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Questions arise over Ethiopian airliner’s change of direction

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The pilot of an Ethiopian airliner that crashed off the Lebanese coast did not respond to a request to change direction before...

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...

Pirate attacks up sharply in 2009: watchdog

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Pirate attacks around the world hit their highest level last year since 2003, with Somali gangs accounting for more than half the...

Navies won’t eradicate piracy: UK navy chief

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Efforts by foreign navies to combat Somali piracy off the Horn of Africa country's coast have made a difference but they will...

Sudan buys arms, slides back to war: reports

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North and South Sudan are sliding back towards war, a think-tank warned as a separate report said both sides were caught up...

African pirates are on our radar – Interpol

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The global policing group Interpol and Europe's police body have announced that they have joined forces to fight piracy off the Horn...

Omar al-Bashir still a very wanted man: Sudan

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Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir is still not welcomed by western nations for his alleged role in the Darfur genocide. France has relocated...

Mugabe battles to regain absolute power

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has told his deeply divided ZANU-PF to prepare for elections but his movement may never regain absolute power...

‘Sea too large to stop all pirate attacks’

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International naval forces will never be able to completely secure the vast area of ocean where Somali pirates are hijacking ships off...

EU extends Niger talks deadline: sources

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The European Union has extended until next week a deadline it gave Niger for talks about the northwest African country's constitutional crisis,...

Somali pirates seize Greek tanker near Seychelles

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Somali pirates have seized a Greek-flagged oil tanker near the Seychelles, more than 700 miles off the coast of Somalia, Greece's coastguard...

Developing nations call for WTO deal to help poor

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Developing countries called yesterday for a quick deal in the World Trade Organisation's Doha round of talks to help poor nations by...

Yemenia airline avoids EU blacklist despite crash

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The European Union added all airlines from Djibouti, the Republic of Congo and Sao Tome and Principe to its airline safety blacklist, but Yemenia...

SA Navy not yet scheduled to go pirate hunting

The South African Navy is not presently scheduled to join the international anti- piracy activities in the Indian Ocean. That's the latest word on...

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