Somalia Seeks Foreign Aid to Combat Piracy

Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed is seeking international funding to build the nation's security forces, a move that will help avert about three-quarters of pirate attacks off the country's coast in one year, he argued. Ahmed added that some USD165 million is required to boost Somali security forces. Donors are scheduled to meet in Brussels this week to tackle immediate financing for Somali security forces and African Union peacekeepers,

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.