NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — United Nations investigators hoped they would get some help from Facebook when they asked to see information on suspected pirates operating in Somalia. But Facebook refused.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Somali traders in Mogadishu's markets have long faced down Islamist rebels and warlords demanding money. Now they say there is a new predator: the government tax man. Militias extorted cash from civilians during much of the last two decades of chaos.
Lord Deighton, the commercial secretary to the Treasury, has confirmed that the Government will assess the impact of the decision by the banks on families of UK residents living in a number of countries in Africa and Asia.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A car loaded with explosives rammed into an office housing Turkish embassy staff in the Somali capital, killing three people, witnesses and officials said on Saturday, the latest in a series of blasts claimed by Islamist al Shabaab rebels.
Frustrated by a string of failed hijacking attempts, Somali pirates have turned to a new business model: providing "security" for ships illegally plundering Somalia's fish stocks — the same scourge that launched the Horn of Africa's piracy era eight years ago.