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Title:Enhancing regional maritime cooperation in Africa: the planned end state
Author:Wambua, Paul MusiliISNI
Periodical:African Security Review
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:regional security
international cooperation
territorial waters
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10246029.2009.9627541
Abstract:Maritime affairs involve cooperation to a degree that does not fit in easily with the staunchly defended concepts of sovereignty and jurisdiction. However, issues of maritime governance transcend national, geographical and political boundaries. The best illustration of its transnational nature is the recent hijacking of vessels in the increasingly dangerous waters off the coast of Somalia. This paper provides an appraisal of regional maritime cooperation among Africa's maritime nations. It analyses existing maritime regional cooperation agreements and institutions set up by African nations, particularly with regard to their efficacy. The paper also examines flaws in the national policies, legislation and institutions that hinder regional maritime cooperation. Finally, the paper explores new avenues that can be used to forge regional cooperation between African maritime nations. Notes, ref., sum. (p. VI-VII). [ASC Leiden abstract]