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A philosophy to gain understanding

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Comments off

Laaska News. December 07,2010.

By Hu Yinan (China Daily).
 
It was a sunny November day and I was sat in a Nairobi cafe with Muhyadin Ahmed Roble, a Somali journalist who narrowly fled war-torn Mogadishu in 2007 and has not seen his family since.

An armed Somali pirate sits on the coastline in Hobyo town in northeastern Somalia in this file photo from Jan 7 this year. In the distance is the Greek cargo ship, MV Filitsa, which at the time was being held by pirates. [Mohamed Dahir / for China Daily] Read more…

It’s time to focus on the causes of piracy off Somali

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 Comments off

Laaska News. December 07,2010.

By Hu Yinan (China Daily).

MOMBASA, Kenya – Sitting in a Chinese restaurant enjoying some midday refreshment, Andrew Mwangura could have been mistaken for just another middle-aged Kenyan worn out by work.

His black baseball hat, his stripped blue shirt and cream-colored pants, his outdated mobile phone and his soft, deep voice all culminate in a rather mundane appearance that every bit contradicts the uniqueness of the work that he does.

Mwangura, 48, is arguably the most informed individual about what is happening on the Indian Ocean and, more importantly, boasts exclusive contact with both pirates and mariners held hostage near Somali waters. Read more…