New law centre to fight piracy

Centre for Maritime Law and Security (CEMLAWS) Africa was created in 2015.

New Maritime Law Center Seeks to Bring Nations On Board the Piracy Fight

Written by Africa Defense Forum

As Africa enjoys unprecedented economic growth, it is looking for ways to protect and expand this prosperity for years to come. During its 50th anniversary celebrations, African Union leaders pointed to the continent’s “blue economy,” the trade and industry linked to the sea, as vital to sustaining that growth in the coming decades.

“Africa being a big island, there is a need to have a better understanding of all activities in its adjoining oceans and seas, and think seriously how to maximize the limitless opportunities laying therein,” said Erastus Mwencha, deputy chairman of the African Union Commission.

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