Tag: Piracy

Hassan Bello on how piracy on waterways affects the Nigerian economy

Speaking on the link between the economy and waterways, Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary and CEO of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (N.S.C) says incidences of armed robbery and piracy on the waterways impacts transportation costs, which also has negative repercussions on the economy. On the sidelines of the Global Maritime Security Conference (GMSC) in Abuja, CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole caught up with Hassan Bello.

Op-Ed: African states don’t prioritise maritime security – here’s why they should

Dirk Siebels | University of Greenwich Piracy off the African coastline has been a headline grabbing phenomenon for more than a decade. For a few years though, Somali pirates appeared to have a quiet...

How West Africa is fighting to protect its troubled, lawless waters

West African nations may be losing up to $1.3 billion each year to illegal fishing.

How piracy threatens Nigeria’s entertainment industry

Piracy is best practiced in the infamous stalls of Lagos’ Alaba market, bursting with CDs and DVDs that come from everywhere but their creators' hands.