Farce in Togo highlights piracy plight for West Africa



Andrew Elwell
09/06/2013

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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