Colin Freeman, who first wrote about the disappearance of Kirk von Ackermann, has a new book coming out on his own kidnapping in Somalia. Today, Freeman is chief foreign correspondent on The Sunday Telegraph.
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Kidnapped: Life As A Somali Pirate Hostage
By Colin Freeman, Monday Books, June 2011
Somalia: the world’s most notorious failed state, and one of the most dangerous places on earth.There's also a short piece by Colin Freeman at the BBC.
It’s a land of pirates, criminal gangs and militant Islamists, which even the military might of the U.S.A. couldn’t tame. With no government for two decades, there can be few worse places to be taken hostage...
This is Sunday Telegraph foreign correspondent Colin Freeman’s account of being kidnapped on the lawless Somali pirate coast - and how it became a haven for modern-day buccaneers.
Somalia: What is it like to be kidnapped?
By Colin Freeman, BBC, June 29, 2011