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Re-Imagining Africa’s Agency in Global Maritime Security

To address rising maritime security challenges along the African coastline, including the capture of the fishing vessel Almeraj 1 off the coast of Somalia, the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and..

SA Navy Chief seeks improved African maritime security through cooperation, exercises

SA Navy (SAN) Chief, Vice Admiral Monde Lobese, gave delegates to last week’s IMDEC (International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference) in Ghana an insight into his thinking on improving..

National Maritime Security Strategy to be adopted by April next year

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and Department of Transport (DoT) will adopt South African’s new National Maritime Security Strategy (NMSS) by April next year, after final tweaking..

South Africa signs Jeddah Amendment to combat illicit maritime activity

South Africa has become the 17th signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC), according to an IMO release.

TotalEnergies seek more stability to restart Mozambique LNG project

France's TotalEnergies says the security situation in Mozambique is "improving" as it weighs a restart of construction at its two-train Mozambique LNG project in the southeast African country.

Mozambique's tuna corruption scandal puts justice on trial

The biggest corruption trial in Mozambique's history is under way at a maximum security prison, at the same time as the credibility of the country's judicial system is on trial in neighbouring South..

South Africa Raises Profile as Cocaine Trafficking Hub

South Africa has made a rapid succession of large cocaine seizures in recent months, illuminating how the country and region now play a significant role as transit points for Latin American cocaine.

France willing to assist Mozambique currently facing terrorists

French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday his country is willing to assist Mozambique if it requests assistance in combating growing terrorism in northern Cabo Delgado province.

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..

Western Indian Ocean: Where trouble on land spells danger at sea

Off the coast of South Africa piracy and smuggling are already a menace. Add a budding Islamist insurgency, and far-reaching implications may follow. South Africa may be facing an unholy mix of..