Sharp increase in number of refugees entering Kenya

Sun, 2008-08-31 19:56 by admin

More than 25,000 Somali Refugees Fled Kenya Since Beginning of 2008

Instability in southern Somalia has led to a sharp increase in the number of refugees entering Kenya.

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At least 25,000 Somali refugees have arrived in Kenya since the beginning of the year to join 130,000 others living in refugee camps since 1991 in the arid Dadaab area in the northeastern province, said officials.

Somali pirates seize more ships

Fri, 2008-08-22 20:28 by admin

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Last week, a Thai cargo ship was hijacked off the Somali coast by pirates from Somalia. Last week, pirates from Somalia hijacked two ships - a Thai cargo ...

SA Navy asked to help fight pirates

Tue, 2008-08-19 21:02 by admin

But red tape keeps ships sitting safely at home

Bobby Jordan and Anton Ferreira
Published: Aug 18, 2008 by The Times, South Africa

UN wants controversial new corvettes to guard food aid to Horn of Africa

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THE World Food Programme has asked South Africa to use its new corvettes to escort emergency aid shipments to Somalia past a gauntlet of pirates.

Disaster in Somalia

Wed, 2008-07-02 09:31 by admin


The situation in the troubled East African nation hardly seemed like it could get any worse. But it has.

By Rod Nordland | Newsweek Web Exclusive
May 18, 2007

Topics: Somalia; Mogadishu; TFG; United Nations World Food Programme; Peter Goossens

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Warships to combat Somalia piracy -

Wed, 2008-06-04 07:22 by admin
The waters off Somalia are considered the most dangerous in the world [File: EPA]


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The UN security council has unanimously adopted a resolution allowing foreign warships to enter Somalia's territorial waters to fight piracy.

The resolution was adopted on Monday with the consent of the Somalia's UN-backed transitional government.

US confirms Somali missile strike

Tue, 2008-05-06 19:43 by admin

The US military has confirmed that it carried out a pre-dawn missile strike which killed a senior leader of an Islamist militant group in Somalia.

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A spokesman said the target of the attack in the town of Dusamareb was an al-Qaeda leader, but would not name him or say whether it had been successful.

The strike hit the home of Aden Hashi Ayro, the military head of al-Shabab, which controls much of Somalia.

Somali piracy lawless, lucrative

Tue, 2008-05-06 19:30 by admin

By Elizabeth A. Kennedy
May 1, 2008

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) The spoils of a career as a pirate off Somalia's coast were simply too good for Abdi Muse to pass up. He bought two Land Cruisers and a new home, then married two women in one passionate week.

"I was giving away money to everyone I met," said Muse, 38, who said he made $90,000 hijacking ships. "After two months, I had no money left. Can you believe it?"

Pirates seize French yacht off Somalia

Sun, 2008-04-06 12:41 by admin
French cruise ship Le Ponant (AP Photo/CMA-CGM/ho) Handout picture released by French defense ministry shows back of luxury yacht 'Le Ponant,' after pirates boarded the vessel off the coast of Somalia, 04 April 2008

JAMEY KEATEN | April 4, 2008 06:36 PM EST

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PARIS — Pirates seized control of a French luxury yacht carrying 30 crew members Friday off the coast of Somalia, the French government and the ship's owner said.

Attackers stormed the 288-foot Le Ponant as it returned without passengers from the Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean, toward the Mediterranean Sea, said officials with French maritime transport company CMA-CGM.

Letters from Somalia III

Fri, 2008-04-04 16:55 by admin

Death and destruction aside, rising food prices, piracy and counterfeit bank notes add to the woes of the Somali people, Abdurrahman Warsameh writes for ISN Security Watch.

By Abdurrahman Warsameh in Mogadishu for ISN Security Watch (03/04/08)

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Anti-US protest follows air strike in Somalia - theNews

Thu, 2008-03-06 22:43 by admin

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

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MOGADISHU, Somalia: Hundreds of people shouted anti-American slogans on Tuesday in a southern Somali town that was hit a day earlier by a US air strike targeting an al-Qaeda terrorist.

An aid worker in Dobley, who asked that his name not be used for fear of retribution, said military planes were spotted again on Tuesday. “There is no new bombing today but the planes are still flying,’’ he said.