Piraterie

  • (English) Maritime Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

    (English) Gulf Of Guinea PiracyBy UN Office on Drugs and Crime, February 2013. Rising maritime crimes in West Africa are beginning to surpass those along the coast of Somalia, the continent’s heretofore hotbed of piracy. An estimated 100 attacks are occurring each year in Nigerian waters alone, as former insurgents join criminal networks to perpetrate robberies, kidnappings, and cargo seizures, including significant hauls of crude oil destined for international markets. West African states must work to coordinate maritime interdiction efforts and to break up land-based criminal networks financing attacks and laundering the resulting proceeds. Download the report: [PDF]
  • (English) Finding a Regional Solution to Piracy: Is the Djibouti Process the Answer?

    (English) Maritime SecurityBy Christian Bueger and Mohanvir Singh Saran. Piracy-Studies.org, August 2012. The Djibouti Code of Conduct signed by 21 countries, including 13 from Africa, to combat piracy in the western Indian Ocean has seen many achievements since implementation began in 2010: the creation of information sharing centers in Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, review of national legislation, and coast guard training and capacity building throughout the region. While many technical achievements have been realized, stronger agreements forged through existing regional blocs may lead to more robust responses such as joint multilateral operations or collective responses. Download the article: [PDF]
  • (English) Global Challenge, Regional Responses: Forging a Common Approach to Maritime Piracy

    (English) Africa Piracy Image WebBy Dubai School of Government, April 2011. East and West Africa have emerged as global piracy hot spots where rising numbers of attacks have resulted in hundreds of kidnappings and billions of dollars in aggregate economic costs. Effective responses in both regions will require better management and control of maritime domains as well as legal reforms to address maritime criminality, subregional cooperation, and onshore political and development adjustments to mitigate the incentives that motivate many pirates. Download the Article: [PDF]
  • Les coûts économiques de la piraterie maritime

    091015-N-4154B-058Par Anna Bowden et al. One Earth Future, décembre 2010. La piraterie peut accroître considérablement le coût des transports internationaux et les dépenses consacrées à la sécurité et aux patrouilles, mais elle a des répercussions tout aussi considérables sur le développement en Afrique. Au Kenya, les frais supplémentaires résultant de la piraterie pour les importations et les exportations se chiffrent à des dizaines de millions de dollars par mois et des études effectuées au Nigéria ont conclu que la piraterie menace quelque 50.000 emplois.
  • Somalie : pirates ou protecteurs ?

    somaliaPar Andrew Mwangura. Pambazuka News, mai 2010. Chaque année, des centaines de vaisseaux illégaux opèrent le long des côtes de la Somalie où ils font concurrence à de nombreux pêcheurs locaux, dont certains se voient contraints de cesser leurs activités, et où ils surexploitent un grand nombre de stocks halieutiques. Les pirates somaliens se sont acquis un certain soutien populaire en raison de l’effet dissuasif qu’ils ont sur ces activités. Des efforts ciblant conjointement la piraterie et la pêche illicite sont nécessaires pour miner la crédibilité dont la piraterie jouit en Somalie. [LINK]

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