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By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 30th, 2013
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Abuja – Nigeria is currently going through “a trying moment”, President Goodluck Jonathan said on Monday while unveiling seven new police helicopters. “This is quite a trying moment for this country in terms of security,” Jonathan said during the unveiling of the helicopters as well as 17 armou...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 24th, 2012
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Twenty-two hostages held captive for nearly three years by Somali pirates have been rescued by troops who raided a hijacked ship. Forces of Somalia’s Puntland region captured the Panama-flagged MV Iceberg 1 which was docked near the Gara’ad coastal village in Mudung region. The rescued crew members i...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 26th, 2012
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Pirate attacks are a little less frequent than last year, but the European Union has no intention of easing the pressure on Somali outlaws who prowl the Horn of Africa coast and the Indian Ocean. On Friday, the EU agreed to expand its mission against Somali pirates to include attacks on land targets....
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 1st, 2012
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Kuala Lumpur – Heavily armed gunmen fired on an oil tanker off the coast of Nigeria in the latest in a spate of pirate attacks in the increasingly treacherous Gulf of Guinea, a maritime watchdog said on Thursday. The Panamanian-flagged, Nigerian-owned vessel thwarted an attempted boarding by ta...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 29th, 2012
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Kuala Lumpur – Armed pirates opened fire on a cargo ship in an attack off the Nigerian coast, kidnapping the captain and chief engineer and robbing the crew before escaping, a maritime watchdog said on Wednesday. Tuesday’s attack also left one crew member missing and another injured, the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 13th, 2012
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The Captain and chief engineer of a cargo vessel were killed today by pirates operating off the coast of Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos, International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said. “Armed pirates chased and fired upon a drifting bulk carrier. Vessel raised alarm and headed towards La...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 19th, 2012
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Norfolk – The Somali ambassador to the United Nations said on Wednesday that a man from his country charged with piracy should be tried in Somalia instead of the US courtroom where he’s being prosecuted. Ambassador Elmi Ahmed Duale had been subpoenaed to testify at an evidentiary hearing ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 13th, 2012
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As economists and central bankers debate what it will take to kick-start growth around the world, a motley crew of seafarers in the contested East Africa nation of Somalia have quietly been pursuing their own radical form of monetary policy. Cutlasses and all. A report published by the British think ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 13th, 2012
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BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, January 13, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At first light on 12 January 2012, having just completed the escort of a World Food Programme ship carrying food-aid into Somalia and while operating close to the Somali port of Mogadishu, the EU NAVFOR Flagship,...