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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Countries struggling to cope with pirate attacks around Gulf of Guinea” – below is their description.
Countries around the Gulf of Guinea are stepping up security to fight off a sharp rise in attacks by pirates.
The maritime area stretches from Senegal to Angola.
It’s now the most dangerous in the world – seeing nearly half of all the attacks this year.
Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Lagos in Nigeria, one of the worst-affected countries.
–Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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