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Somali piracy ‘boosts Puntland economy’


New research suggests piracy has led to widespread economic development in some parts of Somalia. The study, published by British think-tank Chatham House, looked at detailed satellite imagery. Regional centres have benefited from substantial investment funded by piracy, but coastal communities have missed out, the report indicates. International naval patrols in the Gulf of Aden […]


Somaliland opens pirate prison

Hargeisa Prison - Afrol News

HARGEISA — Somaliland, a breakaway enclave in northern Somalia, opened a maximum-security prison built with United Nations funding that allows convicted pirates to be incarcerated in their home countries. More than 70 suspected pirates are being held at the facility in Somaliland’s capital, Hargeisa, Alan Cole, counter- piracy program coordinator at the UN’s Office on […]


Danish Forces Storm Seized Ship

Nairobi, 6 February 2010 (Somalilandpress) – Danish special forces who were taking part in the NATO mission against Somali pirates have stormed a Slovenian cargo ship seized by pirates and rescue 25 crew, EU naval officials and the Danish navy said on Friday. The crews of the ship has made possible the operation because they […]


The Emergence of ‘Sky Pirates’ in Desperate Somalia

HARGEISA, 16 November 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Diyaarada way afduuban tahay. The four words, screamed by a mad man wielding a pistol in mid-air, are etched into my memory like lyrics in a veteran singer’s mind. This plane is hijacked. It was Monday, November 2, 2009, and I was inside the new terminal building at Bender […]