archives : Somalia 2011


Somalia - United States - International
Maritime piracy costs the global economy between $7 billion and $12 billion annually, and since January 2010 pirates working from ports in Somalia have received approximately $75 million to $85 million in ransom payments in what has become a seemingly increasingly lucrative profession in the failed state. The United States is working with other entities in the international community to help build governance, security and economic livelihoods throughout the horn of Africa country. - Friday 1 April 2011

Uganda - Somalia
The assistant Inspector General of Police in Uganda, Abasi Byakagaba who doubles as director for counter-terrorism, has cautioned the general public following threats of attacks from terrorist groups. - Saturday 19 March 2011

Somalia - United States

Four Americans hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman have been killed by their captors, US defence officials say.

The US military said its forces trailing the vessel had responded to gunfire heard aboard but found all the captives shot when they arrived.

- Wednesday 23 February 2011

Somalia - Saudi Arabia - International
Over 2,000 Somali nationals have been recruited to fight pirates who are terrorizing the African coast under a multimillion-dollar program financed by several Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates. The U.N. is quietly investigating whether the Somalia projects have broken the blanket embargo on arms supplies to Somali factions. - Friday 21 January 2011

Panafrica - Nigeria - Somalia - International
Somalia, Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea, and the Malacca Straits cost the Global economy about $12 billion a year from piracy operations, experts have revealed. - Friday 14 January 2011

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