Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Barack Obama to contest for presidency in Kenya

After the release this week of 11 documents concerning Barack Obama’s birth and early childhood in the country, Kenyan Supreme Court judge Mokoumbo Abwebwe has declared that “nothing could technically prevent Mr. Obama from running in the 2017 Kenyan elections”.

Refugee From Somalia Running for Boston City Council

A refugee from Somalia, one of the countries impacted by Donald Trump's travel ban, is running for city council in Boston.

Royal Jordan starts flights to US as Trump travel ban lifted

(Trade Arabia)- National carrier Royal Jordanian said it had received instructions from the US authorities on Saturday to allow travellers from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Iran, who have the necessary visa or green card, to board its US flights.

Regional power games cost Kenya's minister AU commission chairmanship

MNAIROBI, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed lost the African Union (AU) chairmanship to her Chadian counterpart Moussa Faki Mahamat due to lackluster support from neighboring countries and last minute decision by the Francophone bloc to support their own candidate, experts have said.

Minnesota Somali nonprofit declines $500,000 federal grant

(MPR News)- A prominent nonprofit serving Somali-American youth has refused a $500,000 grant from the federal Department of Homeland Security in light of President Trump's refugee and travel restrictions.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Hundreds of Deportees from US Stuck at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Hundreds of deportees from several airports across the United States have stuck at Ethiopia’s Bole International Airport, media reports disclosed.

IS hostages in Somalia found beheaded

Three of five people abducted by Islamic State-affiliated fighters in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland last weekend have been found beheaded, a government official told Reuters.

Viber offers free calls from the U.S. to the 7 countries affected by Trump travel ban

(Medeshi)- Viber has offered free calls to the seven countries that Trump has banned from entering the United States

Somali leaders welcome ruling on boundary dispute with Kenya

MOGADISHU, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Somali leaders have welcomed the ruling by International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning a dispute with Kenya on the maritime delimitation within the Indian Ocean.

Three Somalis killed in S. Africa overnight: Police

(Anadolu Agency)- JOHANNESBURG
Three Somali nationals were killed late Thursday in separate incidents in Khayelitsha Township outside Cape Town, a police source said.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Switzerland - Automatic open door for Eritreans is shut

A Swiss court has ruled that the nation’s policy toward Eritrean refugees needs tightening.

UK to boost jobs and trade in Tanzania

(GOV.UK)- Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel launches the DFID Economic Development strategy at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.

ICJ rules against Kenya in maritime boundary dispute with Somalia

(The Star)- The maritime boundary dispute between Kenya and Somalia will now proceed to full trial at the International Court of Justice after the court dismissed Kenya's preliminary objections.

Somaliland students to Trump: You're destroying our dreams

(CNNMoney)- President Trump's decision to ban the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has jeopardized the university dreams of hundreds of students from the self-declared republic of Somaliland

Heavy rains to fall tonight in parts of drought affected areas in Puntland and Somaliland

The weather forecast via satellites shows heavy rains approaching the  southern parts of Puntland and south-eastern parts of Somaliland in the coming few hours - See map.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Somaliland freedom score 2017

The Freedom House has published the freedom World scores for 2017. Somaliland is rated among the most free countries in Africa and some other parts of the World.

Somalia - Puntland enforces sexual offences law

(Relief Web)- Five men have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from five to ten years, for gang raping a 16-year-old girl in Puntland, Somalia.

Qatar Charity opens health centre in Somalia

Qatar Charity (QC) has opened a model health centre in Somalia’s Jazeera region. The facility is located about 30km southwest of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Somaliland - The Donor Response Statement

The ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic of Somaliland has issued the following statement on the donor comments about the Somaliland elections delay :

Monday, January 30, 2017

Somalia's presidential election attracts 24 candidates

MOGADISHU, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Somalia's Presidential Election Committee (PEC) announced on Sunday that 24 candidates will be contesting for the presidency in the Feb. 8 election, signaling the holding of a presidential poll after several delays.

Canada - Quebec City mosque attack: Six dead and eight injured

At least six people were killed in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City during evening prayers, police said.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Green card holders barred from entering US

Donald Trump’s ban on refugees entering America has caused chaos, confusion and anger across the globe, as people were turned back from US-bound flights and others were detained on arrival at American airports.

Somaliland foreign minister meets his Ethiopian counterpart

(Addis Ababa)- Foreign Minister Dr Workneh met with Dr Saad Ali Shire, Foreign Affairs and International cooperation Minister of Somaliland adminstration today (January 28, 2017).

Somaliland to push African leaders on sovereignty

ADDIS ABABA –The breakaway northern Somalia republic of Somaliland is moving with a mission of convincing African leaders to recognize the enclave as a sovereign state on the sidelines the 28th AU summit being held in the Ethiopian capital.