For over a decade, pirates from Somalia have been making international news headlines. Many stories focus on how Western navies deal with raids in the fish-rich Gulf of Aden.
But what actually spurs on these attacks? What prompts a young Somali man to become a pirate in the first place? And can anything be done to prevent it?
In this edition of Africa in Progress, a panel of Somali experts answer these questions and more.
Presenter: Alberta Opuku
Guests: Abdiwali Mohamed Ali (Somalia/US)
Sahro Mohamed Amhed (Somalia/Netherlands)
Yusuf Mohamed Ismael Bari-Bari (Somalia/US)
This show was originally published on our website on 26 April 2010.