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Five Somalis convicted in US court for piracy

Five men from Somalia were convicted in a federal court in Virginia on piracy and other criminal charges over an April attack on a US Navy ship.

Germany’s first pirate trial in 400 years opens

Germany holds its first pirate trial in 400 years, trying 10 Somali men for seizing a German container ship in April.

Somali piracy flourishes into lucrative business

Somali pirates have set up a sophisticated network of agents that has turned the seizing of ships into a lucrative business.

Yacht owner back in SA after pirate attack

The SA man saved by EU naval forces after his yacht was attacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia has arrived back in SA.

‘Two Somali hostages are South Africans’

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane confirmed that two people taken hostage from a yacht off the coast of Somalia were South African.

Hijacked yacht skipper safe

The skipper of a reportedly hijacked yacht off the Seychelles was safe aboard a EU warship but the whereabouts of the other crew members were unknown.

Piracy puts Seychelles in hot water

Until last year, the Seychelles was the last place you would expect to find Somali pirates.

UN: Somali pirates increase hijackings

Somali pirates have increased the number of successful hijackings in 2010, become more violent and expanded their attack zone, the UN says.

Piracy not the only game in Indian Ocean naval build-up

Warships keep watch against Somali pirates -- but in the long run, newly arrived navies from India, China, Russia may be as much rivals as allies.

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