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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...

Inmates at the Hargeisa prison in Somaliland. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty
By SomalilandPress On Friday, August 24th, 2012

Inside Somaliland’s pirate prison, the jail that no country wants

Breakaway territory offers solution for holding bandits caught at sea, but concerns raised over conditions and ‘unjust’ convictions A pair of dark eyes peers through a narrow slit in a high green metal More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Somaliland: Nine Convicted Somali Pirates Transferred From Seychelles Arrive

HARGEISA(Somalilandpress)-Somaliland authorities have taken into custody nine convicted privates from the Seychelles. The plane carrying the convict pirates touched down at the Egal International Airport at midday More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Somaliland Enacts New Anti Piracy Law

HARGEISA–Somaliland President H.E Ahmed Mohamed Mohammud Silanyo has approved three proposed bills into new laws enabling a legislation which will have wide reaching powers. the proposed bills which were More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Seychelles to transfer pirates to Somalia (Somaliland)

Like the other 92 Somali pirates held in the Seychelles’ hilltop prison, where inmates can glimpse a small, tantalizing slice of this island nation’s crystal blue water, Ali Mohammed insists he is innocent. “No More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Seychelles And Somaliland Taking Steps Towards Prisoner Transfers

London-Seychelles President James Michel and President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo of the Republic of Somaliland have discussed, in a meeting in London today, the transfer of convicted Somali pirates currently in prison More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Somali piracy ‘boosts Puntland economy’

New research suggests piracy has led to widespread economic development in some parts of Somalia. The study, published by British think-tank Chatham House, looked at detailed satellite imagery. Regional centres More...

By SomalilandPress On Sunday, October 16th, 2011


On arrival in Nairobi the capital of Kenya, the so-called president of Puntland and the alleged godfather of Somalia’s sea piracy cartel did not shy away from the TV cameras, he did not order his henchmen to More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Somaliland: A Reliable Partner in Combating Piracy

Piracy off the Horn of Africa increases every year due to constant instability in the region. In 2008, 111 vessels were attacked. Since the beginning of 2011, there have already been 188 attacks. Every year worldwide More...

By SomalilandPress On Saturday, September 10th, 2011

As an Enemy Retreats, Clans Carve Up Somalia

DHOBLEY, Somalia — Adan Dahir Hassan sits in a bald office, wires dangling from the ceiling, handing out death sentences. Recently installed by an Islamist warlord, Mr. Hassan recalled how he had ordered a soldier More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Somaliland Government Appoints Committee To Combat Piracy

HARGEISA(SomalilandPress)–A committee appointed by Somaliland government to combat and prosecute all those that are responsible for acts of piracy off the coast of Somaliland had their first meeting today More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Somali Pirates Release The Hijacked Somaliland Bound Oil tanker off Oman Without Ransom

HARGEISA (SomalilandPress) — Somali pirates that hijacked a Somaliland bound oil tanker off the Oman water has released the tanker without ransom. The release came after clan leaders and business community from More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Somalia Is Not a State

Most think of Somalia as a single entity, but it needs to be conceptualized in terms of three distinct regions: Somaliland, Puntland and southern Somalia. The first two are functioning states in northern Somalia, More...

Members of the Somaliland community in Britain's capital celebrate the 20th anniversary of Independence Day (REUTERS/Olivia Harris)
By SomalilandPress On Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Recognising Somaliland would boost the fight against piracy

Attempts to tackle the scourge of piracy and keep the Red Sea open for merchant shipping. On 6 June, Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief, spoke to the Asia-Europe Meeting in Budapest and, among More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, June 6th, 2011

SOMALIALND: Somali Pirates Receive 8 years Prison Terms

BERBERA (SomalilandPress)—Saahil regional court in Berbera today sentenced six Somali Pirates caught in the shores of Somaliland on 24th of March this year to prison terms ranging from five years to maximum of More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Somaliland Attends UN Security Council Meeting in Nairobi

NAIROBI (SomalilandPress) – Somaliland delegation today met with United Nations Security Council in regards to security situation concerns in Somalia. The delegation from the United Nations is led by the More...

By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Indonesian army kills 4 pirates; 20 hostages freed

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian forces killed four Somali pirates in a gunfight after a ship and 20 Indonesian hostages held nearly two months were freed, the military said Tuesday. About 35 pirates left More...

By SomalilandPress On Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Somali arrested in US on piracy charge

WASHINGTON — A 48-year old Somali man was arrested at a Washington-area airport and charged for his role as a ransom negotiator in the 2008 hijacking of a Danish-owned vessel and its American cargo, officials More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Halo Trust Hands Over Rehabilitated Police Armoury to Somaliland Authorities

HARGEISA –The UK based international humanitarian mine-clearance charity group ‘The Halo Trust’ officially presented the keys for a newly rehabilitated police armoury to the Deputy Chief of Somaliland More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Emergent of murderers pirate and elite warlords, a serious threat to peaceful Somaliland

(SomalilandPress)–Surrounded by hostile environment the resiliency of the de-facto nation of Somaliland is constantly under serious threat from combinations of tribal warlords, piracy and Islamic hardliners. More...