West Africa's tough battle with piracy

The Gulf of Guinea has become the new hub for African piracy. An international summit in Lome, Togo is looking for answers.
The raids off the West African coast invariably follow the same pattern.  At night or in the early hours of the morning, a flotilla of pirate dinghies or speed boats fans out across the water heading off in the direction of their prey – an oil tanker or cargo vessel – which they then attack and board.
Efforts to defeat piracy off the coast of Somalia have been relatively successful and it is now in decline. However, it is now on the rise in the Gulf of Guinea. Countries that share the Gulf of Guinea coastline such as Togo, Benin, Nigeria have turned into a new hub for Africa’s pirates.
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Source: dw.com

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