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By MGoth On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Somaliland:Government Appeals for more Support in Countering Maritime crime at Sea and Ashore

By Goth Mohamed Goth The government of Somaliland has appealed to the European Union by enabling the Somaliland Coast Guard and authorities to counter maritime crime at sea and ashore more effectively and to work More...

By MGoth On Monday, May 13th, 2013

Somalia: Germany arrests alleged Somali pirate accountant

BERLIN (AP) — German police arrested a man who allegedly acted as an accountant for Somali pirates blamed for the hijacking of an oil tanker in 2010, authorities said Monday. The man, who was identified only More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Somalia asks for more funds at London conference

Somalia asks for more funds at London conference to aid its recent gains in security, justice LONDON (AP) — Somalia’s president urged donors at an international conference Tuesday to provide “considerable More...

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 Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
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Somalia: Somali pirates release Danish vessel with six crew

Nairobi, May 2 (IANS) Having kept the Danish coaster — M/V Leopard — in their custody for two years, Somali pirates have released it along with six crew members, a Kenyan maritime official said Wednesday. The More...

By MGoth On Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Somaliland:Commander, Combined Maritime Forces

                Commander, Combined Maritime Forces Office of Public Affairs   PRESS RELEASE                                                                                       More...

By MGoth On Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Have U.S. relations with Somalia improved since stronger maritime security measures have decreased piracy?

Answered by: Captain Peter Troedsson, USCG, Military Fellow, U.S. Coast Guard The United States restored official relations with Somalia in January 2013 after years of civil unrest there, reflecting an increasingly More...

By MGoth On Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Somaliland :Fisheries Minister Attends Conference on Piracy Held in France

Somaliland Minister of Fisheries and Marine resources Hon Abdilahi Jama Osman (Geel-Jire) was among those attending an international conference aimed at problems faced with world seas which was organized by Marine More...

By MGoth On Friday, January 11th, 2013

Somali ‘Big Mouth’ quits pirate industry •

A Somali pirate kingpin nicknamed “Big Mouth” has renounced a life of hijacking ships. Before his announcement on Friday, Mohamed “Afweyne” Abdi Hassan’s profession earned him fame More...

Former Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Gaas
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, November 8th, 2012

SOMALIA: Former Somali Prime Minister calls Puntland authority ‘oppressive’

This week, the former Prime minister of Somalia, Abdiweli Ali Gaas has called on the Puntland authorities not oppress the people and the media, reports Horseed Media. Abdiweli also called the regime of Abdirahman More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, October 22nd, 2012
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Somali pirates holding 11 ships, 167 crewmen for ransom: IMB

Nairobi- Somali pirates are still holding 11 foreign vessels for ransom with 167 crew members as hostages as of Sep 30 even as the number of ships signaling attacks by Somali pirates has fallen to its lowest since More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, October 7th, 2012

This Story Of A CIA-Backed Somalia Anti-Piracy Squad Is Unbelievable

MOGADISHU — An attempt by CIA-connected trainers to create a sophisticated counter-piracy force in Somalia turned into hundreds of half-trained and well-armed Somali mercenaries being left to their own devices More...

Garowe in Puntland region
By Hassan Ali On Monday, July 2nd, 2012

SOMALIA: Police deputy-chief gunned down in Puntland

LAS ANOD — The deputy police Commissioner of Puntland, a semi-autonomous region in northern Somalia, was gunned down in the city of Garowe, an official said. Col. Abdullahi Salah Nadalo, was inside the premises More...

Somalia and Somaliland to cooperate on the war on piracy and terrorism
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, June 29th, 2012

Somalia and Somaliland agree to combat piracy and terrorism

DUBAI — The second day of the UAE Counter Piracy conference in Dubai witnessed a historic development as the presidents of Somalia and Somaliland agreed to start a dialogue under an agreed framework that is More...

By Hassan Ali On Friday, May 18th, 2012

Horn Petroleum suspends drilling at Somalia well

MOGADISHU — Horn Petroleum Corp has suspended drilling at its Shabeel well in Somalia’s Puntland and said it will move the drilling rig away from the area before reaching the planned depth of 3800 meters. The More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, March 24th, 2012

The first batch of prisoners from Seychelles are due to arrive in Somaliland

HARGEISA(SomalilandPres)–The Director General in Somaliland Ministry of Justice Mr. Muse Haji Galaydh has revealed Somaliland will allow prisoners currently imprisoned in the Seychelles in it soil and are More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Somaliland to increase defense budget

HARGEISA — Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury Ali Hassan Mohamed revealed on Thursday that the country’s national budget has surpassed the US$90 million target which has increased by 70% since 2010. 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...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

U.S. commandos free two hostages in daring Somalia raid

DJIBOUTI — U.S. special operations forces swooped into Somalia on Wednesday and rescued two hostage aid workers after killing their nine kidnappers, a rare and daring raid in the Horn of Africa nation to free More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, January 23rd, 2012

US Representative to Somalia visits Somaliland

HARGEISA — U.S. Special Representative for Somalia Ambassador James C. Swan, arrived in the Somaliland capital on Monday for talks on democracy, terrorism, maritime piracy, regional stability and development. Ambassador More...