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The ‘Somali pirates’ who are not what they seem

Somali pirates have kidnapped hundreds of people and cost millions in ransom payments. But I find journalists keen to interview them do not always get what they bargained for. The story begins in the slums of Eastleigh, a sprawling suburb …

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Inside Somalia with the pirates

The number of successful Somali pirate attacks has halved following the introduction of armed guards and anti-piracy measures. But as Jamal Osman reports, this leads pirates to take greater risks. It’s something outsiders hardly ever see. But Channel 4 News bore witness …

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