BLOOD RANSOM: Stories from the Front Line in the War Against Somali Piracy by John Boyle
‘These are nothing like the swashbucklers from Pirates of the Caribbean.’ That’s what people used to say about Somali pirates. We were to understand that piracy had slowly built up an undeserved romantic reputation. Somalia’s pirates returned us to the terrible, long-forgotten reality.
Dutch plan tougher asylum policy as migrants flock to Europe
As Europe grapples with its biggest wave of migration since World War Two, the Netherlands is about to toughen its asylum policy by cutting off food and shelter for people who fail to qualify as refugees.
ACOTA Force HQ course prepares personnel for AMISOM operations
More than 22,000 military and law enforcement personnel from across East Africa are participating in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). These men and women are tasked with assisting the Somali Federal Government in their effort to stabilize the country and foster political dialogue and reconciliation.
U.N.chief demands action following migrant tragedies on land and at sea
Pressure to change Europe's dysfunctional asylum system grew on Saturday as the continent awoke to an impassioned call from the United Nations Secretary General for governments to do more to address a never-before-seen influx of men, women and children that shows no sign of abating despite the rising risks.