Showing Archived Posts

Somali Pirates Release 4 South Korean Sailors

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

South Korean officials say Somali pirates have released four commercial seamen they had held for 19 months, after the payment of a ransom. A South Korean foreign ministry official said Saturday the ministry had assisted in ransom talks between the ship’s owner and the pirates, but declined to say how much had been paid for […]

Gumen Kill 2 More Somali Journalists

Posted October 30th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Gunmen have shot and killed a Somali musician who worked at a radio station and made comments about militants. Sources say two men killed Warsame Shire Awale late Monday near his home in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Independent radio journalist Mohamed Mohamud Turyare was shot last week in Mogadishu. A top official with media rights […]

Tags: , Posted in Africa

Somali Journalist Killed; 16th This Year

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Gunmen have shot dead a Somali television reporter, the 16th journalist killed this year in Somalia. The National Union of Somali Journalists says Ahmed Farah Ilyas, a reporter for Universal TV, was gunned down late Tuesday in Las Anod district of Somalia’s Sool region. It says the 27-year-old was heading home when unidentified men opened […]

Tags: , Posted in Africa

Somali Pirate Attacks Drop to Lowest Level in 3 Years

Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A new report on piracy says the number of ships targeted by Somali pirates has dropped to its lowest level since 2009, while hijackings have spread in the Gulf of Guinea. The report Monday from the International Maritime Bureau said Somali pirates carried out 70 attacks in the first nine months of this year, down […]

Tags: , Posted in Africa

German Court Convicts 10 Somalis of Piracy

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A German court has convicted 10 Somalis, in the country’s first piracy trial in centuries. The court in Hamburg sentenced the men to prison terms of between two and seven years each. The Somalis were arrested by the Dutch navy in 2010 after they hijacked a German container ship off the Horn of Africa. Defense […]

Tags: , , Posted in Africa

New Somali PM Pledges Competent, Trustworthy Government

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Somalia’s new prime minister has pledged to form a competent, trustworthy government ready to work toward developing the country, as it emerges from a United Nations-backed transition plan. Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdoon Saaid told VOA in his first interview since taking the post that he will base his agenda on Somali President Hassan Sheikh […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Africa

New Somali PM Pledges Competent, Trustworthy Government

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Somalia’s new prime minister has pledged to form a competent, trustworthy government ready to work toward developing the country, as it emerges from a U.N.-backed transition plan. Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdoon Saaid told VOA in his first interview since taking the post that he will base his agenda on Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s […]

Tags: , Posted in Africa

Al-Shabab Bans Islamic Aid Organization

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Somali militant group al-Shabab has banned an aid group from the shrinking but still significant area under its control. The militants said in a series of Twitter messages Monday that they have revoked permits for London-based Islamic Relief. Al-Shabab said the aid group was “covertly extending the operations” of other organizations it has banned, particularly […]

Tags: , , , Posted in Africa

Al-Shabab Bans Islamic Aid Organization

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Somali militant group al-Shabab has banned an aid group from the shrinking but still significant area under its control. The militants said in a series of Twitter messages Monday that it has revoked permits for London-based Islamic Relief. Al-Shabab said the aid group was covertly working with other organizations it has banned, especially the United […]

Tags: , Posted in Africa

Somali President Names PM

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Somalia’s new president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, has announced his choice of a political newcomer to serve as the country’s prime minister. President Mohamud, on Saturday, announced his selection of Abdi Farah Shirdoon Saaid, a Kenya-based businessman. A correspondent in Somalia has told VOA that Mr. Mohamud announced his choice after holding a series of consultations […]

Tags: Posted in Africa

Calendar

May 2022
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Archives

Categories