African states don’t prioritize maritime security

Dirk Siebels, University of Greenwich Piracy off the African coastline has been a headline grabbing phenomenon for more than a decade. For a few years though, Somali pirates appeared to have a quiet spell. Then, recently they had their first successful attack against a merchant vessel since 2012. Other attacks followed, including one in April …

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Africa News Headlines for 23 February 2015

The Academy Award-nominated film “Timbuktu” explores the war within Islam Source: Foreign Policy ‘Timbuktu’ director wants more cinema from West Africa Source: Japan Times/Reuters Lupita at the Oscars Source: The Herald Ivory Coast moves to close digital divide Source: Biztech Africa Modern African Poetry Finds Its Voice Online Source: Highbrow Magazine High time SAPS got …

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