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Gulf of Guinea is world hotspot for kidnappings at sea

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A steep increase in kidnappings at sea – 40% - make the Gulf of Guinea off Africa’s west coast the world hotspot for this...

ISS: East African terror groups are exploiting the seas

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Violent extremist groups operating in East Africa such as al-Shabaab, Ansar al-Sunna and the Islamic State in East Africa Somalia (IS-Somalia) are increasingly making...

US, Senegalese naval leaders plan new Naval Infantry Symposium

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The commander of US Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa has travelled to Senegal to discuss future opportunities for collaboration with the head of...

Eight migrants dead, 12 missing off coast of Djibouti: IOM

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At least eight migrants died and 12 are missing at sea after being forced off a boat by smugglers off the coast of Djibouti,...

Nigeria to bar vessels without licences from operating in Nigerian waters

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Nigeria plans to bar vessels without a valid licence to operate in Nigerian waters and has given shipping companies that trade in its coastal...

Port Sudan container terminal blocked in peace deal protest

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Protesters blocked Port Sudan’s container terminal and a road between the eastern city and the capital Khartoum on Sunday to protest against a peace...

US Africa Command leaders meet with US Coast Guard leadership

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US Africa Command leaders met with US Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz on 1 October to discuss mutual efforts to enhance global safety,...

No more hostages held by Somali pirates

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Over the past five years Somali pirates took more than 3 600 people hostage in attacks on ships varying in size from tankers through to...

Egypt requests sale of $417 million Maritime Domain Awareness system

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The government of Egypt has requested the purchase of a Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) system from the United States at a cost of $417...

Suspected pirate attack off Ghana

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A Denmark-flagged tanker has been approached by a suspicious boat off the coast of Ghana but managed to avoid a potential attack. This is according...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...