• AMISOM’s logistic woes

    Impassable roads and ambushes cause logistical headaches. AMISOM Explores Sea, Air Options to Deliver Supplies Already hamstrung by logistical challenges over the area it controls, the African Union peacekeeping force […]

  • Somalia gets support

    Somalia desperate for arms embargo lift. Somalia signs security pact with backers at London talks Somalia has signed a security pact with the international community aimed at building a national […]

  • EUNAVFOR’s New Op Commander

    Major General Martin Smith makes way for Brigadier Robert Magowan. EU appoints new Operation Commander for EU NAVFOR Somalia On 18 May 2016, the Political and Security Committee appointed Brigadier […]

  • Militants take Somali port

    al Shabaab take over former pirate town. Somali militants seize small port in Puntland region By Abdiqani Hassan Somali al Shabaab fighters have seized a small port in the semi-autonomous […]

  • al Shabaab, pirates working together

    Groups have often traded hostages with each other. Al-Shabaab and pirate work together: Galmudug Official BY WARKA Cooperation between Somalia’s Al-Shabab fighters and pirate gangs  is what becomes clear and obvious as […]

  • Somalia denies opposing funding

    Somalia has denied opposing funding for Kenya’s navy to fight Al-Shabaab, saying they only thought it would be more expensive than building it’s coast guard. Somalia denies opposing funding for […]

  • Security Council Extends AU Mission

    The Security Council this morning reauthorized the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to maintain its deployment for four months, until 7 March 2013, while deciding to expand the United […]

  • Pakistan Pledges Help to Somalia

    United Nations — With the nine-year-old transitional period in Somalia having ended peacefully, Pakistan pledged all possible support to the African nation which now was on the “cusp of a […]

  • Heading Home

    After a successful 88 days, the Greek frigate HS NIKIFOROS FOKAS has conducted her last day of operations as part of the EU NAVFOR Task Force. Throughout her deployment she […]

  • Bayern Goal

    The German Navy vessel, “FGS Bayern” has joined the EU NAVFOR taskforce in the Indian Ocean for a five month deployment to protect World Food Programme (WFP) shipments. The vessel […]