Tag: east africa

  • US State Department Reports Tanzania Is East African Narcotics Trafficking Hub

    March 08: Tanzania is East Africa’s biggest hub for drugs trafficking, a US government agency has said, putting Dar es Salaam on the radar of international anti-narcotics spies. A new […]

  • Canada Concludes Maritime Security and Counter-Terrorism Mission

    May 30: Canada has concluded Operation Artemis, the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) contribution to counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in Middle Eastern and East African waters. The successful deployment saw […]

  • Sea-based drug smuggling

    Drug smuggling in the Indian Ocean. How Sea-Based Drug Trade Undermines Democracy The east African coast plays an increasingly significant role in the global heroin trade. Heroin is shipped from […]

  • East Africa talks marsec

    IOC meets to discuss maritime security. East Africa: Plan to Tackle Indian Ocean Insecurity in the Pipeline Arusha — An action plan to tame insecurity on the Indian Ocean is […]

  • Tracking the drug trade

    Tackling the traffickers.  From Afghanistan to Africa: Heroin trafficking in East Africa and the Indian Ocean CARINA BRUWER Interest in drug trafficking in Africa has typically focused on cocaine in […]

  • Has Somali Piracy ended?

    Armed guards the tipping point. Has Somali Piracy ended? Written by Jonathan Katzenellenbogen The sharp drop in piracy in the Somali Basin is puzzling security experts, who have been surprised […]

  • Indian Ocean security challenges

    Regional security force unable to conduct anti-piracy operations.  Indian Ocean security challenges still pose a threat Stephen Spark SEYCHELLES: East Africa’s new regional security force lacks the maritime capability to […]

  • E. Africa tries to stem heroin tide

    Region is a key smuggling route for Afghan heroin. East Africa seeks help to stem surge in heroin smuggling: U.N By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) – East African states worried by […]

  • Piracy falls in 2012

    The IMB warns that despite the drop in piracy in 2012 the seas off East and West Africa remain dangerous, and crews must remain vigilant.  Piracy falls in 2012, but […]

  • ISO 28007: The East /West Africa Paradox

    In this article Stephen Askins of Ince & Co explains the difference in applicable standards for private maritime security companies between East and West Africa. ISO 28007 and the East […]