• AU discusses maritime crime

    Meeting hosted in the Seychelles. African Union discusses maritime crime Stephen Spark Seychelles is hosting a meeting of African Union ministers to review lessons from the fight against piracy. The […]

  • French, WAF navies in piracy drills

    Exercise Nemo promoting anti-piracy skills. French and West African navies practiced anti-piracy drills in Exercise Nemo Two French warships have taken part in a maritime exercise in the Gulf of […]

  • West African nations in security meet

    ECOWAS nations discuss piracy and maritime security. Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Togo Meet to Protect Gulf of Guinea Bassey Inyang in Calabar Four countries comprising the ECOWAS Maritime Pilot Zone E; […]

  • Nigerian Piracy: A Small Step

    Moves to combat piracy in West Africa move slowly.  Nigerian Piracy: A Small Step Op-Ed by John Guy A small step where a giant leap is needed. The Economic Community […]

  • ECOWAS launching anti piracy zones

    First zone to cover Nigeria, Benin and Togo. ECOWAS set to launch maritime zones to fight piracy The 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is seeking to launch […]

  • US Support For Summit

    Experts from the US are expected in Cameroon to share experiences during the first-ever ECCAS, ECOWAS and Gulf of Guinea Commission summit on maritime safety and security in the Gulf […]

  • Arms Ship Seized

    Guinea has blocked a ship containing arms allegedly destined for neighbouring Mali, whose northern half has fallen into the hands of Qaeda-linked extremists. Mali arms ship seized in Guinea Guinea’s […]

  • Maritime Security Summit

    As piracy continues to be on the rise, the United Nations is now pushing for a summit meeting of West African leaders aimed at thwarting high seas crimes in the […]

  • ECCAS and ECOWAS sign maritime security agreement

    Nations from the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have signed an agreement regarding the improvement of maritime security during their […]