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US soldier seized by Qaeda freed in Yemen

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Arab World, Featured, News, Security  /  No Comments

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Listen A US soldier was freed Tuesday by Yemeni forces just hours after being captured in an Al-Qaeda attack on an air base in the violence-wracked country, military officials said. The American was seized along with seven Yemeni soldiers in the militant assault on Al-Anad base in Lahij province, an official said. Yemeni forces launched […]

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Somali Pirates Attempt Attack on Zim Ship

By   /  November 15, 2014  /  Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Maritime security guards have successfully thwarted a Somali pirate attack on a Zim transport ship as it sailed back home, according to The Times of Israel. The unidentified Zim container ship was returning from East Asia to Israel when pirates reportedly approached the vessel from two sides in boats and attempted to board the […]

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Somali Pirates get ransom, free 7 sailors held since 2010

By   /  November 1, 2014  /  Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Somali pirates have freed seven Indian sailors detained for four years in exchange for an undisclosed ransom, Somali officials and a maritime monitoring group said yesterday. The sailors, held since the pirates hijacked the Panama-flagged ship MT Asphalt Venture in September 2010, were freed on Thursday. Eight of their colleagues were freed by the […]

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Somalia asks Kenya to hand over convicted pirates

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The Somali Federal Government is hoping Kenya will agree to transfer 122 convicted Somali pirates from Kenyan jails back to Somalia. Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya, Mohammed Ali Nur, told Radio Ergo in a special interview that if an agreement is reached, over 122 convicted Somalis serving prison terms in Mombasa for piracy related offences […]

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Youth speak on piracy in Somalia

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The Somali Anti-Piracy Information Center (SAPIC) in collaboration with the Somali National Youth Council convened for a roundtable discussion where youth deliberated piracy activities and its effects on the Somali people. Discussions were facilitated by a panel of five young graduates who described piracy “as equal to on-shore robbery”. Ayan Mohamed Abdullahi from SIMAD […]

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Two Kenyans held hostage after Somali pirates seize merchant ship

By   /  July 13, 2014  /  Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Two Kenyan nationals are among those held hostage after Somali pirates seized a merchant ship on Friday. According to Andrew Mwangura who is the Secretary General of the Seafarers Union of Kenya, MV Jamila was attacked by pirates while being repaired at sea in the middle of Uarseiek and El maan 40 miles from […]

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Road building, not state building, can solve the Somali pirate problem

By   /  July 12, 2014  /  Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Anja Shortland is a Reader in Political Economy at King’s College, London. Federico Varese is a Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford. The academic article this post is based on, “The Protector’s Choice. An Application of Protection Theory to Somali Piracy,” is forthcoming in the British Journal of Criminology, and is available […]

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Shabab kills two men burns car in central Somalia

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  Featured, News, Security, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen Reports from El-bur district of Galgudud region in central Somalia confirmed that Shabab fighters killed Tuesday night two men at the southern suburb of the district and burned a car which was transporting khat to Shabab controlled village called El-shil. An inhabitant who requested anonymity for security reasons told to Shahid media that the […]

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Chinese naval escort taskforce wraps up escort mission for WFP ship

By   /  May 30, 2014  /  Featured, News, Piracy, Somalia  /  No Comments

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Listen The guided missile destroyer “Changchun” of the 17th escort taskforce of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLAN) completed a successful escort mission with the “Nawa 3”, a ship belonging to the World Food Program (WFP), which reached the sea area near Somalia’s Bossaso Port on May 24 2014, carrying humanitarian relief […]

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UN and international partners call for resolution of Somali political crisis

By   /  May 28, 2014  /  Featured, News, Security  /  No Comments

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Listen The United Nations, the European Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Tuesday issued a joint appeal for a resolution of the political crisis in Somalia, adding that they stand ready to hold to account anyone who poses an obstacle to progress in the Horn of Africa nation. “Ongoing political instability does […]

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