Indian Ocean

By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 24th, 2013
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The Aviationist by: Michael Glynn US Navy via The Aviationist DJIBOUTI – The shipping lanes of the pirate-infested Somali basin have faded somewhat from the headlines in the past year as attacks and successful hijackings have dropped significantly.  The decrease is due in part to the continued effort...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 26th, 2012
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Eight Ethiopians have been apprehended by the immigration department in Tanga region for allegedly entering the country without relevant permits. In an interview with The Guardian yesterday, Tanga regional immigration officer, Sixtus Nyaki said the undocumented Ethiopians were nabbed on Sunday while ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Madagascar
Sep 26th, 2012
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Madagascar seeks support on eve of final phase of political transition At the General Assembly today, Madagascar’s Transitional President, Andry Rajoelina, called on the United Nations for continued international support for his Indian Ocean country as it approaches elections that are the final phase...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 1st, 2012
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ANTANANARIVO — Madagascar will hold a much-delayed presidential election on May 8 next year, a key step in ending the crisis sparked by a March 2009 coup, the electoral commission announced Wednesday. “May 8 will be the first round of the presidential election. On July 3, the second round of th...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 21st, 2012
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Tanzania’s government has halted rescue operations for a ferry accident that appears to have killed 146 people. Government official Ali Juma Shamhuna said 69 passengers were confirmed dead and 77 were still missing, but the rescue efforts were called off because it was unlikely to still find any pass...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 20th, 2012
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Ottawa – A Canadian company said on Thursday it brokered the sale of the ferry that sank off the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar killing at least 62 people – and that the ship was seaworthy at the time of sale. “Scope Community Consultants Ltd was asked to co-ordinate the purchase o...
By IndepthAfrica
In Canada
Jun 24th, 2012
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The department of foreign affairs is urging Canadians in or traveling to Kenya to exercise ‘a high degree of caution’ after the Somalia-based Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab publicly warned of an imminent terrorist attack in the African nation. “Canadians should exercise a high d...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 10th, 2012
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Antananarivo – A particularly severe outbreak of malaria in Madagascar has killed seven people since the beginning of the month and has left 60 others in need of hospitalisation, the country’s health minister said on Thursday. Madagascar has seen an increase in the number of malaria cases...
By IndepthAfrica
In African Safaris
Apr 28th, 2012
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The Kariega Game Reserve boasts 9000 ha of land by the ocean and is home to many creatures. Picture: Sam Vincent National Features A young elephant charges the safari car. Picture: Sam Vincent National Features Yet it’s none of these things blocking my LandCruiser at the entrance to Kariega Gam...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 13th, 2012
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Cape Town – Somali pirates have acquired sophisticated Libyan weaponry for bolder attacks on ships, it was reported on Friday. Weapons like mines and shoulder-held missile launchers were being acquired in one of the biggest black markets for illegal gun smugglers, security analyst Judith van de...