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Puntland (Somali region) defies fed gov’t over Saracen deal

Friday, January 28, 2011 Comments off

January 28,2011 Laaska News.
By KATHARINE HOURELD (Associated Press)
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A semiautonomous regional government in Somalia on Friday defied the central Read more…

Somalia cancels an agreement with a private security company (Saracen) linked to the founder of Blackwater Worldwide – a senior official said

Thursday, January 27, 2011 Comments off

January 27,2011 Laaska News

By Mohamed Sheikh Nor

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia’s government decided on Thursday to cancel an agreement with a private security company linked to the founder of Blackwater Worldwide to train Somali forces to go after pirates and insurgents, a senior official said. Read more…

Somalia May Cut Ties to Mercenary Firm

Monday, January 24, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News January 24,2011
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN(NYT-Jan.23)
MOGADISHU, Somalia — The minister of information for the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia said Sunday that his government would most likely sever its relationship with Saracen Read more…

At UN, Somali Prime Minister Dodges on Saracen & Sharif Term, Even Who Ambassador Is

Saturday, January 15, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News January 15,2011.

By Matthew Russell LeeUNITED NATIONS, January 14 — When Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government’s new Prime Minister Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed Farmajo spoke to the Press at the UN on Friday, Inner City Press expected answers about the TFG’s contract with private military contractor Saracen, Read more…

Somalia mulls privately trained antipiracy force

Monday, December 13, 2010 Comments off

Laaska News(Lasanod,Somalia).

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia is considering allowing a private security company to train a 1,000-man antipiracy force in the capital of Mogadishu, a Somali official said Friday. It would be the second such unit funded by an unidentified country — a project that has raised eyebrows in Washington and in the U.N. Read more…