When President Obama made his first public comments on the rescue of an American cargo shop captain from Somali pirates, he said "...I want to be very clear that we are resolved to halt the rise of privacy in that region." Some have called it a presidential flub, but The World's Jason Margolis says maybe so, but it's not as straightforward as it seems.
A group of German lawyers seeks to defend nine Somali men accused of an attempted pirate attack on a German freighter. The alleged pirates are in custody in Kenya, where they face trial this week. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with one of the German lawyers, Oliver Wallasch.
In today's Geo Quiz we asked which of these three passages, the Gulf of Aden, the Drake Passage, or the Strait of Malacca, is considered pirate free? The answer is the Drake Passage, off the southern tip of South America.
Heba Aly has the story of a young man from Kenya who went to fight with the insurgents in Somalia. He's believed to have blown himself up in a suicide bombing. Now his family and friends worry that other young men from his village will follow his path.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 11-day trip to Africa begins with a focus on Somalia, though she won't actually be visiting the war-ravaged nation. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's East Africa correspondent Peter Greste in Nairobi.