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Ghana to set up special naval units, maritime crime courts to...

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The Ghanaian Navy says it is setting up special boat units to deal with maritime security challenges like piracy in order to...

Supply vessels attacked of Nigeria as piracy threat grows

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Two supply vessels have been attacked off the coast of Nigeria within 24 hours, with one vessel being briefly hijacked by pirates...

Exercise Obangame Express begins in Gulf of Guinea

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Twelve nations from around the world have kicked off Exercise Obangame Express 2012 in the Gulf of Guinea. The aim of the...

Togolese Navy thwarts pirate attack

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The Togolese Navy has thwarted a pirate attack against a petroleum tanker off the coast of Togo amidst a rise in attacks...

Ban deploys UN team to assess Gulf of Guinea piracy threat

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deployed a team to assess the scope of the piracy threat in the Gulf of Guinea and make...

Pirate attacks on the rise off West African coast

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The number of pirate attacks off the West coast of Africa has risen dramatically this year, with two occurring last week, prompting...

West African pirates release Spanish tanker

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Pirates operating in West Africa have released a Spanish-owned tanker and its 23-member crew hijacked in the Gulf of Guinea on Sep....

West Africa regional force mooted to fight pirates

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West African countries are discussing the creation of a regional force to tackle growing piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, a senior...

Nigeria and Benin to fight pirates together

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Nigeria and Benin will cooperate to fight the growing threat of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, which has seen a number...

FACTBOX-Key political risks in the Gulf of Guinea

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A stretch of West Africa's coast spanning more than a dozen countries, the Gulf of Guinea is a growing source of oil,...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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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...