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Somali region once riddled with pirates sees peaceful power transfer

Somali region once riddled with pirates sees peaceful power transfer

By Abdiqani Hassan and Omar Mohammed A region of war-ravaged Somalia elected a new president on Tuesday, a peaceful transfer of power in a part of the country notorious...

120 Somali ‘pirates’ freed from India

120 Somali ‘pirates’ freed from India

Source: Middle East Monitor  The last batch of 120 Somalis touched down at Mogadishu’s international airport Monday after serving up to seven years in jail for...

Six suspected Somali pirates transferred to Seychelles for trial

Seychelles charges Somali pirates detained in November

By Jite Eriabie  Six Somali nationals, who were apprehended in late November, have been charged with ‘committing an act of piracy’ and ‘attempting an act of...

Six suspected Somali pirates transferred to Seychelles for trial

Six suspected Somali pirates transferred to Seychelles for trial

By Jite Eriabie   Six suspected Somali pirates have been transferred to Seychelles after they were caught attacking a container ship and a fishing vessel in the...

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Six Somali pirates on death row in Yemen beg for help

By Jite Eriabie  Six alleged Somali pirates who are currently jailed inside a prison at the Yemen capital, San’a have appealed for help from the Somali government....

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Somali agrees to free MSC ship that caused internet blackout 

Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has reached an agreement with the Somali government on the release of MSC Alice, the company said Wednesday.  The ship was...

Chinese navy hands over three pirates to Somali authorities

Chinese navy hands over three pirates to Somali authorities

A Chinese navy ship handed over three suspected pirates to Somali authorities on Friday, police said, underscoring the determination of international naval forces to...

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Piracy was never eradicated from Somali waters – Experts

Experts have told Anadolu Agency that while recent media reports talk about a resurgence of piracy off the coast of Somalia, it had never truly disappeared. “I would...

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Somali pirate sentenced to life for attack on US navy ship

A Somali pirate was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison for engaging in piracy and committing other offenses pertaining to the attack on the USS Ashland, a US...

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Famine fuels resurgence of Somali piracy, says US General

Drought and famine seem to be fuelling a resurgence of piracy off the coast of Somalia, the United States’ top military chief in Africa said. Half a dozen pirate...

EU calls for renewed efforts to battle resurgent piracy off Somali coast

EU calls for renewed efforts to battle resurgent piracy off Somali coast

The resurgent piracy attacks off the vast Somali coastline is a result of the growing insecurity in the Horn of Africa region, which calls for renewed security...

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Somali security forces free Indian crew 

The crew of the Indian cargo ship that was taken by Somali pirates on April 1st have been released after a standoff with Somali security forces. Up to 11 crew members...