February 06, 2013
The government plans to loosen a ban on private armed guards aboard Japanese ships, specifically to counter piracy off Somalia.
October 09, 2012
Taiwanese fishing boats are flooding Japanese markets with huge catches of bigeye tuna, taken from the pirate-infested waters off the coast of Somalia, which are sending retail ...
June 28, 2012
“Large amounts of weapons were being carried from Libya to the west," a resident of a town in central Niger told me. "There was even a military helicopter.”
March 26, 2012
MOGADISHU--Despite the daily bomb attacks and constant threat of stray bullets, signs of activity can be seen in Bakaara Market in this war-torn city. Vendors at stalls sell...
November 02, 2011
NAIROBI--Kenya plans to transfer 100,000 of the 460,000 Somali refugees from the Dadaab Refugee Camp--the largest refugee camp in the world--to prevent possible terrorist...
August 20, 2011
In a desperate battle against increasing pirate attacks off the Somali coast, some Japanese merchant ship companies are employing armed security guards on board their ships, if ...
August 05, 2011
Japan's Self-Defense Forces opened their first overseas air base since the end of World War II in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, on July 1. The base is intended to beef up...
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