Can Somalia’s Fishing Industry Keep Pirates out of Business?

From 2010 to 2012, pirates ruled Somali waters, costing commercial ships billions of dollars in ransoms. Over the last few years, increased naval patrolling and security improved the situation drastically and many former pirates turned to fishing to earn an honest living. However, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jane Ferguson reports …

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SOMALIA: Bomb Attack Kills 3

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A roadside improvised explosive device exploded eight miles outside Somalia’s capital Mogadishu yesterday, Garowe Online reported. The fatal incident took place in Taredishe village. Witnesses told Garowe Online, on condition of anonymity, that the bomb missed a Somali national army vehicle and impacted a civilian minibus killing three and injuring …

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German Military to End Role in EU Training Mission in Somalia

  BERLIN: The German military will stop participating in a European Union training mission in Somalia at the end of March, a Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday, expressing frustration at the pace of progress. Germany has about five soldiers taking part in the training mission alongside 15 from other …

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Somalia, UN Launch Initiative to Improve Lives of IDPs

MOGADISHU, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) — Somalia and the United Nations on Wednesday launched a major innovation challenge to seek ideas from young Somalis on improving the living conditions of people in internally displaced persons (IDPs) communities. Both Somali government and UN officials who attended the launch in Mogadishu urged the …

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