The navies of three African countries on the continent’s western seaboard are being strengthened, while South Africa will soon receive a minor boost to its fleet.

Nigeria, which faces a growing threat of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, has grown its fleet from 12 boats in 2008 to 128. Angola, according to the latest figures from The Military Balance+, has increased the size of its navy by 650%. Namibia received two corvettes from China, which has also helped upgrade the Walvis Bay port where both ships will be stationed...

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