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Somali pirates want $20M ship ransom; crewman dies

Sun, 2008-09-28 21:05 by admin
In this picture released by U.S. Navy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, Somali pirates in small boats are seen alongside the hijacked 'Faina'.

By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN, Associated Press Writer

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MOGADISHU, Somalia—As a heavily armed U.S. destroyer patrolled nearby and planes flew overhead Sunday, a Somali pirate spokesman told The Associated Press his group was demanding a $20 million ransom to release a cargo ship loaded with Russian tanks.

Witnesses: Fighting in Somali capital kills 30

Mon, 2008-09-22 21:43 by admin
A Somali man assists a critically wounded man, Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, a victim of a mortar attack on the Bakara market in Mogadishu. Mortars slammed into a market in Somalia's capital Monday, killing up to 30 people and overwhelming hospitals ...

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MOGADISHU, Somalia September 22, 2008, 12:52 pm ET

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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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Somali pirates seize more ships, Qatar - 3 minutes ago
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 ...

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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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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Name and logo of this web site

Wed, 2008-01-02 15:32 by admin · Forum/category:

What would be the best name for this web site? We should not change it too often, because that upsets the web site statistics, but we could change it now. Proposals:

Basic Somali information

Wed, 2008-01-02 10:24 by admin · Forum/category:


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