Toward an African Maritime Economy: Empowering the African Union to Revolutionize the African Maritime Sector

By Naval War College Review
Updated: 09/13/2011

By Commander Michael Baker, Naval War College Review | 2011

Africa suffers from fragmented maritime governance regimes, contributing to insecurity and lost development potential. For example, while some countries may make progress improving port efficiency, gains are offset by rising piracy – or vice versa. Through its ongoing integrated maritime strategy development efforts, the African Union should work in partnership with member states and international actors to align disparate African maritime laws and better integrate the continent’s five maritime early warning centers, among other improvements.

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