It is incorrect to assume that modern acts of terrorism has its origins in one geographical location, or to believe that its prevalence is confined to certain regions around the world. Events in recent years have shown that terrorist attacks can happen anywhere, despite even the most robust intelligence and information sharing between states. Given…Read More
In June 2018 the fourth Annual Upstream West Africa Summit will take place, leading to thousands of industry professionals descending on Senegal to share and discuss their knowledge on a broad range of topics – from solutions on deepwater developments, to upstream software solutions. Coincidentally, the event will also play host to the No.1 Annual…Read More
Cyber security in Nigeria needs to be a priority and here’s why Nigeria is without doubt one of the most enterprising locations in Africa, boasting the largest population of all the countries on the continent and an economy that surpasses those of neighbouring states. While there are signs of Nigeria developing into a major global…Read More
Milestone has announced a series of local Introduction and Technical Seminars which aim to enlighten and empower new and existing partners, consultants and employees, on all things Milestone.Read More
Governments around the world should work with each other, local residents and the private sector to reduce poaching and wildlife crimes that are funnelling an estimated $19 billion annually to terrorists, a report says.Read More
We began an investigation into the piracy situation in West Africa with Maritime Director of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI), Steven Jones, last week with Part 1 here. We conclude our discussion with Steven about piracy and the recent Maritime & Coastal Security Africa in Cape Town with the following.
Some of the main challenges facing the effective management of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea outlined at the conference in Cape Town included:
There are new opportunities for Private Maritime Security in West Africa and beyond, writes Timothy Williams. Only a few years ago Somali piracy was dramatically increasing, leading businesses and politicians to call for an international response in the war against piracy in the region. However since 2011, the combined effort of international naval operations and…Read More