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Somali pirates on trial for luxury yacht hijack

Six Somalis will go on trial in a Paris court charged with kidnapping the crew of Le Ponant in the pirate-infested waters of the Gulf of Aden in 2008.

EU: We’re fighting pirates on the beaches

European naval aircraft have fired at pirate-owned supplies on the Somali coastline for the first time since the EU authorised such strikes.

Bin Laden’s killers end Somalia hostage drama

The commandos who swept into Somalia to rescue two hostages were part of Seal team six -- the same navy unit that killed Osama bin Laden.

Pirates release Maltese chemical tanker

Somali pirates have freed the 18-man crew of a Maltese-flagged chemical tanker after the payment of a $4-million ransom,

Somali pirates transport seized tanker to hideout

Somali pirates have captured a Greek chemical tanker with 22 sailors and are commandeering it to a hideout in the north of the war-torn country.

Piracy attacks foiled off Mozambique

Two ships foiled piracy attacks at the farthest point yet known down the East African coast off central Mozambique on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

SA skipper tells of ordeal with Somali pirates

A South African yacht skipper on Monday described the harrowing experience he and two crew members went through at the hands of Somali pirates.

Pirates seize two ships off Kenya

Somali pirates seized a German freight ship off the coast of Kenya -- the second commercial vessel to be captured in the region in as many days.

Donors spend $9,3m on Somali piracy cases

Donors will spend $9,3-million to help Kenya and Seychelles prosecute suspected Somali pirates and improve those countries' criminal justice systems.

Radebe says piracy could spread to other parts of Africa

Piracy off Somalia will spread to other parts of the continent unless urgent interventions are made to stop it, said Justice Minister Jeff Radebe.

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