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Title:Sea piracy and maritime security in the Horn of Africa: the Somali coast and Gulf of Aden in perspective
Author:Onuoha, Freedom C.ISNI
Periodical:African Security Review
Geographic term:Somalia
regional security
Abstract:Africa's waterways have in recent times emerged as some of the world's most dangerous routes for vessels and their crew members in terms of pirate attacks. Of particular concern is the increase in piracy and sea raids off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden around the Horn of Africa. The situation has become particularly worrisome in the past three years, leading observers to conclude that 'piracy and its fruits have become the largest, single industry of that impoverished country'. How do we characterize the serious dimensions that sea piracy has assumed along the Somali coast and in the Gulf of Aden? What factors contribute to the upsurge of piracy in the region? What has been the response of various stakeholders in promoting maritime security in the region? What measures could be adopted to combat piracy in the region? This article attempts to address these and related questions. Notes, ref., sum. (p. VI). [ASC Leiden abstract]