Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Addis Ababa - Qoshe Landslide Takes Life Once Again

(Addis Fortune)- A landslide that occurred at Reppi Landfill a.k.a Qoshe took the life of a daily labourer, Kassahun Fekade, married and a father of six children.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Clashes in Ethiopia's Oromia and Somali regions

Thousands of people have fled Ethiopia's Somali region following deadly clashes in recent days between ethnic Somalis and Oromos.

Somali book fair offers respite from bombs

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Long associated with pirates, famine and bombs, Somalia showed a different face to the world this week as it welcomed foreign writers for the first time to its annual book fair.

London - Terror attack at Parsons Green tube station

(The Guardian)- An explosion that injured 22 people at Parsons Green underground station in west London was a terrorist incident, the Metropolitan police have said.

Somaliland - Khat arrives by air from Kenya - Video

The first shipment of Khat from Kenya arrived in Hargiesa yesterday after conflict in Haawaday halted all Khat imports from Ethiopia.

Somalia Opens First Forensic Lab in Puntland

VOA- Somalia has opened its first forensic laboratory to process rape kits.

Somalia - Your next holiday destination

BBC- Somalia might not be the first destination you would think of when booking a holiday, but this week the country joined UN World Tourism Organisation in the hopes of changing your mind.

Ethiopia- Conflict between Oromia and Somalis forces hundreds to flee their homes

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
(ADDIS ABABA) – Renewed fighting between armed factions from Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regional states has forced hundreds of civilians to flee their homes.

Jamal Mahmoud died after he was stabbed at the north London jail

(BBC)- A prisoner was murdered by three inmates in a violent feud over the control of a "lucrative" contraband route into the jail, a court heard.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Abu Dhabi fund to contribute $89m to Somalia growth

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development says funding will help to improve services, create jobs and ensure stability in African nation

Africa’s democracy outgrows foreign preaching

Kenyan polls is the first time that an African court invalidated the vote won by a sitting president based on the merits of the constitution and election law

At Least 32 Killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia, Somali Regions

At least 32 people have been killed in clashes across Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions following clashes between rival ethnic Somali and Oromo forces, a former Ethiopian lawmaker said.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

32 Somalis killed in Haawaday district of eastern Ethiopia

(Medeshi)- Aleast 32 Somalis were killed on Tuesday in Haawaday district of eastern Ethiopia.

Applications invited for legal analyst and election analyst at Somaliland Presidential Election

UCL is coordinating an Election Observation Mission to observe the Presidential Election scheduled to be held in Somaliland on 13 November.

Deadly protests hit Ethiopia

(BBC)- At least two people have died in protests in Ethiopia. More than 600 have been displaced during the clashes on Tuesday in towns in the east of the country.

Publications - Voter Behaviour in Somaliland

(APD)- Executive summary:

Djibouti opposition leader dies in France

(African News)- The leader of the Djibouti opposition coalition USN, Ahmed Youssouf Houmed died in France on Sunday at the age of 79.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

US visa restrictions for Eritrea, Guinea over deportations

By ELIAS MESERET, Associated Press
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — The United States will stop issuing certain visas to Eritrean nationals and Guinean officials as of Wednesday, the embassies in those countries announced Tuesday.

Ethiopian Government Orders Private Banks to cover port payments to Djibouti

September 12, 2017 -

Turkish Airlines profits in Africa, where others fear to fly

NAIROBI (Reuters) - When Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) opened a direct daily route to a war-ravaged African failed state plagued by Islamist militants, industry insiders were skeptical.

Somali troops flee to Kenya to escape Shabaab attack

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Somali soldiers, some of them wounded, fled across the border into Kenya during an attack by Islamic militants on the town of Bulo Hawo on Monday, security sources said.

Somalian mother and son chose to live on a bench for 3 years in London

(Daily Mail)- A Somali mother and son have been living on a high street bench for three years after turning down two-bedroom council flats in London.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Somalia/Somaliland Weekly Drought Response Update

(Relief Web)- Situation Updates
• Migration to urban areas/town has increased in Adado district.

US demos RQ-11 to Djibouti as it provides AMISOM with UAV expertise

(Defence Web)- The United States military’s Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) has conductedan RQ-11 Raven unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstrationfor the Djiboutian military, as it provides a UAV surveillance system to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Somali army repels al Shabaab after attack, at least 17 killed

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali government forces have regained control of a town on the border with Kenya after al Shabaab militants stormed an army base there on Monday, causing heavy clashes in which at least 17 people died, the military said.

$441M U.S. Navy Base Operating Support Contract for Djibouti and Kenya bases

HOUSTON, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today that its global Government Services business, KBRwyle, has been awarded a $441 million contract for base operations support services by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

AMISOM and partners launch Somalia Civil-Military Working Group Report

Mogadishu, 8 September 2017 – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and its partners yesterday launched the Somalia Civil-Military Working Group Report that details achievements made in humanitarian support in the past three years in the country.

Suicide bomber kills 6 in central Somalia

(Al Jazeera)- At least six people died after an al-Shabab suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant just outside a senior official's office in the central Somali city of Beledweyne.

Farhiyo Mohamed arrested for drunk driving in Rochester

A Rochester female is arrested after police said she was driving drunk and was involved in a hit-and-run.