Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, April 8, 2017

London- Two Somali men steal autistic man's McDonald's meal and headphones at Tube station

(Evening Standard)- Police are hunting two men who stole an autistic man’s McDonald’s meal and headphones at a central London Tube station.

Mobile health clinics in Somaliland race to treat children as famine nears

By Kirsty Johansen SBS Amongst the rugged terrain of the Somaliland desert, in the Horn of Africa hundreds of pastoralist families pack into the small village of Wacays Dhukur, west of the capital Hargeisa.

Somalia's Puntland state executes 5 for murders of officials

Somalia's northeastern semiautonomous state of Puntland has executed five men who were convicted of murdering two regional officials.

Pakistan - Somalia’s honorary consulate robbed in Karachi

(Pakistan Today)- KARACHI: Seven armed men robbed Somalia’s honorary consulate in Block 5 Clifton in Karachi early Saturday morning

Somaliland sentences journalist to 2 years in jail

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A court in Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland has sentenced a reporter to two years in jail for what it said was endangering peace and security, a journalists' rights group said on Saturday.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Ethiopia: No Justice in the Liyu Police Jama Dubad massacre in the Somali Region

HWR - (Nairobi) – Ethiopian authorities have failed to hold accountable a paramilitary force that killed at least 21 villagers in the Somali region of Ethiopia in June 2016.

Somaliland - British appear set to slap sanctions on Hargeisa

( Africa Intelligence)- Britain’s deputy ambassador to Mogadishu, Andrew Allen, travelled to Hargeisa on March 27 at the invitation of the Wadani opposition party.

HRC Quarterly Report on the Situation of Media in Somaliland

This quarterly report on media covers from 10th December 2016 to 31st March 2017. Human
Rights Centre issues a report every four months on the situation of media in Somaliland. In last
four months 11 journalists were detained.

Somalia - P&O Ports wins 30-year concession for Bosasso port in Puntland

( TradeArabia News Service) Dubai-based P&O Ports, a leading shipping and ports services provider, has won a 30-year concession for the management and development of a multi-purpose port project at Bosasso in the Puntland State of Somalia.

Somalia’s President Declares War on Shabab Militants

(NYTimes) MOGADISHU, Somalia — The newly elected president of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, declared war on the Shabab militant group on Thursday and offered amnesty to fighters, whom he referred to as “brainwashed youth,” if they surrendered within 60 days.

Somalia roadside bomb kills at least 20 in minibus

(Independent. ie) A roadside bomb has killed at least 20 people in a minibus in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region, the local governor said, blaming the extremist group al Shabab.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Somaliland - Cave paintings found at Shimuhshimuh north of Erigavo

(Medeshi)- Erigavo, Somaliland - Cave paintings have been found at Shimuhshimuh north  of Erigavo. The painting were found by Jama Dabhaan and colleagues in 2010 but have been declared yesterday after the photos taken were recovered.

Car bomb rams cafe in Somalia's capital, killing seven

(Reuters)- A car bomb rammed into a cafe in the Somali capital Mogadishu near compounds housing government ministries on Wednesday, killing seven people, officials and ambulance services said.

Somali Pirates Kidnap Pakistani Ship

Islamabad, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Somali pirates kidnapped a Pakistani-flagged merchant ship days after capturing another Indian vessel, today reported Geo TV.

Kenya arrests 7 suspected human traffickers in refugee camp

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan authorities say police have arrested seven Somali men for allegedly operating a human trafficking ring at a refugee camp in the country's east.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Multi-million dollar deal for Somaliland's historic port sparks land rush

By Tom Gardner
BERBERA, Somaliland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The land along the road into Berbera is barren and empty. Somaliland's small, rusty Gulf of Aden port which for centuries made the town prosperous rises suddenly out of the ground as the road hits the coast.

Somaliland - Sterling Energy Oodweyne oil block update

Sterling Energy PLC - Odewayne, Repubilc of Somaliland: RNS Number : 2548B, Sterling Energy PLC -  03 April 2017

Ethiopian Worker Survives Fall From Kuwait Building

(HRW) — Last week, a horrifying video of an Ethiopian domestic worker falling from what media reports say is the seventh floor of an apartment building in Kuwait went viral.

Somalia's al Shabaab takes town after Ethiopian troops leave

(Reuters)- Somalia's al Shabaab group has taken control of El Bur, a town in the Horn of Africa's semi-autonomous region of Galmudug, after Ethiopian forces left, a government official has said.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Senior UN delegation in Somaliland to discuss how to improve drought response aid

Hargeisa, 02 April, 2017 - A Senior UN delegation visited Somaliland to discuss a number of matters including how to improve the response to the devastating drought which is presently affecting 1.5 million people in Somaliland and has resulted in the deaths of 70% of livestock, which is the backbone of the Somaliland economy.

Press Release - Petrosoma acquires more shares of Oodweyne block in Somaliland

Press Release - Petrosoma Limited, the oil exploration company with a license in the Odewayne Block, run by Somalilander, Mohammed Yusef Ali, today announced that it has bought a 6% share in the exploration license for the Odewayne Block from Sterling Energy Plc.

Report - Voter Registration Process in Somaliland

(Progressio)- The Somaliland voter registration process began on 16 January 2016, concluding on 26 September 2016, and was conducted by the Somaliland National Electoral Commission (NEC) in all six regions of the country.

Cholera spreads in famine-threatened Somalia

BURAO, Somaliland (Reuters) – Deadly cholera is spreading through drought-ravaged Somalia as clean water sources dry up, a top aid official said, deepening a humanitarian crisis in a country that is on the verge of famine.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali cancels Australia tour over 'security concerns'

(BBC)- A former Dutch MP and prominent critic of conservative Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has cancelled a speaking tour of Australia and New Zealand citing security concerns.

Somaliland Suspends Development Programs in Face of Famine

(VOA)- HARGEISA — Somaliland authorities say famine looms in the breakaway republic as the government suspends development programs due to a crippling drought that has killed dozens of people and most of the livestock in eastern regions.

Qatar Charity to aid famine-hit Somalia

(Gulf Times)- Due to the famine in Somalia, which caused the death of 100 people within 48 hours, and the unprecedented drought, which threatens the life of five million Somalis, Qatar Charity (QC) has decided to increase its relief efforts.

Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship

(Reuters)- Pirates have hijacked an Indian commercial ship off the coast of Somalia and the vessel is heading toward the shore, a former government anti-piracy official told Reuters on Monday.