Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Tackling terrorism in West Africa

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…

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Securing critical infrastructure projects in West Africa

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…

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SecurityNewsDesk investigates piracy in West Africa with Steven Jones, Maritime Director of SAMI – Part 2

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:

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Reasons to feel buoyant

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…

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