n Journal of African Union Studies - Notes on Regional Leadership and Maritime Security

Volume 2, Issue 3_4
  • ISSN : 2050-4292
  • E-ISSN: 2050-4306


As before in history, the sea is set to again become a battlefield of rivalling global actors. The economic and commercial wealth of that which is on the sea, in the sea and under the sea as well as the maritime infrastructure serving it ensures that maritime security is globally regarded as an issue not to be ignored. In Africa, however, the security debate often misses the required "seaward glance" as "land issues" and issues related to regime security are often more important. Yet, African leaders must develop the means to combat the vast and growing maritime security threat to the continent.

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