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Iranian held by Somali pirates since 2015 freed

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An Iranian sailor held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years has been released with the help of the United Nations and...

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...

Damen delivers another two patrol vessels to Nigeria

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Nigeria’s Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited has taken delivery of another two FCS 3307 Patrol vessels from Damen Shipyards Group, five months after the...

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...

Seas off West Africa world’s worst for pirate attacks

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The seas around West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for piracy, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report shows. Of 75 seafarers taken hostage...

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...

US working to enhance African maritime security – Foggo

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The United States Navy is working with partners in Africa to help them enhance maritime security, with exercises, training and aid being delivered, according...

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...

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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...