29 January 2009

Incident: Regional states sign antipracy pact

Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, the Maldives, the Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and Yemen have signed an agreement to fight piracy, including in it a "code of conduct" and provisions for "three information centres in Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, and Sanaa, and a training centre for anti-piracy units in Djibouti." "The code of conduct says coastal states should make the necessary changes in their legislations to facilitate the arrest and prosecution of piracy suspects." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 01/29/09)