Gulf of Aden

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 31st, 2014
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By Richard Bailey With Gaza, Ukraine and Iraq dominating the news, nobody is paying much attention to the violence in Tripoli that is swiftly tipping Libya over the edge. The UN and US have withdrawn and the UK have ordered all British nationals out. Yet, the repercussions of losing Libya are monumen...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 18th, 2013
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(Reuters) – A suicide bomber who set out to assassinate a senior Somali security official blew up his car in central Mogadishu on Monday, missing his target but killing at least 10 people in the city’s deadliest attack this year, police and rebels said. Witnesses said the car bomb explode...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 23rd, 2013
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Djibouti opposition parties have joined forces to take part in parliamentary polls, ending a 10-year boycott. The BBC’s Ahmed Said Egeh in Djibouti city said voting was peaceful and had to be extended by one hour because of the large turnout. President Ismael Omar Guelleh, whose party held all ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 22nd, 2013
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Polls have closed in the tiny Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, where President Ismael Omar Geulleh’s ruling party faced a strong challenge from an opposition coalition in parliamentary elections. No opposition lawmakers have been elected in Djibouti since its independence from France in 1977....
By IndepthAfrica
In Comoros
Jan 25th, 2013
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The short-lived tumult carries deep implications for Iran’s desire to lock down the Middle East. Dissident Eritrean soldiers seized the country’s Ministry of Information on Monday, and briefly took over Eritrea’s state-run television service in an apparent attempt to overthrow the government. Though ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 15th, 2013
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This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 15 January 2013, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A record 107,500 African refugees and migrants made the dangerous journey from the Horn of Africa to Yemen ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 20th, 2012
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At least 55 people are believed to have drowned after a boat capsized off the coast of Somalia, the UN refugee agency says. The UNHCR said the overcrowded boat ran into trouble soon after it left the port of Bosasso in north-east Somalia. The boat – believed to be carrying Somalis and Ethiopian...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Nov 1st, 2012
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At least 72 Ethiopian migrants are reported to have drowned last week while attempting to cross from Bossaso, Somalia to Yemen, authorities there reported. The migrants were traveling in two boats which were hit by strong winds and waves that capsized them miles off the Yemeni shore, state officials ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 10th, 2012
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Somalia’s Al Shabaab is sending fighters to aid Al Qaeda in Yemen. They are returning as trained terrorists. Yemen, a stone’s throw from Somalia, has for years been the destination of choice for impoverished Somalis fleeing their troubled state. Now, another kind of Somali is heading to Yemen, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 10th, 2012
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Tbilisi – The Georgian captain of a cargo ship that was released by Somali pirates said on Tuesday his Georgian-Turkish crew had suffered through “infernal torment” during its 18-month captivity. “We have gone through an infernal torment, starvation, thirst. All this time we h...