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Somali Pirate Gets Life in Prison for Attack on US Naval Ship.

A Somali pirate will be spending the rest of his life in a U.S. federal prison for attacking an American Navy ship in 2010. Mohamed Farah, 31, was sentenced Wednesday for piracy and other acts in connection with the armed attack on the USS Ashland in the Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Djibouti. Three other defendants ...

- Voice of America - US

US: Famine Could Be Cause of Uptick in Piracy Off Somalia.

U.S. officials are reluctant to label a recent spike in piracy off the waters of Somalia as a trend.  "We're not ready to say there is a trend there yet, but we'll continue to watch," Marine General Thomas Waldhauser said Sunday at a news conference at a military base in the tiny African nation of Djibouti where U.S. ...

- Voice of America - US

US Secretary of Defense Mattis visits Djibouti.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived Sunday for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States' only permanent military base on the African continent.

- TheCitizen - TZ

US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti.

DJIBOUTI, Djibouti, Apr 24 - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged France to continue its fight against terror in Africa as he visited Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent. Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 US soldiers and contractors, is vital ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Pentagon Chief Visits Djibouti, Sole US Base in Africa.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has visited Djibouti, the tiny east African nation that is home to the United States’ only military base on the continent, in his sweeping tour of the Middle East and Horn of Africa. Mattis called Djibouti, located on the Bab el-Maned strait, an “important geographic ...

- Voice of America - US

US: Famine Could Be Cause of Uptick in Piracy off Somalia.

U.S. officials are reluctant to label a recent spike in piracy off the waters of Somalia as a trend.  "We're not ready to say there is a trend there yet, but we'll continue to watch," Marine General Thomas Waldhauser said Sunday at a news conference at a military base in the tiny African nation of Djibouti where U.S. ...

- Voice of America - US

U.S. watching piracy increase off Somalia, sees ties to famine.

DJIBOUTI - The United States is closely watching a recent increase in piracy off the coast of Somalia, a senior U.S. military official said on Sunday as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited an important military base in Djibouti.

- Reuters - US

Mattis lands in Djibouti from Qatar.

April 23, 2017, 4:27 PM US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Djibouti on Sunday to visit an important military base at the southern entrance to the Red Sea, which is used as a launch pad for operations in Yemen and Somalia. This base,which has 4,000 US military personnel, was recently given broader authority to strike ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Mattis in Djibouti amid high Red Sea stakes.

April 23, 2017, 10:16 PM US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrival in Djibouti Sunday, April 23 coincided with Egyptian President Abdul-Fatteh El-Sisi’s landing in Riyadh. Both capitals are pivotal for the Arab face-off with Iran over control of the strategic Red Sea. Djibouti is both key to Bab el-Mandeb Strait and a ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Mattis visits Djibouti home to key U.S. base.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Sunday visited Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that is home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces, including drones.

- The Daily Star - LB

Pentagon Warns Ships as Pirates Again Prowl Waters Off Somalia.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who was visiting a nearby base in Djibouti, said that he was not yet calling on the Navy to respond but that civilian mariners must be on alert.

- New York Times - US

US defense secretary visits strategic base in Djibouti

Jim Mattis has arrived in Djibouti to visit Washington's strategic base in the Horn of Africa country. Mattis' trip to the Middle East and Africa comes as the US ups pressure on militant groups including al-Shabab.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | US Defence Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States' only permanent military base on the African continent.

- News24.com - ZA

Pentagon chief visits African nation home to key US base

The U.S. operates drone aircraft from Djibouti for surveillance and combat missions against al-Qaida-affiliated extremists in Somalia and elsewhere in the region.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Pentagon chief visits African nation home to key US base

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that's home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces, including drones.

- FOX News - US

U.S. defense secretary arrives in Djibouti to visit key military base

DJIBOUTI - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Djibouti on Sunday to visit an important military base at the southern entrance to the Red Sea used as a launch pad for operations in Yemen and Somalia.

- Reuters - US

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis makes visit to strategic Djibouti

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived Sunday for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent. Camp Lemonnier, home to some 4,000 U.S. soldiers and contractors, is vital to U.S. military operations in Somalia against militant groups ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Pentagon chief visits African nation home to key US base

DJIBOUTI " U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday visited Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that is home to an important base for U.S. counterterrorism forces, including drones.Mattis,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Defense Secretary Mattis Arrives at Only US Base in Africa

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Djibouti, the tiny east African nation that’s home to the United States’ only military base on the continent. Mattis arrived Sunday at Camp Lemonnier before visiting the Djiboutian president and minister of defense. Officials say Camp Lemonnier is one of the most strategically ...

- Voice of America - US

Mattis starts regional tour in Saudi Arabia

April 18, 2017, 5:38 PM US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Saudi Arabia, his first stop on a sweeping tour across the Middle East and the Horn of Africa to discuss America’s role in regional security. In his talks with King Salman, he will report on President Trump’s wish to further strengthen strategic ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

US Defense Secretary heads for Mid East Monday

April 14, 2017, 8:51 PM Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Israel and Egypt to discuss regional security in the course of a Middle East tour starting next Monday in Saudi Arabia. In Riyadh, his talks will focus on the Saudi-US security partnership and discussions on the war in Yemen. In Israel, he will meet with Prime ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

UNHCR says death risk from starvation in Horn of Africa, Yemen, Nigeria growing, displacement already rising

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen This warning is in light of droughts that are also affecting many neighbouring countries and a funding shortfall so severe that an avoidable humanitarian crisis in the ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

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