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Pirates' Haven
Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow travels to the heart of modern-day piracy in Somalia's Puntland.
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2010 10:00 GMT



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Mohammed Adow, Al Jazeera's East Africa correspondent, travels to the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia to take a closer look at the world of modern-day pirates.

In recent years, piracy off the coast of Somalia has increased to unprecedented levels, capturing the world's attention and garnering the sort of media coverage that the country's almost two decades of conflict has not.

In Depth

  The pirate kings of Puntland 
  Q&A: Piracy in the Gulf of Aden
  Videos:
  Life inside the den of Somalia's pirates
  Lucrative raids lure Somali youth
  Meet the pirates

This booming business is luring many young Somali men to the high seas in search of a super-tanker or luxury yacht.

Their goal is to win a hefty ransom for their catch of the day, but how do the pirates operate?

We speak to the pirates, look at what drives the piracy business and ask how the government plans to tackle it.

We also meet the local communities benefiting from the piracy in their ports and find out whether they consider their kinsmen to be criminals or heroes.

Pirates' Haven can be seen from Monday, November 15, at the following times GMT: Monday: 0130, 1230; Tuesday: 0630; Wednesday: 0830; Thursday: 0330; Friday: 0730.

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