Posts From CRIMARIO Watch

Blue Economy In Africa: Initiatives, Prospects And Issues

Harnessing the oceans’ resources in a sustainable manner is the ‘new frontier of the African renaissance’ according to the African Union (AU). This ‘blue growth’ will only be achieved if ocean’s health and security at sea are won back. The

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Blue Economy course starts July 2017

The Commonwealth of Learning, in collaboration with the University of Seychelles’ James Michel Blue Economy Research Institute, is offering a free online course on the Blue Economy. The course, titled “Understanding the Blue Economy,” is aimed at individuals new to the

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Chinese trawlers snapped fishing in Djibouti’s protected waters

Six trawlers flying the Chinese flag were spotted off the coast of Djibouti in the past few weeks, flouting a ban and fishing in a protected coastal area near the town of Obock. Local fishermen, residents and activists immediately began

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Seychelles opens two maritime information sharing centres

On 1st July, Seychelles opened two information sharing centres to enhance maritime security.  The NISCC (National Information Sharing and Coordination Centre), being a national entity, will have its mission to co-coordinate and manage the ever increasing level of activities within

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Nacala port opening in Mozambique

The coal terminal at Nacala-a-Velha Port in Nampula province will formally enter into operation on 9 May 2017, marking the start of a new phase in the exploitation of the resources extracted in the Moatize basin in Tete province. Refurbishment

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India, Mauritius to firm up coop in maritime security

NEW DELHI, May 27:  India announced a USD 500 million line of credit to Mauritius as the two countries decided to firm up cooperation in the field of maritime security in the Indian Ocean region. The two sides signed a

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Inauguration of Doraleh multipurpose port

Djibouti has opened its new 690 hectare mega port with world-class facilities and equipment manufactured by Chinese firm ZPMC. The $590 million Doraleh Multipurpose Port project started in 2015 was jointly financed by Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority (DPFZA)

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A Joint Maritime Information and Coordination Centre for Puntland

The progress of the Joint Maritime Information and Coordination Centre (JMICC) in Puntland was presented on 9 May 2017 in Garowe by the project team supported by EUCAP Somalia : purpose, provisional vision and mission statement of the future JMICC,

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African ports

Between 2007 and 2017, a staggering USD 50 billion were invested in the African port sector. With growth of 7% a year in maritime traffic of all types and a four-fold increase in maritime trade, driven in particular by Asia,

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3rd conference of Association of African Maritime Administrations

The Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) hold its 3rd annual conference on 19 April to 21 April in Abuja (Nigeria). This conference was organised by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in conjunction with the International Maritime Organisation

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