Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Video: Somali man shot dead after attacking Belgian soldiers with a knife

Reuters - Man shot dead after attacking Belgian soldiers with a knife

As Saudi Arabia refuses Qatari Hajis, call for internationalization of the Holy Mosques in progress

Doha, Qatar - For Muslim pilgrims in Qatar who hoped to perform one of the pillars of Islam, the annual Hajj that began this week is out of reach.

Poem - The Killing of the She-Camel by Hadraawi

The Killing of the She-Camel (Hal La Qalay)

Poem: The death of a princes by Gaariye

Xaye cala salaa ' Come to prayer ' Xaye cala falaax ' Come to salvation ' I can’t remember ' which prayer time it was ' but I had to answer.

10 civilians, including kids, killed in joint US-Somalia raid

Ten civilians, including three children, were killed in a raid by foreign and Somali forces on a farm in southern Somalia, a deputy governor said Friday, as the U.S. military confirmed it supported a counter-terror operation in the area and said it would look into the allegations.

Somalia is a country and not a video game

All wars by their nature are ragged, and sadly seasoned watchers of the Horn of Africa have had ample proof of this down the years.

Friday, August 25, 2017

The fight for survival in drought-hit Somaliland - Video

France 24 - Since the beginning of this year, Somaliland, an autonomous territory in the Horn of Africa, has been ravaged by severe drought.

US to probe claims of Somali civilians killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The Latest on a deadly military raid in Somalia .

FlyDubai should be penalized for mistreatment of citizens at Hargeisa airport

(Medeshi)- It has been reported in the local media that FlyDubai staff have mistreated a woman and her baby who were flying to UK from Hargiesa.

Kenya - NASA strategist can move to Somalia if bothered by Uhuru's election win

(The Star)- The government has dismissed NASA strategist David Ndii, saying he is free to relocate to Somalia if displeased with the elections outcome.

Kenyatta sows discord in opposition ranks

(Africa Intelligence)- Newly re-elected on Aug. 8, president Uhuru Kenyatta and his vice-president, William Ruto, appear intent on doing the maximum to divide the opposition.

Somalia's first female car mechanic - Video

(Youtube)- When Nasra Haji Hussein left home in central Somalia in search of a job, working as mechanic was not one of the options she had in mind. But two years on, having defied gender stereotypes.

Somalia’s businesses are using quirky graffiti to lure customers

(Quartz)- If you visit any major city or town in Somalia, chances are that you will come across the colorful artworks that dot the walls of both private and public establishments.

First Somali-American art show at Minneapolis Institute of Art spans three generations

(Star Tribune)- Artist Ifrah Mansour was crouched on the floor of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, arranging an enormous headscarf.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Commentary : Election money in Somaliland

(Medeshi)- It was the 1968 elections in Erigavo. I was 14 years old. I voted after receiving 20 shilling from a party although I didn't reach the  voting age.

Devon - Three members of rape gang jailed for 61 years

Three members of a drugs gang who used violence and rape as a weapon to take control of Exeter’s lucrative drugs market have been sentenced to a total of 61 years behind bars.

Somali mother of two killed by her husband in Bristol

(Medeshi)- Asia Omer who was a mother of two was killed on Monday 21st of August in Bristol by Aden Dahir who was her husband.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Somalia - Nugal Water Price Monitoring assessment

(RW)- The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

Jobs - Logistics Assistant Only for Djibouti Nationals

(UNICEF) - Under the supervision of Supply Specialist, UNICEF Yemen (Djibouti Hub), the Logistics Assistant role is responsible to assist the supervisor on the co-ordination and follow up of the Djibouti hub day-to-day operations of coordinating logistics and transportation of supplies to further destination, supply chain and storage management customs clearance for imported and exported supplies, in line with UNICEF standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

Somalia pledges to promote freedom of expression

MOGADISHU, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Somali government on Tuesday pledged to enhance freedom of expression as well as plans to develop media.

UK Minister Stewart spent two days in Mogadishu and Hargeisa

Welcoming Somaliland’s elections - The Minister spent Sunday in Hargeisa, where he met with civil society representatives and the local Somaliland Government including Ministers.

Blue print for Dubai food park unveiled

DUBAI: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has unveiled the blueprint for Dubai Food Park, which aims to raise the emirate’s position as the region’s leading food re-export hub.

Saudi teen in controversial street dance released without charge

(Arab News)- JEDDAH: Saudi police have released a 14-year-old boy who was earlier arrested for dancing in the middle of a traffic intersection in Jeddah, the Ministry of Interior said on Wednesday.

A new compilation uncovers soulful treasures from 70s and 80s Somalia

Sweet as broken dates - Lost Somali tapes from the Horn of Africa

WHO supports Somalia and Somaliland-Swedish collaboration

The Somali-Swedish Collaboration in Research for Health, led by Umeå University, Sweden, has been granted support from the WHO.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Somaliland- UK to help families facing drought and disease

(RW)- Three years of drought in Somaliland has now left it in the grip of a cholera epidemic caused by dwindling and polluted water supplies.

Jobs in Hargeisa- Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people.

Medeshi raises health awareness issues in Somaliland

(Medeshi - Hargiesa)- Tobacco companies poison the people of Somaliland by selling them cheap cigarettes.

SAUDI ARABIA - 20% drop in sheep prices after lifting ban of imports from Somalia

Saudi Gazette report
JEDDAH — Sheep prices are expected to decline by 20 percent following the lifting of ban on livestock imports from Somalia and arrival of two million heads of sheep, said Fahd Bin Siban Al-Sulami, a member of the board of directors of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI).

Ethiopian maid thrown off 7th floor of Kuwait apartment returns home

(Africanews)- An Ethiopian maid who was forcibly thrown from the seventh floor of a building in Kuwait has returned to the country four months after the incident that sparked outrage in the Gulf country and abroad.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Turkish students go to Somalia to renovate school

ANKARA ( Anadolu Agency ) - A group of Turkish students participated in renovation works at an orphanage-cum-school in Somalia on Sunday, as part of a visit to several African countries under an exchange program.

Kenya to flush militants out of area near Somali border

Nairobi - Anadolu Agency
The Kenyan military on Sunday told residents who live close to Boni forest along the Kenyan coast to vacate the area within 48 hours in preparation for a heavy bombardment planned to wipe out al-Shabaab militants hiding within.

South Sudan grounds UN planes in airport row

NAIROBI- (Reuters)- South Sudan has grounded planes belonging to United Nations peacekeepers in a dispute over control of the airport in the capital Juba, a government spokesman said on Monday.

Quarterly Report on the Situation of the Media in Somaliland

(Hargeisa)- Every four months, Human Rights Centre issues a quarterly report on the situation of the media in Somaliland.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Smugglers Target Ethiopian, Somali Teens for Deadly Trip to Yemen

Despite being seven months pregnant, Mesno Taha left her home in Harerge, Ethiopia to find peace and a better future.

Ethiopia secures land for port facility in Sudan

(The Reporter)- Following his official visit to the Sudan this week, Prime Minister Haile Mariam Dessalegn has inked an agreement that would enable Ethiopia to develop a port facility at the Port Sudan through which the government contemplates to handle half its foreign trade volume.

Holes in the Kindlesphere

Many politicians in my acquaintance are fond of demonstrating their prowess with new technology. They and their researchers take great delight in deploying gismos and gadgetry as tools to engage the voter or ensnare the media’s interest.