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Somalia: No hijacking by Somali pirates in nearly a year


UNITED NATIONS   — The fight against Somali pirates has been so effective that they haven’t been able to mount a successful hijacking in nearly a year, the chair of the global group trying to combat the pirates said Thursday. U.S. diplomat Donna Leigh Hopkins credits the combined efforts of international naval forces and stepped-up security […]


Somaliland :Coast Guards Detain Nine Suspected Pirates


Somaliland Marines and coast guards have detained nine suspected pirates at the same time impounding a high speed motor boat they were planning to use in attacking ships inside Somaliland eastern coast when their plot was foiled yesterday. The Commander of Somaliland marines forces Admiral Ahmed Aw Osman speaking to the press said, “We Got […]


Why are kidnappings a problem in and around Somalia?

Poverty is stark in Somalia. The country doesn’t have a government strong enough to stop the crime. Those two things have helped make kidnapping foreigners and seizing foreign ships common in and around this anarchic state. Somalia and neighboring Kenya rank ninth in the world for kidnapping threats, according to the British-based company AKE, which […]


Somaliland: Puntland Government hands out lengthy prison terms to ambushed Somaliland officials en route to Taleeh


GAROWE (SomalilandPress)— Puntland’s Highest Court today handed 10 year prison terms to the ambushed Somaliland officials who were en route to Taleeh when they were snatched by Puntland militias armed with heavy weapons. It was on 10th August whilst this delegation was on a working visit to the small town of Taleeh located within the […]