Japan Expands Military Presence in Horn of Africa Despite Decrease in Somalia Piracy

Published on June 3, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 29: Despite the overall decrease in piracy in the Horn of Africa, Japan remains committed to an international security operation off the Horn of Africa which is increasingly a cornerstone of its wider Africa policy. According to statistics displayed on the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, despite last month’s pirate attack by Somali pirates and underlying instability…

June 3, 2019
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Spain Takes Over EU Anti-Piracy Mission from Britain due to Brexit

Published on April 1, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments March 29: Spain on Friday (Mar 29) took over from Britain command of a European Union maritime mission that combats piracy off the coast of Somalia as Britain’s planned departure from the bloc nears. Spanish vice admiral Antonio Martorell relieved British major general Charlie Strickland as commander of the so-called “Operation Atalanta” during a solemn ceremony held at the…

April 1, 2019
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Singapore launches Invincible

Sends message to China. Singapore launches Invincible KIEL (Germany): Singapore’s acquisition of four new Type 218SG submarines, which offer more firepower and combat options, is Continue Reading »

February 20, 2019
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Encouraging signs from Africa

Africa is acutely vulnerable to maritime crime, which has become a low risk, high reward business. Promising signs of Africa’s global leadership on maritime security BY TIMOTHY Continue Reading »

February 20, 2019
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PH in piracy push

Philippines wants clampdown. Finish them off! Duterte urges Asian neighbors to step up anti-piracy fight By Prince Golez President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged the Continue Reading »

February 20, 2019
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