The real story of the Somali pirates

Iltis, Tony
April 2009
Green Left Weekly;4/22/2009, Issue 791, p17
The article focuses on the piracy in the waters of Somalia. It discusses the development of Somali piracy in which it says that in 18th century, sailors and slaves were affected by malnutrition and violent discipline which made them turned to piracy. It mentions that Somali piracy was developed by fishing communities to profitable business by which no less than 30 million dollars had been paid as ransoms in 2008. It adds that naval pressures of the U.S. and France had not lessened piracy.


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