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Piracy-studies.org – The research portal for the study of contemporary piracy and maritime security

The forthcoming African Union extraordinary summit on maritime security and development makes it opportune for WAPSN to present this excellent resource for those researching piracy and more generally maritime security. Piracy Studies is a research portal for the study of contemporary piracy and maritime security that facilitates inter-disciplinary collaboration and makes academic research on piracy and maritime security available to a wider audience. The portal provides  a space for sharing academic resources related to the study of piracy and maritime security and publishes short research-based comments on contemporary developments or recent research results. The portal is edited by  a team of researchers that started to work on African piracy in 2009. The portal […]

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Countdown to the AU Summit on maritime security and development in Lomé

The aim of the Lomé Conference is to make maritime space the key driver of Africa’s economic and social development. The Heads of State and Government of the 54 countries in the African Union will meet in Lomé on 15 October 2016, with experts and leaders from the business world, in order to establish a roadmap on Maritime Security in Africa. This special session will build on the results of the summits held in Yaoundé (June 2013) and the Seychelles (February 2015), in order to put in place an African strategy for the protection of its seas and oceans, to provide peace, security and stability, and to make African maritime […]

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Cap sur la Charte de Lomé: l’ONU se penche sur la sécurité maritime dans le Golf de Guinée

Le Conseil de sécurité a organisé le 25 avril dernier un débat de haut niveau consacré à la piraterie et vols à main armée en mer dans le Golfe de Guinée. Un débat auquel était convié Robert Dussey, le ministre togolais des Affaires étrangères, dont le pays organisera au mois d’octobre un sommet sur la sécurité maritime. M. Dussey a souligné que l’initiative du Conseil témoignait tout l’intérêt qu’il porte à la promotion de la paix, de la sécurité et la stabilité, notamment en Afrique. Le Conseil de sécurité a invité les Etats de la région du Golfe de Guinée à coopérer pour lutter contre les actes de piraterie et les vols […]

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Maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea debated in Portsmouth

Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea debated in Portsmouth

Professor Tony Chafer, Director of the University of Portsmouth, Centre for European and International Studies Research, welcomed guests to the inaugural maritime security conference organised as part of the West Africa Peace and Security Network. The Ambassador of the Republic of Togo was one of the guest speakers at the conference held on March 9, 2016 to debate piracy and maritime security issues in the Gulf of Guinea with scholars and professionals. His Excellency Ambassador Yackoley Kokou Johnson presented the key objectives of the forthcoming African Union Lomé Summit on maritime security, safety and development in Africa. Delegates discussed sea-security challenges such as piracy and other criminal activities that remain obstacles to […]

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