Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. To many Somalia is mostly known for its continuous lawlessness and its pirates. Two decades have passed since Somalia has had a functioning nation-wide government and with the recent unification of the two main Islamist insurgent groups, the Hizbul Islam and al-Shabaab, against the internationally recognized, but weak Transitional Federal Government, resolution to the crisis is nowhere in sight. As another consequence to the lack of governmental authority, a significant problem with piracy has arisen. Initially piracy emerged as a response of the local fishermen to the illegal fishing by foreign trawlers, as well as to the European companies dumping toxic waste off their coast, however it has now become a lucrative enterprise for local gangs. Learn more about the piracy off the coast of Somalia, its consequences and measures taken against it in this book.