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        Indian Ocean Commission helps Africa’s island states fight sea crime

        The Baba Ali, a Seychellois fishing vessel, was passing through the Seychelles exclusive economic zone (EEZ) when authorities intercepted it in May 2021.

        UN authorisation to fight piracy in Somali waters lapses

        The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has not extended a resolution for the fight against piracy and armed robbery at sea within Somalia’s territorial waters.

        ECOWAS urges cooperation to end illegal fishing

        West African officials say that the scourge of illegal fishing can only be addressed with a regionally united front.

        Ghana Navy to protect offshore oil fields

        The Ghana Navy has signed an agreement with Tullow Ghana Limited for Ghanaian Navy vessels to provide security services at the Jubilee and Tweneboa Enyenra Ntomme (TEN) oil fields off the country’s..

        NIMASA, Korean Coast Guard sign MoU on maritime security and safety

        Nigeria, through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Republic of Korea, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of cooperation in the field of maritime..

        COVID-19 restrictions eased sees maritime training restart in Somalia

        An important component of the EU NavFor mission in Somalia – person-to-person training – is back following an easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

        Indian Military Base in Mauritius: why Africa should worry

        Even the notion of an Indian military facility on Mauritius’s Agaléga island deserves regional and AU attention.

        Security threats at sea need global response

        Despite an overall decrease in maritime traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, piracy and armed robbery of ships rose by 20 % in the first six months of last year, a senior UN official told the..

        SA in “conversation” with Mozambique on Op Copper

        Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) heard the South African military, in all probability in the form of the Joint Operations Division, “prompted a conversation” with Mozambique as..

        Egypt becomes 34th member nation of the Combined Maritime Forces

        Egypt has become the 34th member of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), a multinational coalition committed to countering illicit non-state actors on the high seas and promoting security, stability..