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Tanzania to guard oil, gas ships

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    DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has ordered its army to escort ships searching for oil and gas off its coast to protect them from Somali pirates.

    The East African country has licensed at least 17 international companies to look for offshore and onshore energy reserves.

    "Due to increased piracy attacks, we have been compelled to beef up security in our territory," Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda told parliament late on Saturday.

    Tanzania to guard oil, gas ships from pirates | Reuters