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Somalia: ‘We had to eat rats,’ say sailors held by Somali pirates for four years

Men tell of extreme deprivation during years in the clutches of pirates after their ship was seized in March 2012. One of the 26 sailors...

Somalia: Freed hostages brought to Kenya, after being held in Somalia

Twenty-six Asian sailors freed after being held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years arrived in Nairobi on Sunday. The sailor hostages were released...

As Somali pirates lay low, West Africa’s waters are now the continent’s most dangerous

For the better part of a decade, the threat of piracy in Somali waters made the area the world’s most dangerous for seafarers. But...

Somali pirates jailed by French court for fatal hijacking

Seven Somali pirates were sentenced to between six and 15 years in prison by a French court for the hijacking of a French yacht...

No more pirates: Mpls. actor Barkhad Abdi lands the good guy role

Barkhad Abdi gained international fame in 2013 with his first film appearance in "Captain Phillips" where he played a desperate Somali fisherman driven to...

Somalia Pirate King to Serve 20 Years in a Belgium Prison

A Belgian court in the northern city of Bruges on Monday sentenced the 58-year-old Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as Afwayne to 20 years in...

Somalia: Puntland pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel with 15 crew, says official

Somali pirates have hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel with 15 crew members, a Somali official and a maritime expert said on Monday amid warnings...

Somalia: Security Council reauthorizes international naval forces to fight piracy off East Africa

The United Nations Security Council today renewed for another year its authorization for international naval forces to join in fighting piracy off the coast...

Somalia: Illegal overfishing and the return of Somalia’s pirates

Plunder of Somali waters by foreign fishing vessels could mean the return of hijackings, locals warn. A hundred years ago, it was a bustling port...

Somalia: Iranian ship, crew escape after 5 months in captivity

An Iranian fishing vessel and its crew have escaped after being held captive for five months by Somali fishermen, maritime piracy experts said on...

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