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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Somaliland sides with Saudi Arabia and the UAE against Qatar

(Medeshi, Hargeisa)- In an emergency cabinet meeting today, the Somaliland ministers  have  issues the following press release  in support of Saudi Arabia and the UAE against Qatar in the Gulf dispute.

Odewayne oil exploration, Repubilc of Somaliland

(ISE) - Sterling Energy Plc ("Sterling" or the "Company"), the AIM listed oil and gas exploration and production company (AIM: SEY), is pleased to announce that the Government sponsored 2D seismic campaign on the Odewayne Block has commenced.

Israel, Saudi, UAE team up in anti-Qatar lobbying move

(AJ)  By Creede Newton - Washington, DC - US legislation threatening to sanction Qatar for its support of "Palestinian terror" was sponsored by 10 lawmakers who received more than $1m over the last 18 months from lobbyists and groups linked to Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. 

Abaarso school - Mubarik's successful story at Massachusetts

(A Plus)- The first time Mubarik saw a car, he thought the vehicle was a wild animal.

Eritrea rejects cutting ties with Qatar

(AA)- ASMARA, Eritrea
Eritrea on Friday declined a rewquest by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.

Friday, June 9, 2017

UK-Women's Equality party candidate receives death threat

(The Guardian)- A candidate for the Women’s Equality party has received a death threat in a letter filled with racist abuse and signed “Jo Cox”, the party revealed on Wednesday.

Somalia - 14 killed as soldiers clash over drought food aid

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- At least 14 people, most of them civilians, were killed Friday as soldiers clashed over food aid in drought-ravaged Somalia's southwestern city of Baidoa, where tens of thousands of people have streamed in seeking assistance.

Somali special troops trained by Gulf State allies take over the security of Mogadishu

By Derek Gannon - Mogadishu, Somalia —

Dalkom Somalia, Intelsat seal satellite partnership

(capacitymedia.com) - Intelsat has signed a multi-year agreement with Dalkom Somalia for satellite services that will expand its broadband enterprise and direct-to-home (DTH) services in East and Central Africa and the Middle East.

Somaliland- Sterling To Start 2D Seismic Over Odewayne Block With Genel

LONDON (Alliance News) - Sterling Energy said on Friday the government-sponsored 2D seismic campaign on the Odewayne block in Somaliland has commenced.

EU deploys Election Observation Mission to Kenya

Press release: EU deploys Election Observation Mission to Kenya

Mozambique police warn bald men after ritual attack

BBC- Bald men in Mozambique could be targets of ritual attacks, police have warned, after the recent killing of five men for their body parts.

Theresa May to seek to form UK government

BBC- Theresa May will visit Buckingham Palace at 12:30 BST to seek permission to form a UK government, despite losing her Commons majority.

Ethiopia Eyes Role in DP World-Managed Somaliland Port

(Bloomberg)- Ethiopia is in talks to acquire shares in a joint venture involving DP World Ltd. that will manage a port in northern Somalia, a Somali official said, a move that could give the fast-growing yet landlocked Horn of Africa economy its first stake in foreign docks.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Djibouti downgrades Qatar relations

Djibouti: Djibouti announced on Wednesday it will downgrade its diplomatic representation with Qatar.

The hard life of a Somaliland shepherd

(Economist)- BARUUD ABOKOR has lived in Baligubadle for the past four decades.

US- Zemzem Seraj charged with possession of 200 pounds of Khat in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Metro Police said a woman was charged after nearly 200 pounds of Khat was seized from a Nashville home.

Puntland - 70 dead in al-shabab attack on Somalia military base

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Heavily armed al-Shabab extremists have stormed a military base in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing close to 70 people and wounding dozens more, officials said Thursday.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Somalia Seasonal Monitor June 3, 2017

(FEWSNET)-Localized average to above-average rainfall in northern and central regions
Between May 21 and 31, localized areas of northern, west-central, and southern Somalia received 10-25 millimeters (mm) of rainfall.

Kenya: Blast Kills 4 In Border Region

GARISSA (Kenya), June 7 (BERNAMA-NNN-Xinhua) -- Four people were killed after their vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device in Garissa County along the border with Somalia on Tuesday, a government official said.

