Piracy costs African economies and needs a hard-hitting international response

Ghana’s minister of information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has called for an international response to the Gulf of Guinea piracy problem, which is costing regional economies $2bn a year, according to a recent report.
Ninety five percent of all kidnappings in 2020 occurred in the region, with 27 out of 28 incidents in African coastal waters of the Gulf, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report.
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