Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Saudi Relief distributes Ramadan food baskets in Somaliland

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Somaliland's cyclone victims requires urgent humanitarian aid

NAIROBI, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of victims of a devastating cyclone that hit Somaliland on May 19 are in dire need of food, clean water and basic health services, said global charity World Vision in a statement issued in Nairobi on Friday.

UK- Homebase sold for £1

The Australian owner of Homebase has sold the DIY chain for £1, ending its disastrous foray into the UK.

Int'l partners call for cease-fire amid between Somaliland and Puntland

MOGADISHU, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Somalia's international partners on Thursday expressed concern about renewed clashes between Somaliland and Puntland forces in the outskirts of Tukaraq town in Sool region.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Flooding displaces 188,000 people in eastern Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Flooding in Ethiopia's eastern Somali regional state has displaced 188,000 people, the UN said on Wednesday.

Somaliland storm kills dozens, wipes out farms

More than 50 people have died in Somaliland, livestock has been wiped out and hundreds of farms destroyed by heavy rains and floods caused by a tropical cyclone that hit the Horn of Africa, officials and aid agencies in Somaliland  said.

Pak, Somalia ink $10.5m agreement for developing ID system

(Pakobserver)- Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi witnessed the signing of an agreement between Pakistan and Somalia for grant of US$ 10.5 million and provision of technical assistance for development of Soma-lia’s National Identification System.

Fighting between Puntland and Somaliland forces reignites in Tukaraq town

Mogadishu (HOL) - Fighting between forces loyal to Puntland State and the breakaway Somaliland escalated in the disputed region of Sool in northern Somalia.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ports - Somaliland challenges Djibouti

Djibouti may not quite be the “Singapore of Africa” yet, but the Horn of Africa’s smallest country still plays an oversized role in global affairs by providing valuable real estate to foreign militaries and positioning itself as a crucial waypoint for maritime trade.

Somaliland to export 50,000 goats to Oman during Ramadan

(ERGO) – Livestock dealers in Somaliland are expecting to export 50,000 goats during the month of Ramadan to newly opened up markets in Oman.

A war on water: one family’s struggle in Somalia

Imagine turning on a tap and seeing dirty water pour out. What would you do? Would you drink it? Would you wash your hands in it? Would you give some to your child?

Bashir Makhtal freed after 11 years in an Ethiopian jail calls for inquiry into Ottawa’s response

(Toronto Star) - OTTAWA—A Canadian man who was jailed in Ethiopia for 11 years is calling for an investigation into the federal government’s handling of his case, which began as he fled war-ravaged Somalia in 2006 and ended with his long-sought return to Canada last month.

UK MP who is member of the EU Parliament calls for Somaliland recognition

LONG-time campaigner for national self-determination, Kidderminster MEP James Carver took part in Somaliland’s 27th anniversary of independence this week.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

UAE to renew visas and residence permits for Somaliland passport holders

(Medeshi) - The representative office of the Somaliland Republic in the United Arab Emirates has published instructions for the renewal of visa or residence permits for the people holding Somaliland passports.

Flooding across Somaliland and Somalia

(Crises response) - Moderate to heavy rains are continuing across much of Somalia, with flooding likely to worsen, particularly near rivers.

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Sagar's landfall in western Somaliland

The final bulletin on Tropical Cyclone Sagar was issued at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC) on May 19. By that time, Sagar had made landfall in Somaliland.

Swedish girls fearing forced marriage told to hide spoon in underwear

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Swedish city is advising girls who fear being taken abroad for forced marriage or female genital mutilation (FGM) to tuck a spoon in their underwear before going through airport security.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Saudi Arabia to release billionaire Al Amoudi soon

By Brook Abdu, the Reporter , Ethiopia

Saudi Arabia - No fatalities in new Makkah crane accident

(Arab News) - MAKKAH: Part of a mobile crane being used for construction work at the Grand Mosque in Makkah toppled to the ground on Sunday.

London - Osman Shidane among three stabbed to death in 72 hours

(Evening Standard) - A “selfless and caring” family man who died in hospital after being stabbed was one of three young men to lose their lives to London’s knife-crime epidemic.

Tropical cyclone hits Somaliland killing at least 15 people

 (Reuters) - At least 15 people have died in Somaliland after heavy rains caused by tropical cyclone Sagar which landed in the Horn of Africa over the weekend.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

1,000 Ethiopians in Saudi prisons to be freed

By Addis Getachew, ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday said he had secured the release of 1,000 Ethiopians from Saudi prisons.

Video - Somali fishermen struggle to compete with foreign vessels

VOA- Each morning, fishermen in the northern Somali port city of Bosaso pull in their catch of tuna, marlin, and more.

Somaliland: an appeal court sentences a traditional leader to 3 years imprisonment

Today, 20th May 2018, the appeal court in Hargeisa has sentenced Boqor Osman aw Muhumed Mohamed to three years in prison, reducing 5 years jail term given by a regional court on 26th April 2018.