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Maritime Security

Ramaphosa approves Op Copper extension

The frigate SAS Amatola.President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved the extension of the anti-piracy Operation Copper in the Mozambique Channel for another year.


RMS St Helena turned into anti-piracy armoury

RMS St Helena becomes floating armouryRMS St. Helena Britain’s last working postal ship was for almost three decades the main source of contact between one of humanity’s remotest islands and the outside world.

Thought leader: Integrated maritime solutions will save authorities billions

Ports.With sea trade being one of Africa’s largest sources of income, a wave of new port infrastructure and upgrades along African coasts are set to make ports even more attractive to an influx of trade. In fact, a PricewaterhouseCoopers report on port development in Sub-Saharan Africa says that ports in Durban, Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire and Mombasa in Kenya are most likely to emerge as the major hubs in sub-Saharan Africa.


India boosting naval capabilities of Mauritius

Fast interceptors in Mauritius. Following an official visit of Indian President Ramnath Kovind to Mauritius on 12 March, it was announced that India would provide the island state with an extra $100 million credit line toward military capability-building, as part of the Indian Ocean Region Outreach, which focuses on maritime security, amongst others.


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