data collection techniques to Djibouti officials at Camp Lemonnier, Dec. 8, 2016.

Edna Adan: 'With my army of midwives, fewer girls will go through FGM'

(The Guardian) - Former first lady of Somalia warns that complacency and a lack of local intervention could cause a ‘slip back’ in the fight against female genital mutilation

Monday, December 12, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Eritrea and Isolation: Have we seen this song before?

By Scott Morgan
In a very short period of time the United States will transition from the Obama Administration to the new Administration of Donald Trump. Already there are ideas about how much the Foreign Policy of the United States will and should change.

London - Young Somali shot dead in Kilburn while walking with relatives

(Evening Standard) - A young man died after being gunned down in front of horrified shoppers in Kilburn as he crossed a busy high street.

AU chair contenders meet in historic debate in Addis Ababa - Video

(CCTV)- The African Union Commission is currently holding a debate for the candidates seeking to head the continental body. It is taking place at the AU's headquarters in Addis Ababa.

Suicide bombing kills six at police station in Somali capital

(AP)- A suicide car bomb has killed at least six people and injured five others at a police station in the Somali capital, police said.

Suicide bomb kills at least 29 at Somalia's main port

A suicide truck bomb hit the entrance of Somalia's biggest port on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, police said, an attack claimed by Islamist al Shabaab militants.