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Somali Pirates Hijack Ship in Indian Ocean

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 11, 2010 | No Comments

Armed Somali pirates have seized a cargo ship off the coast of Seychelles. The West Indian flagged Rak Afrikana was boarded by armed pirates from two skiffs. "We seized the ship as it was slowly sailing away in the Indian...

BBC Refuses Ban and Dismisses Bias Charge

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 10, 2010 | No Comments

The British Broadcasting Corporation has refused the order by militants to shut down operations in Somalia and denies charges of bias. The al-Shabaab militant group has banned BBC and Voice of America broadcasts in the areas under their control, accusing...

BBC and Voice of America Banned in Rebel Controlled Areas

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 9, 2010 | No Comments

Somalia's Al-Shabaab militant group has banned the BBC and Voice of America in areas under their control, accusing the news agencies of reporting news unfavorable to them. A statement issued by the militants today ordered radio stations partnered with the...

Dozens of Rebels Seize UN Compound in Somalia

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 8, 2010 | No Comments

Heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters have taken over the World Food Programme compound in the southwestern town of Wajid, residents said Thursday. The militants disarmed bodyguards, taking all equipment and computers and turned the compound into an military base. "They entered...

Latest Hizbul Islam Orders Further Repress Somali Journalists

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 7, 2010 | No Comments

Somalia's war-weary media is facing brutal repression from insurgents causing "widespread, persistent and severe" problems after militants banned music from airing on the local radio stations, a minister said. Ma'alin Hashi Mohamed Farah, the Somali Capital Chief for Hizbul Islam...

Pakistani Boat Bound for Somalia Burns

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 7, 2010 | No Comments

A raging fire engulfed a Pakistani boat carrying goods to northern Somalia and burned the vessel down to the waterline, officials told Tiziano by phone. According to Mohamed Said, an official at Bossaso port, the vessel traveling from Dubai to...

Al-Shabaab Militants Ban Butchers in Mogadishu

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 4, 2010 | No Comments

Somalia's al-Shabaab extremist group has prohibited butchers from doing their jobs in Mogadishu, accusing butchers of preparing meat in an unacceptable way not in accordance with strict Wahabi ideology. Armed militants on trucks mounted with machine guns and others walking...

Heavy Fighting in Mogadishu Leaves 22 Dead

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 3, 2010 | No Comments

Heavy fighting and artillery shelling has killed at least 22 people and injured 55 more in Mogadishu after government troops overran rebel-held positions in the southern Hodan district medics and witnesses reported Saturday. Ali Muse, the coordinator of an ambulance...

Islamists Invite bin Laden and Foreign Fighters to Mogadishu

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 3, 2010 | No Comments

The Somali Islamist rebel group, Hizbul Islam, claims to have invited Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to Mogadishu, a move indicating a possible connection between Somali extremists and the Al-Qaeda terrorist group. Ma'alin Hashi Mohamed Farah, Somali capital chief for...

Somali Militants Order Pirates to Free Somalia-bound Ships

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 3, 2010 | No Comments

Somalia's Al-Shabaab militant group has warned the pirates holding nine Somalia-bound ships they hijacked. It is the first admonishment from the rebels to the pirates. Speaking to reporters in Mogadishu, Al-Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage ordered pirates holding the...

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