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Somalis ax 1 Saracen deal, status of 2nd unclear

Somalis ax 1 Saracen deal, status of 2nd unclear

Somalia's cancellation of contracts with a private security company linked to the founder of Blackwater Worldwide raised questions Friday about another security contract there.
Somalia's Cabinet decided on Thursday to cancel an agreement with Saracen International to train Somali forces to go after pirates and insurgents, Deputy Security Minister Ibrahim Mohamed Yarow told The Associated Press late Thursday.
Saracen International also has a contract in Somalia's semiautonomous northern region of Puntland to train forces. That training has already begun. Puntland officials did not return calls seeking comment.
Somali Minister of Information Abdulkareem Jama said Friday that he cannot speak for Puntland's separate regional administration.


Updated : 2020-12-03 10:08 GMT+08:00