Encouraging signs from Africa

Africa is acutely vulnerable to maritime crime, which has become a low risk, high reward business.

Promising signs of Africa’s global leadership on maritime security

BY TIMOTHY WALKER AND DENYS REVA

Piracy and armed robbery at sea have long been regarded as a threat to international peace and security. But other types of maritime crime are just as significant.

The African Union’s (AU) 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy identifies numerous relevant transnational organised crimes, including: illegal arms and drug trafficking; illegal oil bunkering/crude oil theft along African coasts; maritime terrorism; human trafficking; and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and overfishing.

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Source: issafrica.org

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