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By MGoth On Saturday, May 4th, 2013
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Somalia: No hijacking by Somali pirates in nearly a year

UNITED NATIONS   — The fight against Somali pirates has been so effective that they haven’t been able to mount a successful hijacking in nearly a year, the chair of the global group trying to combat More...

By MGoth On Monday, March 11th, 2013

Somaliland :Coast Guards Detain Nine Suspected Pirates

Somaliland Marines and coast guards have detained nine suspected pirates at the same time impounding a high speed motor boat they were planning to use in attacking ships inside Somaliland eastern coast when their More...

By goth Mohamed On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Somaliland : Four Teenagers Held Hostage Have Been Released by Militias

The four teenagers held hostage by a splinter group of SSC militia for more than two weeks have now been freed; this has been confirmed by elders in Buhoodle. The hostage takers released the four teenagers today More...

By goth Mohamed On Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Somaliland: Four Students held hostage to Be Released Soon

The town of buhoodle seems to be the center of focus for the last few days with negotiation currently underway in the town for the release of four students who were kidnapped in the village of sool-jogto  in buhoodle More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, January 27th, 2012
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Why are kidnappings a problem in and around Somalia?

Poverty is stark in Somalia. The country doesn’t have a government strong enough to stop the crime. Those two things have helped make kidnapping foreigners and seizing foreign ships common in and around this More...