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Chinese, Indian navies stop suspected Somali pirate attack

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A Chinese navy ship supported by an Indian navy helicopter thwarted an attack on a Tuvalu-flagged merchant ship by suspected Somali pirates,...

Somalia’s al Shabaab takes town after Ethiopian troops leave

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Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group has taken control of El Bur, a town in the Horn of Africa's semi-autonomous region Galmudug, after...

Somaliland drought “nightmare” and a security threat

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Prolonged drought in Somaliland has killed between 65 and 80% of the semi-autonomous region's livestock, creating conditions that are "the worst time...

Op Atalanta has ensured safe passage for WFP vessels for eight...

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December marked the end of the eighth year of EU naval operations off the coast of Somalia with the primary task of...

EU marks eight years of counter-piracy patrols off Somalia but warns...

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This week the European Union is marking eight years since it launched its first ever maritime military operation, EU NAVFOR Somalia –...

NATO co-chairs counter-piracy conference

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Last week saw Bahrain host the 39th Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) conference, a forum to discuss counter-piracy in the Gulf of...

EU will patrol for Somali pirates until end of 2018

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The European Union's naval mission will keep patrolling for pirates off the coast of Somalia for another two years, to guard against...

NATO ends Ocean Shield

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NATO has ended its Indian Ocean counter-piracy mission after a sharp fall in attacks, the alliance said, as it shifts resources to...

Piracy on the decrease but threat still there – report

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Incidences of Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and Horn of Africa have been decreasing but waters off West Africa remain dangerous...

Security Council extends AU mission in Somalia

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Re-authorising the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until May 31, 2017, the United Nations Security Council has set out key objectives...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...