View on Africa: piracy shouldn’t define maritime priorities


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Maritime security and the massive economic potential of Africa’s seas have fallen from the radar of governments and the African Union (AU). That must change. With warnings of a resurgence in piracy, policymakers must guard against a narrow focus on security at the expense of developing the blue economy and tackling non-traditional threats like illegal trafficking and illegal fishing.

This View on Africa briefing is presented by Tim Walker, Researcher, ISS Pretoria. He will discuss opportunities for the AU and maritime stakeholders in 2017.

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