Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Somaliland- Prof. Ali Khalif Galaydh and peace mission delegation visit Borama - Photos

(Medeshi)- A delegation comprising of the presidential candidate of UCID party - Faisal Warabe and the leader of Khaatumo State , Prof.Ali  Khalif  Galaydh visited Borama city today. 

Somalia - Plane makes crash landing at Mogadishu Airport -Video

A plane crash landed successfully at Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu on Tuesday.

Somalia's cholera outbreak linked to drought, climate

(AT)- World Health organization officials say an “unprecedented” outbreak of cholera in Somalia is linked to the drought that began in October 2016, creating widespread shortages of clean drinking water and food.

Somaliland - Cholera outbreak reaches Hargeisa

(Medeshi)- The Cholera that had started in Togdheer region earlier this year has now reached the capital city - Hargiesa.

Friday, June 2, 2017

China ships emergency food aid to Somalia

(china.org.cn)- A new batch of supplies for the World Food Program is set to be dispatched from Shanghai.

Somaliland- Doctor Jama Abdi Abdile doing all he can to save lives

(OXFAM)- A day in the life of Jama Abdi Abdile, a roving physician in a small village in Somaliland, who does not allow limited access to medication and inadequate facilities to hinder his patient care. 

In Somalia Fleeing hunger, women raped in displacement camps

Baidoa (Somalia) (AFP) - He was thin but strong, in a new uniform and boots. After forcing his way into Hawo's ragged shelter the man put a gun to her throat, then raped her, twice.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Somaliland journalist held without charge for asking question at press conference

(CPJ)- New York, June 1, 2017--Authorities in the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland should immediately release Mohamed Adan Dirir, the editor of the online news portal Horseed Media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

England - Somalis in Bradford Zoo -1904

By Jeffrey is a historian, based south of London
The faces of men, women and children on numerous postcards of African and other “ethnic” villages can be interpreted in several ways.

Ireland - Body of Somali national Abdi Rasheed Kaaheen Shire found in flat on Wellington Street

(Irish Times) - Gardaí appeal to Somali people after man’s death in Waterford.

Commentary - Burao is neglected

(Burao , Somaliland )- The news coming from the second largest city of Somaliland republic is scaring.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Roadside bomb targeting police kills eight on Kenya's north coast

MOMBASA, Kenya May 31 (Reuters) - Seven police officers and a civilian were killed on Wednesday when their truck hit a landmine on a road along Kenya's northern coast, a police report said, the latest deadly attack by Somali Islamist insurgents.

DP World to invest half a billion in Somaliland port

(GCR)- Dubai-based port operator DP World has announced plans to spend $442m on the expansion of its port at Berbera in Somaliland.

Kenya- Five killed after police vehicle runs over IED in Lamu

(Daily Nation)- Four police officers and a civilian died after their armoured vehicle ran over a home-made bomb in Lamu.

SAUDI ARABIA - Shooting at Riyadh school kills two, gunman still at large

(Arab News) - JEDDAH: Two teachers have been killed in a shooting at the Kingdom School in north Riyadh this morning.

Somali security forces receive Italian rafts

(shephardmedia.com ) -Somali security forces have taken delivery of four ex-Italian Navy rafts from the Italian Ministry of Defence.

Somalia: World Bank Approves US$50 Million in Support of Emergency Drought Response and Recovery

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2017—The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank today approved a US$50 million emergency project - Somalia Emergency Drought Response and Recovery Project (SEDRP, the Project) - to scale up the drought response and recovery effort in Somalia.

Somalia: IFJ condemns “farcical” threatened prosecution of journalists’ leader

(IFJ)-The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today voiced serious concerns over “farcical” attempts to prosecute the head  of its affiliate, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), after he spoke out against government policies on press freedom and journalists’ rights.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

UAE minister issues warning over Qatar ties

(Arab News) - JEDDAH: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash has warned Qatar that patience and tolerance “have their limits.”

UAE base in Somaliland soon to launch military operations

(The New Arab) - The UAE's controversial military base in Somaliland could become operational within the very near future, the autonomous region's foreign minister said on Friday.

Abaarso School - An extraordinary story of success in Somaliland

BY JONATHAN STARR - 60 Minutes, The New York Times, MSNBC, BBC, and CNN are just some of the media outlets that have covered the story of Abaarso School in Somaliland.

Jealous Qatari husband glues wife’s genitals

(SG)- Doha — In a classic case of travesty of justice, a Qatari court fined a husband only 40 Riyal ($10) for sealing his wife’s genitals with crazy glue, but ordered the wife to be lashed 100 times.

Scarborough students pack supplies to help people affected by famine in Somalia

(CBC)- Scarborough elementary school students joined emergency-relief GlobalMedic and the International Development Relief Foundation (IDRF) to prepare emergency kits to support about 600 families affected by the famine and drought in Somalia on Monday. 

How a literacy programme in Somalia changed the life of a teenage girl

UNESCO - “I am a very different person ever since I have been able to read and write,” says seventeen-year old Fardowsa Bile Abdullahi from Mogadishu, Somalia.

Somalia - Five Al Shabaab Sentenced To Death In Puntland

(KUTV)- A Somali court sentenced five men to death on Saturday after they were caught with a vehicle laden with explosives, a court official said.

Piracy Updates: South Korean Vessel Hijacked Near Somalia

(Gazzettereview)- A South Korean vessel has been hijacked in the waters off of Somalia, according to a South Korean Defense Ministry official.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Greater Accountability will help Somaliland's Police Prepare for the Next Quarter Century

By Mark T. Jones - Any visitor to or resident of Somaliland will be aware of the Somaliland Police, a force/service whose presence is largely reassuring.

Beware new +252 telephone scam from Somalia, Swedish police warn

(The Local)  By Lee Roden - - Police in Sweden are warning the public to avoid answering calls from unknown foreign numbers after apparent telephone scammers from Somalia targeted Swedish phones.

100% tax on cigarettes, energy drinks in Saudi Arabia from June 10

(AL Khaleej) - Saudi Arabia will impose a selective tax on cigarettes, energy drinks and carbonated drinks from June 10.

Statement of Somaliland Mission UK on 18 May anniversary in London

(MoFA) - London – The Somaliland Mission to the UK wishes to thank everyone that turned up across the country to celebrate Somaliland’s 26th anniversary of its reassertion of independence on 18 May. The UK saw an unprecedented amount of activity this year, at community events in a number of cities across the country.

Al-Shabab Stones Man to Death in Somalia

(VOA)- A 44-year-old man has been stoned to death by the al-Shabab militant group in Rama Addey town in southern Somalia's Bay region, reports say.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

UK travel warning - British nationals in Hargeisa or Berbera should leave

(FCO) -The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Somalia, including Somaliland except for the cities of Hargeisa and Berbera to which the FCO advise against all but essential travel.


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Somalia: Drought Response - Situation Report

(RW) - Somalia: Drought Response - Situation Report No. 9 (as of 23 May 2017)

London - One-legged rapist Mohammed Farah jailed

(Metro) - A rapist who attacked a vulnerable teenager in a secluded square after telling her ‘not to run away because he had one leg’ has been jailed.

UAE aid ship reaches Somaliland

ABU DHABI // A UAE ship carrying 1,700 tonnes of supplies provided by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has arrived in Somaliland.