Reviews: Tom Hanks stars in marine thriller Captain Phillips

Hot Ticket Fri 18 Oct, AT 07:58

Paul Greengrass and Hanks are on outstanding form in this riveting true story of a Somali pirate hijacking

Michael Howard

Michael Howard strikes oil deal with war-torn Somalia

One-Minute Read Wed 7 Aug, AT 12:58

Former Tory leader signs deal for Soma Oil and Gas during his first visit to Mogadishu

MPs to question use of drones amid concerns over their ethics

One-Minute Read Tue 20 Nov, AT 08:56

Examination of the use of armed drones could help lift lid on 'America's secret war'

Bolivia parliament brawl

Six of the best parliamentary brawls from around the world

Deja Vu Fri 25 May, AT 15:09

A fight in the Ukrainian legislature is just the latest example of politicians resorting to violence...

William Hague

Why Britain's aid efforts could be a victim of Somalia's Spring

Point of View Wed 2 May, AT 07:49

'The economy without a state' wants to talk to investors - not be patronised by Kenya-based aid workers

Judith Tebbutt

A mother's freedom: when state policy flies out of the window

First Post Thu 22 Mar, AT 07:51

The £800,000 ransom paid to free Judith Tebbutt from Somalia casts government policy in an awkward light

What to do about Somalia? Cut the jargon and close the doors

Wed 22 Feb, AT 07:30 Crispin Black

We already have more Islamist extremists than our spooks can keep tabs on without inviting more

Somalian pirate

Government 'approves ransoms to Somali pirates'

One-Minute Read Mon 16 Jan, AT 09:36

William Hague's claims that the coalition doesn't facilitate payments called into question

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