Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea

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Today, the Gulf of Guinea region is simultaneously the major source of revenue for the development of the states of the region and a big source of economic opportunity for the partners conducting industrial activities. The region covers an extension of more than six thousand kilometers, starting from the Senegal River—along the border between the Republic of Senegal and the Republic of Mauritania—up to the Cunene River—on the border between the Republic of Angola and the Republic of Namibia. The challenges caused by Gulf of Guinea tension, however, are not limited to this region.

This region is a global shipping route for goods between the Americas, Africa, Europe, and other parts of the world. The Gulf of Guinea region is also home to the second largest forest in the world; it possesses huge reserves of oil and gas, major river systems; and a considerable quantity of strategic resources, such as uranium, columbite-tantalite, and fishery products.

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