Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Friday, December 8, 2017

The role of election observers in Somaliland

This report is a record of a Forum event held on 5 November, before the 13 November 2017 election day.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Independent Diplomat London Director Paul Whiteway Speaks On Somaliland Elections on BBC

What is the current status of democracy and statehood in Somaliland?

The Sultanate of Al Mahra and Socotra – A light in the gloom

By Mark T. Jones - Rarely a week goes by without more depressing news concerning the Middle East.

London - Woman pleads guilty to Kingston manslaughter

Kingston upon Thames - (Met Police ) - Two people have appeared in court in connection with the death of Derick Mulondo.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Recognition - UK Gov comments on Somaliland presidential election

UK -On 13 November, people across Somaliland took part in elections to choose a new  president. 

Ethiopia confirms death of German tourist, hunt for killers underway

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Somaliland’s 2017 Presidential Election: Interview with Dr Michael Walls -Audio


Uganda begins Somalia troop withdrawal

(BBC)- Uganda’s military says it has begun the withdrawal of 281 troops serving in the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Somalia, UN sign 4-year development strategy

NAIROBI, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Somali government and the United Nations on Tuesday signed the UN Strategic Framework for Somalia (UNSF), mapping out the world body's support to the country's development priorities in the next four years.

Somalia's Puntland region declares state of emergency over drought

BOSASO, Somalia (Reuters) - Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland declared a state of emergency on Tuesday and appealed for food and water because of shortages triggered by a severe drought.

Djibouti to drink Ethiopian water for free

DJIBOUTI, Republic of Djibouti
People in Djibouti will be drinking their water for free solely from an Ethiopian source, Addis Ababa's ambassador to the Horn of Africa country, Shamebo Fitamo Adebo said Monday.

German tourist shot dead in Ethiopia

(BBC) - A German tourist has been shot dead and a guide injured during a visit to a volcano in north-eastern Ethiopia.

Monday, December 4, 2017

London -Man charged with murder of Khalid Abdi Farah in Southall

(London) - Detectives investigating the shooting of 26-year-old Khalid Farah in Southall have charged a 21-year-old man.

Egypt colonel detained after announcing presidential bid - Video

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Yemen - The rise and the fall of Ali Abdullah Saleh - Video

( Al Jazeera )Yemen's Houthi radio station has confirmed that ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed.

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's former leader, killed in Sanaa fighting

(BBC)- Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed amid fighting between his supporters and their former allies, the Houthi rebel movement.

Officials from Mr Saleh's General People's Congress party said he died in an attack south of the capital, Sanaa.
The Houthis' leader hailed the news as a "great and significant occasion".
Abdul Malik al-Houthi said it had foiled a "conspiracy" by a Saudi-led coalition backing the government, to whom Mr Saleh had made peace overtures.
Until last week, Mr Saleh's supporters had been fighting alongside the Houthis in a war against Yemen's current president, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
But longstanding political tensions and a dispute over control of the main mosque in the rebel-controlled capital, Sanaa, triggered fierce clashes that have left more than 125 people dead and 238 wounded since Wednesday night.
On Saturday, Mr Saleh offered to "turn a new page" with the Saudi-led coalition backing Mr Hadi if it stopped attacking Yemen and ended its crippling blockade.
The coalition and Mr Hadi's government welcomed the comments. But the Houthis accused Mr Saleh of staging a "coup" against "an alliance he never believed in".
Overnight, Sanaa was rocked by coalition air strikes on Houthi positions and clashes on the ground involving heavy weapons as the conflict between the rivals escalated. Aid workers said the violence had trapped civilians inside their homes.



Hakim Almasmari, editor of the Yemen Post newspaper, told Al Jazeera TV that Houthi fighters had opened fire on Saleh's convoy as it passed through a checkpoint on the way from Sanaa to his hometown of Sanhan.
A video circulated on social media showed the body of a man resembling Mr Saleh with a severe head wound. It was being carried on a red blanket by several armed men shouting "Praise be to God!" and "Hey Ali Affash!" - the name of Mr Saleh's clan.
A statement by the Houthi-run interior ministry, carried by rebel-aligned media, announced "the killing of the leader of treachery and a number of his followers".
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

SOAS University of London are offering 15 scholarships to Somalis in Britain

(London)- CSO and ATM in partnership with SOAS University of London are offering 15 scholarships to Somalis in Britain (worth £10,000 each) to study on an award winning Community Leadership Programme.