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Somali Kidnappings

Gunmen Kidnap Two Doctors Without Borders Workers

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 10.14.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Suspected Somali militants entered the world's largest refugee camp Thursday and abducted two Spanish women working with an aid...

Somalia Focus: Q&A On Pirates, Politics, and Poverty

Susan Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Ryan

A gang takes people hostage and hopes it will make them millionaires because the government of those hostages will step in and pay the ransom. Governments have created a market.