Famine fuels re-emergence of Somali pirates (Robin Hoods?) after 4 silent years

Piracy has returned to the Horn of Africa, after being all but eliminated by international forces.

There has been six “incidents” in the past month, according to the US military.

Some commentators refer to Somali pirates as “freedom fighters” who are fighting to protect the dwindling resources of a fishing nation without a functioning coast guard.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed African Business News correspondent Leslie "Lee" Kasumba.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

In the last two months two UAE commercial ships have been high-jacked.

Leslie "Lee" Kasumba

6.2 million people in Somalia need food desperately.

Leslie "Lee" Kasumba

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