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ISS: Gulf of Guinea must look east to solve its pirate...

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A few years ago piracy off the east coast of Africa, focusing on Somalia, was a major crisis, attracting extensive international attention. Now it...

New base and vessels for Ghana’s Navy

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Ghana has recently signed a contract worth $200 million to construct a Forward Operating Base (FOB) at Edzinlibo in the Western Region in order...

Ten Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigerian coast in latest pirate attack

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Nigerian pirates have taken hostage ten Turkish sailors after attacking their cargo vessel off the coast of Nigeria in the latest attack to hit...

ISS: Can we afford to drop the guard against piracy?

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Pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia have dropped dramatically over the past eight years – from 237 incidents in 2011 to nine in...

London symposium focuses on Gulf of Guinea piracy

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Piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea were highlighted at a recent high-level symposium which agreed urgent action is needed to ensure...

Tackling maritime threats and challenges in the Gulf of Guinea: Contributions...

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The strategic value attached to the sea and resources therein usually heightens the exposure of littoral nations to maritime security breaches. Contiguous states are...

Gabon gets new maritime operations centre

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Gabon’s navy has accepted a new maritime operations centre (MOC), which was built by the United States Navy’s Seabees. It will support Gabon in...

Pirate attacks continue in West Africa

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The Gulf of Guinea has recorded its third ship hijacking this month, with a chemical tanker captured off Togo, as the region continues to...

Indian sailors held captive by Nigerian pirates

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Five Indian sailors remain captive after being kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria last month. The sailors were abducted on 19 April when...

Spanish, Equatorial Guinea navies rescue vessel from pirates

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The Spanish Navy has rescued a Maltese-flagged vessel from pirates off the coast of Equatorial Guinea in conjunction with a Guinean frigate. The Spanish defence...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...