Press Mentions

01/20/2020

Profitable Fish Company Creates Jobs In Somaliland

Shuraako, a program of One Earth Future Foundation (OEF) is the Fund Manager of this new Fund.  Shuraako, which means “partnership” in Somali, works in conflict-affected areas and underserved small and medium enterprise markets to develop a more resilient and responsible private sector.

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01/18/2020

The Future Of The Iran Nuclear Deal

Other nonproliferation experts are taking a slightly more optimistic view. Laura Rockwood, longtime nuclear safeguards official with the IAEA, the International Atomic Energy Agency, now directs the group Open Nuclear Network in Vienna. She says, rhetoric aside, what Iran has actually done to date doesn't add up to a sprint to acquire nuclear weapons.

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All Africa
01/10/2020

Somalia: Small and Medium Companies to Benefit From U.S.$10 Million Fund

Kjell Roland, Norfund CEO, said: "This is an important investment and proofs the entrepreneural spirit of Norfund. With Shuraako as a partner, we have a local team on the ground that works already. I believe that fund will have significant development impact in Somalia and also receive as small, yet positive financial return."

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01/09/2020

Kim Jong Un’s Big Bang Theory: Weapons Tests Will Get Trump Talking

Achieving such hyperprecision with nuclear technology is only a secondary pursuit for Mr. Kim, who more covets advances that would bring the U.S. back to the negotiating table, said Melissa Hanham, deputy director of Open Nuclear Network, a think tank.

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01/05/2020

Why Pirates Are Giving Up On Oil

The East Africa area includes the Bab-el-Mandeb between Yemen and Djibouti, as well as the Gulf of Aden. Piracy incidents here hit a high of 54 in 2017, before falling back to just 9 in 2018, according to One Earth Future’s annual report The State of Maritime Piracy 2018.

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01/03/2020

Men as Partners for Women, Peace and Security: Vital Lessons

The special role of partners and allies in such campaigns came to the fore for me in late 2017, when I joined with women and men from diplomatic, defense, academic, and civil society arenas worldwide to form the initiative, “Mobilizing Men as Partners for Women, Peace and Security” (MAWPS), supported by the Denver-based non-profit, Our Secure Future.

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12/30/2019

North Korea's Improved Missile Systems Spark 'Deadline' Concerns

If there is no clear progress on talks, “it seems very much like North Korea will not hold to the nuclear and missile testing moratoriums”, said Melissa Hanham, deputy director of Open Nuclear Network, a think-tank.

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Aljazeera
12/27/2019

Maritime Piracy Increases Business Costs In The Gulf Of Guinea

All of it adds up. The economic cost of piracy in West Africa through 2017 was $818.1m - up from $793.7m the year before. Nearly a quarter of that $818.1m was spent contracting maritime security, according to the nonprofit Oceans Beyond Piracy's 2017 State of Maritime Piracy report.

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Forbes
12/26/2019

Trade In The Age Of Terrorism

A 2012 report by Oceans Beyond Piracy estimated the global impact of Somali piracy to be $5.7 billion to $6.1 billion. These losses are not only seen in terms of potential shipments/orders lost, but also include the costs of ransoms paid, security upgrades, defense expenditure by nations and increased apprehension about shipping goods through affected areas.

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Bloomberg
12/24/2019

How Kim Jong Un Keeps Advancing North Korea’s Nuclear Program

North Korea may be working on ICBMs that carry multiple warheads and in-flight countermeasures to throw interceptors off the trail, according to Datayo, an open-source weapons research site.

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