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By MGoth On Monday, March 11th, 2013
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Somalia:The Improbable Dream of National Unity

March 11, 2013: Islamic terrorism is rapidly diminishing as a threat and now Somalis are paying more attention to reuniting the country. Government troops and peacekeepers are systematically clearing al Shabaab More...

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By MGoth On Monday, March 11th, 2013
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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...

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By MGoth On Saturday, March 9th, 2013
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Somali pirates free chemical tanker hijacked a year ago

BOSASSO, Somalia – Somali pirates have released a chemical tanker they hijacked a year ago with about 20 crew on board after receiving a ransom, the pirates and a minister from the semi-autonomous Puntland More...

Eleven people were killed last night and seven others seriously injured in fresh clashes in Northern Puntland region.
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
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Somalia: 11 troops die in Al Shabab attack in Puntland

Eleven people were killed last night and seven others seriously injured in fresh clashes in Northern Puntland region. Intense fighting broke out between Puntland Security Forces and militants loyal to Al shabab More...

A trainee at a camp in Somalia in October 2010. The camp was run by Saracen International, a South African military firm.
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, October 7th, 2012
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Somalia: Private Army Formed to Fight Somali Pirates Leaves Troubled Legacy

A trainee at a camp in Somalia in October 2010. The camp was run by Saracen International, a South African military firm. WASHINGTON — It seemed like a simple idea: In the chaos that is Somalia, create a sophisticated, More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, August 15th, 2011
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In Midst of Sever Drought in East Africa, Puntland Governor Slaughters Somaliland Officials

By Dalmar Kahin TORONTO The governor of Bari (Puntland), a pirate-infested region in Somalia, just like a local thug desperate for attention, time and time again, proved to be the most ruthless, self-centered, and More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, April 21st, 2011
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Somaliland leader visits in bid to secure aid in fight against pirates

ABU DHABI — he president of Somaliland, Ahmed Silanyo, is to visit the UAE this week seeking aid to combat piracy in the region he rules in northern Somalia. His visit coincides with a two-day high-level conference More...

Somali inmates take their breakfast in the courtyard at the UN-funded prison in Hargeisa
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, April 21st, 2011
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Somaliland president backs piracy prisons

ABU DHABI — Somaliland will support a United Nations-backed plan to hold convicted pirates in its prisons, its president said on Wednesday, as the breakaway northern enclave bids to gain recognition for its More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
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Despite meager resources, coast guard defend Somaliland from pirates

BERBERA — When you read about anti-piracy efforts off the coastline of Somalia, you imagine huge war-ships slicing through the waters, with terrified sea bandits scattering in their wake. But closer to shore, More...

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By Hassan Ali On Friday, April 15th, 2011
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‘This guy is from Hargeisa; shoot him in the head and take the money,’ security officer

HARGEISA — In recent years, Somali piracy has grown into a multimillion-dollar criminal enterprise. Rarely a week goes by that pirates don’t attack or seize a ship. Ransoms now average between $4 million More...

A member of the Somaliland coast guard ties up a pirate's boat, at the headquarters in the port city of Berbera, Somaliland (AP Photo/Katharine Houreld)
By Sahra Farah On Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
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Somaliland’s top pirate catchers need boats

BULA HAR — Three boat engines lie disemboweled on the floor, and radios donated by Britain sit unused in boxes. Despite the shortcomings, this coast guard of mismatched uniforms and ramshackle boats is the most More...

Somali inmates take their breakfast in the courtyard at the UN-funded prison in Hargeisa
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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Somaliland will not take foreign-seized pirates

HARGEISA — Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland on Tuesday inaugurated a UN-funded prison aimed at holding pirates but also warned it was not yet accepting those detained by foreign powers. The prison More...

Puntland region: secret dumps of toxic waste washed ashore by tsunami 2005 Asian Tsunami (Somalitalk)
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, March 25th, 2011
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SOMALIA: Radioactive waste surfaces in the coastline – Minister

MOGADISHU — The general director of Somalia’s Ministry of Aviation and Transport raised toxic danger alert along the Somali coast on Friday days after a study was concluded. According to Mr. Mohammed More...

Norwigian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Espen Barth Eide visits Hargeisa Prison
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, March 25th, 2011
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Seychelles to attend Somaliland prison inauguration

HARGEISA — The government of Seychelles will send two member delegation to Hargeisa, Somaliland, early next week to take part in the inauguration of a Western-funded prison that will house Somali pirates. [ad#Google More...

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By Hassan Ali On Monday, March 14th, 2011
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Five Somalis sentenced to life in piracy case

BOSTON — Five Somali men were sentenced Monday to life plus 80 years in prison for engaging in piracy and related offenses in last year’s attack on a U.S. warship in the Indian Ocean, federal officials More...

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By Abdiqani On Saturday, March 12th, 2011
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SOMALIA: Puntland cracksdown on liquor sales and consumption in Galkayo

LAS ANOD — Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland launched a campaign to control liquor sales in the central town of Galkayo on Saturday. Police in the north of the town confiscated hundreds of More...

Norwigian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Espen Barth Eide visits Hargeisa Prison
By Qalinle Hussein On Saturday, March 5th, 2011
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Can Somaliland prisons handle 400 pirates?

COPENHAGEN — AN INTERNATIONAL anti-piracy meeting in Denmark this week hammered out a judicial framework for how to handle captured pirates, paving the way for the building of special pirate prisons, the organiser More...

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By Hassan Ali On Saturday, March 5th, 2011
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SOMALIA: Roadside bomb targets another Puntland official

LAS ANOD — A police official from Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland escaped unscathed when a bomb exploded by his car on Friday night, Somalilandpress reports. A roadside bomb killed the driver More...

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By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
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Somali pirates kill four Americans to revenege comrades

BOSASSO — Somali pirates shot dead four American hostages on their private yacht near the coast of Somalia on Tuesday during an American special forces operation. According to Gen James N. Mattis, the head More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, February 20th, 2011
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Somali pirates take four Americans — the true face of piracy

BERBERA — Pirates from Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland have reportedly captured an American Christian couple who were sailing on a private yacht near Yemen. Jean and Scott Adam were sailing More...