West Africa

  • NPA Closing Security Deal

    According to local sources the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is in the final stages of a security partnership deal with the American company Castle Shipboard Security Program. With port and maritime […]

  • GoG Incidents

    Piracy has once again reared its head in the Gulf of Guinea, and a maritime security warning is in force for the area. This was in response to an attack by fourteen […]

  • Strategic Review

    A report by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies claims that technology and science can help solve the problems facing Africa’s maritime coastal areas. According to the report, the continent’s […]

  • Securing The GoG

    The head of the European Union mission in Congo, Marcel Van Opstal, has reasserted that the EU will assist countries in the Gulf of Guinea to secure their maritime waters. Speaking in Brazzaville at […]

  • Turbulent Times in West African Waters: 5 killed, 19 rescued.

    On Wednesday 17 November, gunmen opened fire on a vessel transporting security personnel to an oil platform in Cameroon waters and killed five people, – ‘Gunmen off Cameroon in Deadly […]

  • Nigeria – Maritime Security, the Reality

    By: Stephen Phelps Introduction The surge in piracy against international shipping off the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean has focussed the attention of the World’s media, international bodies […]

  • Developing Alternatives to Piracy, the African Maritime Growth Initiative

    An interesting Foreign Affairs article: “Swapping Pirates for Commerce” , released on 4 October argues for a more holistic approach to African maritime security, with a drive for port development […]

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