Maritime Development in Africa: An Independent Specialists’ Framework

By Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Updated: 08/23/2010

2010_0803_kenya_cargo_ship_mBy The African Union Commission, the Brenthurst Foundation, and the Africa Center for Strategic Studies | 2010

Africa’s maritime domain is a critical source of food security, the conduit for 90 percent of continental trade, and vital to its future growth. However, Africa is also the only major region lacking a maritime strategy. Readily available guidelines and legal frameworks should be integrated into Africa’s Common Defense and Security Policy to facilitate an African-led collective security strategy for the maritime domain.

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