Ghana: help needed to fight piracy

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Ghanaian Chief of Staff says international help needed to fight piracy

Written by Jonathan Katzenellenbogen

The Chief of Ghana’s Defence Staff has appealed for additional international help in fighting mounting piracy off the West African coast.

Vice Admiral Matthew Quashie said the Gulf of Guinea had become the world’s “piracy hotspot” and that West Africa needed greater international help from the world’s larger navies to help secure the region’s waters. The South African Navy had made a number of visits to Ghana for joint exercises and their support in fighting piracy would be “most welcome,” he said.

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