Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Friday, July 14, 2017

Somalia : IFJ warns new media bill risks damaging free expression

(IFJ)- The Somali Council of Ministers yesterday adopted a new media Bill but journalists have criticised a number of its provisions considered as repressive on press freedom.

UAE minister says demand to shut Al Jazeera dropped

(Al Jazeera)- Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries that have imposed a political and economic blockade on Qatar are to drop their demand that the Al Jazeera Media Network be shut down.

Many Africans see Kagame’s Rwanda as a model. They are wrong

(The Economist) -WHEN Paul Kagame was 28, he helped topple the government of Uganda. At 36 he overthrew the government of Rwanda. At 39 he ousted the government of Congo (which was then called Zaire).

Japan and India challenging China in Africa

Author: Purnendra Jain, University of Adelaide.

U.S. strike in Somalia

(FP)- American and Somali government forces raided a compound used by al Shabaab in Kunyo Barrow in southern Somalia on Thursday, Pentagon and Africa Command officials confirm to FP’s Paul McLeary.

MSC boxship held over Somali internet outage

(Tradewinds) - An MSC containership has been detained in Somalia after allegedly taking most of the country offline by accidentally severing an internet cable.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Djibouti-Eritrea: the frontier of discord

(Courier International ) - This is an unexpected consequence of the crisis in the Persian Gulf.

London - Boys convicted of murder of Hussein Ahmed

(Getwest London) - A pair of 14 year-old boys have been convicted of murder after fatally stabbing a university student in a case of mistaken identity.

Sudan - Khartoum strictly neutral in Qatar dispute

(Africa Intelligence) - The Arab crisis shuffles the cards just as Al Bashir is taking his distance from Islamic militants in his government.

South Sudan - Finger-pointing and confusion in Juba

(Africa Intelligence) - South Sudan's fall into the abyss seems to be accelerating by the day .

Africa Food Crisis 2017: Work Report 3

(RW)Situation Update
Further to the last situation update , Somalia continues to be one of the worst-affected countries, as forecast by the Famine Early Warning Systems (FEWS) Network and the International Red Cross, famine is likely to be declared in late 2017 in the state of Puntland, Somaliland and South West, Somalia.

Kenya court cancels election ballot contract for Dubai firm

(AP)- Kenya's High Court on Friday cancelled a contract for a Dubai-based firm to print ballot papers for next month's presidential election after the opposition, which claimed the firm is linked to President Uhuru Kenyatta, challenged the way it was issued.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Iraqi charged with murder of a Somali man at Danish asylum centre

(The Local)- A 35-year-old man who is accused with a murder at the Sandholm asylum centre will go on trial in October.

China sets up base in Djibouti

ZHANJIANG, Guangdong, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Ships carrying Chinese military personnel departed Zhanjiang in southern China's Guangdong Province on Tuesday to set up a support base in Djibouti.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls for boycott of halal-certified food - Video

(Daily Mail)- Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali urges Australians to boycott ALL halal-certified food so they're not funding Muslim schools and mosques - and wants immigrants to be quizzed on child brides and female circumcision.

Journalist arrested in Somaliland on return from Mogadish​u released this morning

(RSF)- Omar Ali Hassan (Goobjoog) was freed in this morning without charges.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Somalia seeks to set up independent human rights commission

MOGADISHU, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Somalia on Sunday launched the first phase of the National Independent Human Rights Commission's selection process, widely seen as a crucial step towards strengthening human rights protection and promotion.

US giving $638m aid to Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan

(News24)- Johannesburg - The United States has announced more than $630 million in aid for Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria, where conflict has helped to cause what the United Nations calls the world's largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years.

Goobjoog media journalist detained in Somaliland

Press Release : Human Rights Centre calls on the government of Somaliland to immediately release Omar Ali Hassan Serbia, a journalist with Goobjoog Media.

Hidden from the Public: The United Kingdom’s Drone Warfare

(Just Security)- The use of armed drones by the United States, both within the conflict zones of Iraq and Syria, and further afield in Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen, continues to be characterized by minimal public transparency, as the recent report, “Out of the Shadows,” released by Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Clinic and the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies, makes clear.

Somalia internet outage a 'disaster'

(BBC)- Somalia's telecommunications minister has declared an internet outage, which as been going on for about two weeks, a "major disaster" for the economy.