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Somali pirates hold oil tanker with 17 Indian crew members Somali pirates hold oil »

Somali News - NOIDA: The families of 17 Indians, who were among a crew of 22 on a Nigeria-bound oil [...]


Somali Pirates Attack Oxford Boat Crew In Annual Thames Race! Somali Pirates Attack Oxford »

Written by Tommy Twinkle The 158th annual boat race between Oxford and Cambridge was brought to a [...]


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How Somali Fishermen Became Pirates

Amid the current media frenzy about Somali pirates, it's hard not to imagine them as characters in some dystopian Horn of Africa version of Waterworld. We see wily corsairs in ragged clothing swarming out of their elusive mother ships, chewing narcotic khat while thumbing GPS phones and grappling hooks. They are not desperate bandits, experts [...]

Somaliland: Permanent homes for 300 displaced persons

A Japanese-funded NRC/UNHCR shelter project including 50 permanent shelters was today handed over to the community in Aden Suleiman (aka Aadan Salleebaan) settlement for internally displaced people in Burao, Somaliland. A total of 50 permanent shelters, which will benefit 300 people, were constructed by members of the community with the [...]

UN Voucher Programme: More Fresh Food To Diets In Somaliland

Thousands of people in Somaliland, in northern Somalia, are getting more fresh meat in their diet as a result of an innovative UN initiative that provides parents with vouchers to help them afford nutritious food from local traders, according to the World Food Programme (WFP). “Using vouchers gives people greater choice about what food to [...]

Somaliland and Somalia: U.S. Dual Track Policy

US Ambassador David Shinn was asked to address the US dual track policy towards Somalia and Somaliland on May 18, 2012 at the Somaliland Conference at the Hilton Hotel near Dulles International Airport in Virginia. While he expressed support for all that Somaliland has accomplished, he emphasized that the U.S. dual track policy does not portend [...]

Somali regions bet the pen is mightier than the sword

AFP  - SPARED the violence that has ravaged southern Somalia for two decades, the breakaway Somaliland and Puntland regions are investing in education to lure youngsters away from extremism and piracy. The self-proclaimed Republic of Somaliland hopes to prove it can build a stable, independent state as the international community has not [...]

A dispute between Somali regions slows oil exploration

May 11 (Reuters) - A dispute between two semi-autonomous regions in Somalia is delaying exploration for oil and gas over fears that local authorities are issuing licences to explore blocks that overlap in each other's territories, officials said. East Africa has become a hot spot for oil and gas exploration after new finds in waters off [...]

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Somaliland: Africa’s unofficial »

Most local banknotes in Somaliland are only worth pennies, so a brick of money is usually needed to buy a meal of camel hump or goat meat. The whole [Read More]


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How Somali »

Amid the current media frenzy about Somali pirates, it's hard not to imagine them as [...]


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A Japanese-funded NRC/UNHCR shelter project including 50 permanent shelters was today [...]


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Somali pirates hold oil tanker »

Somali pirates hold oil tanker with 17 Indian crew members

Somali News - NOIDA: The families of 17 Indians, who were among a crew of 22 on a Nigeria-bound oil tanker, have just been told that the ship was captured by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman more than a month ago. Recruitment agents said talks were on between the [Read More]

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