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          Kenya reject UN court judgment giving Somalia control of rich waters

          Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has rejected a decision by the UN’s highest court to grant Somalia control of disputed waters in the Indian Ocean, saying it would “strain relations” between the..

          Uhuru launches second naval base in Manda Bay

          President Uhuru Kenyatta has opened a strategic naval base to secure Kenya’s territorial waters and protect the Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (Lapsset) project.

          Kenya removed from piracy red list

          The global shipping industry has removed Kenya maritime waters within the Indian Ocean from the piracy red list, 12 years after it was designated a high-risk area (HRA).

          HRA UPDATE: Designated Risk Areas – Arbitrary Lines or Useful Tools for the Illustration of Risk?

          This edition of METIS Inform is a revised issue of a piece we published in May 2021. The content of that piece has since partly come to fruition, with the shipping industry noting the need for a..

          IMO supports maritime security activities in East Africa

          IMO has assisted in the strengthening of maritime security governance in East Africa by participating in two regional events during August: the Strategic Maritime Security and Blue Economy course..

          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.

          Attack - 100nm North East of Mogadishu

          Reporting indicates that a vessel was attacked in transit 6nm offshore Somalia

          India will continue naval presence in Persian Gulf

          India will continue to maintain naval presence in the troubled Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, aimed at protecting Indian-flagged merchant vessels and oil tankers transiting the region.

          Tanzania Resumes Talks for $10 Billion China-Backed Port

          Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan said her government has resumed talks on a planned $10 billion port project backed by China, which was suspended by her predecessor in a disagreement over..

          Shuwaikh Port Busts Iranian Drug Smuggling Operation

          Customs officers at Shuwaikh Port foiled an attempt to smuggle nearly 17 kilograms of shabu (methamphetamine) hidden in rice sacks in a food supplies’ container arriving from Iran.