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West African Leaders Promise to Combat Piracy Surge

A surge in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea this year has prompted West African leaders to establish a new working group intended to combine maritime law enforcement efforts.  Analysts in Nigeria say security forces already have the capacity to slow the attacks, but lack the political will.     In the rivers and creeks of Nigeria's Niger Delta, speedboat drivers say piracy in the Gulf of Guinea has frightened some of their customers away, but they continue to carry oil ...

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