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The Past Week in Defence #49 (12 April – 18 April...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, the Gulf of Guinea retains its world piracy hotspot status, The Nigerian Navy receives its new survey...

Gulf of Guinea retains world piracy hotspot status

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Africa, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, remains the world hotspot for piracy with 43% of all incidents reported in the first quarter of this...

French Navy seizes six ton of cocaine in the Gulf of...

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The French Navy’s amphibious helicopter carrier Dixmude has seized six tons of cocaine at sea in what the French defence ministry said is a...

Fifteen crew kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea

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The Gulf of Guinea remains one of the most dangerous bodies of water worldwide for seafarers with the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) urging ships...

Piracy off West Africa at “breaking point”

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The seas off West Africa, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, are synonymous with piracy and other maritime crime. Respected maritime risk and security analysts...

International Maritime Organisation urges action to deter piracy in Gulf of...

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The United Nations’ International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has expressed deep concern about the escalation in the number and severity of attacks on ships and...

Sailors kidnapped off Nigeria return to Turkey, describe death threats and...

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Fifteen Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates last month in the Gulf of Guinea arrived back in Turkey on Sunday and the ship’s captain described...

ISS: Gulf of Guinea piracy: a symptom, not a cause, of...

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Focusing on piracy is counter-productive if strategies neglect other maritime security problems in coastal communities. Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea appears to be worse...

Tanker attack in Gulf of Guinea

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A pirate action group (PAG) operating in the Gulf of Guinea is thought to be behind yet another attack this time on a tanker. According...

Pirate action group believed to be operating in Gulf of Guinea

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A pirate action group (PAG) has been operating along the West African coast since 6 February and is believed to be using a captured...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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