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Maritime security the Seychelles way

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 25, 2019 02:42

Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation, and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the ... Read More

What’s the motive for attacking Kenya?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2019 08:09

Attacking the travel and tourism industry is the modus operandi by almost every terror group in the world. Tourism is a fragile industry and attacking the infrastructure of tourism can ... Read More

Nairobi Dusit2 terror attack: 21 dead, 700 rescued and many heroes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2019 03:59

700 people could have died in the attack in Nairobi but didn't because of security measures in place and the immediate and effective response of authorities.  Thanks to steel doors ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

Somali piracy and terror pose threat to East African tourism

editor editor- October 28, 2011 03:22

(eTN) - Recent terror attacks in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and an increase of Somali piracy on the East African coast have posed a threat and a drawback to ... Read More

Tanzanian army arrests seven Somali pirates in a foiled ship attack

editor editor- October 6, 2011 03:34

TANZANIA (eTN) - As Somali piracy continues terrorizing countries bordering the east coast of the Indian Ocean, seven armed pirates, believed to be Somalis, have been apprehended by the Tanzanian ... Read More

Travel embargo now extends 150 km from Somali border

editor editor- October 3, 2011 06:20

(eTN) - Embassies and High Commissions in Nairobi were swift to react to the second abduction of a foreign national from the sun-drenched beaches of Kenya’s Indian Ocean shores last ... Read More

Seychelles and Mauritius sign pirates transfer agreement

editor editor- July 22, 2011 03:26

The Chair of the High Level Committee on Piracy has applauded the recent pre-trial prisoner transfer agreement signed between Mauritius and the European Union, which is the first step towards ... Read More

US ready to support African states in war against Somali piracy

editor editor- June 15, 2011 07:18

TANZANIA (eTN) - The United States is looking at appropriate measures that would help African states to fight Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean waters. Read More

United fight against Indian Ocean piracy

editor editor- May 27, 2011 06:01

The Seychelles government has finalized an agreement with Danish authorities on the transfer of suspected pirates detained at sea for trial in Seychelles. Read More

Seychelles and Puntland strengthen piracy agreement

editor editor- May 13, 2011 03:12

Earlier today, during a meeting held at the Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs where several piracy-related issues were discussed, it was announced that Puntland will accept the transfer of all ... Read More

Seychelles sends 9 pirate suspects to Netherlands for trial

editor editor- April 19, 2011 01:26

While patroling the waters of Seychelles and off the coast of Somalia, 9 suspected pirates were picked up yesterday by the the Royal Netherlands Ship, the HNLMS Tromp. Read More

Obama authorizes use of force in piracy hijacking

editor editor- February 23, 2011 01:11

The 58-foot vessel, named the Quest, was captured by pirates in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Oman on Friday and was being shadowed by the military. Read More

US Admiral admits piracy equates to terrorism

editor editor- February 5, 2011 03:23

(UGANDA) eTN - US Vice Admiral Mark Fox was quoted last week in an AFP news services release that "only counter terrorism measures" could deal with the Somali pirate menace, ... Read More

Somali pirates attack oil tanker ship in Tanzania

editor editor- October 14, 2010 03:28

TANZANIA (eTN) - Less than two weeks since the Tanzanian soldiers intercepted Somali pirates during an attempt to hijack an oil drilling ship in the Indian Ocean, this week, an ... Read More

Somali pirates hijack cargo ship in Tanzanian waters

editor editor- October 1, 2010 06:45

TANZANIA (eTN) - Just a few days after the Tanzanian army intercepted a Somali pirate boat and captured one member of the gang, the pirates have attacked a Malta-registered ship ... Read More

Tanzanian army intercepts Somali pirate ship

editor editor- September 29, 2010 04:20

TANZANIA (eTN) - Tanzanian soldiers intercepted a Somali pirate boat along the Indian Ocean and captured one pirate after a heavy exchange of fire. Read More

Seychelles Supreme Court gives 10-year jail term to Somali pirates

editor editor- July 27, 2010 04:34

The Seychelles Supreme Court today convicted and sentenced 11 accused Somali pirates. Read More

Pirate attack in Tanzanian waters

editor editor- May 27, 2010 01:29

A vessel bound for Mombasa was reportedly attacked last week by Read More

Anti-piracy surveillance to move closer to Somalian shores

editor editor- April 28, 2010 03:42

Unmanned aerial vehicles, aka drones, are increasingly playing a more important role in surveillance activities to guard shipping traffic against attacks by ocean terrorists, and many of them have bee Read More

First piracy trial commences in Victoria

editor editor- March 18, 2010 04:44

The first case against alleged Somali pirates is now in court in the Seychelles capital of Victoria, when 11 of them were charged under the country’s laws against piracy and ... Read More

US-bound supertanker hijacked by Somali pirates

editor editor- November 30, 2009 17:58

NAIROBI, Kenya – Somali pirates seized a tanker carrying crude oil from Saudi Arabia to the United States in the increasingly dangers waters off East Africa, an official said Monday, ... Read More

Somali pirates mistake warship for commercial vessel

editor editor- October 8, 2009 04:51

NAIROBI – Somali pirates attempted to storm the French navy's 18,000 tonne flagship in the Indian Ocean after mistaking it for a cargo vessel, the French military said on Wednesday. Read More

Seychellois citizens held as hostages could be leaving Somalia soon

editor editor- September 10, 2009 02:51

VICTORIA, Seychelles - The Seychelles head of the “Hostage Negotiation Team,” Minister Joel Morgan, has said that the three Seychellois citizens who were being detained in Galkayo, Somalia, are in Read More

Somali Islamic militias down Kenyan military helicopter

editor editor- May 27, 2009 11:29

Reports from Mombasa overnight speak of a Kenyan military helicopter being shot down by Islamic militant Somali militias controlling the border region on the Somali side of the frontier. Read More

Somali pirates disrupt fuel supplies in East Africa

editor editor- December 30, 2008 03:09

With increasing threats of Somali piracy on ships heading to Eastern and Southern Africa, fuel supplies in three East African countries has been disrupted causing shortage of petrol products in ... Read More

UN secretary general: Piracy problem inseparable from overall Somali crisis

editor editor- December 18, 2008 08:07

As the United Nations Security Council strengthened efforts Wednesday to fight piracy off the Somali coast, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the problem could not be divorced from the need ... Read More

French commandos rescue tourists from Somali pirates

editor editor- September 17, 2008 04:30

French commandos stormed a sailboat to free two French tourists who were being held by heavily-armed Somali pirates, President Nicolas Sarkozy has said. Read More

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