Grinch, you are correct, it is a legitimately 'elected' government, but is apparently completely unable to control fighting warlord factions and the constant piracy.
Something will have to change, and a coalition of international shippers should take the lead in protecting their shipping lanes if the UN or some other group cannot. I AM concerned with the number of ships and citizens from so many countries being hijacked. There will no doubt be many more pirating episodes, and the safety risks to private citizens may have been compromised, by the American and French responses. But does anyone prefer to let this nonsense go unchecked, and keep paying these bandits the ransoms they demand?