Somali Pirates????????

Hi I'm an 8th grade girl and I look on the news and I hear about Somali Pirates. I looked it up and they are pirates with high tech gear that take hostages and demand high ransoms. They do this in Somalia's coast because it does not have a strong central government and it is impoverished. Why in recent news... show more Hi I'm an 8th grade girl and I look on the news and I hear about Somali Pirates. I looked it up and they are pirates with high tech gear that take hostages and demand high ransoms. They do this in Somalia's coast because it does not have a strong central government and it is impoverished. Why in recent news have they been coming up so much? Is there any more information you guys can give me on these pirates? Thank you!
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