Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Somaliland's children dying as drought and border dispute create fatal mix

(ABC)- Africa correspondent Sally Sara reports from the General Hospital in the city of Burao.

Churchill and the Mad Mullah of Somaliland: Betrayal and Redemption 1899-1921

(Roy Irons Book )- In the late nineteenth century, the British Empire commanded the seas and possessed a vast Indian Empire, as well as other extensive dominions in South East Asia, Australasia, America and Africa.

Somalia - 7 Al Shabaab militants executed in Puntland

(Reuters)- Authorities in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Friday executed seven people it said were Islamist militants who plotted to carry out attacks, including bombings.

Somali diaspora returnees, locals resolve to rebuild country

MOGADISHU, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Somali diaspora returnees and local communities ended their two-day conference in Mogadishu by resolving to forge unity and help rebuild the Horn of Africa nation.

London - Appeal issued to find Ikram Yasin missing from Walthamstow

(The Guardian)- A “VULNERABLE” Somali woman has gone missing from Walthamstow.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Toronto - 2 men arrested in connection with the death of Samatar Farah

(CBC)- Police have charged two men in connection with the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old outside a north Toronto home in April.

NAM and Astral join forces for Red Cross aid flights to Somaliland

(Air Cargo News) - Network Airline Management (NAM) has transported over 57 tonnes of urgent relief goods on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross to a field hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Somaliland - Facing death from starvation

(freightweek.org) - HARGEISA, Somaliland: June 29, 2017: Save the Children says more than 20,000 children across nine districts in Somalia risk starving to death unless the international community continues to provide life-saving aid to the drought-stricken region.

Somaliland offers investors chance to make history

By: Saad Ali Shire (FT)- A farmer offloading goats at the morning livestock market to prospective customers; a teenager buying an ice-cold Diet Coke from a rural roadside stall; an entrepreneur paying for an espresso at a buzzing, urban start-up hub.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Chinese funded Ethio-Djibouti water project to be inaugurated soon

(Xinhua)- The Ethiopia-Djibouti cross border potable water project will be finalized and commence operation in about three months, according to Demelash Mulu, project manager.

35,000 Ethiopians return from Saudi Arabia on special amnesty program

(Africa  News)- Thousands of Ethiopian nationals voluntarily returned to the country from Saudi Arabia taking advantage of an amnesty program between the two governments.

Somali president calls for reunification

MOGADISHU, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has called for reunification of the Federal Republic of Somalia and Somaliland to help make the Horn of Africa nation a great country again.

The State of Somaliland: An Independent State and its Laws -June 1960

(Somaliland Law)- James Crawford  (The Creation of States in International Law, 2nd ed, OUP2006, p 330-331) wrote that one of the main method by which new states were formed was ‘the grant of independence by the previous sovereign who has the competence to transfer power to a new state’. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Uproar over plans for Egypt-UAE military base

(Africa Intelligence )- The prospect of an Emirati military base in Berbera has brought regional tensions into sharp focus. The existing version of the treaty between Somaliland and UAE authorities is only partial.

Djibouti plays the West off against the Far East

Why has China invested so generously in tiny Djibouti, and why are Western governments worried?

Leaked - Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics emerges as real partner of DP World in Berbera

(The Indian Ocean News letter ) -  According to our sources, the state-owned shipping company Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise (ESL) - which is in the process of being privatized- ought to do well out of the contract to manage the port of Berbera in Somaliland.

Hargeisa and Mogadishu choose their sides in Qatar crisis

(Africa Intelligence) - Hargeisa and Mogadishu choose their sides in Qatar crisis. While Somaliland has taken Saudi Arabia's side, Somalia has adopted a neutral position in the conflict pitting Qatar against the Gulf Countries. And in doing so each of them struck hard bargains.