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Insurance firms plan private navy to take on Somali pirates

Wed, 2010-09-29 15:03 by admin
A Somali, part armed militia, part pirate, carries his high-caliber weapon on a beach in the central Somali town of Hobyo [GETTY]

Patrol boats crewed by armed guards to protect valuable ships in Gulf of Aden

By Cahal MiImo, Chief Reporter

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

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Insurers have drawn up plans for the world’s first private navy to try to turn the tide against Somali pirates who continue to plague the global shipping industry by hijacking vessels for ransoms of more than £100m a year, The Independent has learnt.

Kenya says West wasting money on anti-piracy ships

Mon, 2010-09-27 22:17 by admin

By EDITH M. LEDERER (AP)

Somali pirates versus the US Navy (photos)

Sun, 2010-09-19 20:48 by admin

A fascinating series of 16 photos

Somalia: The Next Afghanistan?

Sun, 2010-09-19 20:38 by admin
Somali fighters

By Jamal Daiani
SEPTEMBER 17, 2010, 12:00 PM

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Somalia has not had an effective government for almost 20 years. The Somali government has struggled to gain relevancy, but it has been plagued by corruption and has been battling warlords and militant groups such as the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab.

Dry cargo vessel rescued from Somali pirates by US marines

Sat, 2010-09-11 11:01 by admin
MV Magellan Star (archive photo)

Emphatic victory as German ship freed

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Al-Shabaab leader calls on Muslims to fight democracy

Sat, 2010-06-26 15:14 by admin

Somalia
25 Jun 25, 2010 - 3:40:02 AM
GAROWE ONLINE

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The radical leader of Somalia’s Islamist insurgent Al-Shabab group, Ahmed Abdi Godane aka Shaykh Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr, has warned Muslims against supporting or implementing a democratic system of governance in their areas.

In an audio message sent to the media on Thursday, Al-Shabaab leader said Islamic shari'ah does not support elections and democracy.

Kenya: Police abuse Somali refugees

Sun, 2010-06-20 06:45 by admin

Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC)

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Kenyan police at the Somali border and in nearby refugee camps are abusing asylum seekers and refugees fleeing war-torn Somalia, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Kenya should immediately rein in its abusive police, and the UN refugee agency should step up its monitoring of the situation and press for an end to the abuses, Human Rights Watch said.

Islamist militias target Somali World Cup watchers

Tue, 2010-06-15 17:47 by admin
A Somali football fan adjusts the Television set for the group D game between Ghana and Serbia · Photo: EPA

Residents: Islamist militias target Somali World Cup watchers
CNN International
Gunmen believed to be from a radical Islamist group shot two people dead and detained 10 others when raiding a house where people were watching a World Cup match Saturday night, according to eyewitnesses.

A member of one group later said the watching of the World Cup is anti-Islamic.

UN: Nine Somali boat migrants drown off Mozambique coast

Sun, 2010-06-13 06:51 by admin

UN: Nine Somali boat migrants drown off Mozambique coast
AHN | All Headline News
In 2010, it is estimated that around 2000 Somali men have reached Mozambique by boat. The UNHCR estimates that approximately 40000 people have fled Somalia ...

Somali pirates flee stronghold as Islamic army enters

Wed, 2010-05-05 05:53 by admin

Islamist Say They Intend to End Somali Piracy

By DANA HUGHES
NAIROBI, Kenya May 3, 2010

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Somalia's pirates fled their stronghold of Harardhere after an army of Islamic militants entered the city, promising to end piracy and free the pirates' hostages.