Somali pirates flee stronghold as Islamic army enters

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

Islamist Say They Intend to End Somali Piracy

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.

Five pirate suspects to face charges in U.S.

Wed, 2010-04-14 06:42 by admin
The men are being held aboard the USS Nicholas, the guided-missile frigate they are accused of attacking.

From Mike Mound, CNN Senior Pentagon Producer
April 13, 2010 -- Updated 2017 GMT (0417 HKT)


  • Five are suspected in attack on USS Nicholas off Africa on April 1
  • It would be second time U.S. has brought in piracy suspects
  • Men will be moved to U.S. base in Djibouti and then to Norfolk, Virginia

Somali radio stations halt music

Wed, 2010-04-14 06:04 by admin

Published: April 13, 2010

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MOGADISHU, Somalia — At least 14 radio stations here in the capital stopped broadcasting music on Tuesday, heeding an ultimatum by an Islamist insurgent group to stop playing songs or face “serious consequences.”

Presenters at Radio Shabelle, which stopped playing music on Tuesday under threat from Islamist insurgents.

Somali regions vow to oust pirates from enclaves

Wed, 2010-04-14 05:58 by admin

13 Apr 2010, 1818 hrs IST,REUTERS

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NAIROBI: Somalia's interim government and the semi-autonomous region of Puntland vowed on Tuesday to work together to attack pirate lairs along the Horn of Africa nation's coast to try to stem a spate of hijackings.

Sex workers in east Africa rise against violence and prejudice

Wed, 2010-04-14 05:48 by admin
Protest t-shirt

13 Apr 2010 14:25:00 GMT
Written by: Natasha Elkington

  • Sex workers launch rights campaign after recent murders;
  • New book gives unprecedented voice to marginalised group;
  • New technology in the works to protect sex workers

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US Navy captures six pirates off Somali coast

Sat, 2010-04-10 21:11 by admin

Updated: Saturday, 10 Apr 2010, 1:44 PM CDT
Published: Saturday, 10 Apr 2010, 1:44 PM CDT

Obama expands military involvement in Africa

Sat, 2010-04-03 11:15 by admin

IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
Obama Expands Military Involvement in Africa
Analysis by Daniel Volman*

WASHINGTON, Apr 2 (IPS) - When Pres. Barack Obama took office in January 2009, it was widely expected that he would dramatically change, or even reverse, the militarised and unilateral security policy that had been pursued by the George W. Bush administration toward Africa, as well as toward other parts of the world.

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Somalia signs deal with militia

Wed, 2010-03-17 17:25 by admin
Al-Shabab is fighting to topple Somalia's transitional government [AFP]

Al Jazeera
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
10:01 Mecca time, 07:01 GMT

Somali leader welcomes US military support

Sat, 2010-03-13 10:57 by admin

By Paul Peachey
Wednesday, 10 March 2010

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Somalia's president yesterday welcomed any US military involvement in a long-awaited offensive in his country aimed at driving Islamist rebels from the capital.

During a visit to London, President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed said US air support would help his troops to seize areas of Mogadishu as he seeks to enlarge his weak government's tiny power base.

Jihadists on the march

Fri, 2010-02-26 17:47 by admin

The Economist
Middle East & Africa.
Somalia's civil war

The strongest Islamist militia is now formally linked to al-Qaeda
Feb 25th 2010 | NAIROBI | From The Economist print edition

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