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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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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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Australian warship in large drug bust off Somalia

By   /  May 15, 2014  /  Featured, News, Piracy  /  No Comments

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Listen An Australian warship has seized heroin with an estimated street value of Aus$132 million (US$123 million) off the coast of Somalia, the defence department said Thursday. The 449 kilogramme (990 pound) haul was found on a dhow, a type of sailing vessel, intercepted by HMAS Darwin while patrolling the Indian Ocean some 40 nautical […]

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AFM soldiers leave for EU mission off Somali coast

By   /  May 12, 2014  /  Featured, News, Piracy  /  No Comments

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Listen A group of 22 AFM soldiers, including three officers, Sunday morning left Grand Harbour for Somalia on the Dutch naval vessel HMLMS De Zeven Provincien. Before leaving they shared lunch with their families on board the ship. AFM Commander Jeffrey Curmi and Dutch Ambassador Rita Dulci Rahman spoke to the soldiers individually and wished […]

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Iranian Navy Ready To Boost Security In International Waters

By   /  April 19, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News, Piracy, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the country’s navy is ready to help boost security in international waters. Sayyari told Iran’s Mehr News Agency (MNA) on the sidelines of the National Army Day ceremony here Friday that Iran’s naval forces have increased their presence in international waters to protect naval routes and […]

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Italian Navy Rescues Hundreds of Migrants

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Africa, Featured, News, Piracy, Security, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen 730 migrants have been saved by the Italian navy south of Sicily.The migrants, who departed from North Africa, are being taken to a province called Agrigento. Authorities say 124 women and 29 children were among those rescued Wednesday. Some of the migrants are from African nations, particularly Eritrea and Somalia, while others have fled […]

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Fishers in Bari region face obstacles from foreign boats.

By   /  March 23, 2014  /  Featured, Piracy, Somalia, World News  /  No Comments

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Listen Reports from Bari region in Puntiland administration say that fishers stopped their work after they got fear from foreign boats which continue illegal fishing activities in Somali waters. Eyewitness told to local media that fishers stopped the fishing activities so they protest against the foreign boats illegal entry to the ashore areas. The protestors […]

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