Grand African NEMO Makes Waves In Gulf Of Guinea

Grand African NEMO Makes Waves In Gulf Of Guinea

[Source: ADF Africa Defense Forum] More than 20 nations recently completed the Grand African Navy Exercise for Maritime Operations (NEMO) 2022, an annual event led by the French Navy. The first phase focused on at-sea skills such as boarding vessels to combat illegal...
What is IUU fishing?

What is IUU fishing?

[Source: Maritimafrica] IUU fishing, for “ Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated “ is a term used for over fifteen years, by international organisms, national governments, media, Non-Governmental Organizations, etc. This term was used for the first time in 1997 at the...
Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea: another security front

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea: another security front

[Source: RFI] Plusieurs programmes sont actuellement en cours pour faire face à la piraterie dans le golfe de Guinée, considéré depuis plusieurs années comme la zone la plus dangereuse du monde pour la navigation. Mais le dernier bilan de 2021 indique une baisse...
Why the EU needs to be a global maritime security provider?

Why the EU needs to be a global maritime security provider?

[Source: EEAS] 27/01/2021 – On 25 January we launched the first pilot of the new Coordinated Maritime Presences (CMP) concept in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of West Africa. In addition to our existing naval operations in the Mediterranean and in the Western...
MICA Center annual report on worldwide maritime piracy and robbery

MICA Center annual report on worldwide maritime piracy and robbery

For the second consecutive year, the Maritime Information Cooperation & Awareness Center (MICA Center) publishes an annual review of maritime piracy and robbery events. This report identifies and characterises the events recorded in 2020 that affect maritime...
Africa’s prosperity is tied to its oceans and seas

Africa’s prosperity is tied to its oceans and seas

[Source: ISS Africa] A major strength of Africa’s 2016 Lomé Charter on maritime security and development is its recognition that no country can singlehandedly prevent maritime threats or sustainably develop its maritime domain. The charter calls on neighbouring states...
The maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and the SWAIMS project

The maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea and the SWAIMS project

[Source : Le journal du douanier francophone] Ce numéro spécial de la revue “Le Journal du douanier francophone” donne la parole à Serge Rinkel, vice-président de l’AIDF (Association internationale des douaniers francophones), et chef du projet SWAIMS à la...
Countering Gulf of Guinea Piracy Towards 2025

Countering Gulf of Guinea Piracy Towards 2025

[Source: Maritime Executive] By François Morizur. In a recent article, I tried to foresee the form that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea could take over the next few years. Now, I propose what responses could counter these threats. Developing maritime activities along...