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Somali pirates have all but disappeared but other threats remain at sea

Cases of piracy in the Indian Ocean have fallen significantly but maritime security experts say other illicit activities remain a concern.

EUCAP Mission in Somalia celebrates 10th anniversary

On July 16, the European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) turned ten years old. Over the past decade, the mission has contributed to strengthening Somali institutional..

Is Somali piracy finally under control?

Piracy off the coast of Somalia has long captivated the attention of the media and governments. But the expiry of the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) counter-piracy Resolution 2608 on 31..

Somalia launches new maritime facility to boost policing on coastline

Somalia has inaugurated a high-tech maritime facility for the police to boost security along the coastline as the country continues to expand its blue economy, officials said.

UN authorisation to fight piracy in Somali waters lapses

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has not extended a resolution for the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea within Somalia’s territorial waters.

FIGHTING PIRACY OFF SOMALIA NON-EXTENSION ANNOUNCEMENT

The United Nations Security Council has not extended UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2608 (2021) which, among other measures, allowed for the fight against piracy and armed robbery of..

UN’s Contact Group on Somali Piracy Changes Mandate

The decline in piracy off the coast of Somalia is one of the recent success stories for the maritime industry. It has demonstrated how stakeholders can unite to solve some of the complex challenges..

EU anti-piracy mission risks ejection from Somalia

The EU's flagship naval operation risks losing permission to pursue pirates in Somalia's waters due to local politics.

Somalia’s allies fear instability as political crisis deepens

Intensifying row between president and prime minister sparks concerns as the country struggles to hold long-delayed elections.

Clashes in Northeast Somalia Force Thousands to Flee

Clashes between two rival factions of the security forces in a port city in northeast Somalia have forced hundreds of families to flee their homes.