2016 Lome Summit: the AU adopts a new charter on maritime security

On 15 October, 31 African states’ representatives signed for the adoption of the African Union Charter on Maritime Security, Safety and Development during the AU extraordinary Summit held in Lome, Togo. According to ECOWAS’ Chairwoman and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, this Charter aims at preventing and curbing national and transnational crime, especially terrorism, piracy…