15 Feb 2010

Somali defense official survives car bomb attack

“A top Somali defense official survived an attack Monday by an Islamist suicide bomber driving an explosive-laden vehicle in the capital of Mogadishu, the official said. At least one bystander was killed. The attack against State Defense Minister Yusuf Mohamed Siyad — known by his nickname Indahaadde or ‘White Eyes’

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22 Jan 2010

Somali Rebels Deny Threatening to Attack Nairobi

“Somalia’s hardline al Shabaab rebels denied Friday they had threatened to attack Kenya following a crackdown on Somalis in its capital Nairobi, and said a recording posted on the internet was a fake. Renewed fears over the insurgents’ links with Yemen and al Qaeda, and an attack on the home

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02 Dec 2009

Somalia pirates offer investment networks

Reuters is running a fascinating article on venture capital-style investment networks being run by Somali pirates.  This implications of this are fairly significant for a number of reasons: It provides additional funding for piracy operations which can lead to more capable pirate fleets and sustained operations It engages support and

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