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Pentagon Warns Ships as Pirates Again Prowl Waters Off Somalia Click Here to Open in a New Window
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who was visiting a nearby base in Djibouti, said that he was not yet calling on the Navy to respond but that civilian mariners must be on alert.
8 Indians Rescued From Somali Pirates, Officials Say Click Here to Open in a New Window
The eight had been taken hostage two days earlier during a clash between Somali forces and the pirates.
Suicide Bombing at Somalia Army Camp Kills at Least 7 Click Here to Open in a New Window
The militant group Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack, in which a suicide bomber wore an army officer’s uniform.
10 Die in Somalia Suicide Attack on New Army Chief Click Here to Open in a New Window
A bomber killed only civilians as he tried to ram a vehicle into the newly installed commander’s convoy. The Shabab group claimed responsibility.
Somalia’s President Declares War on Shabab Militants Click Here to Open in a New Window
The country’s newly elected leader, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, offered an amnesty to any militants who surrendered within 60 days.
Somali Pirates Attack, Raising Fears That a Menace Is Back Click Here to Open in a New Window
Pirates waylaid four ships recently, raising fears that a new version of the menace that ran from 2008 to 2012 has returned to the Indian Ocean.
Somali Pirates Strike Again, Seizing Indian Vessel and Crew Click Here to Open in a New Window
A small boat was taken off the coast of Somalia, the second vessel seized in recent weeks by hijackers in the region.
Trump Eases Combat Rules in Somalia Intended to Protect Civilians Click Here to Open in a New Window
A directive declaring parts of the country an “area of active hostilities” will give the United States greater latitude in carrying out airstrikes and raids.
As Cholera Spreads, Somalia Begins Vaccination Campaign Click Here to Open in a New Window
There are few options for treating cholera in this desperately poor country. Vaccination may be the only way to contain the outbreak.
Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine, but 4 Click Here to Open in a New Window
Six years after its last famine, another is about to tighten its grip on Somalia. South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen are also at risk.





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