Torrent users tap into Cape Town’s free Wi-Fi

2015-03-10 13:51

A file sharing service is the most used application at the city's free internet hotspots, but officials are mulling preventing access to potential illegal downloads in future.

Pirate Bay website offline after police raid

2014-12-10 09:51

Police in Sweden have carried out a raid against controversial file sharing website ‘The Pirate Bay’, according to reports.

Somali pirate leader arrested in Mogadishu

2014-08-18 21:20

A Somali pirate leader has been arrested in Mogadishu on piracy related charges.

Cost of Somali piracy slumps, attacks fall

2014-05-08 10:35

Somali piracy's cost to the global economy has fallen by almost half as attacks slumped, but piracy in West Africa is on the rise, according to a report.

Pirate king gets nabbed in Hollywood-style sting

2013-10-15 12:41

A Hollywood-style sting has lured alleged Somali pirate, Mohamed Abdi Hassan, to a Belgian jail.

Nigeria navy kills 6 pirates

2013-08-28 22:13

The Nigerian navy has killed 6 pirates and injured 1 in a campaign against piracy off its coast.

Navy needed for Gulf of Guinea piracy

2013-06-24 21:28

West and Central African leaders have called for the deployment of an international naval force in the Gulf of Guinea as they met in Cameroon to discuss maritime security in the pirate-infested waters.

Tanker seized off Ivory Coast released

2013-01-22 22:44

Gunmen who hijacked an oil tanker last week near Ivory Coast's port of Abidjan have released it after taking the cargo.

Pirates storm oil tanker off Nigeria

2012-12-19 22:23

Well armed pirates have stormed and ransacked an oil tanker off Nigeria kidnapping five Indian crew members.

Russia anti-piracy planes to Djibouti

2012-11-01 09:04

Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov says Moscow hopes to deploy reconnaissance planes at a French base in Djibouti to continue its anti-piracy efforts in the Horn of Africa.


Five nabbed for selling fake cigarettes

2015-03-08 16:27

Five people have been arrested for dealing in illicit cigarettes after they were found in possession of R24m worth of the contraband in Witbank.

Kim Dotcom says he is broke, facing jail

2014-11-26 08:59

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom, accused of pocketing more than $175m from pirated copies of movies and other material, says he is broke and facing jail in New Zealand.

Missing Thai tanker found after pirates steal oil

2014-06-02 08:10

A Thai tanker that went missing after leaving Singapore last week has been released by pirates who stole its oil cargo, a maritime watchdog says.

Pirated copies of Mandela sold on streets not even the actual movie

2013-11-19 10:55

Pirated 'copies' of the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom movie being sold on Johannesburg's streets are in fact copies of a Nelson Mandela documentary.

Somali pirate 'Big Mouth' nabbed

2013-10-14 22:36

One of Somalia's most notorious pirate leaders, known as "Big Mouth", is under arrest facing charges of kidnapping and piracy after being tricked into travelling to Belgium.

Pirates hijack tanker off Gabon

2013-07-17 19:51

Pirates have hijacked an oil products tanker with 24 crew on-board off the Gabon coast, the vessel's operator says.

Piracy endangers commodities shipping

2013-06-18 16:14

Pirate attacks off West Africa's mineral-rich Gulf of Guinea have almost doubled from last year and threaten to increase the costs of commodities from the region.

Nigeria pirates kidnap Italian sailors

2012-12-24 22:06

Pirates have attacked an Italian ship off Nigeria and kidnapped four sailors, including three Italians, in the latest such incident off the country's oil-producing southern coast.

Piracy fight: No letting up from Navy

2012-11-08 19:52

South Africa will send anti-piracy patrols to the waters off Mozambique and Tanzania, a senior Navy official says, while warning of a resurgence in attacks if the continent's oceans are not policed.

Piracy off West Africa doubles

2012-10-27 09:11

Piracy off West Africa's coast has increased and seen a strategic shift, says a new report.

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