Latest News for: Maritime africa


Is the Middle East on the mend?

The National 10 May 2021
In North Africa, Turkey has been making headway for some time ... Libya hosts Africa’s largest oil reserves, and thanks to its intervention and its maritime deal with the GNA, Turkey is likely to be involved in developing its energy blocs ... partner in Africa, at $4.2 billion in 2020.

Lessons From the Ship That Nearly Destroyed 12 Percent of World Trade

The Maritime Executive 09 May 2021
Many people asked, how could such a modern and large vessel find itself with its bow rammed into Asia, its stern aground on Africa, and its midship astride one of the major maritime chokepoints in the world? The world was also entertained with thousands of images from the little ...

US confiscates massive arms shipment off coast of Oman, Yemen - analysis

The Jerusalem Post 08 May 2021
However, it may be linked to other militant groups in the Horn of Africa or Yemen or elsewhere.  . The US says that it conducts maritime security operations that entail routine patrols ... Maritime security operations, as conducted by the US Fifth Fleet, entail routine ...

Year after Gogra trespass, PLA dragging feet over restoring status quo ante

Hindustan Times 07 May 2021
The Chinese posture towards India in nuclear supplier group, terrorism emanating from Pakistan and increased maritime activity in the Persian Gulf and on the eastern board of Africa are all under notice and New Delhi is no longer squeamish about being a prominent member of QUAD as its agenda is far beyond than challenging China ... ....

Illegal EU pushbacks linked to 2,000 refugee deaths

Taipei Times 06 May 2021
Following border closures due to COVID-19, EU nations have paid non-EU states and enlisted private vessels to intercept boats in distress at sea and push back passengers to detention centers. By Lorenzo Tondo / The Guardian ... Illustration ... The bodies of 24 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were found last week by Spain’s maritime rescue agency ... .

Artillery Drills in Europe Aim to Provide Deterrence Against NATO Adversaries - US General

Urdu Point 05 May 2021
"Fires Shock" is a series of field artillery exercises undertaken from May 5-June 19 in Europe and Africa in conjunction with DEFENDER-Europe 21 exercise ... The exercise aims to utilize key ground and maritime routes bridging Europe, Asia and Africa and incorporate new or high-end capabilities, according to the Defense Department.

Pakistan sees nearly 70% rise in exports to China

Anadolu Agency 05 May 2021
The two longtime allies are also partners in the multi-million-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, an ambitious project to connect Asia with Africa and Europe via land and maritime networks to boost trade and stimulate economic growth.

Revealed: 2,000 refugee deaths linked to illegal EU pushbacks

The Observer 05 May 2021
“Push- and pull-back operations have become routine, as have forms of maritime abandonment where hundreds were left to drown,’’ said a spokesperson at Alarm Phone, a hotline service for migrants in distress at sea ... Last week, the bodies of 24 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were found by Spain’s maritime rescue.

Foreign Minister Tangara calls for maritime security

The Point 04 May 2021
“After the adoption of Resolution 2039 of 29 February 2012, which gives our actions their full legitimacy, and the Political Declaration of the Heads of State and Governments of Central and West Africa on Maritime Safety and Security in the Gulf of Guinea, I urge our Governments ...

24 bodies recovered from wooden migrant boat off Canary Islands

Belfast Telegraph 29 Apr 2021
The bodies of 24 sub-Saharan migrants, who are believed to have died of thirst and hunger as they tried to cross from the west coast of Africa to the Canary Islands, have been brought to land by Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service.

Spain recovers 24 bodies from migrant boat off Canaries

Stars and Stripes 29 Apr 2021
BARCELONA, Spain — The bodies of 24 sub-Saharan migrants, among them two minors, who are believed to have died of thirst and hunger as they tried to cross from the west coast of Africa to the Canary Islands, were brought to land by Spain's Maritime Rescue Service Wednesday evening.

Albanian Port Hosts Start of Defender Europe 21 Exercise

Balkan Insight 28 Apr 2021
The annual US-led exercise is designed to build readiness and interoperability between US and NATO and partner militaries ... This year’s exercise will also include COVID restrictions and monitoring but will span the Balkans and the Black Sea region and use key ground and maritime routes that bridge Europe, Asia and Africa ... Photo. USTRANSCOM. Photo ... Photo.

Unifying maritime intelligence to improve security in W/Africa – Ugwala

Business Day Online 27 Apr 2021
According to him, a unified central intelligence system which would leverage on modern technologies to share and coordinate information relating to piracy and other maritime related crimes plaguing the states of West Africa, would nib insecurity in the bud ... the maritime industry.

The United States and Greece: The Sky’s the Limit for What We Can Accomplish Together

Greek City Times 26 Apr 2021
Army-led exercise, consisting of more than 28,000 multinational forces from 26 nations, will utilize key ground and maritime routes bridging Europe, Asia, and Africa, showcasing once again Greece’s key position at the nexus of these continents as well as the strategic value of Alexandroupoli.