Obangame Express begins

Published on March 17, 2016 by   ·   No Comments
NNS OKPABANA intercepts the German frigate BRANDENBURG, which simulates a tanker carrying a cargo of stolen oil, on 24 March 2015. (Photo: German Navy/Steve Back)

Cooperation improves regional response to threats.

Nigeria urged to show political will in fighting maritime insecurity 

Bayo Akinloye

As the 2016 Exercise Obangame/Saharan Express kicked off on Thursday in Senegal, Nigeria, Cameroon and other participating African countries are said to lack political will to address some maritime challenges on the continent.
Addressing journalists during a telephone press briefing on Wednesday, the Chief of Multinational Coordination Centre Zone D, Capt. Sylvestre Mbah, noted that though Nigeria, Cameroon and other African nations that are part of the Obangame exercise had benefited in terms of capacity building and information sharing, absence of political will and poor legal framework was slowing down the progress.

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