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Tourism returns as Somali piracy drops 40 percent

Decrease in Somali piracy revives regional tourism Tourism returns as Somali piracy drops 40 percent

Piracy off the coast of Somalia has reduced by 40 per cent since the deployment of Kenya forces in the country, spurring tourism growth in the region.

Al Shabab sympathizers suspected to have caused carnage

Explosives thrown into crowds Al Shabab sympathizers suspected to have caused carnage

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

Kenya’s determination to pursue Al Shabab terrorists deep into Somalia and joining AMISOM, the United Nations and African Union peace-keeping mission in that war-torn country, has, in spite of ...

Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul-Mogadishu flight

First major commercial airline flight in 20 years arrives to Mogadishu Turkish Airlines launches Istanbul-Mogadishu flight

The first major commercial airline flight into Somalia's volatile capital in more than 20 years has touched down safely.

Somalia becoming Islamic terrorism hotspot "Jihadi tourism" booming in Somalia

As international destinations go, Somalia has been off-the-charts for more than two decades.

Consensus builds on total embargo on Somalia and no-fly zone

Two planes bring fresh supplies to terrorists Consensus builds on total embargo on Somalia and no-fly zone

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The news that two plane loads of weaponry and ammunition being offloaded yesterday at the airport of Baidoa in Al Shabab-controlled parts of Somalia has sent a further message to the ...

Security Council calls for regional cooperation to fight Somali piracy

Fighting Piracy In Somalia Security Council calls for regional cooperation to fight Somali piracy

The Security Council renewed its call today for tougher anti-piracy measures in Somalia and the wider region, urging all countries to adopt laws and cooperate with international organizations to ...

Second kidnapping of tourist shocks Kenya's tourism sector

Another Foreign Tourist Abducted In Kenya Second kidnapping of tourist shocks Kenya's tourism sector

By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

A range of sources in Mombasa and Nairobi report that a second tourist kidnapping has taken place, this time at the Manda Bay Resort near Lamu.

UN: Horn of Africa food crisis remains dire

FAMINE SPREADS IN SOMALIA UN: Horn of Africa food crisis remains dire

The United Nations agricultural agency today called for greater efforts bring the food crisis in the Horn of Africa under control, saying that famine conditions had spread to a sixth area in ...

UN calls for more aid at world’s biggest refugee camp

UN calls for more aid at world’s biggest refugee camp

The United Nations humanitarian chief earlier this week toured the world's largest refugee camp, telling residents of Dadaab in north-eastern Kenya that the international community must do more to ...

UN declares famine in three more areas of Somalia

Famine In Somalia UN declares famine in three more areas of Somalia

The United Nations today declared a famine in three more areas in drought-ravaged Somalia, bringing to five the number of regions in the Horn of Africa country where acute malnutrition and ...

UN steps up efforts to bring urgent relief to millions in need

Humanitarian Crisis In The Horn Of Africa UN steps up efforts to bring urgent relief to millions in need

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it will start airlifts within days to get vital supplies into Somalia, which is bearing the brunt of the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of ...

UN declares famine in two regions of Somalia

Famine in Somalia UN declares famine in two regions of Somalia

The United Nations today declared a famine in two regions of southern Somalia owing to the worst drought in decades, and appealed for urgent resources to assist millions of people in desperate ...

Maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia Ban: Comprehensive global response to piracy off Somalia needed

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a comprehensive response to maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia, saying the menace is a consequence of the overall insecurity, lack of a stable ...

UN launches new anti-piracy plan

International Navies Called To Fight Global Menace UN launches new anti-piracy plan

The United Nations today launched an action plan to combat piracy off the Somali coast, calling for greater support from national navies to fight a “global menace” that threatens not only ...

Union condemns beating of 2 journalists by government officials

National Union of Somali Journalists Protests Beating Union condemns beating of 2 journalists by government officials

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns today an action by Somali Transitional Federal government soldiers and officials who have beaten two ...

8 dead in suicide attack on Mogadishu airport

Somali Airport Bombing 8 dead in suicide attack on Mogadishu airport

At least eight people have been killed in bomb blasts at the main airport in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, witnesses have said.

Somalia government points to Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab in hotel suicide bombing

32 Killed Somalia government points to Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab in hotel suicide bombing

By Mike Pflanz

NAIROBI, Kenya - At least 32 people, including 6 legislators from the country's western-funded parliament, were killed on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in a suicide bombing at a hotel near Somalia's ...

African Union strengthens resolve on Somalia

united front against terrorism and piracy African Union strengthens resolve on Somalia

KAMPALA, Uganda - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has welcomed the call by the African Union to strengthen its role in ensuring stability in the state of Somalia.

Tourism news: Uganda considers more troops for Somalia

Fight Against Terrorism Tourism news: Uganda considers more troops for Somalia

By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - The African Union mission in Somalia, presently short of the envisaged 8,100 troops, may soon see up to 2,000 more Ugandan personnel arrive, according to the latest reports released in ...

AU mission in Somalia likely to be main theme of African Union summit

African Union Summit AU mission in Somalia likely to be main theme of African Union summit

Kampala - The African Union summit opens in Kampala on July 19 amid heightened security following twin bomb attacks a week earlier.

Political and military solution to piracy problems in Somalia

Press Conference With Commander Of European Union Anti-Piracy Naval Force Political and military solution to piracy problems in Somalia

Addressing pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden at a headquarters press conference, Rear Admiral Peter Hudson, Operations Commander of the European Union Naval Force in Somalia (EU NAVFOR) — ...

African Union demands no fly zone over Somalia

Halting Illegal Arms And Ammunition Supply To Militias African Union demands no fly zone over Somalia

By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

The African Union, which maintains a peace keeping force in Somalia – incidentally with a very large contingent of Ugandan troops, over which radical Islamic militias have threatened reprisals ...

Greek shipowners meet in Washington DC to discuss piracy

Somalia Piracy Greek shipowners meet in Washington DC to discuss piracy

By eTN Staff Writer

A delegation from the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) met today in Washington DC with Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J.

Seychelles to get more assistance against piracy

Prevention Efforts Stepped Up Seychelles to get more assistance against piracy

By Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Ambassador

With the three Seychellois piracy victims now safely back home, more efforts to prevent piracy incidents in the island archipelago’s waters have become known.

Somali pirates arrested on arrival

Pirates Returned To Somalia, Arrested Somali pirates arrested on arrival

As reported in yesterday's update on piracy situation in the Indian Ocean, a Dash 8 aircraft was being temporarily detained at Nairobi's international airport upon arrival from the Seychelles. ...

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