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Top pirate leader retires as NATO, EU navies keep up the pressure

Mogadishu - A joint operation by NATO and the EU has captured a total of 20 pirates and with piracy hitting a three-year low, a key pirate leader has announced his retirement.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Hawa Aden Mohamed wins Nansen Refugee Award for Somali victims

A former Somali refugee, 63-year-old Hawa Aden Mohamed, has won the Nansen Refugee Award for rescuing Somalia's most vulnerable members of society. Most are women and young girls --- victims of rape, genital mutilation, war, and genocide.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 4 comments

EU naval force attackes Somali pirate base

Mogadishu - The European Union’s Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) has carried out an attack using helicopters on an informal pirate base near the central Somali coastal town of Hardhere, a known pirate haven.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

Shakespeare in Somali and 36 other languages

London - William Shakespeare died on St George's Day 1616, but he has never been busier as a Shakespeare festival opens with performances of his plays in 37 languages.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Somali killings of two Doctors Without Borders staff members

Mogadishu - One week after the death of two World Food Program staff members and an aid worker, two staff members of Doctors Without Borders were killed in the capital of Somali. The government labels the killings as isolated incidents.
In the Media by Nancy Houser

Somali pirates capture fishermen

Pirates in Somalia captured a couple of fishermen last week. The capture took place last week, and occurred 65 miles west of Mahe.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Op-Ed: A possible solution to Somali piracy Special

Pretoria - Somali piracy is expanding and there are fears that piracy may become attractive to others in poverty-stricken African countries. Is there a solution to this apparently insoluble problem? Someone perhaps better qualified than most says there is.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo - 3 comments

Dealing with Somali piracy, mission impossible? Special

Pretoria - A seminar held by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria, South Africa, looked at ways of dealing with the problems of piracy caused by political instability and the resultant social breakup and poverty.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo

British tourist murdered and another kidnapped in Kenya

The UK Foreign Office has confirmed that a British national has been murdered at a resort in Kenya and his wife has been kidnapped.
In the Media by Gemma Fox - 6 comments

South Africa to join fight against Somali piracy

Cape Town - The South African government has admitted that piracy is an immediate threat to the country and the region, something it has refrained from stating publicly before.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo
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