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US Charges Madagascar Doing Little to Stop Forced Labor

A U.S. report on human trafficking has placed Madagascar in the lowest category and claims the country's de facto government has done nothing to crack down on the practice of sending thousands of women to the Middle East, where the majority of them encounter forced labor and abuse.  The new report reduces prospects of the U.S. resuming non-...

Somalia Wants Piracy Courts on its Territory

The United Nation’s top legal advisor says the Somali Transitional Federal Government is not in favor of having specialized courts in other countries try Somali piracy suspects. Patricia O’Brien told the U.N. Security Council Somalia says it prefers such a court be established in Somalia and is willing to work with the United Nations toward an...

Somalia Analysts Suggest Better Strategies to Fight Piracy

The killing of four Americans by suspected Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea is putting the spotlight on challenging international military and legal efforts to end widespread piracy off of Somalia.  Experts are suggesting a range of other approaches, including more economic engagement, strategic attacks and reducing ransom payments as possible...