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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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IPSS roundtable on gender-based violence in contemporary Nigeria

The Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS) of the University of Ibadan is organizing a roundtable on the theme of gender-based violence in contemporary Nigeria on 28 July 2016. Gender-based violence is an umbrella term for any harm that is perpetrated against a person’s will and that results from gender-related power inequalities in both public and private spheres. Though the problem is experienced by both the feminine and masculine gender, it is more peculiar to women and girls. To this extent, “gender-based violence” is sometimes used interchangeably with the term “violence against women” (VAW). VAW occurs throughout the lifecycle of a woman and manifests itself physically, psychologically and structurally […]

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Counter-piracy and Maritime Security, CEISR conference series, 9 March 2016

Counter-piracy and Maritime Security: addressing security challenges in the Gulf of Guinea CEISR “Study Half Day” conference series, 9 March 2016 The West Africa region is beset by numerous security challenges. Some of the most pressing security issues in the region take place in and around the maritime environment of the Gulf of Guinea, a vital space for the economic development of a vast region. Unless adequately addressed, at-sea security challenges such as piracy and other criminal activities will remain obstacles to the future prosperity of millions in the West Africa region. The conference organised by the University of Portsmouth, Centre for European and International Studies Research, will explore some […]

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