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Guinea

Maritime piracy and armed robbery hits 22 year low in 2017 – IMB

A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in 2017, according to the latest IMB report.

ISS: Creating conditions conducive to stability in Guinea-Bissau

The conclusions of this weekend’s 52nd Ordinary Summit of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will be decisive in resolving the political deadlock in Guinea-Bissau.

Guinea rioters burn police buildings

Hundreds of rioters in the Guinean bauxite mining town Boke burned down a police and a gendarmerie building and clashed with security forces wielding batons, leaving 17 people injured, the local Red Cross said.

Riot in Guinea bauxite mining hub

At least one person was killed and several wounded when Guinean security forces opened fire to break up a riot in the bauxite mining hub of Boke, witnesses said.

Guinea-Bissau and Indonesia strengthen defence ties

On 8 August, Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for establishing a defence cooperation agreement with his counterpart from Guinea-Bissau Eduardo Casta Sanha, who said he expects it to materialise into “concrete agreements in the military sphere”.
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