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A South African appears to have been on board a ship that was attacked by "pirates" while en route to Equatorial Guinea.
A total of 19 African countries have launched an EU-funded network to tackle piracy, high seas robbery, kidnappings and human trafficking in the strategically important Gulf of Guinea.
Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European Union anti-piracy operation in the region says.
Somali officials say pirates have hijacked a ship off the coast of the Horn of Africa nation. It is thought to be the first hijacking of a large commercial vessel there in about three years.
The Philippines will allow Malaysian and Indonesian maritime forces to pursue Islamist kidnappers into its waters, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says.
Pirates have attacked a cargo vessel off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped two crew members, a maritime expert has confirmed.
Suspected pirates have killed four soldiers and a policeman in an attack on a military base in Nembe town in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta, a police spokesperson says.
Ghana's navy has freed a tanker ship hijacked off the coast of Nigeria and arrested eight pirates believed to be responsible for seizing it, a military spokesperson says.
Nigeria's military says pirates hijacked a military gunboat and three soldiers are missing after the ambush in the southern oil-rich state of Bayelsa.
The UN has voted to authorise international ships to keep patrolling sea lanes off Somalia and protecting shipping in the Indian Ocean from pirates who threaten the delivery of humanitarian aid.
The vessels are destined to protect our 1.5 million square kilometre coastline from threats such as trafficking, illegal fishing and pirates.
A private anti-piracy investigator says 11 Indian sailors on small boat have been hijacked off Somalia's coast, the latest vessel targeted by the region's resurgent pirates
Suspected pirates have boarded a tanker and forced its Sri Lankan crew to change course towards the northeastern Somali coast, in what could be the first such attack since 2012.
Maritime kidnappings have escalated to a 10-year high, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau's annual piracy report.
Two Somali pirates have been sentenced to life in prison, and a third has received 33 years because he co-operated with prosecutors in a separate piracy case.
Somali pirates have attacked two fishing boats, capturing one from Iran with 15 crew, an anti-piracy expert says, adding that the vessel is now heading towards Somalia’s coast.
Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, local officials say.
Piracy on the high seas fell last year to an eight-year low worldwide but the number of successful ship hijackings increased due to rising numbers of attacks in the waters off south-east Asia, a piracy watchdog said Wednesday.
A year after vowing to banish buccaneers from their waters, countries in the Gulf of Guinea - the new epicentre of piracy in Africa - are struggling to get their act together.
A new study says local infrastructure, especially roads are the key to ending Somalia's piracy problem.
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