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Somalia Facing ‘Foreign Invasion’; A.U. Chairman Defends ‘Pirates’

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30 May 09 | AJE and PTV

Sharif Ahmed, Somalia’s president, has said his country is being “invaded” by foreign fighters who are joining armed groups in their attempt to overthrow the government. Al-Shabab, one such armed group, reportedly has up to 1,000 foreign fighters in its ranks. Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports. (2:28):

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30 May 2009 at 3:37 pm

African Nations Call for Somalia Blockade

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21 May 09 | PTV and BBC

A six-nation east African body has urged the U.N. to impose an aerial and maritime blockade on Somalia, where local fighters are trying to oust the government.


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21 May 2009 at 5:31 pm

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U.N. Signals ‘No’ to A.U. Request for Somalia Peacekeepers

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16 May 09 | VOA News and BBC

The United Nations Security Council has told the African Union it will not take over the A.U. peacekeeping mission in Somalia under current conditions. But African officials remain hopeful the world body will change its mind.


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16 May 2009 at 7:21 pm

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A.U. May Seek NATO Help in Somalia Crisis; U.S. Blames Eritrea for Somali Instability

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15 May 09 | PTV and AWC News

The African Union says if the situation gets further out of control, it may ask assistance from NATO forces stationed in Somalia’s pirate-infested waters. Read the rest of this entry »

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16 May 2009 at 2:56 am

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Somalia Peace Overture Rejected After Amnesty Int’l Calls for End to ‘Amputations and Public Killings’

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14-15 May 09 | BBC and AI

Somalia’s president has appealed to Islamist insurgents to negotiate as intermittent fighting continued for an eighth day in the capital, Mogadishu. Read the rest of this entry »

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15 May 2009 at 3:40 pm

113 Civilians Killed in Mogadishu

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12 May 09 | AWC News

Thousands flee Somali capital amid renewed violence. Read the rest of this entry »

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13 May 2009 at 5:33 am

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Commission Names 13 Countries as Religious Freedom Violators

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1 May 09 | VOA News

The latest annual report by the independent U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom names 13 countries as serious violators of religious freedom. The commission expresses concern about increasing extremism in many countries, including sharp criticism for Pakistan, saying extremism poses a particular threat to religious freedom. Read the rest of this entry »

Teenage Somali Pirate Charged as Adult in New York

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30 Apr 09 | NYT

The federal courthouse in Lower Manhattan is a towering presence, more than big enough to have handled such history-in-the-making cases involving a Gotti, a Madoff, and several men who have pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden.

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30 April 2009 at 3:09 pm

‘Teenage Pirate’ to Face U.S. Court

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21 Apr 09 | BBC

A Somali teenager captured by the US during the rescue of an American sea captain from pirates is due to appear in a federal court in New York. Read the rest of this entry »

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21 April 2009 at 12:16 pm

U.S. Threatens to Invade Eritrea

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17 Apr 09 | AWC News

“President Obama Cannot Afford to Look Weak on Terrorism”

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17 April 2009 at 10:20 pm

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Somali ‘Pirate’ to be Tried in U.S.

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17 Apr 09 | BBC

A Somali teenager captured by the US navy during a confrontation with pirates is to be taken to the US to face trial, US officials have said.

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17 April 2009 at 1:22 pm

Kenya ‘Will Try Somali Pirates’

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16 Apr 09 | BBC

Eleven pirates were intercepted on Wednesday east of the Kenyan coast.

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16 April 2009 at 3:15 pm

US Navy Warship in Contact with Pirates

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9 Apr 09 | FT

An American navy warship and Somali pirates holding a US citizen hostage remained at a stand-off on Thursday amid signs that other pirate-held vessels were moving towards the area. Read the rest of this entry »

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9 April 2009 at 3:44 pm

US Ship Crew Repel Somali Pirates

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8 Apr 09 | AJE

Somali pirates who attempted to hijack a US-flagged, Danish-owned container ship have been repelled by the vessel’s 20-strong US crew.


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8 April 2009 at 7:26 pm

U.S. Crew Said to Retake Ship From Pirates Off Somalia

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8 Apr 09 | NYT

Pirates commandeered a United States-flagged container ship with 20 American crew members off the coast of Somalia on Wednesday, in what appeared to be the first time a ship with an American crew had been seized by pirates in the area. There were conflicting reports about who was in control of the ship hours after it was seized.

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8 April 2009 at 2:15 pm

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Somali Pirates Seize Up to Five More Ships in 48 Hours

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6 Apr 09 | NYT

The pirates, apparently, are back. Read the rest of this entry »

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6 April 2009 at 12:52 pm

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Bin Laden: Topple Somali Leader

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21 Mar 09 | BBC

Osama Bin Laden has called for the overthrow of Somalia’s moderate Islamist president in an audio recording published on the internet.

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21 March 2009 at 5:00 pm

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