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ISS: Naval-gazing in the Indian Ocean: why Africa should worry

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Even the notion of an Indian military facility on Mauritius’s Agaléga island deserves regional and AU attention. The South-West Indian Ocean seascape is an increasingly...

US Naval Forces Africa bolster East African maritime security through Ex...

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The Indian Ocean is used by many illegal networks involved in drug smuggling, trafficking of illicit goods, illegal fishing, piracy and human trafficking. There...

French frigate seizes five tonnes of drugs in the Indian Ocean

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The French frigate Courbet has seized five tonnes of drugs in the Indian Ocean in the last three weeks. On Friday 13 December, La Fayette-class...

Canadians seize 2.5 tonnes of hashish in the Indian Ocean

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On 6 April, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina seized 2 569 kilograms of hashish while deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of...

Cautious optimism as latest analysis shows reduction of maritime crime across...

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The Gulf of Guinea, south-east Asia and the Indian Ocean High Risk Area (HRA) have all seen a significant reduction of reported...

Exercise Oxide ticked all the right boxes

The just completed Exercise Oxide off South Africa's east coast in the Richards Bay area saw in excess of 230 activities successfully...

Search for Malaysia Airlines jet refocuses on drone scans of seafloor

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A deep-sea drone completed its much-anticipated first full scan of the seabed in the remote Indian Ocean, the team looking for a...

Importance of Indian Ocean not appreciated: Australian defence minister

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Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith says the critical and growing strategic importance of the Indian Ocean continues to be under-appreciated. Smith...

India signs anti-piracy pacts with the Seychelles

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India has signed several pacts with the Seychelles to counter piracy in the Indian Ocean. India's External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and...

Naval leaders to meet in Cape Town

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Naval leaders from countries bordering the Indian Ocean will be meeting in Cape Town in April this year to discuss matters of...

Mauritius sees FDI falling 42.6 pct in 2011 -finmin

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Mauritius sees foreign direct investment (FDI) to the Indian Ocean island falling by 42.6 percent in 2011, from record levels last year...

Governments have ceded control of the Indian Ocean to pirates

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Governments have ceded control of the Indian Ocean to pirates and the small deployment of naval forces to the region is like...

Ship industry urges UN to create anti-piracy force

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Shipping industry groups have urged the United Nations to create an armed military force to be deployed on vessels to combat Somali...

Mauritius anti-graft body arrests health minister

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Mauritius' anti-corruption watchdog arrested the Indian Ocean island's health minister after she was accused of inflating a government tender to acquire a...

France restructures debt owed by Seychelles

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France signed a deal to restructure debt owed by Seychelles worth 44 million euros to help the Indian Ocean archipelago put its...

Tankers routing further east due to Somali pirates

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Oil tankers are routing their voyages further east into the Indian Ocean away from Somalia's coastline to avoid pirates who are striking...

War ships can’t stop Somali piracy: US admiral

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Commercial ships traversing the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean should be armed to defend themselves against marauding Somali pirates because...

Somali pirates now in Moz Channel, off India

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Somali pirates are seizing ships as far as the Mozambique Channel and off the coast of India, extending their range further than...

Largest ransom paid for oil tanker, Somalia pirates feud

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The largest ransom ever paid to Somali pirates was dropped yesterday onto a Greek-flagged oil tanker with two million barrels of oil...

Somali charged in New York in more ship hijackings

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A Somali teenager extradited to New York last year on charges he attempted to hijack a US ship in the Indian Ocean...

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