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At Defence IQ's AFSEC 14 conference, David M. Luna, Senior Director of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, addressed delegates. Here is his speech in full... Good morning. Your Excellencies, Distinguished L...
Without a formal national coast guard, Somalia is still vulnerable to piracy in the Horn of Africa despite incidents vastly decreasing over recent months. According to a report in Defense News, the European Union may help Somalia establish its own national coast guard...
The acquisition of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) by African states has attracted significant attention. But are such vessels truly the answer to Africa's issues? A series of questions must be asked to determine their suitability including what threat are they being u...
If there's one thing that the Somaliland government wants us – the international community – to know about maritime crime and the country's future economic stability, it's this:"Whether it's on our waters or on the waters of our neighbours in Somalia, as long as there a...
The economic cost of maritime piracy and the frequency of kidnap-for-ransom incidents is climbing for the first time in years due to a resurgence of criminal activity off the West African coast, says watchdog.
Arriving on military helicopters, aided by night vision cameras, the attackers opened up on their victims with AK-47s. It was a massacre.
The first of the newly upgraded Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigates (FFG), HMAS Melbourne, has commenced maritime security operations in the Middle East, replacing the ANZAC Class Frigate (FFH) HMAS Parramatta.
4 October 2011 The Security Council and top United Nations officials have strongly condemned today’s suicide bombing at a government ministry building in the capital, Mogadishu, that killed scores of people and injured many more. Media reports indicate at least...
Somali pirates hijacked the first merchant vessel in 5 years, with confirmation of an attack on the MT ARIS 13, a tanker vessel en route to Mogadishu from Djibouti.
Nigerian Minister under fire for "unauthorised" purchase of 2 armoured BMW’s The Federal Executive Council has set up a three-man investigative panel of inquiry to unravel the circumstances surrounding the procurement process of the armoured cars by the NCAA and...
6 Sep 10 A Royal Navy Merlin helicopter squadron is deploying to the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden to carry out specialist anti-piracy operations over the coming months.
The UK's contribution to the NATO mission in Libya has been commended by the House of Commons Defence Select Committee in its report on the operation. The Committee said it commends the UK's Armed Forces for their significant contribution to the successful conclusio...
The Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Stuart sailed for the Middle East Area of Operations today, where she will relieve HMAS Melbourne on Operation Slipper. This is the fourth time that Stuart has been deployed to the Gulf and the Navy’s 25th rotation since September 200...
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