Tag: african union

  • 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 […]

  • AMISOM’s logistic woes

    Impassable roads and ambushes cause logistical headaches. AMISOM Explores Sea, Air Options to Deliver Supplies Already hamstrung by logistical challenges over the area it controls, the African Union peacekeeping force […]

  • Africa’s fisheries fight

    Illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing is becoming a major issue for Africa. Why Africa united to fight illegal fishing WRITTEN BY SAMANTHA MALOOF Earlier this month, over 40 African Union (AU) […]

  • Seychelles committed to security

    Country due to take control of East African Standby Force.  Seychelles Vice President at AU Summit: committed to collective security in Africa By: Hajira Amla (Seychelles News Agency) – The […]

  • Fighting al Shabaab

    Western powers have been backing efforts to crush al Shabaab as they worry Somalia has become a safe haven for Islamist militants seeking to wreak havoc in the region and […]

  • Cash Strapped

    Al-Shabab’s own military and financial power is waning. Last week, it withdrew from Mogadishu, the capital, after defeats by African Union-backed government forces. The $1m a month the group once […]

  • Somali Blockade

    The African Union has confirmed that the United Nations is actively considering an air and sea blockade of Somalia but gave no indication if a decision was imminent. The AU […]

  • African Union Can Remove Pirates Says Uganda

    In the AFP article “Send troops not navies to Somalia, says Uganda” James Mugume, permanent secretary at Uganda’s foreign ministry commented that the international counter-piracy missions offshore were “a good […]