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Title:Violence at sea: the ramifications of maritime piracy in Nigerian and Somali waters for human security in Africa
Author:Onuoha, Freedom C.ISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Research Review (ISSN 0855-4412)
Volume:25
Issue:2
Pages:21-46
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Somalia
Africa
Subjects:piracy
human security
international relations
Conflict of laws--Maritime law
Hijacking of ships
Abstract:Both national and international waterways are vitally important to States because they serve as a medium of transportation, a source of economic exploitation of mineral resources such as crude oil, and a source of food in the form of fishing and shrimp fishing. Regrettably, Africa's waters now represent one of the world's high-risk waterways for vessels and crew in terms of pirate attacks. This article focuses on pirate activities in Nigerian and Somali waters, essentially because these countries have recorded the highest incidence of pirate attacks in the last few years. It examines the dimensions maritime piracy has assumed in these areas, discusses the factors behind the new wave of pirate activities, and unravels the implications of maritime piracy for human security on the continent. It concludes with recommendations for combatting piracy in Nigerian and Somali waters in particular, and Africa in general. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French [Journal abstract]
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