Fight Against Somali Piracy Gains Pace
The U.S. has taken measures to control piracy, however, it is believed that ransom payments provide pirates with the ability to adopt more sophisticated technology to terrorise maritime vessels.
EU NAVFOR units patrolling.
United States Department of State, 14 March 2012
Although some progress has been made in suppressing Somali maritime piracy, the fight continues -- mostly because this lucrative crime gives the pirates the financial ability to ... read more »
East Africa: Dar es Salaam Asked to Support Bloc On Piracy
The Citizen, 5 October 2011
Tanzania should set aside funds to support the Southern African Development Community (SADC) efforts to fight piracy in the region. read more »
East Africa: Africa's Best Battlefield Against the Pirates, Land
Daily Maverick, 4 October 2011
With the South African counter-piracy task force under "Operation Copper" cycling through our shiny frigates at an alarming rate, the Southern African community is beginning to ... read more »
Shabelle Media Network, 2 October 2011
At a key session held in the war weary city of Mogadishu, the transitional federal parliament of Somalia has discussed agendas related to Somalia's territorial waters. read more »
The Star, 30 September 2011
Ship owners who give in to ransom demands encourage pirates to become more daring, the government has said. Kenya Maritime Authority chairman Joseph Nguru said pirates have become ... read more »
The United Nations International Maritime Organization has condemned all acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships and the treatment of seafarers held hostage. Read more »