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Pirate attacks up sharply in 2009: watchdog

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Pirate attacks around the world hit their highest level last year since 2003, with Somali gangs accounting for more than half the...

Somaliland forces help free Yemeni-flagged ship.

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Somaliland forces have helped in releasing a Yemeni-flagged container ship held by Somali pirates for nearly three weeks, Yemeni Interior Ministry said...

Pirates seize Pakistani fishing vessel off Somalia

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Somali pirates hijacked the Pakistani-flagged fishing vessel MV Shahbaig last Sunday, the European Union naval force said in a statement. The ship, with...

Dutch capture 13 suspected Somali pirates

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The Dutch navy says it has captured 13 pirates believed to be from Somalia after they tried to hijack a cargo ship...

Pirates release German-owned ship: EU naval force

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The German-owned cargo ship Charelle, hijacked by Somali pirates near Oman in June, has been released, the European Union naval force said...

Somali pirates seize Greek tanker near Seychelles

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Somali pirates have seized a Greek-flagged oil tanker near the Seychelles, more than 700 miles off the coast of Somalia, Greece's coastguard...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...