Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Somalia blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat

(AP) - Somalia's government on Saturday blamed the Saudi-led coalition for Friday's attack on a boat that killed at least 42 Somali refugees off the coast of war-torn Yemen, calling the assault by a military vessel and a helicopter gunship "horrific.

Somalia calls on Saudi-led coalition to investigate raid off Yemen coast

MOGADISHU, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Somalia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said late Saturday on its twitter account that it has called on its partners in the Saudi-led coalition to investigate the raid off Yemen coast.

President Uhuru makes surprise visit to Somalia

(The Start)- President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday made a historic visit to Somalia meeting the Kenyan troops serving under the African Union Mission at Dhobley Military in Somalia

Turkey's Largest Military Base Overseas to Be Opened in Somalia in April

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the Yeni Safak newspaper, the Turkish Army will train Somalia troops and troops from other African countries at the base, which has been under construction near Somalia's airport in Mogadishu since March 2015.

Saudis Attack Boat, Kill 42 Somali Refugees Off Yemen Coast

(Anti War) - Saudi Arabia’s invasion of Yemen has not only produced a humanitarian calamity in that country, but appears to be extending to people who are even adjacent to Yemen, as a Saudi military helicopter attacked a boat full of Somali refugees aiming to reach the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, killing at least 42 of them.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Helicopter attack killed 31 Somali refugees near Bab al-Mandeb Strait

Al Jazeera - Attack on boat near the Bab al-Mandeb Strait leaves 31 people reportedly carrying 'official UNHCR documents dead.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

UN delegation visits Somaliland to discuss drought aid coordination

Hargeisa, 15 March, 2017 – UN delegation visits Somaliland to discuss drought aid coordination

Somalia: Drought Emergency Appeal Revision

RW - This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 3,308,035 Swiss francs (increased from 1,291,576 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) support the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in assisting 150,000 people for 10 months.

Fighting between Somalia's Puntland force and pirates who hijacked ship

MOGADISHU, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Fighting between Puntland anti-pirate forces and armed pirates on Thursday broke out in Alula district in Bari region of northern Somalia.

London- The speech of Somaliland presidential candidate at Chatham House

Chatham House, London - The speech of Abdirahman Cirro at Chatham House:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Somaliland- HRC calls on the government to release journalist Abdimalik Mouse Oldoon

Human Rights Centre calls on the government of Somaliland to release Abdimalik Mouse Oldoon, a freelance journalist, who was arrested on 15th February by the government over accusations that he supported and campaigned for a presidential candidate in presidential election that took place in Mogadishu on 8th February, Human Right Centre said today in a press release.

Boris Johnson in Somalia for surprise visit amid drought

(CBC)- Reuters - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has arrived for a surprise visit to Somalia and is holding talks with the country's new president, a Somali presidential aide confirmed Wednesday.

Sir Mo: Act now to help starving children in East Africa

BBCSir Mo Farah has said it "breaks his heart" to hear how families are facing starvation in East Africa as he backed a UK charity fundraising appeal.

AWF supports Somaliland to build resilience to water stress and climate change

The African Water Facility (AWF) held on February 21, 2017 a launching ceremony and workshop to officially kick-start the Water Resources Management and Investment Plan project for Somaliland.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ethiopia: Government failures to blame for dozens of deaths at rubbish dump

Amensty International - The death of more than 60 people in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital over the weekend is a clear case of dereliction of duty by the Ethiopian authorities, said Amnesty International today.

Piracy updates - Somali pirates capture oil tanker

NYTimes - MOGADISHU, Somalia — Pirates off the coast of Somalia have seized an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankans on board, in what was believed to be the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel in the region since 2012, officials said on Tuesday.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Deadly explosions rip through Somali capital

(Euronews) Somali police sources say two blasts in Mogadishu have killed more than ten people and wounded over a dozen.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Khat in the Horn of Africa: A Scourge or Blessing?

ADDIS ABABA,  (IPS) - Throughout a Sunday afternoon in the Ethiopian capital, Yemeni émigré men in their fifties and sixties arrive at a traditional Yemeni-styled mafraj room clutching bundles of green, leafy stalks: khat.

Hundreds of Somali soldiers protest in Mogadishu over unpaid wages

Reuters- Hundreds of soldiers went on strike in the Somali capital on Sunday, blocking roads and forcing businesses to close in protest over unpaid salaries, a challenge for the new president who has vowed to defeat Islamist militant group, al Shabaab.

Anonymous warns corrupt government officials in Somaliland

Medeshi- It is reported  that some government ministers or their cronies are involved in corruption in Somaliland.

Ethiopia- Addis Ababa garbage landslide kills 46 people

Al Jazeera - Dozens missing after huge landslide at decades-old landfill site near the capital buries squatters' makeshift homes.

Somaliland- Rains expected to start falling in Erigavo area from 17 March

(Medeshi)- Erigavo, Somaliland - Rains are forecast to start falling in around Erigavo area from 17 March 2017.

47 children die from hunger-related diseases in Mogadishu Hospital

(RW)- Forty-seven children have died from hunger-related ailments in Banaadir Hospital in the Somali capital over the last two months, according to the head of the hospital’s pediatric unit, Dr. Luul Mohamud Mohamed.

Shelterbox in Somaliland as it faces 'savage' drought

ITV- A team from the Cornish charity Shelterbox is in Somaliland where a savage drought is threatening millions of people.