Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Somali governor shot dead in Mogadishu

WASHINGTON — (VOA)- Al-Shabab militants have shot dead a provincial governor and his brother in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Somaliland - Events have consequences

Hargeisa - For ardent Somaliland watchers this has been a curious week, one in which the reopening and then closing of the Roman Catholic church in Hargeisa has proved as instructive and it has been somewhat farcical.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Somaliland closes only Catholic church due to public pressure

(World watch monitor) - The only Catholic church in Somaliland, East Africa, officially re-opened after three decades on 29 July, has been closed again within a week, due to public pressure.

Somaliland Community in the US meets Mandela Washington Fellows

The Somaliland Community in the United States of America warmly welcomed Somaliland Mandela Washington Fellows in Washington DC.

Ethiopia state minister for finance arrested on corruption charges

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia has arrested its state minister for finance on corruption charges, state-run television said on Friday, but offered no further details.

Somaliland - Why you need to be recognised as a country - Audio

BBC- Why you need to be recognised as a country
Statehood expert Rebecca Richards on the benefits of being recognised as a state.

AfDB approves aid package for Somalia and South Sudan

By: Mark Smulian PFI 
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has granted $78m to Somalia and South Sudan for drought resilience and the alleviation of chronic hunger and malnutrition.

U.S. kills Al-Shabaab leader in Somalia in a drone attack

(News Week)- The U.S. military in Africa has confirmed that it killed one of Somalia’s top jihadis in a July strike, a setback for Al-Shabab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate based in East Africa.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Turkey set to open largest military camp in Somalia

(AA) - MOGADISHU, Somalia
A Turkish military training camp is set to open in the Somali capital Mogadishu next month, the Somali defense minister said Thursday.

Somaliland parliament speaker resigns to vie for presidency

(Africa News)- Abdirahman Abdullahi Irro announced his resignation in the house of parliament where has served as a speaker for more than a decade, local media report.

London - Despite the doubters, Farah bows out as the best

LONDON (Reuters) - Mo Farah will bring down the curtain on his championship career with a bid for yet another distance double in London but, despite his unmatchable palmares, the Briton still finds himself fighting for appreciation in some quarters.

Somalia economy projected to grow at of 5-7% over medium term

Somalia’s economy is projected to grow at a steady, nominal annual rate of 5% to 7% over the medium-term, according to the second Somalia Economic Update to be published by the World Bank Group.

Puntland- Electro Power Systems integrate wind energy to existing microgrid to meet growing power demand

(AFBC)- Extension of microgrids in Somalia’s north eastern town of Garowe is currently on-line, Electro Power Systems S.A, technology pioneer in energy storage systems and microgrids, has said.

Pilot, 2 trainees dead in military plane crash in Djibouti

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- An official in Djibouti says a pilot and two female military trainees died when their small aircraft crashed on Wednesday.

Game-Changing Qatar Law to Grant Expats Permanent Residency

(Bloomberg)- Qatar, facing a Saudi-led boycott, approved landmark legislation with the potential to ultimately transform Gulf societies by granting permanent residency to some of the foreigners who dominate its population.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Warbixin- Kaadh qaybinta doorashada Somaliland

(CPA)- Doorashadii madaxtinimada Somaliland ee wakhtiga dheer la sugayey ayaa haatan loo asteeyey inay qabsoonto 13 November 2017.

Briefing Paper - Somaliland voter cards distribution

(CPA) -    Briefing Paper -  Somaliland voter cards distribution
The long awaited presidential election in Somaliland is scheduled on 13th November 2017. The voter cards distribution started on 29th April 2017.

Somaliland- President Silanyo receives Cirro at the presidential palace - Video

President Silanyo receives Cirro at the presidential palace - Video

AMISOM recognizes Ugandan police officers for their contribution to stability in Somalia

(Amisom)- Mogadishu, 31 July 2017 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has feted a contingent of Formed Police Unit (FPU) from Uganda who have completed one year of service in Somalia.

