Maritime Security Mahama in Togo for African Union Summit on maritime security

The summit is expected to be attended by many African leaders, including those of landlocked countries, and experts in the field.

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play President John Mahama has arrived in Togo’s capital, Lomé, to attend the African Union Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa.
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President John Mahama has arrived in Togo’s capital, Lomé, to attend the African Union Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa.

The summit is expected to be attended by many African leaders, including those of landlocked countries, and experts in the field.

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The summit in Ghana's eastern neighbour is expected to bring up solutions and frameworks needed to tackle maritime security challenges affecting the continent.

While incidents of piracy has been reduced in the Horn of Africa, cases have increased significantly on the Gulf of Guinea, which is shared by many West African states such as Ghana and Togo.

play The summit in Ghana's eastern neighbour is expected to bring up solutions and frameworks needed to tackle maritime security challenges affecting the continent.

 

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With high youth unemployment and underemployment rates in many coastal communities, there are fears that piracy will spiral in West Africa.

Pair trawling and light fishing, mainly by Chinese boats, is another cause of concern to fishing communities.

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