Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Friday, September 1, 2017

Ethiopia says Somalia helped in rebel leader’s ‘surrender’

By Elias Meseret | AP September 1
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia on Friday said a senior figure with the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front has willingly surrendered, days after the group accused neighboring Somalia’s security forces of kidnapping and forcibly extraditing him.

Al Shabaab bomb kills 12 in Somalia's Puntland

BOSSASO, Somalia (Reuters) - An al Shabaab bomb attack killed 12 people, including five soldiers, in Somalia’s Puntland region on Friday, the Puntland military said.

Applications invited from prospective Short-Term Observers to Somaliland Presidential election

(UCL)- Applications invited from prospective Short-Term Observers to Somaliland Presidential Election on 13 November 2017.

Video - Eid day in Erigavo, Somaliland

Thousands of worshipers came out today for the Eid Al Adha prayers at the Liberty Park in the centre of Erigavo.

UK tenders to train Ethiopian paramilitaries accused of abuses

(The Guardian) -Millions of pounds of Britain’s foreign aid budget are to be spent on training an Ethiopian paramilitary security force that stands accused of numerous human rights abuses and summary executions.

Swiss court: Eritrean vets can be expelled if asylum fails

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss federal court has ruled that Eritrean asylum-seekers who completed military service in the East African country can legally be sent home if their asylum cases are rejected.

Somali man Rashid Abuuh found guilty of raping and robbing Canberra sex worker

(ABC) - A Somalian man accused of working with two brothers to book a sex worker before dragging her into a bedroom and raping her has been found guilty in the ACT Supreme Court.

Kenya - Supreme Court nullifies President Uhuru's re-election

(Nation)- The Supreme Court has nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Somalia/Somaliland Weekly Drought Response Update

(Relief Web)- Situation Update
• Western region of Somaliland received good rain while other parts received showers.

Dubai volunteers reach out to famine-hit Somaliland

(Gulf News)- Hargeisa, Somaliland: A Dubai-based health care group last week reached out to thousands of famine-hit refugees and distributed food in the east-African country of Somaliland ahead of Eid Al Adha.

Somalia says no to Saudi offer, stands by Qatar

(Gulf Times) - The Gulf crisis is now affecting Africa after Saudi Arabia called on a number of countries, including Somalia, to join its boycott of Qatar. However, not every country is prepared to obey orders from Riyadh.

U.S. troops risk inflaming clan conflict after deadly Somalia raid

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A raid involving U.S. troops in Somalia has caused a rift between the precarious U.S.-backed government and a powerful clan that says innocent farmers were massacred, months after President Donald Trump approved stepped-up operations there.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Women Enjoy Greater Freedom In The U.S. Than In Saudi Arabia

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somalia-born human rights activist who now teaches at Harvard University, discusses the role of Judeo-Christian civilization in promoting the rights of women, and discusses the oppression she and other women like her experienced in totalitarian Islamic countries.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

On first visit to Somalia since elections, UN political chief lauds progress

25 August 2017 – The head of the United Nations political office visited Somalia this week, where he praised the “real forward momentum” in the country’s political development, and reiterated UN support as the Horn of Africa country tackles its challenges, such as the fight against the group Al Shabaab.

USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels to Ethiopia

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Ethiopia, August 30-31.

Abdirashid Duale Dahabshiil named one of 5 multimillionaires from Somalia

(Forbes)- Abdirashid Duale is the CEO of Dahabshiil, an international funds transfer company headquartered in Dubai.

Top ONLF leader handed down to Ethiopia by Somalia Gov

(Ethiopia Observer)- A top leader of the banned Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) has been handed down to Ethiopia by Somalia government, sources said.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Saudi Arabia - Drug cell busted in Jeddah

JEDDAH – A cell that managed to smuggle a large quantity of the crude drug “shabu”
 (Methamphetamine) and traffic it in Jeddah was busted after storming their hideout.

US - Ethiopia Travel Warning

(travel.state.gov) - The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest and arbitrary detention.

Somalis refuse to bury dead until state admits killing them in U.S.-backed raid

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali families are refusing to bury the bodies of 10 loved ones, including three children, until the government takes responsibility for killing them in a U.S.-backed military raid, officials said on Sunday.