Togo's Maritime Challenges : Why Security Remains a Major Issue
The African Union’s Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security, Safety and Development is scheduled to be held in Lomé in October 2016. Togo is confronting a range of maritime security concerns and issues. The West African country’s progress is assessed in securing its coastline since 2012, when it recorded the second highest number of acts of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea after Nigeria. The report aims to assess the progress and identify challenges faced by the country’s maritime sector. More specifically, the report focuses on piracy, the fisheries sector, the ships registry, port security, stakeholder capacity and ongoing reforms. The report also opens a window on the issues at stake for the Extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) on Maritime Security, Safety and Development, scheduled for October.