"According to my solar observations, we are not more than three hundred miles from the Gulf of Guinea
; the desert, therefore, cannot extend indefinitely, since the coast is inhabited, and the country has been explored for some distance back into the interior.
'Therefore, combative steps must be taken in order to eradicate this cancerous elements that can stop business confidence in the country with Nigeria's economic live-wire depending strongly on its exclusive economic zone and the Gulf Of Guinea
due to the volume of economic activities that take place in the region.
Sadly, piracy is not confined to the Gulf of Guinea
. The seas around southeast Asia are also notorious for robbery at sea and piracy.
Kidnappings and piracy for ransom in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a tweet had said, "A merchant vessel Marine Express (oil tanker), owned by Mumbai-based Anglo-Eastern shipping company with 22 Indian nationals onboard, is presumably missing off the coast of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea
The Gulf of Guinea
has become an increasing target for pirates who steal cargo and demand ransoms, even as piracy incidents fall worldwide, experts say.
Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea have signed an agreement to establish a combined Mar- itime Policing and Security Patrol Com- mittee to increase security in the Gulf of Guinea
Pirate attacks have come down in Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean, but crew kidnappings are increasing in the Gulf of Guinea
in West Africa.
Also known as Guinea worm for its formerly high prevalence along the Gulf of Guinea
, Dracunculus medinensis ("little dragon from Medina") is a parasitic nematode that infects humans and domestic animals through contaminated water.
Maritime Security Cooperation in the Gulf of Guinea
: Prospects and Challenges, by Kamal-Deen Ali.
Which African country lies on the Gulf of Guinea
between Ghana and Benin?
A recent article by Irina Slav for Oilprice.com said it's now losing a massive 400,000 bbls of crude daily to pirates in the Gulf of Guinea
, an amount equal to the entire daily export capacity of its Forcados terminal.