Maritime Security off Africa

Perspectives on East and West Africa

Authored by: Francois Vreÿ

Routledge Handbook of Conflict Response and Leadership in Africa

Print publication date:  September  2021
Online publication date:  September  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367332228
eBook ISBN: 9780429318603
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Renewed focus on the world’s oceans has brought about a shift that one can broadly frame as a rivalry between competitive no-limits exploitation and cooperative or collaborative endeavours towards the responsible and sustainable use of ocean territories. The competition portrays a growing sense of international concern with keeping the world’s oceans productive, safe, and sustainable (United Nations, n.d.). The aforementioned does not take place in isolation from vested interests of countries, business communities, coastal communities, and criminals, as well as other sub-state political rivalries.

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