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Taking on pirates in the Gulf of Aden

Over the past 20 years, poverty, poor governance and a flood of weapons into Somalia have combined to make piracy a growing problem for ships sailing the Gulf of Aden.

The BBC's Frank Gardner took to the seas aboard a cargo ship to examine the weapons being used to try and thwart the threat of attacks.

  • 09 Mar 2012
  • From the section Africa
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