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UN piracy unit urged to shift focus to maritime crime in Africa eastern coast

The UN Contact Group on Piracy along the Western Indian Ocean has been urged to focus its attention to the rising cases of migrant smuggling and illegal fishing as it ventures into new areas of focus..

Why the SDF is still patrolling the Gulf of Aden for pirates

When a light suddenly flashed across the radar screen, the crew inside a Maritime Self-Defense Force P-3C patrol aircraft stationed in East Africa alerted the pilots to a potential situation at sea.

EUCAP Mission in Somalia celebrates 10th anniversary

On July 16, the European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia (EUCAP Somalia) turned ten years old. Over the past decade, the mission has contributed to strengthening Somali institutional..

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..