Cabinet okays transfer of sentenced persons between India and Somalia

NEW DELHI, JUNE 7: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for signing and subsequent ratification of the agreement for transfer of sentenced persons between India and Somalia.

Kenyan cargo plane crashes in Somalia

(Transport Journal)-On 3 June 2017, a Fokker F-27 cargo plane, operated by the Kenyan Aero-Pioneer Group, sustained substantial damage whilst landing at Garbaharey airport (GBM) in Somalia.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Djibouti gold discovery

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Aim-listed Stratex International on Tuesday reported that Thani Stratex, in which it has a 30.1% stake, has identified high-grade intercepts at its Pandora epithermal gold project, in Djibouti, during a maiden drilling programme.

Let's Talk Turkey and Somalia

By Mark T. Jones - One of the marks of a true friend is that they stand by you in your darkest days. Well when it comes to dark days Somalia has certainly had more than its fair share.

Columbus - Somali American woman brutally beaten by a white man

 (Telesur)- Groups supporting the victim have slammed the attack as a hate crime and have demanded a police investigation.

Somaliland reporter held for asking a question

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the continuing detention of a journalist who was arrested on 24 May after asking a question at a press conference in Hargeisa, the capital of the self-proclaimed Republic of Somaliland, and urges the Somaliland authorities to free him at once and to respect the freedom to inform.

Turkey sends aid to cholera victims in Somalia

(AA)- Turkey has sent 24 tons of medical supplies to Somalia following a severe cholera outbreak, health ministry officials said Tuesday.

Somalia could become tangled in the wealthy Gulf states’ diplomatic spat

(Quartz)- The latest diplomatic spat in the Middle East, over Qatar’s alleged ties to terrorism, risks engulfing and destabilizing Somalia, a war-torn Horn of Africa nation struggling to bolster its own fragile democracy after decades of civil war.

Genel's fundamentals are sound, says chairman

(Investgate)The fundamentals of Genel Energy's business are sound and the strategic focus is clear despite recent changes at board and management level, shareholders will be told at today's annual general meeting.

Qatar flights using Somali airspace

(nydailynews.com) - A Somali civil aviation official says at least 15 Qatar Airways flights have used Somalia's airspace since Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations moved to sever links with the Gulf nation.

Australia - Somali leaders condemn Brighton terrorist

(SBS) -The Somali-born Melbourne man behind the Brighton terror attack has been condemned as a criminal by the Victorian Somali community who say he was ostracised from within.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Turkish ship weigh anchors to deliver 15,000 tons of aid to Somalia

(Daily Sabah) -A ship carrying 15,000 tons humanitarian aid, including food, set off to Somalia yesterday from Turkey's southern Mersin province to deliver aid to the country.

US- Rising deportations to Somalia raise concerns in Minnesota

(Start Tribune)- The pace of deportations to Somalia is picking up fast — and setting local natives of the East African country on edge.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar

(Reuters)- Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Saudi Arabia - Photos of the grand Mosque in Makkah from the Sky

(Arab News) - These pictures were taken one kilometer up in the sky on board a helicopter on Saturday, June 3, 2017. (SPA photos)

New World Bank Project in Djibouti to Fund Electricity Connections for 14,000 of the Poorest Households

( satprnews.com ) WASHINGTON, June 2nd 2017 – In support of the government of Djibouti’s goal of achieving universal access to electricity by 2035, the World Bank is launching a new project to bring the benefits of electricity to around 14,000 of the poorest households (or around 100,000 people).

Qatar Charity provided food baskets to 4,633 drought-affected families in Somalia

(The Peninsula) Qatar Charity provided food baskets to 4,633 drought-affected families in Somalia battling for survival.

Four unharmed as WFP chartered cargo plane crash lands in Somalia

MOGADISHU, June 3 (Xinhua) -- A plane chartered by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) crash landed in Garbaherey town in Gedo region of southern Somalia on Saturday, a UN official confirmed.

Update - London bridge terror attack

(BBC)- Seven people have been killed and three suspects shot dead by police after terror attack at London Bridge and Borough Market.