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Saturday, February 24, 2024
Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud speaks during an interview with Reuters, in his office in Mogadishu. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
Ports

Somalia Will Defend Itself If Ethiopia Seals ‘Illegal’ Port Deal, President Says

By Giulia Paravicini MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said his country would “defend itself” if Ethiopia goes

February 24, 2024
Total Views: 2421

Monday, January 1, 2024
Photo of Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi
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Ethiopia Signs Pact To Use Somaliland’s Red Sea Port

by Dawit Endeshaw (Reuters) Landlocked Ethiopia signed an initial agreement with Somalia’s breakaway region of Somaliland on Monday to use its

January 1, 2024
Total Views: 2579

Friday, December 1, 2023
Iranian-flagged fishing boat AL-MERAJ 1 off the coast of Somalia. Photo courtesy EUNAVFOR
Piracy

EUNAVFOR Reveals Details of Alleged Piracy Incident Off Somalia

EU Naval Force Operation (EUNAVFOR) ATALANTA intervened in an alleged piracy-related incident involving the Iranian-flagged fishing boat AL-MERAJ 1 off the

December 1, 2023
Total Views: 3075

Monday, January 16, 2023
Map of Somalia
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Somalia Takes Back Key Port City

By Abdiqani Hassan (Reuters) – Somalia’s government-led forces have captured an al Shabaab stronghold on the Indian Ocean coast, the defense

January 16, 2023
Total Views: 2273

Sunday, August 28, 2022
Port Upgrade Raises Somaliland’s Hopes For Trade
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Port Upgrade Raises Somaliland’s Hopes For Trade

May Darwich, Jutta Bakonyi (The Conversation)–Berbera port is the main overseas trade gateway of the breakaway Republic of Somaliland. The port city

August 28, 2022
Total Views: 1296

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Kenya Hints Won’t be Bound By Maritime Border Ruling With Somalia
Maritime News

Kenya Hints Won’t be Bound By Maritime Border Ruling With Somalia

By Helen Nyambura(Bloomberg) -Kenya hinted it won’t be subject to the International Court of Justice’s ruling in a maritime border dispute with

October 10, 2021
Total Views: 2088

Friday, July 14, 2017
MSC Containership Drags Anchor, Causing Internet Blackout in Somalia -Reports
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MSC Containership Drags Anchor, Causing Internet Blackout in Somalia -Reports

Somali authorities have detained an MSC containership alleging that the vessel dragged anchor and cut an undersea fibre optic cable supplying internet to much

July 14, 2017
Total Views: 139

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
‘Huge Explosion’ Heard from Ship Off the Coast of Somalia
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‘Huge Explosion’ Heard from Ship Off the Coast of Somalia

BOSASSO, Somalia, June 27 (Reuters) – A huge explosion was heard from a ship off the coast of Somalia’s Puntland region late on Monday and flames

June 27, 2017
Total Views: 7

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Mattis boards a U.S. Air Force C-17 for a day trip to a U.S. military base in Djibouti from Doha
Maritime Security

No U.S. Military Response To Surge In Piracy, Says Mattis

By Idrees Ali (Reuters) The United States is closely watching a recent increase in piracy off the coast of Somalia, a senior U.S. military official said on

April 23, 2017
Total Views: 69

Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Maritime Security Incidents

Weapons And Anger Ignite New Wave Of Piracy

By Abdiqani Hassan (Reuters) A volatile buildup of weapons and resentment along the northern Somali coast culminated in the hijack of an oil freighter this

March 16, 2017
Total Views: 148

Monday, March 7, 2016
Australian Navy Seizes Huge Weapons Cache Off Somalia
Maritime News

Australian Navy Seizes Huge Weapons Cache Off Somalia

NAIROBI, March 7 (Reuters) – An Australian Navy ship has seized a huge cache of weapons near Oman’s coast from a fishing vessel bound for Somalia,

March 7, 2016
Total Views: 87

Monday, November 23, 2015
Somali Pirates Hijack Fishing Vessel Off Coast
Maritime News

Somali Pirates Hijack Fishing Vessel Off Coast

By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO, Somalia, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Somali pirates have hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel with 15 crew members, a Somali official

November 23, 2015
Total Views: 16

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Illegal Fishing Off Somalia Could Spur Piracy Revival
Maritime News

Illegal Fishing Off Somalia Could Spur Piracy Revival

  By Ilya Gridneff (Bloomberg) — Piracy that caused havoc to international shipping off Somalia’s coast over the past decade may return if illegal

September 15, 2015
Total Views: 35

Friday, August 28, 2015
Iranian Fishing Vessel and Crew Escape Captivity Off Somali Coast
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Iranian Fishing Vessel and Crew Escape Captivity Off Somali Coast

By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI, Aug 28 (Reuters) – An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali

August 28, 2015
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Somali Pirates Polled – International Naval Presence is Biggest Deterrent of Piracy
Piracy

Somali Pirates Polled – International Naval Presence is Biggest Deterrent of Piracy

  An informal survey of convicted Somali pirates is shedding new light into their motivations, attitudes towards piracy, and what has been the biggest

July 8, 2015
Total Views: 17

Saturday, October 25, 2014
UN Orders Ship Searches Off Somalia to Find Weapons, Charcoal
Maritime News

UN Orders Ship Searches Off Somalia to Find Weapons, Charcoal

The United Nations Security Council authorized naval inspections of ships off Somalia’s coast and beyond suspected of carrying illegal weapons and charcoal,

October 25, 2014
Total Views: 10

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Somalia’s Mogadishu Port In For Major Facelift With Turkish Help
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Somalia’s Mogadishu Port In For Major Facelift With Turkish Help

The Somali government's grand vision for Mogadishu port under its new Turkish managers sees modern container ships replacing wooden dhows, new cranes easing

October 23, 2014
Total Views: 195

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Oil Majors, Shipping Companies Donate Funds to Help Fight Somali Piracy From Shore
Piracy

Oil Majors, Shipping Companies Donate Funds to Help Fight Somali Piracy From Shore

The Shell-initiated "Joint Shipping Initiative" has announced $1.5 million in funds to a United Nations Development Program aimed at fighting Somali piracy by

September 25, 2014
Total Views: 22

Friday, July 11, 2014
cargo ship sunset shipping bulk carrier
News

Ship Looted, Crew Taken Hostage in Somalia

After experiencing technical difficulties 120 nautical miles north-east of Mogadishu near the village of Meyraley, a Kenyan-flagged merchant vessel became

July 11, 2014
Total Views: 4

Monday, June 9, 2014
UN Envoy Welcomes Release of MV Albedo Crew Held Hostage Since 2010
Maritime News

UN Envoy Welcomes Release of MV Albedo Crew Held Hostage Since 2010

The United Nations envoy for Somalia has welcomed the release the eleven remaining of crewmembers of a ship hijacked by Somali pirates nearly four years ago,

June 9, 2014
Total Views: 82
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