An international campaign led by the United States is having a huge impact on reducing Somali piracy.
WASHINGTON DC - An international campaign led by the United States has brought about a precipitous drop in Somali pirate attacks.
Assistant Secretary … November 6, 2012
Following the election of the new Somali President and formation of a new Somali government, Vice President Danny Faure has held talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister in the Office of the President of Somalia in the margins of the … October 1, 2012
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has called upon the newly-elected President of the Federal Republic of Somalia to assist in freeing the two Seychellois nationals currently being held hostage by pirates in Somalia.
In a letter congratulating … September 11, 2012
The Chair of the High Level Committee on Piracy has applauded the recent pre-trial prisoner transfer agreement signed between Mauritius and the European Union, which is the first step towards prosecuting pirates captured at sea in Mauritian courts.
… July 21, 2011
The Seychelles government has finalized an agreement with Danish authorities on the transfer of suspected pirates detained at sea for trial in Seychelles.
This new agreement follows on from the recently-signed memorandum of understanding agreements … May 26, 2011
Visiting the head of prisons and police in Puntland, Somalia, Mr. Ali Noor, has assured the Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Jean-Paul Adam that Puntland is prepared to accept the transfer of all convicted Somali pirates being held in Seychelles … May 12, 2011
The government of the Republic of Seychelles yesterday facilitated the transfer of 9 suspected pirates to the Netherlands where they will face trial for acts of piracy committed in the Indian Ocean. The 9 pirates were arrested by the Royal Netherlands … April 18, 2011
The Seychelles Supreme Court today convicted and sentenced 11 accused Somali pirates. Eight accused were convicted for the offense of committing an act of piracy, and 3 others for aiding and abetting an act of piracy. There are 29 other suspected and … July 26, 2010