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India Wants To Execute 119 Somalis After Kidnapping And Accusing Them...

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AFRICANGLOBE - Somali protesters have expressed outrage over reports emerging in India that 50 out of 119 kidnapped Somalis suspected of being pirates could face the death penalty at the end of an ongoing show trial. The Times of India reported on Friday that 119 alleged Somali pirates nabbed by the Indian coast guard and navy between 2011 and 12 had pleaded guilty to offences brought against them.

South African-Led Operation Frees Hostages From Somali Pirates

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AFRICANGLOBE - In December 2012 the Puntland Maritime Police Force rescued 22 sailors who had been held hostage on board the Panama-registered ship Iceberg 1 for nearly three years – the longest period for any hostages held by Somali pirates. Roelf van Heerden, the South African commander of the ground force, gives an exclusive first-hand account of the operation.

European Military Launches Air Raid On Suspected Somali Pirates

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European Union military forces carried out an air raid on what they called "pirate equipment" on the coast of Somalia on Tuesday. It is the...

European and Asian Ships Continue to Plunder Somali Waters

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The international community has failed to grapple with the real underlying political and economic issues facing the troubled East African nation of Somalia, which...
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