RSFReporters Without Borders is “dismayed” by the three-year jail sentence and fine of 6 million Somaliland shillings (around 1,000 dollars) that a court in Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway northwestern territory of Somaliland, passed yesterday on Mohamud Abdi Jama, the editor of the independent newspaper Waheen, for allegedly libelling local officials.

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive

SomaliaUNITED NATIONS, September 26, 2010 — The Somalia meeting at the UN on September 23 featured a little notice last minute disinvitation. The UN’s Department of Political Affairs had invited Eritrea, a member of the regional group IGAD which has hosted the leaders of the Alliance to Reliberate Somalia and supports the Al Shabab rebels.

by Ahmed A/Kadir (Shiine)

Somalia demo.assenna.comFrom tribal conflict to religious confrontations, a composite of complex crises, that created the chaos and the critical catastrophe that covered Somalia for so long. Unfortunately, none of those carnivorous criminals that committed the inhuman crimes in Somalia, was ever taken to court. Instead, they are very comfortable, contentedly enjoying their lives

by Ahmed A/Kadir (Shiine)

Somalia demo.assenna.comFrom tribal conflict to religious confrontations, a composite of complex crises, that created the chaos and the critical catastrophe that covered Somalia for so long. Unfortunately, none of those carnivorous criminals that committed the inhuman crimes in Somalia, was ever taken to court. Instead, they are very comfortable, contentedly enjoying their lives

  ….According to the front-line soldiers, the dead Shabab fighter was from Eritrea, a tiny but nettlesome African country widely suspected of funneling arms to Somalia’s insurgents.The warfare here is shifting too, from fluid, wild street battles to a more settled fight. Sandbags, mortars, even heavy artillery – all that’s part of the mix now, along with suicide bombs and other tricks of Al Qaeda’s trade.

  ….According to the front-line soldiers, the dead Shabab fighter was from Eritrea, a tiny but nettlesome African country widely suspected of funneling arms to Somalia’s insurgents.The warfare here is shifting too, from fluid, wild street battles to a more settled fight. Sandbags, mortars, even heavy artillery – all that’s part of the mix now, along with suicide bombs and other tricks of Al Qaeda’s trade.

susanWASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – Eritrea has only a short time to stop undermining security in Somalia or face possible U.N. sanctions, Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said on Wednesday.

Rice told a congressional committee the United States was “deeply concerned and very frustrated” with Eritrea’s behavior in Somalia, including arming and funding Islamist insurgents

susanWASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – Eritrea has only a short time to stop undermining security in Somalia or face possible U.N. sanctions, Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said on Wednesday.

Rice told a congressional committee the United States was “deeply concerned and very frustrated” with Eritrea’s behavior in Somalia, including arming and funding Islamist insurgents

 
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the arrest of two journalists and the closure of a TV station in the northwestern breakaway territory of Somaliland and the beatings which several journalists received from police in the northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland.