Latest articles on Piracy

Nigerian police rescue Indian crew kidnapped by pirates

Police have rescued three sailors taken from a cargo ship off the coast of Equatorial Guinea - a rare success story in Nigeria's fight against piracy.

Policy and piracy on choppy seas

Kevin Davie reflects on a recent conference in Rabat held to explore the potential of a re-energised Atlantic Basin.

Belgium detains Somali pirate kingpin ‘Big Mouth’

Belgium has arrested a suspected Somali pirate leader said to have earned millions of dollars in ransom payments operating off the East African coast.

Pirates of the Peruvian

Percy Zvomuya interrogates the phenomenon of book piracy in Peru, and wonders if the high cost of books in SA could lead to a similar situation here.

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.

China increases military presence in Indian Ocean

China is forming military links in Africa and in the Indian Ocean in order, experts say, to protect Beijing's economic interests in the region.

SA, Moz and Tanzania in ‘innovative’ anti-piracy pact

South Africa and Mozambique have signed an agreement to join forces with Tanzania to fight piracy in Southern African waters.

West Africa nations meet to discuss piracy surge

Benin, Togo and Ghana begin a three-day meeting in Cotonou next week to hammer out ways to end a recent upsurge in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

UN backs West Africa plans to combat piracy

The UN Security Council has condemned piracy in the Gulf of Guinea off the West African coast and backed regional plans to tackle the growing problem.

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