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Pirate attacks on the rise off West African coast

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

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

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

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

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

Pirates eye share of Gulf of Guinea riches

Pirate attacks on ships in the Gulf of Guinea are threatening one of the world's emerging trade hubs and are likely to...

West African pirates repelled after attack on Panama ships

Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea seized two Panamanian-registered ships early staging the second attack there in a week, but released them...


SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...