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        EA ports expect more ships after drop in piracy in Indian Ocean waters

        The global shipping sector has demonstrated tremendous resilience in recent years as safety levels increased.

        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.

        Kenya receives ‘simulator’ to fight maritime crime

        The fight against maritime crimes has received a boost following a partnership between the US and Kenya’s coast guard under the Global Maritime Crime Programme.


        The United Nations Security Council has not extended UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2608 (2021) which, among other measures, allowed for the fight against piracy and armed robbery of..

        UN’s Contact Group on Somali Piracy Changes Mandate

        The decline in piracy off the coast of Somalia is one of the recent success stories for the maritime industry. It has demonstrated how stakeholders can unite to solve some of the complex challenges..

        Africa at the Mercy of Private Security Companies

        With slim pickings in the Middle East after a Western withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, Africa is the new feeding ground for private military and security companies (PMSC). And despite the..

        Lamu port expansion could expose Kenya to more crime

        Kenya’s $3.6 billion ports master plan will transform the country’s sea, lake and dry ports over the next 30 years. Modern ports that comply with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) codes..

        UN renews anti-piracy ships off Somalia for only 3 months

        The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to allow international naval forces to continue using all necessary means to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia — but only for the next three..

        Security Council extends Somalia sanctions as Mogadishu protests

        The UN Security Council on Monday night endorsed an extension of sanctions on Somalia for another year, in spite of calls by Mogadishu to take charge of its own security reform.

        Lamu Kenya Navy Base A Big Boost For Maritime Security, Blue Economy

        The new Kenya Navy Base in Manda Bay, Lamu County will greatly boost Kenya’s counter-terrorism efforts while strengthening the country’s ability to secure her maritime domain, crucial to attaining..