Tag Archives | Sécurité maritime

WAPSN Workshop 2017 hosted in Portsmouth

Tony Chafer, professor of French and African studies, welcomed guests to the annual workshop organised as part of the West Africa Peace and Security Network (WAPSN). Hosted by the University’s Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR), the workshop entitled “Tackling security challenges in West Africa” (29-30 June) involved panel discussions on female jihadism, violent extremism, youth radicalisation, maritime security and the rise of Boko Haram. The special guest this year was the Ambassador of Senegal, H.E. Professor Cheikh Ahmadou Dieng to present his country’s perspective on West African security.  Interview by UoP News journalist he stated “I am very happy to be part of this event. The geographical location of Senegal makes security issues very […]

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AFSEC17. African Security Summit: advancing pan-African Maritime Security

At the forthcoming AFSEC conference in Casablanca in May (30-31), we will be sharing pan-African Maritime case studies looking at securing the seas.  The lessons of both East and West Africa will be shared – The Gulf of Guinea is the region of the world most affected by illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing – accounting for more than a third of catches, to a value of up to €1.5 billion. If this trend is not reversed, history tells us that act of piracy and criminal action at sea will increase. AFSEC will bring together security experts and government officials with the Heads of Navies of a number of key African Nations including; Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Senegal, Mauritania, Angola and Djibouti to […]

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L’Union Africaine adopte la Charte de Lomé: un sommet en trompe l’œil?

Silué N’Tchabétien Oumar – Le samedi 15 octobre 2016, à Lomé au Togo, s’est tenu le sommet extraordinaire des chefs d’État de l’Union africaine (UA) sur la sûreté et la sécurité maritime. À l’issu des échanges, 31 États ont signé une Charte non contraignante. Si l’initiative est à louer, de nombreux efforts restent à fournir.   La Charte de Lomé Débuté le lundi 10, le sommet pris fin le samedi 15 octobre par l’adoption de la “Charte de Lomé”. Les participants ont pris un train de 3 grandes mesures. D’abord au niveau opérationnel, la trentaine de pays signataires se sont engagés à partager leurs informations et leurs expériences pour lutter […]

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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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ISS West Africa Report. Togo’s maritime challenges: why security remains a major issue

August 2016 Report prepared by Bathélémy Blédé and André Diouf, ISS Dakar. With the African Union’s Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security, Safety and Development scheduled to be held in Lomé in October this year, Togo is confronting a range of maritime security concerns and issues. This report assesses the West African country’s progress in securing its coastline since 2012, when it recorded the second highest number of acts of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea after Nigeria. It also identifies the key challenges facing the country and offers recommendations. Au moment où l’Union africaine prépare un sommet extraordinaire à Lomé sur la sécurité et la sûreté maritimes et le développement, […]

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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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