Ivory Coast Considers Satellite to Fight Piracy, Militants

Ivory Coast is considering launching a satellite to combat security threats from pirates in the Gulf of Guinea and Islamist militants in the West African region, Telecommunications Minister Bruno Kone said.

“We’ve decided to conduct a technical and economic study that will tell us the relevance of such a project,” Kone said by phone on June 17 from Abidjan, the commercial capital. The West African nation is currently leasing capacity from commercial satellites and will calculate whether using its own could be cheaper, he said.

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