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Explainer: Why are pirates attacking ships in the Gulf of Guinea?

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Pirates are stepping up attacks on ships in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, defying regional navies. On Saturday, pirates off Nigeria kidnapped 15 sailors...

Gulf of Guinea confirmed as world piracy hotspot

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Close on two hundred incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported worldwide last year, with the Gulf of Guinea cementing the...

Gulf of Guinea attacks continue

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Pirate attacks continue unabated in the Gulf of Guinea with bulk carrier Stevia the latest to report an attack with eight crew kidnapped, but...

Gulf of Guinea pirates strike again

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The Maltese-flagged chemical tanker Sea Ranger was the second in a week to be on the unwanted receiving end of attention from pirates in...

Gulf of Guinea attacks continue

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A pair of tankers, one Greek-flagged and the other Maltese-flagged, was unsuccessfully approached by pirate action groups (PAGs) in the Gulf of Guinea over...

Failed Gulf of Guinea attacks

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Two failed pirate attacks were reported in the Gulf of Guinea this week, with the would-be attackers deterred by fire from Nigerian Navy teams...

Pirates target tanker and fishing vessel

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A fishing vessel and a chemical tanker are the latest victims of pirate action groups (PAGs) in the Gulf of Guinea. The attacks happened in...

Crew kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea attack

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Ten crew members of the cargo vessel Milan were kidnapped in yet another piracy incident in the Gulf of Guinea this week. According to Praesidium...

Three more Gulf of Guinea attacks

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The Gulf of Guinea continues to live up to its world’s worst rating for pirate and ship attacks with at least another three reported...

Another Gulf of Guinea pirate attack

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The Benin exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the Gulf of Guinea has recorded its fourth pirate attack in a week. Praesidium International reports the Marshall...

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

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