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24 August 2014

UN envoy says charcoal sale funding militant attacks in Somalia

Author: Agence France-Presse, in Global Post

"Troops ready to end Somali Shebab's lucrative charcoal trade" 22 August 2014...

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8 May 2013

Somalia's lost generation: why youth employment is key to stability

Author: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Sida [Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency] Director-General, in Guardian Sustainable Business Blog [UK]

[T]he unemployment rate for youths in Somalia…[is]…among the highest in the world…[W]e...need to act more as a catalytic force to ensure that economic growth will benefit the disengaged youth in Somalia and elsewhere in Africa by engaging the private...

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31 July 2012

[PDF] Sterling Corporate Services re allegations in Somalia Eritrea Monitoring Group report

Author: Stephen Heifetz, Steptoe (Counsel to Sterling Corporate Services)

The report alleges numerous falsehoods with regard to Sterling Corporate Services (SCS)'s involvement in developing the Puntland Maritime Police Force (PMPF), a counter-piracy project in the Puntland State of Somalia. Many Somalia Eritrea Monitoring...

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24 March 2012

The UK firms who tackle Somali pirates

Author: Peter Jackson, BBC News

It was a family ransom which ultimately secured the release of Hertfordshire social worker Judith Tebbutt...With the UK government saying it refuses to talk to kidnappers, the door has opened for private security firms to fill the void in this...

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10 August 2011

U.S. Relies on Contractors in Somalia Conflict

Author: Jeffrey Gettleman, Mark Mazzetti & Eric Schmitt, New York Times

Bancroft Global Development...plays a vital part in the conflict now raging inside Somalia, a country that has been effectively ungoverned and mired in chaos for years. The fight against the Shabab, a group that United States officials fear could...

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