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ISS: Beyond piracy – making waves in the Western Indian Ocean

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For almost two decades, maritime security in the Western Indian Ocean was associated with fighting pirates off the coast of Somalia. These initiatives now...

EMSA to provide maritime awareness for operations in Somalia and Libya

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The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has signed cooperation agreements with EU Naval Missions to provide enhanced maritime awareness for operations in Somalia and...

ISS: Port expansions could expose Kenya to more crime

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Kenya’s US$3.6 billion ports master plan will transform the country’s sea, lake and dry ports over the next 30 years. Modern ports that comply...

Major Somali demining operation finishes

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A long-running project to clear two districts – Dhabad and Galdogob – of landmines in northern Somalia finished last month (December), leaving millions of...

Monitoring IUU off Somalia

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Pillaging of maritime resources is widely seen as the touch paper that lit the piracy fuse off the Horn of Africa. With it now...

UN Security Council adopts resolution to keep Somali pirates at bay

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The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution to combat the continuing threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia, as shipping and protection...

Islamist car bomb attack kills at least eight in Somalia, officials...

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At least eight people were killed in Somalia's capital on Thursday when Islamist militants launched a suicide attack on a UN security convoy using...

Somali suicide bomber kills well-known Somali journalist

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An al Shabaab suicide bomber in the Somali capital killed himself and a well-known Somali journalist on Saturday, al Shabaab and the journalist's family...

ISS: Somalia’s democracy by instalments

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Somalia this week elected two Members of the Lower House of Parliament in polls delayed by a year, mainly by political infighting. That means...

What does AMISOM’s future look like?

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The African Union has had a regional peacekeeping mission in Somalia for nearly as long as the country has been plagued by an Islamist...

Iranian-supplied arms smuggled from Yemen into Somalia, study says

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Guns supplied by Iran to its Houthi allies in Yemen are being smuggled across the Gulf of Aden to Somalia, according to a Geneva-based...

COVID-19 restrictions eased sees maritime training restart in Somalia

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An important component of the EU NavFor mission in Somalia – person-to-person training – is back following an easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Operation Atalanta reports...

Iran thwarts pirate attack on oil tanker in Gulf of Aden...

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The Iranian navy thwarted a pirate attack against an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Monday, Iranian state TV said. "Before crossing...

Somalia death toll in fighting between army and former allied group...

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Fighting in Somalia’s Galmudug state between the Somali army and its former ally, the Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama’a militia, has killed 120 people over...

Dozens killed in fighting between Somalia army and former allied group

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At least 30 people died and over 100 were injured in intensified fighting between the Somali National Army and its former ally Ahlu Sunnah...

ISS: ICJ draws the line in Kenya and Somalia’s troubled waters

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Despite unease on both sides, each country could gain from the ruling if they were willing to restore relations. The International Court of Justice’s (ICJ)...

World Court sides mostly with Somalia in border dispute with Kenya

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The top UN top court ruled on Tuesday largely in favour of Somalia in its dispute with Kenya, setting a sea boundary in part...

Somali militia, former government ally, captures two towns from federal forces

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A militia previously allied to the Somali government in its fight against militant group al Shabaab has captured two towns in central Somalia from...

Suicide car bomb targeting convoy in Somali capital kills at least...

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A suicide car bomb killed at least eight people in the Somali capital on Saturday at a street junction near the president's palace, police...

ISS: Too early to celebrate a Somalia–Kenya rapprochement

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Somalia’s volatile internal politics make reconciliation with Kenya in the immediate future unlikely. Kenya and Somalia share cultural and economic ties and common security interests...

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