WFP hosts hand-over ceremony welcoming China's rice assistance to Somalia

(en)- The World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday held a hand-over ceremony in Mogadishu to welcome the arrival of more than 2,800 tonnes of rice assistance into the drought-hit country from China.

Somaliland and East Africa Drought

From delivering emergency food supplies to building earth dams to collect rainwater, the response to the East Africa drought is an impressive sight.

Bishop sees signs of hope as elections approach in Somalia

(CH)- As presidential elections approach in Somalia, the bishop who serves as apostolic administrator sees signs of hope, but he says changes are needed.

Somaliland secures record $442m foreign investment deal

(CNN)The unrecognized nation of Somaliland, a semi-autonomous region of Somalia, has secured its largest ever foreign investment deal.

Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa

(http://shepherdexpress.com) Before the era of Black Hawk Down and the endless civil wars that followed, Somalia was a functioning dictatorship with restaurants, nightclubs and a flourishing popular music culture—disseminated less through records than by broadcasts on state-run radio.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Kenya’s Capacity to Combat Al-Shabaab Increased with Delivery of Final Bell Huey II Helicopters

(US GOV) - Nairobi – The final two of eight Bell Huey II helicopters (photo below) were delivered on July 17 2017  to the Kenya Air Force.

Somali government announces student scholarships

(RW)- Mogadishu, 29 July 2017 - Somalia’s Federal Ministry of Education and Higher Studies will provide 1,000 scholarships to boost student enrolment at the country’s premier public university under a programme announced recently by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed ‘Farmaajo’.

Somalian Foreign Minister First Visit To India Begins Today

(Business World India)- Somalia's Foreign Minister Yusuf-Garaad Omar will arrive in India on Monday (31 July). Omar is on a five-day visit to the country during which he will meet his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj.

Somaliland- The insider's cultural guide to Hargeisa

It’s normal to see livestock in Hargeisa’s streets and hear the bleat of goats, camels and sheep. Hargeisa’s population depends economically on livestock production and trade. The sound here is mainly goats and sheep in one of Hargeisa’s bustling livestock markets.

Monday, July 31, 2017

US drone strike killed Somali militant

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The U.S. military said Monday it carried out a drone strike in Somalia that killed a member of the al-Shabab extremist group, while a Somali intelligence official said an al-Shabab leader was targeted but it was not clear whether he had been killed.

Somaliland- Speech by UK Ambassador to Somalia at Hargeisa Book Fair

David Concar delivered this speech at the Hargeisa International Book Fair held from 22 to 27 July, 2017 in Somaliland.

Ugandan troops killed in Somalia ambush

Twelve soldiers were killed in an ambush by al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia, the Ugandan military said Monday.

Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Somaliland - Mustafa’s story

(UK in Somaliland)- Following Ambassador David Concar’s visit to Somaliland, take a look at how UKaid is supporting the people of Somaliland

The Soil and Water Conservation Project; making a difference in Somaliland

(UK in Somaliland)- Women and girls often walk long distances to fetch water to meet their families’ basic needs.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Somalia- Who is the new muscle-man in oil?

(Africa Intelligence)- With Mogadishu wanting to get the country’s oil exploration back off the ground, the oil and mineral resources ministry has a new boss, Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed.

African Union troops ambushed in Somalia, al-Shabaab says 39 dead

(Reuters)- Mogadishu - Somalia's al-Shabaab insurgents and troops from the African Union peacekeeping mission clashed on Sunday, a senior military officer said, while the group said it had killed 39 soldiers.

6 people dead after car bomb attack in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu

(Euronews)- At least six people have been killed and 20 others wounded after a car bomb attack in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, with police expecting the death toll to rise.

Somaliland - International Law is central to any decision concerning recognition

By Mark T. Jones - To raise one's head above the parapet in the debate concerning the international recognition of Somaliland is certain to invite criticism.  For all the opprobrium that may come one's way, it is still important that the subject be discussed and examined afresh.