Somalia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19016/all en Somali found guilty of piracy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/somalia/somali-found-guilty-piracy Convicted in New York court and sentenced to 33 years in jail.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/somalia/somali-found-guilty-piracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Piracy Somalia Africa Emerges Thu, 17 Feb 2011 19:43:32 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5624583 at http://www.globalpost.com Pirates holding Danish family rebuff rescue attempt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110310/danish-family-pirates-rescue <p> Puntland government troops tried to rescue the family Thursday but came under attack by the pirates as the troops advanced on their mountain hide-out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110310/danish-family-pirates-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Denmark Piracy Somalia Fri, 11 Mar 2011 02:37:00 +0000 News Desk 5629919 at http://www.globalpost.com India steps up the fight against piracy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/110511/india-trade-somali-pirates-anti-piracy-india-navy <p> MUMBAI &mdash; Somali pirates pose a threat to Indian trade, which is dependent on use of the sea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/110511/india-trade-somali-pirates-anti-piracy-india-navy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Piracy Somalia Military Global Economy India Thu, 12 May 2011 10:19:00 +0000 5644139 at http://www.globalpost.com Al Qaeda base still strong in East Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110602/al-qaeda-still-has-base-east-africa <p> NAIROBI &mdash; After the death of Osama bin Laden, the Somali insurgents, Al Shabaab, are the most visible allies to Al Qaeda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110602/al-qaeda-still-has-base-east-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Al Qaeda Al Shabaab Osama bin Laden Somalia Mon, 06 Jun 2011 10:23:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5648914 at http://www.globalpost.com Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, Al Qaeda operative, killed in Somalia: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110611/fazul-abdullah-mohammed-al-qaeda-operative-killed-somalia-police <p> Abdullah was suspected of being involved in the 1988 U.S. embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam that killed more than 220 and injured 5,000. The attack made Abdullah the most wanted man in Africa, and the United States put a $5 million bounty on his head.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110611/fazul-abdullah-mohammed-al-qaeda-operative-killed-somalia-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Al Qaeda Somalia Conflict Zones Sat, 11 Jun 2011 15:26:45 +0000 News Desk 5650658 at http://www.globalpost.com East Africa Al Qaeda mastermind confirmed killed in Somalia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110612/somalia-al-qaeda-fazul-abdullah-mohammed-killed-fake-passport <p> On Sunday, the Somali transitional government confirmed Mohammed&rsquo;s death, and said that he and another militant died on the night of June 8 in a shootout at a checkpoint in Mogadishu when the pickup truck he was in &ldquo;refused to stop.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110612/somalia-al-qaeda-fazul-abdullah-mohammed-killed-fake-passport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Al Qaeda Somalia Conflict Zones Kenya South Africa Sun, 12 Jun 2011 15:42:00 +0000 News Desk 5650764 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia jails six foreigners, including an American, over "pirate ransom cash" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110619/somalia-pirates-ransom-foreigners-jailed-mogadishu <p> This is the first time Westerners have been sentenced for involvement in delivering ransoms to pirates in Somalia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110619/somalia-pirates-ransom-foreigners-jailed-mogadishu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Piracy Somalia Conflict Zones United Kingdom Sun, 19 Jun 2011 12:38:00 +0000 News Desk 5652124 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia releases 6 foreigners convicted of smuggling pirates' ransom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110627/somalia-foreigners-ransom-pirates <p> The pirates have been receiving millions of dollars in ransom, but this was the first instance in which foreigners paying the ransom were arrested and convicted.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110627/somalia-foreigners-ransom-pirates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Somalia Mon, 27 Jun 2011 06:10:00 +0000 News Desk 5660692 at http://www.globalpost.com Opinion: Despite heavy security, Somali piracy is at all-time high http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110627/somalia-pirates-piracy <p> WASHINGTON &mdash; It has been a record year for pirate hijackings off the coast of Somalia, with nearly 100 recorded in the first quarter of 2011 and average ransom payments of more than $5 million.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110627/somalia-pirates-piracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Somalia Conflict Zones Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:22:00 +0000 EJ Hogendoorn 5660753 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali is indicted in NYC on terrorism charges after secret detention by U.S. on Navy ship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110706/us-indicts-somali-terrorism-new-york-after-holding-ship <p> The U.S. Congress hasn&#39;t allowed detainees to be moved from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the U.S. for trial.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110706/us-indicts-somali-terrorism-new-york-after-holding-ship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Al Qaeda Guantanamo Bay Obama Somalia terrorism Conflict Zones Military War Politics United States Wed, 06 Jul 2011 05:22:00 +0000 News Desk 5669533 at http://www.globalpost.com East African drought uproots thousands http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5670700 <p> East Africa refugees seeking food and water also risk encounters with Somalia&#39;s Islamist militants who might use the disguise of refugees to enter Kenya.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5670700" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa drought Kenya refugees Somalia Conflict Zones Aid Kenya Health Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:11:41 +0000 News Desk 5670700 at http://www.globalpost.com Protecting Somaliland's endangered cave paintings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110718/somaliland-cave-paintings-hargeisa <p> HARGEISA &mdash; Sada Mire, a young Somali archeologist, is working almost single-handedly to protect what is left of Somalia&#39;s prehistoric cave paintings.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110718/somaliland-cave-paintings-hargeisa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Somalia Travel/Tourism Tue, 19 Jul 2011 11:08:00 +0000 Haley Sweetland Edwards 5670847 at http://www.globalpost.com UN to formally declare famine in drought-hit southern Somalia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110719/africa-un-somalia-famine-drought <p> Aid efforts have been hampered by the security situation in Somalia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110719/africa-un-somalia-famine-drought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Somalia United Nations Conflict Zones War Wed, 20 Jul 2011 03:45:52 +0000 News Desk 5670981 at http://www.globalpost.com Famine stalks southern Somalia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110720/famine-somalia-drought-somalia-food-prices-action-against-hunger <p> NAIROBI &mdash; The first famine in the 21rst century has hit southern Somalia as a combination of drought, conflict and high food prices claims tens of thousands of lives and puts hundreds of thousands more at risk of starvation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110720/famine-somalia-drought-somalia-food-prices-action-against-hunger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Somalia Aid Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:35:05 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5671016 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia: model Iman calls famine "heartbreaking" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110726/somalia-famine-un-airlift-food-refugees <p> Aid groups say areas of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are experiencing the worst drought in 60 years, affecting more than 12 million people, Reuters reports. In Somalia, 3.7 million are at risk of starvation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110726/somalia-famine-un-airlift-food-refugees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ethiopia Kenya Somalia United Nations Aid Tue, 26 Jul 2011 11:31:00 +0000 News Desk 5671444 at http://www.globalpost.com