Togo holds marsec summit

Gulf of Guinea security highlighted.

Togo to hold first maritime security summit in Africa

The first summit on maritime security in Africa will hold in Lome, capital of Togo in October.

The summit is to be hosted by the Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbe.

Faced with certain acts of banditry; including piracy, illegal fishing and dumping of toxic waste in the water, Gnassingbe acknowledged the need for countries to unite to stop factors hindering the development of Africa.

“Of the 54 African countries, 37 have openings to the sea. The traffic of goods is more than 75 percent between Africa and other continents,” the organisers of the summit said in a statement.

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