Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, June 17, 2017

5 Killed, 12 Hurt in al-Shabab Attack on Somali Military Base

(VOA)- At least five people were killed and 12 others wounded Saturday in heavy fighting between Somali National Army soldiers and al-Shabab militants in the Bakol region of southwestern Somalia, officials said.

Eritrea says Qatar has not explained 'hasty' withdrawal

By Associated Press
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Eritrea’s government says Qatar has not yet explained why it withdrew 450 peacekeeping troops from the East African nation’s contested border area with Djibouti.

IOM says 200 migrants being held for ransom and tortured in Libyan detention centre

(Libya Herald)- The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has met with the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to discuss efforts to rescue around mainly 200 Somali and Ethiopian migrants whom it believes have been kidnapped and tortured in a Libyan detention centre.

Somalia wants Denmark to release mentally ill refugee in return for repatriation deal

By Michael Barrett, The Local - Somalia’s ambassador to the EU has tied an agreement with Denmark on rejected asylum seekers to the long-standing and controversial case of a Somali refugee detained at a Danish psychiatric unit since 2001.

London fire: The victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

BBC- The names of some of those who lost their lives in the huge fire at Grenfell Tower in west London have been confirmed.

AU concern over Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions

World Bulletin / News Desk
The African Union on Saturday urged "restraint" as tensions intensified between Djibouti and Eritrea over a disputed border territory after the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers from a buffer zone.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Djibouti says Eritrean soldiers occupy disputed area

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Djibouti has lodged a formal complaint with the African Union after accusing soldiers from neighboring Eritrea of occupying a contested mountainous area after Qatari peacekeepers left the region this week, an official said.

Somaliland hands over ownership of Berbera plant to Red Sea Cement

(Cement.com) - The government of Somaliland, an autonomous region of Somalia, has passed over ownership of the Berbera cement plant to a Red Sea Cement, a new company jointly established by the Dahabshiil Group, Berbera Group and the Kuwaiti Kipco.

Somaliland Y-Peer expanding to reach more young people

(RW) - The Somaliland Youth Peer Education Network (Y-Peer) is expanding its presence to be able to reach more young people with peer-to-peer education to promote healthy life styles, youth participation, civic engagement and leadership in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV prevention.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Somaliland- Air Arabia to launch flights to Hargeisa

(Gulf News)- Dubai: Air Arabia, the Sharjah-based carrier, announced that it is adding Hargeisa as its latest African destination, with flights to the Somaliland city starting from July 4.

Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

(AP/ABC NEWS)- Qatar said Wednesday it had pulled all of its troops from the border of Djibouti and Eritrea, East African nations that have a long-running territorial dispute which Doha had helped mediate.

Detained Somaliland journalist in poor health: Wife

(The East African)- HARGEYSA –  A Somali journalist held in detention for asking the health minister a question about his work attendance problems that frustrated many including patients seeking medical attention abroad who subsequently missed important appointments with the minister is in poor health and has been refused visits from his family, according to his wife.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

People trapped in huge west London tower block inferno -Video

(RT)- A 24-story tower block on Latimer Road in west London has been engulfed in a horrifying blaze, with reports saying people have been trapped in flats in the upper stories.

UAE expels Somali from Ramadan competition over Qatar row

(http://www.middleeasteye.net ) -Somalia representative expelled from Quran competition and deported due to Somalia neutrality over Gulf crisis

Yemeni mum and two children murdered by their father buried in Liverpool

(ECHO)-THE funeral of a mum and her two children allegedly murdered in Toxteth was held yesterday.

Somaliland- Berbera cement factory leased to 3 local companies

(Medeshi)- Somaliland- Berbera cement factory has been leased to 3 local companies. It has a capacity of 200,000 tons a year.

Somalia will not sever ties with Qatar

(AA)- Somalia will not sever ties with Qatar as the Gulf state becomes increasingly isolated from its nieghbors, a senior Somali diplomat has told Anadolu Agency.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Somalia turns down $80m to cut ties with Qatar

(Middle Eat Monitor) - Somali President, Mohammed Abdullah Farmajo, has been offered $80 million in exchange for his agreement to sever diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar, the New Khalij news outlet reported a prominent journalist has revealed.

Gulf crisis engulfs Africa

(DW)- The diplomatic row between Qatar and its Arab neighbors is gradually enveloping African Muslim-majority nations. Several countries have already taken sides but Somalia has decided to stay neutral.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

U.S. air strike hits al Shabaab; Somalia says base destroyed

(Reuters)- The United States carried out an air strike on al Shabaab militants in Somalia on Sunday, and Somalia said its special forces had joined in the attack to destroy one of the group's main training and command posts.

Saudi Arabia asked Somalia to cut or degrade ties with Qatar

(Medeshi) - It is reported that Saudi Arabia asked Somalia to cut or degrade ties with Qatar in a recent meeting in Jeddah.

US -License suspended for cabbie accused of harassing lawmaker

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge has temporarily suspended the license of a Washington, D.C., cab driver accused of harassing a Muslim legislator from Minnesota.