West Africa pirate attacks continue to rise

Naval chiefs call for more funding and protection as piracy, kidnappings and oil thefts in Gulf of Guinea rise.

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    The ocean off the West African coastline is one of the world's most notorious areas for piracy and kidnapping. And attacks in the area continue to rise each year.

    To try to resolve the issue, maritime experts are meeting in Ghana for a security conference.

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris went on patrol with the Ghanaian Navy to see the extent of the problem.


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