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Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 30 Issue 2 March-April 2018

Maritime insecurity has tended to be side-lined in conventional thinking on peace and security in the Horn. ‘Sea-blindness’ as a factor in peace and security policy deliberations has the effect of downgrading the criticality of the maritime domain t…

Lowering the Anchor on Maritime Insecurity along the Gulf of Guinea : Lessons from Operation Prosperity

"In November 2011, at the request of the African Union (AU) President, Boni Yayi of Benin, the United Nations Secretary-General sent a delegation to the Gulf of Guinea. The team was to assess the Gulf’s piracy situation and make appropriate recommen…

Reviving the AU’s Maritime Strategy

The African Union (AU) is failing to implement several key maritime strategies which was drawn up, owing to lack of resources and expertise. The AU risks marginalizing maritime security work, therefore this inertia must change in 2017. This policy b…

Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness in Africa

Despite numerous crimes and threats that occurred in the African maritime domain, there is also great potential for prosperity. By implementing strategies on continental, regional and national levels African states are positioning themselves to ben…

Beauty and the Thief: Why the Gulf of Guinea Attracts Maritime Insecurity

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea has risen considerably over the last few years. This policy brief aims to explain why this region has become attractive to pirates and what lessons can be learnt from another Gulf that used to be a pirate’s haven.

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