Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Amid renewed violence in Somalia's Gaalkacyo, UN envoy urges respect for ceasefire agreement

( UN News) - 24 December 2016 – Expressing concern over renewed violence in the Somali city of Gaalkacyo, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the country, Michael Keating, has called on all parties to honor the ceasefire agreement.

Below the belt cross party accusations damage Somaliland sovereignty

Commentary - The social media and the local websites have recently circulated fake news accusing the opposition party of seeking reunion with Somalia.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Somaliland opposition in Nairobi for strategy meetings

(By COLLINS KWEYU ,The Star ) Somaliland opposition leaders are in Nairobi to strategise on winning their elections. They have been in Nairobi for a week.

The Arabs’ military incursion in the Horn: what does it mean for Ethiopia?

(By Zeray Hailemariam Horn Affairs)- It should not be confusing within the Arab politics that seeing them competing or quarreling sometimes does not mean they are divorced.

High Demand Threatens Frankincense Trade in Somaliland

(By Jason Patinkin , VOA) - ERIGAVO, SOMALILAND — The ancient trade in frankincense starts here in the remote hills of Somaliland.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Swedish parliamentarian visits Somaliland

(MoFA Somaliland) - Swedish Parliamentarian Arhe Hamednaca’s first official visit to the Republic of Somaliland.

Somali Clerics Warn Women Against Playing Basketball

(VOA) - A group of an influential Somali clerics have warned women against playing basketball, describing it as, “unIslamic" and a "threat to their faith."

UN allocates $3 million to Somalia-Kenya cross-border pilot project for Somali refugees

(UN News)- 22 December 2016 – The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund is set to allocate $3 million on a pilot project that will provide peacebuilding and professional skills to Somali refugees volunteering to return from Kenya to Somalia.

Somalia - 3 Killed in Mogadishu Explosion

Somali government officials say two civilians and a government solider were killed after an explosion near one of Mogadishu’s busiest junctions known as Black Sea, late Thursday.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Somaliland elections

(Ventures) - The tiny eastern African country of Somaliland will head to the poll to elect a president in March 2017 for only the third time in the history.

UAE to establish military base in Berbera , Somaliland

By Awad Mustafa in Dubai
The United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement to establish a second foreign military base in the Horn of Africa.

Canada- Faysal Mohamed Hees shot dead in Toronto

(cp24.com) -Toronto police have identified a man found dead at an Etobicoke highrise building on Monday morning.

Gunmen kill Puntland presidential director in Somalia

By Mohammed Adam Mo'alim - Anadolu Agency 
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalis autonomous region of Puntland presidential palace director Adan Gus, was shot dead by gunmen in port city of Bosaso on Tuesday evening.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Somalia - AU troops kill mother and five children in Marka on Sunday

(BBC)- The African Union (AU) says it is investigating two separate incidents in which its troops allegedly killed 11 civilians in Somalia.

AU Peacekeepers Accused of Killing 11 Somali Civilians

(VOA)- Somali officials are accusing African Union peacekeepers of killing 11 civilians in two separate incidents over the weekend.

Canada - Somali man kills his two sisters in Ottawa

(Ottawa Citizen)-  A 29-year-old mentally ill man is in jail on charges that he killed two of his sisters in a south-end housing co-op Friday night.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Somaliland-Egypt business forum to be held early-2017

By Sanaa Allam - (Amwal)- A joint business forum between Egypt and Somaliland is set to be held by the beginning of 2017 in the Republic of Somaliland.

Canada - Somali sisters killed in double homicide

(Ottawa Citizen)- Two Somali-Canadian sisters were killed in a double homicide at a south-end housing co-op Friday night, according to friends and acquaintances.