By Brandon Scott
Originally Written in 2010
Crime Pays, and piracy pays very well these days. Piracy is by far not a new issue. In the first few years of the 19th century the United States had to send Marines to the shores of Tripoli to combat an enduring piracy problem. However, the last few years the world has been seeing a drastic increase in piracy off the East African coast. In increase to such an extent it has brought global adversaries together to combat the threat. Since 2007, the number of successful pirate attacks has increased nearly fourfold. There were a total of 293 pirate attacks worldwide in 2008, of which 38% occurred within the Gulf of Aden or off the coast of Somalia (Leader). Read More
#Somalia #Shabaab claim #Djibouti attack
“This attack is just the beginning; it’s merely the preliminary response and what will soon follow — should you refuse to desist — will be far worse,” it warned, calling on Djibouti to “pull your apostate troops out of Somalia immediately and expel all the Crusaders”.
Building #Somalia Army in the Middle of War #AMISOM #Shabaab
“The AU peacekeeping force AMISOM, working with European military trainers, is taking on the difficult but crucial task of building the capacity of the Somali National Army – the SNA – a force of about 20,000 soldiers desperately lacking in equipment and leadership.”
#AMISOM Force Pursues Elusive #Shabaab Enemy in #Somalia
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