News of maritime domain

Boost for blue economy as President Kenyatta commissions Bandari Maritime Academy

Nairobi, 8 July 2019 – Kenya’s efforts to position the blue economy sector as a key driver of the country’s transformation today received a major boost with the commissioning of the Bandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa County. President Kenyatta led

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Kenya elected to chair Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

20 June 219- Kenya has been elected the chair of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) for a period of two years beginning January 2020. The chairmanship will afford  Kenya the opportunity to coordinate regional

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Madagascar will host the 1st forum on maritime security

15 June 2019 – Madagascar will host the first regional forum on maritime security, to which several neighboring countries of the Big Island will participate, among others, Kenya, Mozambique, Mauritius, Comoros, Reunion and Seychelles. At the military award ceremony to

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Seychelles, CJTF-HOA build partnership

Victoria, 21 May 2019 — The East African island nation of Seychelles is a key partner with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, working towards increasing security and regional stability in the Indian Ocean. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James

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Maritime security the Seychelles way

From Africa Defense Forum: 29 January 2019: Africa’s smallest nation is setting a standard for safe, sustainable seas through the prosecution of pirates, international maritime cooperation and proactive measures to protect its exclusive economic zone. As the six Seychellois crew

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Mozambique and Seychelles Discuss Cooperation

Maputo 21 May 2019 — The governments of Mozambique and the Seychelles on Monday signed agreements on aviation, security and public order and general cooperation. The agreements were signed in Maputo as part of a state visit by Seychelles President

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Africa-Europe Alliance: Commissioner Mimica on official visit to Mauritius, a development success story

Brussels, 2 May 2019 : Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is on an official visit to the Republic of Mauritius, where he met Prime Minister Jugnauth and various Members of the Government. On this occasion, he announced

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After pirate attack off Somalia, judge orders that 5 suspects are held in Seychelles

Seychelles News Agency – Three out of five suspected pirates from Somalia who were transferred to Seychelles by EU NAVFOR last week were remanded until May 13 by the Supreme Court on Monday.   The EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta transferred

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Maritime terrorism threats destabilize regional security: Saudi security workshop

JEDDAH 27 April 2019: A three-day maritime security workshop held at the Mohammed bin Naif Institute for Maritime Science and Security Studies in Jeddah has ended, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The workshop was organized by the Directorate General of

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Will a new treaty boost Africa’s fight against maritime crime?

The African continent stands to benefit significantly from a new high seas treaty; perhaps more so than any other region. The world’s largest crime scene is not part of any specific country, region or territory. Rather, it is the area

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