Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Root Causes of Somali Piracy

The United Arab Emirates held a conference on 29-30 October 2014 dealing with state recovery.  Degan Ali, executive director of the NGO African Development Solutions, presented a paper titled "Piracy - Community Response to Illegal Fishing."  The paper acknowledges the sharp drop in Somali piracy since 2011 but emphasizes the need to address the root causes of the problem, especially youth unemployment and poverty. 

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