Pontus Marine LTD- Leader of fishing industry in Somaliland

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Unrest spreads in eastern Ethiopia after deployment of troops

(Reuters)- Mobs looted shops and burned down properties in Ethiopia’s eastern Somali region on Saturday, as unrest gained momentum and spread across the province following deployment of soldiers, witnesses said.

Unrecognized Democratic Republic of Somaliland

By Geoffrey Clarfield  - The National Post -It starts like this. A Somali “entrepreneur,” often a former pirate who rose in the ranks of his “profession,” decides to attack a ship in the Indian Ocean in the hope that he can get a king’s ransom from the owners

Jigjiga - Ethiopian army clashes with local government paramilitaries

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian soldiers traded fire with members of local government security forces on Saturday in the country’s eastern Somali region after central authorities sought to arrest regional officials, witnesses said.

Friday, August 3, 2018

So, why is Somaliland Africa's most successful non-country?

Whatever reasons the world uses to justify its stance of non-recognition do nothing to diminish the feeling visitors get, that they are indeed in a country.

First prosecution of an FGM case in Somalia

(UNFPA)- Somalia’s Attorney General, Ahmed Ali Dahir, announced the country’s first ever prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM).

Somali model Zakarie Ali wants to change the world - video

(BBC)- Somali Zakarie Ali came to Finland at the age of three and more than 17 years later he's working as a model.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Mohamed Mahamoud Sheik’s Entrepeneurial Legacy will live on in Somalia

(By Mark T. Jones) - The news that leading Somali entrepreneur Mohamed Mahamoud Sheik has been gunned down and killed in Mogadishu is thoroughly depressing.

Djibouti Slams Call for End to Eritrea Sanctions

(VOA)- Djibouti, an increasingly strategic nation in the Horn of Africa, has condemned last week’s call by Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed for the lifting of U.N. sanctions against Eritrea.

Militant Groups Look to Exploit Somaliland-Puntland Tensions

(VOA)- As fighting and fiery rhetoric increase between the Somali region of Puntland and the self-declared independent state of Somaliland, some analysts fear that Islamist militant groups may try to exploit any instability to plant deeper roots in the area.

Buuhoodle - Several people killed and others injured after a vehicle bomb explosion

(Medeshi)- Somaliland - several people were killed and others injured yesterday after a bomb exploded in a vehicle parked in front a mosque in Buuhoodle.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Somaliland - Foundation assists 10,000 families in Berbera

BERBERA: The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has concluded its third relief operation in Somaliland’s Berbera region, distributing food aid packages to 10,000 families affected by the drought.

Bristol - How a Somali supper club explores identity through food

Somalische Essen Fozia Ismail (DW/E. Wallis )(DW)- To what extent does food determine your identity and help you reconnect with your roots? That is what is being explored through a UK-based supper club in Bristol called "Arawelo Eats."

Free Ambulance Service Imperiled in Somali Capital

 (VOA)- Financial troubles, staffing shortages and high demand threaten to halt the only free private ambulance service in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Djibouti president expected to visit Eritrea this week amidst historic thawing of relations in Horn of Africa

Djibouti (HOL) – The Djibouti President, Ismail Omar Guelleh is expected to visit the Eritrean capital Asmara later this week to engage in direct bilateral talks with his Eritrean counterpart President Isaias Afwerki, Hiiraan Online has learned.

Speech by UK ambassador during the Queen's Birthday Party in Mogadishu

Welcome Queen’s Birthday Party, our guest of honour H.E. Deputy Prime Minister, Mahdi Ahmed Khadar.

Torture exposed at Somali rehab clinic in Kenya - Video

(BBC)- Islamic rehab centres offer to help those suffering from drug addiction or mental health problems in Eastleigh, a Somali neighbourhood in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

International players discuss agreed transition plan with Somali gov't - video

Kings attends Somaliland's book fair

Eritrea and Somalia agree to restore diplomatic relations

Ayan Farah show at Kunstwerk

Somalia's deaf footballers create their own league