Training Somalia’s anti-terrorism units
Britain’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has hired an array of private security companies to try to improve the performance [...]
According to our sources, Bollore Africa Logistics (BAL) is out [...]
The European External Action Service is due to whittle down to a final three the seven companies that qualified to build and protect a new EU compound in Mogadishu.
According to information obtained by Intelligence Online, seven companies have been shortlisted by the European External Action Service (EEAS) to [...]
Polaris Business Intelligence and Investigations (PBI2) is looking to beef up its activities in Somalia, its principal territory, before international organisations pour in.
Anglo-Danish giant G4S has entered the much sought-after private security market in Somalia (IOL 700). According to our sources, the [...]
After meeting with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton last week, retired admiral Jacques Launay now only requires the Council of [...]
The United Arab Emirates has suddenly stopped financing a unit from Puntland's coast guard supervised by the firm SCS. Other operators could take its place.
The kidnapping in Mogadiscio on May 24 of six consultants who were there to hand over a $3.6 million ransom [...]
A fleet of 18 armed vessels operated by the company Convoy Escort Program will accompany a quarter of the commercial shipping in the Gulf of Aden by the middle of this year.
The protection of merchant shipping off the coast of Somalia provides significant employment opportunities to former French servicemen who trained [...]
Instead of protecting cargo vessels from pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the British firm Saracen International is training Somalian coast guards to do the job.
Several private security firms are trying to re-establish the letter of marque system, which would allow privateers to combat pirates.
In charge of patrolling the Gulf of Aden, the European Naval Force EUNAVFOR wants to have biometric tools to be [...]
The most recent cases of piracy in the Gulf of Aden have raised red flags among Western security services. The [...]
A leading Al Qaeda figure known under the alias of Issa was captured in one of the world's most lawless zones - Somalia - and ended up mysteriously in Kenya. How exactly did that happen?
A growing number of U.S. Navy warships are patrolling off the coast of Somali. Al Qaeda's strong foothold in Somali could well be seen as justifying selective strikes.
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