10 Significant Projects That Were Completed In Africa In 2014

3. Pirate Prison in Somalia

Since the start of the war on piracy off the Somali coast in 2005, the world has increasingly moved together to curb the loss of lives and property taking place around the Gulf of Aden. In April 2014 the president of Puntland, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas, officially opened the biggest pirate prison ever built in the Horn of Africa.

Garowe, the region’s capital, was chosen as the location for the 500-persons prison, a project funded by the United Nation’s Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The initiative comes four years after Puntland’s first commitment to Anti-Piracy in 2010 and is an important statement in the direction of civil rights and international law within the country. (Completed in April 2014)