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By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 23rd, 2012
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Tropical storm Four is forecast to strike Somalia at about 06:00 GMT on 25 December.Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Centersuggest that the point of landfall will be near6.9 N,49.7 E.Four is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 74 ...
By IndepthAfrica
In World News
Apr 6th, 2012
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A US navy training jet has crashed into residential buildings near Virginia Beach, Virginia, after the two pilots ejected. Three people have reportedly been taken to hospital following the crash, which a spokesman for the US military said happened at 12.05pm. The spokesman said the plane was a two-se...
By benim
In East Africa
Aug 23rd, 2011
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Two Somali men were sentenced to life in prison today for their roles in the hijacking of a yacht off the coast of Africa that left all four Americans on board dead. Ali Abdi Mohamed, 30, and Burhan Abdirahman Yusuf, 31, were sentenced in federal court in Norfolk, Virginia. They had pleaded guilty to...
By benim
In East Africa
Jun 1st, 2011
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A top U.S. commander Wednesday said piracy in Somalia can only be defeated if the international community helps restore governance in the poor, lawless African country. Adm. Robert Willard, chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, said navy patrols alone cannot stop the hijacking of ships if pirates’...
By benim
In East Africa
Apr 15th, 2011
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MOGADISHU, Somalia – In a move that could change the pirate-hostage equation, Somali pirates on Friday took in a multimillion dollar ransom, then released the ship and some of the crew but kept all the Indian crew members as hostages. A pirate told The Associated Press the Indian crew members’ ...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Apr 7th, 2011
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WASHINGTON — A Somali pirate who already had been ordered to spend 30 years in prison for attacking a U.S. Navy ship off the coast of Somalia was sentenced Thursday for an assault on a Danish ship that netted him and other pirates a $1.7 million ransom. Jama Idle Ibrahim was ordered by a federal [&he...
By benim
In Article
Mar 14th, 2011
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MOGADISHU, Somalia – Five dozen pirates living on a hijacked ship serving as a roving pirate base jumped into the Arabian Sea on Monday after the Indian navy fired on the vessel in self-defence, the navy said Monday. The navy captured 61 pirates fleeing the battle and the fire that broke out ab...
By benim
In East Africa
Mar 14th, 2011
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Five Somali men convicted of piracy for attacking a U.S. Navy ship off Africa’s coast have been sentenced to life in prison. The men were also sentenced Monday to serve an additional 80 years in prison on other charges related to the attack on the USS Nicholas. Defence lawyers had argued the me...
By benim
In East Africa
Feb 27th, 2011
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Antananarivo – Madagascar’s navy on Sunday towed into Antsiranana port a hijacked Comoros-flagged vessel almost a week after its captain and two suspected pirates arrived on the island to seek help, an official said. The MV Zoulfikar was captured by Somali pirates in November while on its...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 22nd, 2011
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Pirates shot dead four U.S. hostages on a private yacht on Tuesday, the deadliest incident involving Americans kidnapped for ransom in the increasingly dangerous waters off Somalia. The U.S. military said the pirates shot the hostages before American special forces boarded the vessel. U.S. troops kil...