1. Somalia: Somali Pirates Are Back in Action - but a Full Scale Return Isn't Likely. Here's Why

    By Peter Viggo Jakobsen and Troels Burchall Henningsen / The Conversation Africa [The Conversation Africa] An Iranian fishing vessel, Almeraj 1, was reportedly hijacked by Somali pirates in November 2023 . According to media reports , the pirates demanded US$400,000 in ransom and th