Farce in Togo highlights piracy plight for West Africa

Andrew Elwell

What to do about the troubling rise in piracy off the West African coast in the Gulf of Guinea? While East Africa’s piracy problem – most notably in Somalia – has been addressed after years of conflict and unrest, the seas off the coast of Nigeria, Togo, Ghana and neighbouring countries are presenting a new challenge for counter-piracy operators. Suspicion and distrust are prevailing at a time when regional cooperation and information sharing should be paramount. To illustr...
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