The Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) held its 24th Plenary Session in Nairobi on 27 January 2022.The session was chaired by Honourable Eugene Wamalwa, Cabinet-Secretary for Defence of the Republic of Kenya.

Photo : Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism – Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles

A significant milestone in the Strategic Planning Steering Group’s (SPSG) work, which Seychelles chaired, was the presentation of a report with recommendations for a change in strategic direction for the CGPCS.

The Chairperson of SPSG, Mr Steve Lalande, Director-General, Regional Affairs Division of the Foreign Affairs Department, represented Seychelles at the Plenary Session and underlined that “the SPSG has held seven working sessions over the past year and this has led to the recommendations and the change of orientation for the Contact Group”. The report was well-received adopted by the Contact Group’s Plenary Session in Kenya.

The Contact Group has been renamed:  Contact Group on Illicit Maritime Activities in the Indian Ocean. The mandate of the …

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Launch of the report “Pirates and Oil Theft in the Niger Delta: an analysis of the connection between piracy and oil bunkering”

The CRIMSON project is pleased to announce the “Pirates and Oil Theft in the Niger Delta: an analysis of the connection between piracy and oil bunkering” report, launched on 1st December 2022 at the G7++ Friends of the Gulf of Guinea (FoGG) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The study was coordinated by Thomas Kieler, EU Delegation […]

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Senegal: African Development Bank to invest over €166 million in construction of highway to open up the country’s north

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Uganda : Rehabilitation of Bulindo-Nsasa-Namugongo Roads

Residents of Bulindo, Nsasa and Namugongo in Kira Municipality relieved as rehabilitation works for the 4.56 Km road that links them commences. The 4.56 Km stretch has been characterized by dust during the dry season and excess mad and gullies during the rainy season. The residents are therefore greatly relieved at the prospect of upgrading […]

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