Archive for November, 2013

Under fire on a dangerous Somali road

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 by tashdev No Comments

One of the most dangerous roads in Somalia has become a battleground between African Union (Amisom) troops and Islamist al-Shabab insurgents. The BBC’s International Development Correspondent, Mark Doyle, travelled with a convoy that was hit by two roadside bombs. The explosion, when it came, was deafening. I was totally unprepared for it. The Ugandan soldiers […]

Somali Pirates are sentenced for murders of American travellers

Posted on: November 19th, 2013 by tashdev No Comments

Three Somali pirates were told by a judge on Thursday last week that they will spend the rest of their lives in a federal prison for the murder of four American citizens – who were on board the ill-fated SV Quest. The pirates were sentenced by the Chief United States District Court Judge to 21 […]

Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed: Terror suspect suing over torture

Posted on: November 12th, 2013 by tashdev No Comments

A terror suspect who changed into a burka to escape surveillance is suing the government over allegations of torture abroad, it has emerged. Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, 27, who was subject to an order which restricted his movements, left a London mosque in disguise on Friday. Police were alerted when the tag was tampered with but […]

UK joins new international oversight mechanism for private security companies to help raise standards of conduct across the industry.

Posted on: November 5th, 2013 by tashdev No Comments

A new international oversight body for the private security industry has been launched in Geneva today. The UK joined the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers Association (ICoCA) as a founding member, as did a significant number of UK Private Security Companies (PSCs). Foreign Office Minister for Conflict Issues, Mark Simmonds, welcomed […]