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Piracy and insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea:
Challenges and issues of regional maritime governance

by Michel Luntumbue, researcher at GRIP

30 September 2011


The rise of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is a challenge for the economy of the coastal states that rely on ports activities and oil export. The Gulf of Guinea is also a region of growing importance for the oil importing foreign powers for which this region has become strategic. The weakness of the means of monitoring and delays of a regional action strategy still prevent the emergence of true maritime governance in the sub-region.

Key words : Piracy, oil issue, border conflicts, armed groups, trafficking, smuggling.
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