Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Friday, August 18, 2017

Latest news about the Horn of Africa 18/08/2017


Somaliland in telecoms battle with Somalia

(GTB) The breakaway north-east African state of Somaliland is claiming that neighbouring Somalia is trying to assert authority over its telecoms sector through a new law. Somalia passed a new telecoms law last week.

Somaliland - Inside Hargeisa's only live music venue

(Hareisa , Sopmaliland ) Al Jazeera - Security is tight at one of Hargeisa's few nightlife venues.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Somaliland - Two guards killed by gunmen in a voter distribution centre in Laasanod

(Medeshi)- Gunmen attacked today the voter card distribution centre in Laasanod, the capital of Sool region of Somaliland. Two guards are reportedly killed.

U.S. air strikes kill 7 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia

WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Three U.S. air strikes killed seven al Shabaab fighters in Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said on Thursday.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Somali migrants are fleeing the United States for Canada

Somali migrants with criminal records are fleeing the United States for Canada as they try to evade increased immigration enforcement and seek refugee status.

Somalia - Speedy microgrid’s expansion in Puntland

(www.energy-storage.news ) -French energy storage developer and system integrator Electro Power Systems (EPS) has hailed the speedy execution of a microgrid’s expansion in Somalia, which has just been completed in less than 30 days.

Rights group calls for probe of former al-Shabab leader

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA)-
Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged the Somali government to investigate alleged human rights abuses by a former deputy leader of the militant group al-Shabab who surrendered to the government this week.

Video - Al Shabaab leader talks about his defection in Somalia

(Medeshi)- Video - Sheikh Mukhtar Rabow declares that he has left al Shabaab militants  and is having talks with the Somali government.

Turkish Airlines brings 60 tons of food aid to Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Anadolu Agency
A Turkish Airlines cargo plane carrying over 60 tons of food aid arrived in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Tuesday.

Barack Obama breaks record for most Twitter likes

A tweet quoting Nelson Mandela by former US President Barack Obama has picked up more than 3 million likes on Twitter, breaking the record for most likes on Twitter.

Camel burgers and beyond: Minneapolis' Somali food scene

CNN) — Minnesota is often associated with snow, lakes and Prince. Somalis and camel burgers? Not so much.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Mo Farah announces he is changing his name to Mohamed ahead of marathon push

(Eurosport)- The four-time Olympic gold medallist, who brought the curtain down on his championship track career with a gold and a silver at the World Athletics Championships, wants to rebrand as he tackles marathons.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Somali insurgent leader Robow defects to government

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A former Somali insurgent leader, Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur, has defected to the government, a military official said on Sunday, severing ties with Islamist group al Shabaab.

Young Somali Woman Seeks a Greater Role For Youth in Peacebuilding

(RW)- Naima Adan Elmi champions the youth cause through the Save Somali Youth Organization (SASOYO), a non-governmental organization she founded in 2009.

The biggest threat of Somaliland election process is the violation of election rules and regulations

REPORT -   in Somali and English
The biggest threat of Somaliland election process is the violation of election rules and regulations
August 12, 2017

Hargeisa, Somaliland