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Rising piracy may prompt more joint naval action: NATO

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The number and scope of pirate attacks is seen increasing worldwide and could trigger more joint military operations to keep shipping lanes...

Somali tied to Islamists worked with two UN agencies

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A Somali businessman linked to Islamist rebels who likely received a ransom paid for kidnapped French aid workers was a contractor for...

AU to hold meetings on Somalia and Madagascar: official

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The spokesperson for the African Union (AU) says the continental body will soon hold special meetings to address the political and security...

Kenya seeks Israel’s help against jihadists

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Kenyan Minister George Saitoti met his counterpart in Jerusalem last week, Minister for Public Security, Yitzchak Aharonovich and the two discussed their...

Iranian Proxies: An Intricate and Active We

For the past few years, STRATFOR has been carefully following the imbroglio over the Iranian nuclear weapons program and efforts by the...

Kenya tightens security on porous Somalia border

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Kenya has increased security on its porous desert border with Somalia ahead of an expected offensive by government forces there that could...

Six reported killed in Somali capital fighting

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Islamist insurgents fired mortar bombs at the presidential palace in the Somali capital overnight, prompting return fire by troops that killed at...

African summit hears world ignoring Somalia crisis

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The worsening crisis in Somalia is as big a threat to global security as Afghanistan but is being ignored by the world....

Djibouti planning to sending 450 troops to Somalia

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Djibouti said it is planning to send 450 soldiers to Somalia possibly next month to boost the African Union (AU) peace mission...

EU agrees on mission to train Somali forces

The European Union today agreed to set up a military mission in Uganda to train Somali government forces who are fighting an...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...