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The future of Africa’s seas and oceans. Reader in International Relations speaks at event in Addis Ababa

27 September 2016

The sea

This October the African Union will conclude its negotiation of the Lome Charter which will provide a new foundation for Africa’s blue economy and ocean governance.

In the run-up to the summit, Dr. Christian Bueger, Reader in International Relations, spoke at an event in Addis Ababa, organised by the Institute for Security Studies entitled From awareness to action: Africa's blue economy after Lomé. Dr. Bueger highlighted the importance of recognizing the link between ocean development and health and maritime security, and argued for realising the potential synergies between these agendas. In particular he stressed the importance of knowing what happens at sea and sharing information between agencies.

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