• 19.04.2018

    Qatar crisis washes up on Somalia’s shores

    It was 1991 when Somali President Siad Barre was ousted, catapulting the country into disarray and prompting emboldened warlords to cleave the country apart. Although an internationally-backed government was established in 2012 following interventions by Ethiopia and the African Union, the country remains fractured –…

     

  • 19.04.2018

    What’s triggering tension between Somalia and the UAE?

    The United Arab Emirates is ending a military training programme in Somalia and closing a hospital it ran in Mogadishu. Somalia has been in conflict for much of the past 25 years. But the Horn of Africa nation has been showing recent signs of recovery, and…

     

  • 18.04.2018

    Angola wants complementary strategies for maritime security

    Angola considers it essential that African States develop complementary maritime strategies at the national, regional and continental levels for maritime space protection, risk prevention, threat identification, the definition of coordinated responses and legal accountability. The information was provided on Monday in Luanda by Angolan Foreign…

     

  • 18.04.2018

    Ghana Navy seizes 3 more vessels engaged in illegal activities

    The Ghana Navy has seized three (3) more vessels in Ghanaian waters at Takoradi in the Western Region, for allegedly engaging in illegal activities. This comes less than 24 hours after the Navy seized two Nigerian vessels around Tema. The three ships were found illegally…

     

  • 18.04.2018

    Security Agencies To Track And Crack Maritime Crimes

    The Chief Staff Officer of the Ghana Navy, Commodore Issah Yakubu, says maritime security agencies have resolved to track and crack all maritime crimes in Ghana’s territorial waters. He says, ‘We just want to send the message across that the stakeholders are collaborating; we know…

     

  • 17.04.2018

    Pirates release three Indian tanker crew

    West African pirates have released the last three Indian crew from a wine tanker hijacked in January. Indian media said the trio were freed after their families and employer paid a ransom of NGN 6.5m ($18,000). The 1,600-dwt Timi (built 1964) was boarded and seized…

     

  • 17.04.2018

    DSA 2018: Malacca Strait security needed by ASEAN

    Multilateral cooperation amongst ASEAN militaries has been successful, but still needs to improve if the vital sea lines of communication (SLOC) of the Malacca Strait are to remain clear, particularly with the rise of two strategic military competitors to the east and west, namely China and India. Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand…

     

  • 17.04.2018

    Ghana receives maritime equipment from Germany

    In order to improve the regional Maritime Security Architecture, the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has taken delivery of a number of technical equipment from the government of Germany. The equipment includes 63 high tech communication, surveillance, monitoring, conferencing, visualization,…

     

  • 13.04.2018

    China Acknowledges Militarization of its Spratly Island Bases

    On Tuesday, a spokesman from China’s ministry of defense said that China has a “natural right as a sovereign nation” to deploy troops and military equipment to its bases in the Spratly Islands, which are built atop reefs claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam and other…

     

  • 13.04.2018

    Moscow to pen military base in Somaliland

    Mogadishu- Russia hopes to open a 1500-man naval base in the breakaway republic of Somaliland in the horn of Africa, a region where numerous countries have done so in recent years because of its strategic location. But in exchange, Africa sources say, the Somaliland leadership…

     

  • 13.04.2018

    Maritime safety in Nigeria vital for Blue Economy

    The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has set maritime safety in the Gulf of Guinea as one of the most important factors, in order for Nigeria to succeed in its blue economy.  NIMASA’s Director-General, Dr.  Dakuku Peterside, said during a meeting of the…

     

  • 13.04.2018

    Asian piracy levels down 48% in first quarter

    Fewer incidents compared to a year ago, while severity of attacks also declined, says ReCAAP.  Asia has seen a 48% year-on-year decline in incidents of piracy or armed robbery figures released late Thursday show.A total of 14 incidents – comprising nine actual incidents and five…

     

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