Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Piracy updates : Pirates attack chemical tanker off coast of Somalia

MOGADISHU, Feb. 24  -- Suspected Somali pirates attacked a Singaporean-flagged chemical tanker early Saturday but were repulsed by guards on board, the European Union naval force said.

Somaliland should ban all kinds of FGM and not some

MOGADISHU, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Three international aid agencies on Saturday expressed concern over a recent ruling by the government of Somaliland in Somalia that encourages female genital mutilation (FGM).

London - 18-year-old arrested on suspicion of killing two young Somali men

(The Independent) - An 18-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murdering two young men who were stabbed to death within two hours of each other in north London.

Death toll from Somalia blasts rises to 45

(APA) - The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital late on Friday has risen to 45 from the initially reported 18, a senior government official said on Saturday,APA reports quoting Reuters.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Helping Children and Families in Somaliland

(SOS) - When Halimo and her family arrived at Hargeisa, Somaliland's capital, she sold their last goat for $10.

Two car bombs explode in Somali capital killing 18 people

 MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Twin car bombs exploded in Somalia’s capital on Friday, killing 18 people and wounding 20 others, the city’s ambulance service said.

UAE warns citizens against travelling to Ethiopia

 DUBAI, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday warned UAE citizens of travelling to the East African state of Ethiopia, the state news agency WAM reported.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Djibouti Ends Dubai's DP World Contract to Run Container Terminal

(Marine Link) -Djibouti has ended a contract with Dubai's DP World, one of the world's biggest port operators, to run its Doraleh Container Terminal, the president's office said on Thursday.

Somaliland journalist detained without charge

(CPJ)- Nairobi, February 21, 2018--Somaliland authorities should immediately release Mohamed Aabi Digaale, the Hargeisa bureau chief for the London-based broadcaster Universal TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Ethiopia releases 1500 Ogaden prisoners

(The Ethiopia Observer) The Ethiopian government has released 1500 people allegedly affiliated with Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), the group announced.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

London - Two young Somali men stabbed to death in Camden

(Evening Standard) - Two young men, including a teenager, were stabbed to death within half a mile of each other in a night of knife violence.

Abuses Against Boys Accused of National Security Offenses in Somalia

Human Rights Watch - (Washington) – Somali authorities are unlawfully detaining and at times prosecuting in military courts children with alleged ties to the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Video - Somaliland president receives head of DPWorld in Hargeisa


Somalia military court sentences army officer to death

MOGADISHU, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) --Somali military court on Tuesday sentenced a senior army official to death after finding him guilty of murdering chief commander of the Somali marines in Mogadishu on Jan. 18, officials said.

UN wants to overcome famine threat in Somaliland

(Relief Web ) - Hargeisa – The head of United Nations humanitarian efforts in Somalia today underlined the importance of improving communities’ resilience to better withstand the effects of recurring droughts, such as famines.

UK - Somalia man arranged FGM for his 7 year old daughter

(The Guardian ) -

Communique - Political stabilization process in Somalia

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 753rd meeting, held on 15 February 2018, adopted the following decision on the political stabilization process in Somalia and on the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) activities and exit strategy:

Somalia appoints head of country’s first telecoms regulator

The Somali Cabinet has approved the appointment of Abdi Sheikh Ahmed as the director-general of the country’s fledgling telecoms regulator, the National Communications Authority (NCA), reports Garowe Online.

Royal Marines and Royal Navy train Ugandan Marines for Somalia

KAMPALA, Uganda, February 20, 2018/APO Group/ -- On 15 February, a team of instructors from the Royal Marines and Royal Navy completed 28 days of Mission Specific Training (MST) for Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) Marines.

Somalia - Mogadishu's Bakara market on strike over new government tax - Video

Somalia's busiest and largest open-air market in Mogadishu has been closed for the past two days.

Monday, February 19, 2018

UK - Rahema Ibrahim sent back to prison after 13 years on the run

(Kentonline) - A convicted armed robber on day release from jail went to see her mum before fleeing to Rotterdam - and remained at large for 13 years.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Somaliland - Xarunta Xuquuqal Insaanku waxaay codsanaysaa in la sii daayo suxufi Maxamed Caabi Digaale

Xarunta Xuquuqal Insaanku

waxaay codsanaysaa in la sii daayo suxufi Maxamed Caabi Digaale

Kingston - Mujahid Arshid jailed for 40 years after raping and murdering niece

(Get West London ) - A builder has been jailed for at least 40 years after raping and murdering his 20-year-old niece and raping a second woman.

Somali refugees enslaved in Libya return home

Eleven Somali refugees held captive in Libya for years have returned home.

Somaliland - Man jailed in Burao for promising to form Saahil State

(Medeshi) - Somaliland – A man was jailed yesterday in Burao for promising to declare Saahil State in Somaliland.