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ISS: ICJ draws the line in Kenya and Somalia’s troubled waters

Despite unease on both sides, each country could gain from the ruling if they were willing to restore relations. The International Court of Justice’s (ICJ)...

World Court sides mostly with Somalia in border dispute with Kenya

The top UN top court ruled on Tuesday largely in favour of Somalia in its dispute with Kenya, setting a sea boundary in part...

HMS Trent deploys to West Africa to support maritime security

Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Trent has set sail to the waters of the Gulf of Guinea as she heads for security patrols and...

Nigerian, US navies conduct joint exercise in Gulf of Guinea

Armed members of the Nigerian Navy were crouched on the deck of a warship, their eyes locked on a target. A helicopter whirred overhead,...

UNODC commends Nigeria for its fight against maritime crime

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has commended the Government of Nigeria, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and...

Another big drug seizure for French frigate in the Indian Ocean

The French frigate FS Languedoc has recorded its second drug seizure in the Indian Ocean in a week, confiscating more than 3.6 tons of...

French Navy frigate seizes $5.2 million worth of narcotics

French Marine Nationale frigate FS Languedoc, operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), seized more than 1 600 kg of illegal drugs...

Piracy down, but African countries still need to do more to improve maritime security

The seas off West Africa, particularly in the Gulf of Guinea, have been a hotspot for increasingly violent maritime crime, particularly piracy. In 2020,...

Illegal fishing linked to human rights abuses in Ghana

Emmanuel Essien has been missing since July 2019. Essien, a 28-year-old Ghanaian fisheries observer, was working on board the Chinese trawler Meng Xin 15 when...

Fishing vessels ‘go dark’ to evade authorities, pirates

Every time the Veracruz, a 108-meter refrigerated cargo ship, crossed the sea border from Namibia to Angola, it seemed to disappear. Possibly engaged in illegal,...


SANDF missing the communication target

Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...