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Guinea

Amnesty for activists and opposition in Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea granted amnesty to activists and members of the opposition ahead of a “national dialogue” this month, a decree signed by the Central African nation’s president said.

Piracy off West Africa remains high

Piracy remains at elevated levels in West African waters, with 97 incidents recorded in 2017, including an increase in successful kidnappings compared to the previous year.

New Prime Minister for Guinea

Guinea President Alpha Conde named Ibrahima Kassory Fofana as the country’s new Prime Minister amid heightened political tensions and suspicion about his intentions ahead of a 2020 election.

Feature: Maritime threats require unified navies

Pirates are attacking ships in Somalia and the Gulf of Guinea, and coastal nations will have to work together to stop them.

Pirate attacks escalate in Gulf of Guinea

A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea, the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) warns.
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