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From left to right: Louis Michel, Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar, Somali FM, Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General and EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso Photo © European Communities, 2009 Radio Netherlands — A meeting billed as a donor conference for Somalia has tried to punch high above its weight by promising to help the new government end poverty and insecurity....Continue reading »

DUBAI: The deputy commander in chief of Dubai police has denied allegations published in a UK-based newspaper that the emirate has been laundering money belonging to Somali pirates. The Independent ran a story on Tuesday claiming that huge amounts of money taken in ransom from vessels hijacked off the Horn of Africa were being laundered in Dubai and other Gulf countries. The...Continue reading »