UN Adopts Resolution Renewing Authorization for Somalia Anti-Piracy Measures

Published on December 9, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 04: United Nations Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted Resolution 2500 renewing the authorization for Somalia anti-piracy measures to December of 2020. The United States-drafted resolution has decided to renew for 12 months the authorization for states and regional organizations cooperating with Somalia to enter into Somali territorial waters and use all necessary means for the purpose of…

December 9, 2019

Japan Expands Military Presence in Horn of Africa Despite Decrease in Somalia Piracy

Published on June 3, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 29: Despite the overall decrease in piracy in the Horn of Africa, Japan remains committed to an international security operation off the Horn of Africa which is increasingly a cornerstone of its wider Africa policy. According to statistics displayed on the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, despite last month’s pirate attack by Somali pirates and underlying instability…

June 3, 2019

Spain Takes Over EU Anti-Piracy Mission from Britain due to Brexit

Published on April 1, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments March 29: Spain on Friday (Mar 29) took over from Britain command of a European Union maritime mission that combats piracy off the coast of Somalia as Britain’s planned departure from the bloc nears. Spanish vice admiral Antonio Martorell relieved British major general Charlie Strickland as commander of the so-called “Operation Atalanta” during a solemn ceremony held at the…

April 1, 2019

Singapore launches Invincible

Sends message to China. Singapore launches Invincible KIEL (Germany): Singapore’s acquisition of four new Type 218SG submarines, which offer more firepower and combat options, is Continue Reading »

February 20, 2019