The last instalment of our six-part story of our trip from Turkey to India has been published in Sailing Today. Over the last year our story of the Vasco Da Gama rally, including our passage through Pirate Alley and across the Arabian Sea to India, has been serialised in British sailing magazine, Sailing Today. In this story we make our way down from Goa to Kochi with friends Emma and Katie straight through some nasty storms, signalling the beginning of monsoon. Sailing Today Issue 171 is out now and is also available online.
Somalia: Britons jailed and fined over £2m piracy ransom Three men handed 10-15 year terms for flying in with cash allegedly intended to secure release of two hijacked ships Three Britons accused of smuggling more than £2m into Somalia to secure the release of two hijacked ships have been jailed for between 10 and 15 years and fined thousands of … Read More
Somali PM resigns after Kampala agreement MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somalia’s prime minister said he had resigned on Sunday, paving the way for the formation of a new government whose priority will be quashing an Islamist rebellion ahead of elections due by August next year.
Somalia’s prime minister resigns Somalia’s Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo resigns ‘in the interests of the people’, following a UN-backed deal to oust him.
Somalia jails Britons, American over pirate ransom MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A Somali court has jailed three Britons and an American for illegally bringing in millions of dollars in ransom for pirates, but the judge suggested the convicts could buy their freedom.
Somalia jails ‘ransom’ couriers Somalia jails six foreigners for bringing $3m (£2m) in cash illegally into the country, allegedly to pay ransoms to pirates.