Cameroon: 19 African nations join hands to fight maritime insecurity in Gulf of Guinea

Some 19 coastal African nations have come together to fight piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, from Senegal to Angola.
This is the outcome of a meeting which was held in Yaoundé on Thursday.


The initiative spans four years. The first two years will focus on a pilot zone that will move from Togo to Gabon.
The programme has a budget of about 9.2 million euros.
Backed by the European Union, the programme entails developing human and technical resources necessary for information sharing between nations at sea.
Piracy is one of the major security challenges facing Africa in recent times  alongside terror attacks from radical religious groups in the likes of Boko Haram and al-Shabab.

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