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19 Sep 2008 description
report JoongAng Daily

The Somali Peninsula, better known as The Horn of Africa, is the easternmost tip of the African continent. The region contains the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia, covering approximately 2 million square kilometers, nine times the size of the Korean Peninsula.

During the years 1982 to 1992, more than 2 million people in the region died in war-related famine.

17 May 2007 description
report JoongAng Daily

4 Koreans among 24 crewmen held in lawless waters off Africa

Two South Korean-owned fishing vessels were attacked by 12 armed men off the coast of Somalia and their crews kidnapped, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday.

Kim Bong-hyun, director general of the ministry's Overseas Koreans and Consular Affairs Bureau, said that a 24 crewmen, including four Koreans, were seized. Among those kidnapped was the captain of one vessel, Han Seok-ho, according to the ministry. Other crewmen are Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian and Indonesian.