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Disneyland launches modern-day pirates ride

Disneyland has updated its famous ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ ride that thrilled so many theme park visitors and inspired the popular Johnny Depp movies. Families will now experience a twenty-first century African hi-jack by real Somali warlords wielding machetes and Kalashnikovs.

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Posted: Dec 2nd, 2013
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Humanitarian doubloons targeted by pirates

The Department for International Development (DfID) has admitted that it may have been an error to send buccaneer-themed aid, notably 17,000 peg legs, to Somalia, rather than food, tools or medicine.

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Posted: Aug 13th, 2013
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Somali pirates blame ‘Health and Safety gone mad’ for downturn

Pirates operating off the coast of Somalia have blamed ‘overregulation’ and an over-zealous attitude to enforcement of Health and Safety rules for their recent lack of success.

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Posted: Jan 27th, 2012
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Somalia laments another year of Wimbledon frustration

Advantage: Scrap dealer‘It’s difficult when the only two tennis courts in Somalia are given over to grazing cattle.’

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Posted: Jun 23rd, 2009
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Anti-piracy film to be shown in Somalia

pirates can't wait for opening nightThe UN Security Council has announced a major tactical shift in the war against Somali pirates today. Highly-trained special ops teams will be deployed deep into the war-torn territory, where armed with projectors and pull-down movie screens they will show a new version of the classic anti-piracy film that British movie fans have sat through at the beginning of every commercially produced DVD for years.

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Posted: May 30th, 2009
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