Are the Somali pirates a myth floated by the global media to divert attention from the international criminal activity taking place in the territorial waters and on the marine shelf of Somalia?
Families of Kenyan hostage who are held by pirates and others their details are unknown, are living in poverty as caused by the absence of breadwinner.
The new generation of pirates need to be blown out of the water.
Paul and Rachel Chandler, the retired Kent couple kidnapped from their yacht by Somali pirates more than a year ago, have been released unharmed.
2008 was full of news stories, everything from the war to the election and of course the economy. So, what made the top 10 list?
A summary of why the Somali pirates are doing what they are doing.
With no real employment opportunities in lawless, government-less Somalia, many see piracy as lucrative career.