Somali Gunmen In Kenya Abduct Tourist In Wheelchair

A group apparently dragged a wheelchair-bound French woman out of bed before speeding away in their boat.

Somali Pirate Gang May Be Holding British Tourist

Witnesses said that a group of pirates had recently arrived with a female hostage in a notorious [tag]pirate[/tag] den hundreds of miles inside Somalia.

Pirates Hijack Tanker And 23 Crew Members Off Benin

The hijacking was the latest in a series of increasingly brazen assaults on commercial shipping in a coastal region of Africa that had been considered relatively safe until this year.

West Africa Pirates Hijack Tanker And 23 Crew Members

The hijacking was the latest in a series of increasingly brazen assaults on commercial shipping in a coastal region of Africa that had been considered relatively safe until this year.

Crossbones – By Nuruddin Farah – Book Review

Nuruddin Farah’s novel offers a close look at Somalia, and its pirates.

U.s. And Europeans Unite Against Illegal Fishing

The Obama administration puts the global cost of illegal fishing to legal fishermen and coastal communities at up to $23 billion of seafood and seafood products annually.

Somali Pirates Free 7 Danes

Seven Danish citizens, including a family with three children, had been held hostage in Somalia since February.

2 Somali Pirates Sentenced To Life In Killing Of U.s. Citizens

Two Somali pirates involved in a botched effort to obtain ransom that ended with the murders of four U.S. citizens were sentenced to life in prison Monday.

F.b.i.’s Man On The Pirate Beat, Seeking Confessions

Kevin P. Coughlin, a special agent for the F.B.I., belongs to a squad whose caseload includes investigating crime on the high seas.

Piracy Rises Off West Africa

The International Maritime Bureau says Nigeria and Benin reported 18 [tag]pirate[/tag] attacks in the first half of 2011, an increase that rival those of Somalia.