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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Somalia says 110 die of famine, diarrhea in 48 hours

(Reuters)- Some 110 people in southern Somalia have died within 48 hours from famine and diarrhea, both resulting from drought, the prime minister said on Saturday.

Somalia drought forces children out of school

(AJZ)-One-third of children in Somalia could drop out of school as the country is threatened with famine.

110 die in cholera outbreak in Somalia

MOGADISHU, March 4 (Xinhua) -- At least 110 people have been killed and several left in serious conditions after cholera broke out in southern Somalia in the past two days, Prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire said Saturday.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Somalia- Buying water when the rain fails

(Relief Web)- In southern Somalia, drought has killed people’s livestock and destroyed their crops. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) provides cash aid to families depending on expensive water and food.

Protesters reject creation of UAE military base in Somaliland

(Memo)-Dozens of people protested yesterday outside the UAE Embassy in London, UK, against the creation of an Emirati military base in Somaliland.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Kenya military in Somalia claim they killed 57 Al Shabaab militants

(Medeshi)- The Kenyan army commanders have claimed that they killed 57 Al-Shabaab militants today in operations that have involved artillery and helicopter gunships near Af Madow.

Djibouti - improved acute food security outcomes except in southeast pastoral border area

Relief Web Report - Summary - The cumulative performance of Xays/Daada rains (October to February) was slightly below-average, but together with favorable 2016 Karan/Karma rainfall, has contributed to marked improvements of livestock ownership across Djibouti, except in Dikhil region, improving household incomes and food and milk access.

Chaos In Somaliland Could Trigger Regional Conflict

Gregory R. Copley ( Oilprice.com ) - The broader conflicts around control of the Red Sea and its littorals are being played out in the new aspects of the transformation of the Republic of Somaliland, which dominates the southern coastline of the Red Sea mouth into the Indian Ocean, but which also remains internationally unrecognized.

Somaliland deports two Danish aid workers

(Medeshi)- The minister of planning of the republic of Somaliland has told the press that two Danish aid workers have been deported from the country. The two had worked for DDG ( Danish  Demining  Group) and DRC ( Danish Refugee Council ).

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

London - Somaliland president is in good health despite rumours

Kingston- The president of Somaliland republic and the First Lady are currently in London for a short holiday after spending much of last year running the affairs of the country.

Why Khaire was appointed Somalia's prime minister

(The East African)- What informed the appointment of the politically unknown and youthful Hassan Ali Khaire as prime minister of Somalia? That could turn out to be the easiest question to answer about Somalia’s politics.

Somalia: Pastoralists struggle to survive under a severe drought (Video)

(ICRC) - The drought stole the animals. Mohamed Salat saw his herd of 360 goats and sheep drop to just 90.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Opposition condemns controversial visit of Djibouti president to France

(IBT)-The opposition in exile has condemned the visit of Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh to his French counterpart, François Hollande, on Tuesday (28 February) morning in Paris.

Somalia: Puntland region hit by severe drought

(DW)- A dried up riverbed, the scotching heat and a whirlwind of dust, is what welcomes you in Garowe the second largest city of Puntland state in northeastern Somalia.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Somalia- Two killed as huge fire destroys sections of market in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and another injured after an inferno razed down some parts of Bakara market, the biggest market in Mogadishu.

Leaked - Uproar over plans for Egypt-UAE military base in Somaliland

(Africa Intelligence)-The prospect of an Emirati military base in Berbera  has brought regional tensions into sharp focus.

Soma Oil and Gas investigated for corruption - Video

BBC- A British oil company paid hundreds of thousands of dollars which went to senior Somali civil servants, according to a UN report seen by the BBC.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Somalia - Puntland troops stage short mutiny

(BBC)- Troops in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland have briefly staged a mutiny.

Anti-FGM campaigner launches fundraising drive in Somaliland

(The Independent) - An anti-female genital mutilation campaigner who worked with Call The Midwife on a storyline has launched a fundraising drive to help cut maternal mortality rates in Somaliland.

Ethiopia Extends Support to Drought Hit Somaliland

(Relief Web)- Addis Ababa February 25/2017 Ethiopia provided relief support for people affected by drought in Somaliland, the autonomous region of Somalia.