Somali pirates http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20183/all en "Merkozy" meet, still no agreement on euro bailout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/merkozy-meet-still-no-agreement-euro-bailout Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel meet, but fail to finalize plans for euro bail out.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/merkozy-meet-still-no-agreement-euro-bailout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Carla Bruni euro zone crisis Greece Home Merkozy Nicolas Sarkozy riots Somali pirates France Europe Germany United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:14:52 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5678593 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia: Kidnappers offer to sell dead French woman's body http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111020/somalia-pirates-sell-body-kidnapped-french-woman-marie-dedieu <p> &quot;You have to know that the hostage takers are even looking to sell her body ... It is completely disgusting,&quot; Gerard Longuet, the French defense minister, said on i-Tele TV, Reuters reports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111020/somalia-pirates-sell-body-kidnapped-french-woman-marie-dedieu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Somali pirates Somalia Conflict Zones France Kenya Thu, 20 Oct 2011 19:23:56 +0000 News Desk 5678681 at http://www.globalpost.com Royal Navy captures Somali pirates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120114/royal-navy-captures-somali-pirates <p> The Royal Navy ship Fort Victoria and the USS Carney were sent to investigate the identity of the boat off the Somali coast.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120114/royal-navy-captures-somali-pirates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Somali pirates Somalia Sat, 14 Jan 2012 20:23:59 +0000 Lillian Rizzo 5687430 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia: Pirate movie selected for Sundance Film Festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/somalia-pirate-movie-selected-sundance-film-festival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> "Fishing Without Nets" tells the story of Somali pirates from their perspective. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tristan McConnell </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> NAIROBI, Kenya &mdash; Looks like Somali pirates even have their own movie now.</p> <p> <strong>More on GlobalPost:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/somali-pirates-attack-warship" target="_blank">Somali pirates attack EU warship Patino</a></strong></p> <p> Shot by a young American filmmaker the short movie &quot;Fishing Without&nbsp;Nets&quot; tells the story of Somali piracy from the pirates&#39; perspective.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/somalia-pirate-movie-selected-sundance-film-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa pirates in Somalia Somali pirates Somalia Africa Emerges Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:23:08 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5688461 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia hostages Jessica Buchanan, Poul Thisted freed by Navy SEALs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120125/somalia-hostages-jessica-buchanan-poul-thisted-freed-us-rescue <p> US Navy SEAL Team 6 stormed the area in central Somalia where hostages Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted were being held by gunmen late last night.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120125/somalia-hostages-jessica-buchanan-poul-thisted-freed-us-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Denmark kidnapping navy President Barack Obama Somali pirates Somalia Conflict Zones Military Aid Europe United States Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:58:00 +0000 News Desk 5688791 at http://www.globalpost.com Pirate News: Somali piracy has staggering cost http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa/pirate-news-somali-piracy-has-staggering-cost <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Somali piracy cost the world economy $7 billion dollars last year. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tristan McConnell </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> NAIROBI, Kenya &mdash; Seven billion dollars is a huge sum of money and according to the&nbsp;research and advocacy organization <a href="http://www.oneearthfuture.org/index.php" target="_blank">One Earth Future </a>that is what Somali piracy cost the world economy last year.</p> <p> On the plus side it&#39;s as much as $5 billion less than piracy cost in 2010, according to the same researchers.</p> <p> The <a href="http://oceansbeyondpiracy.org/cost-of-piracy/economic" target="_blank">new report</a> &#39;Economic Cost of Piracy 2011&#39;&nbsp;says, &quot;Approximately 80 percent of all costs are borne by the shipping industry,&nbsp;while governments account for 20 percent of the expenditures associated with&nbsp;countering piracy attacks. The report estimates the 2011 economic cost&nbsp;of piracy was between $6.6 and $6.9 billion.&quot;</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/somalia-news" target="_blank">Somali pirates coverage shows their human side</a></strong></p> <p> Some of the increased costs to industry are caused by ships travelling&nbsp;faster and taking longer routes to evade pirate skiffs, and hiring&nbsp;private armed security guards to protect the vessels.</p> <p> According to the&nbsp;report, by the end of 2011 half of all ships plying the pirate waters&nbsp;were carrying armed guards, up from a quarter at the year&#39;s start.</p> <p> These measures &mdash; expensive as they are &mdash; seem to be working with only&nbsp;around 1 out of every 10 pirate attacks leading to a hijacking.</p> <p> But even as the number of successful hijackings falls ransoms are&nbsp;increasing, now averaging $5 million, meaning piracy is still a hugely&nbsp;attractive business for impoverished men with guns and few other&nbsp;options.</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa-emerges/piracy-boosts-economy-somalia" target="_blank">Piracy boosts Somalia economy</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa/pirate-news-somali-piracy-has-staggering-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Somali pirates Somalia On Africa Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:55:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5690911 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali pirates free South Africans Bruno Pelizzari and Debbie Calitz, held hostage since 2010 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120621/somali-pirates-free-south-african-couple-bruno-pelizzari-debbie-calitz The South Africans "are in good health," and arrangements are being made for their return home.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120621/somali-pirates-free-south-african-couple-bruno-pelizzari-debbie-calitz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Somali pirates Somalia South Africa Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:20:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5708767 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia: Pirates free 22 hostages after nearly three years of captivity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/somalia/121223/somalia-pirates-free-22-hostages-after-nearly-three-years Pirate attacks in Somalia have decreased in the last two years, due to the use of private security guards on ships and better-coordinated naval patrols/<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/somalia/121223/somalia-pirates-free-22-hostages-after-nearly-three-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Somali pirates Somalia Sun, 23 Dec 2012 19:11:37 +0000 News Desk 5730119 at http://www.globalpost.com