Yemen, UK discuss issues of common interest

SANA’A, July 30 (Saba)- Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammed Nasser Ahmed on Tuesday discussed with the British ambassador to Yemen ,Jane Marriott, issues of common interest between the two countries. (more…)

Pirates in double strike off Indonesia

Kuala Lumpur: Reports have emerged today of a double pirate strike with the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre in Malaysia detailing two pirate attacks that took place last week in Indonesia. (more…)

Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea: Lessons Learned from the Indian Ocean

Programme Paper
Adjoa Anyimadu, July 2013

  • As rates of piracy emanating from Somalia’s coast fall, international attention is shifting towards insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea – the waters off Africa’s west coast. (more…)
SAS Isaac Dyobha takes over from SAS Galeshewe patrolling Mozambique Channel

Written by Guy Martin

The refurbished offshore patrol vessel SAS Isaac Dyobha has taken over from the SAS Galeshewe in patrolling the Mozambique Channel for pirates and other maritime hazards. (more…)

Nigeria lost $10.9 bln to oil theft in two years – audit

(Reuters) – Nigeria lost out on $10.9 billion in potential oil revenues due to oil theft between 2009-2011, the chairman of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) said on Tuesday. (more…)

Nigeria: Naval chief seeks synergy to secure Gulf of Guinea

By Abel Krabee

WorldStage Newsonline—Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Joseph Ezeoba, has called for closer working ties between Gulf of Guinea (GoG) states in order to eradicate all forms of illegalities in the region. (more…)

Learning to Love NGOs: The Growing Role of Civil Society in Asian Security

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are playing an increasingly important role in promoting human security across Asia. James Gannon, however, believes they can do better, especially if national governments and regional institutions provide increased support to the nonprofit sector.

By James Gannon for East-West Center (EWC) (more…)

Kenyan kidnappings: Hotel worker sentenced to death over brutal raid on British tourists

Ali Babitu Kololo was found guilty of robbery with violence and kidnapping with intent to cause murder over the brutal 2011 raid (more…)

Russia: Fleet refuels away from base ‘to avoid tax’

Russia has stopped fuelling the famous Black Sea Fleet at its naval base in a bid to avoid taxes, it’s reported. (more…)

Spanish Navy’s First UAV to Spy on Somali Pirates

By Esteban Villarejo of ABC Spain

The Skeldar V-200 by the Swedish company Saab is the first UAS (unmanned aircraft system) acquired by the Spanish Navy in service delivery contract (leasing), with the objective that it will soon be used as part of Operation Atalanta to combat piracy in the Indian Ocean. (more…)