Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Friday, January 6, 2017

Somalia - Manipulated electoral process escalates inter-clan conflict

OUTLOOK FOR DECEMBER 2016 - FEBRUARY 2017
Somalia is currently in the middle of legislative and presidential elections. As one-person one-vote was not considered feasible, 135 elders have selected 14,025 delegates as electors. Groups of 51 delegates vote for one seat in the legislature, which represents one clan or sub-clan.

Ethiopia inaugurates dam to double energy output

The Gibe III dam, which reaches 243m in height, is the third largest dam in Africa and the biggest in a series built along the Omo River.

Kuwait- Ethiopian expat thrown off second floor

KUWAIT: An Ethiopian expat fell from the second floor of a Maidan Hawally building and was taken to hospital in a critical condition. She claimed her bedoon boyfriend pushed her out. He was detained and an investigation has commenced.

Destination Somaliland

Somaliland is a country that manages to consistently confound the naysayers.  Some would have the wider world believe that such a country has little chance of surviving in such a tough, and often hostile neighbourhood.

Somali President opens first senate session in Mogadishu

President Hassan Shaikh Mahmoud has officially opened the senate session on Thursday for the newly inaugurated Upper House chamber of Federal Parliament

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Car explosion targets UN compound in Somalia, injuring guards

MMOGADISHU, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- A car exploded near a compound run by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, injuring four security guards.

Historic swearing in of Somali-American legislator

BBC- Ilhan Omar has made history by becoming the first Somali-American to be sworn in as a lawmaker in the US.

Ethiopia to launch own Satellite

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Sceince and Technology is building a medium sized satellite launching rocket that is expected to be completed in the next three years, according to a report by the Ethiopian Herald.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Somaliland- Privately owned internet providers block Hadhwanaagnews website

(Hargiesa ) - Two main private internet providers have blocked prominent news website in Somaliland since yesterday, 2ndJanuary 2017. Hadhwanaagnews website media has been inaccessible to the users of Somcable and Somtel internets.

Monday, January 2, 2017

At least 8 die in twin vehicle blasts in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- At least eight people were killed and 16 others wounded after two suicide vehicle bombs detonated near Mogadishu international airport on Monday afternoon.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

An Arab Alliance Stretches Across the Red Sea

(Stratfor) The Gulf Cooperation Council only sometimes lives up to its name — at least as far foreign policy is concerned. Led by heavyweights Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — and Qatar to a lesser extent — the bloc has a shared strategic vision of unity and strength to ensure its security on the world stage. 

Burundi minister shot dead in Bujumbura

(AFP)Burundi's environment minister was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura early Sunday, police said, the first assassination of its kind since the country was plunged into political turmoil in 2015.

In Minnesota, Somalis join rush to buy guns

(Start Tribune)- Abdul Yusuf and Jamal Abdulahi hadn’t seen the need before, but a few weeks after the November election the two men went to a gun store and started the paperwork for permits to carry.