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Anti-Piracy Agreement Inked With Mozambique

June 02 2011

South Africa

The governments of South Africa and Mozambique have promised to join forces to fight piracy and trans-border crime, reports the BBC.

Defense ministers from both countries signed a deal Wednesday in Pretoria to set up joint patrols along Mozambique's 1,530-mile coast.

South African Defense Minister Lindiwe Sisulu indicated she would lobby the international community to strengthen the African Union mission in Somalia, the source of much of the regional piracy.

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