Security Alert Issued to all Vessels off Cameroon


Nine Chinese and eight Ukrainian seamen have been abducted from two merchant ships off Cameroon, in the latest act of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, sources said Friday.

The abductions took place on Thursday in Cameroonian waters off the port of Douala, located at the apex of a gulf that has become a hot-spot of maritime crime.

They’re Playing for Keeps


Over the past few months, article after article has been published about the unprecedented crisis U.S. farmers are facing this year. Because we didn’t have a final number yet, we read about “millions” of acres of farmland that did not get planted this year. Well, the officials numbers are now available and it is extremely troubling.