Two weeks ago on the 23rd of October, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi was awash with journalists waiting to capture the faces of 26 men who were released from the hands of Somali pirates. In the hours that followed, the world learnt about the harrowing tales of mock executions and scarcity of food the sailors had to endure for over the four years they were in captivity. But was a ransom paid to secure the release of the Naham 3 crew? And is piracy still a threat off the coast of Somalia?
Africa Uncensored had a one-on-one interview with John Steed of the Hostages Support Programme who helped negotiate the release of the Asian sailors.