Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Somaliland - heavy rains expected to fall tonight on west of Eil Afweyin and south of Hargeisa

Erigavo - The weather satellites show rains expected to fall tonight in some of the  areas affected by the current persistent drought in Eastern Somaliland.

Somaliland: HRC calls on the government to release detained opposition politicians

(Hargeisa) - Somaliland government should immediately release two detained opposition politicians, Human Rights Centre said today in a press release.

Turkish firm to build high-speed rail line in E. Africa

ANKARA ( Anadolu Agency)- Project to connect Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.

Somaliland journalist detained over critical coverage of police

(CPJ) -New York, April 14, 2017 -- Somaliland authorities should immediately release jailed Hangool News journalist Abdirahman Arab Da'ud and cease intimidation of other members of the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Man with Somali accent wanted for armed robbery in Columbus

On Monday, April 10, 2017, at 6:31pm a suspect entered the CVS at 4280 Morse Road.

UAE's Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to launch dam in Somaliland

HARGEISA, 14th April, 2017 (WAM)-- The UAE's Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation will launch a dam in Hargeisa City, Somaliland, in the next two days to continue efforts to curb famine in the Horn of Africa country.

Ten Eastern Africa countries to form regional military force

(standardmedia.co.ke ) Kenya has teamed up with nine Eastern Africa countries to establish a regional military force.

Holland - Mayor bans Eritrean political meeting after protestors are arrested

(Dutch News NL ) - The mayor of Veldhoven has banned a controversial meeting of Eritrean nationalists, saying it could be a threat to public order. Police arrested ‘several dozen’ people who were protesting about the meeting on Thursday night.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

It is time for the UK to change tack on Somaliland

By Mark T Jones- At times Britain comes as part maiden aunt and part suitor, ever ready to chide and reproach when displeased and occasionally desperate to please, almost to the point of embarrassment

UAE Asked to Clarify Role in Deadly Attack on Somali Refugee Boat

HRW - (Beirut) – The United Arab Emirates should clarify its role in the apparent Saudi-led coalition attack on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the western coast of Yemen, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the prime minister and defense minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

UK travel warning for Kenya

(FCO)- The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to : 

Somali Stakeholders Consultative Meeting to Address Sustainable Livestock Exports

(AU) - The Stakeholder Consultative meeting was organised by AU-IBAR and supported by the European Union (EU) with an aim of assuring sustainable livestock exports from all Somali regions.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Graphene process of turning seawater to drinking water could solve Somaliland water shortage

(BBC)- A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater.

Diarrhoea kills 28 in Somaliland in 10 days

(News 24)- Nairobi - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent has warned of a health crisis in Somaliland after 28 people died of acute diarrhoea in the past 10 days.

Irish Aid sends €600,000 worth of supplies to 4,000 families in Somalia

(breakingnews.ie)100-tonnes of humanitarian relief supplies from Irish Aid are to be distributed in Somalia by Concern Worldwide.

Saudi Arabia - Unexpected sandstorm rages in Jeddah - Video

(Arab News) An unexpected sandstorm hit Jeddah and many parts of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, causing traffic jams due to poor visibility along roads. (Video by Nada Hameed)

Cholera/Diarrhoea outbreak in Somaliland lays bare devastating vulnerability of millions

(http://media.ifrc.org)Nairobi/Geneva, 12 April 2017—An outbreak of cholera/acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) in Somaliland has killed 28 people in the last ten days and hospitalized a further 167 people.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Somaliland Was Only a Country for 5 Days

In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings explores a country that existed for just five days or for 50 years, depending on who you ask.

UAE to give Dh500m in aid to famine-hit Somalia

(Gulf News)- Businesses and residents can donate through SMSes, collection counters and online
Abu Dhabi: The UAE will give at least Dh500 million aid to famine-hit Somalia in the coming weeks.

MoFA meets journalists and the media in Somaliland

Hargeisa, 09 April, 2017 - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of  Somaliland met with journalists and media representatives from Somaliland in an effort to improve understanding, cooperation and the exchange of information.

People of Japan donate an ambulance to the Ministry of Health in Somaliland

(UNFPA), the United Nations Population Fund today handed over an ambulance, donated by the People of Japan, to the Ministry of Health in Somaliland as part of collaborative efforts to support programmes aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and related morbidity among Somali women and newborns.

Uber-style taxi app launched in Somalia

(biztechafrica ) - Somalian start-up Waryaa Taxi has launched its new taxi hailing app, allowing passengers to book taxis from the convenience of their smartphones for the first time in Somalia.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Somaliland- First victim of cholera reported in Hargeisa

(Medeshi, Hargeisa ) - Cholera disease has spread to Somaliland from the Ethiopian boundary and was reportedly  caught by  one person in Sabawanaag district very close to Hargeisa.

US to deport 4,000 Somalis

(VOA)- Somalia's U.S. ambassador says his embassy has learned that U.S. immigration agents are planning to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals now living in the United States.

Car bomb outside military base in Somali capital targeted officials, four dead

(Reuters)- At least four people were killed when a car bomb exploded outside a military base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Sunday, including some in a van that was destroyed, military officials said.