WEST AFRICA: Defining piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

LONDON 10 December 2012 (IRIN) – In July last year President Boni Yayi of Benin sent a worried letter to the UN secretary-general. His country was being threatened by the activities of pirates, who were scaring shipping away from the ports on which his country's revenues depend. He wanted international help of the kind which had been deployed against piracy off the coast of Somalia.

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