11 December, 2016 -an explosion in Somali port. Al-Shabab is blamed.
5 September, 2012 - Kenya shells a somali town
27 July, 2010 - "peacekeeping" escalates the civil war into a war on pan-African scale. From 5000 AU (African Union) troops to 20000.
19 January, 2010, Project Censored: The top 10 stories not brought to you by mainstream news media in 2009, www.Indyweek.com - SOMALI PIRATES: THE UNTOLD STORY: factors that made the Somalis desperate enough to resort to piracy in the first place: the dumping of nuclear waste and rampant overfishing in their coastal waters... In the early 1990s, when Somalia's government collapsed, foreign interests began swooping into unguarded coastal waters to trawl for food—and venturing into unprotected Somali territories to cheaply dispose of nuclear waste. Those activities continued with impunity for years. The ramifications of toxic dumping hit full force with the 2005 tsunami, when leaking barrels were washed ashore, sickening hundreds and causing birth defects in newborn infants. Meanwhile, the uncontrolled fishing harvests damaged the economic livelihoods of Somali fishermen and eroded the country's supply of a primary food source. That's when the piracy began.