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Covid-19 in Africa: From Disruption to Opportunities for Sustainable Intra-African Maritime Security Cooperation

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One evidential impact of COVID-19 on the region’s maritime governance is in the way it has shaped (limited) cooperation with international partners.
In a way, the COVID-19 pandemic exposes the neo-colonial and exploitative logic of maritime cooperation and collaboration by international partners in the Gulf of Guinea and Africa at large.
There is evidence to suggest that maritime enforcement is improving across the region and that enhanced intra-Africa maritime cooperation could negate the need for over reliance on donor partner support.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents a rare opportunity for enhanced intra-African cooperation in the history of maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, and indeed coastal states throughout the African continent.
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Original languageEnglish
TypeOp-ed
PublisherALC Covid-19 Research
Number of pages5
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2020

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