The African Continent | Stable Seas
This section of the Stable Seas site is designed to guide the user through regional overviews of the Stable Seas Maritime Security Index. The site can be navigated by two menus. Clicking on the regions in the header will bring the user to an overview of the region compared to the rest of the continent. Clicking on the regions in the floating menu will bring up the same comparison with further links to the countries in the region. Clicking on the countries will bring up their country pages.
The radar plot above is used to describe each region’s strengths and weaknesses, as measured by the Stable Seas Maritime Security Index. Each of the nine issues areas are on the outside of the plot. Higher scores in a particular issue area are indicated by points farther from the center. Lower scores are closer to the center, which represents a score of zero. In all issue areas, higher scores are indicative of more success in that area, whether that is combating illicit activity or strengthening international cooperation.
As the radar plot shows, sub-Saharan Africa overall does exceptionally well in international cooperation and coastal welfare but faces challenges in the development of the blue economy and combating illicit trades. Please refer to the subject pages to learn more about each issue area.