Nairobi to host Sustainable Blue Economy Conference.

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Africa's vast coastline hosts a maritime industry estimated at $1 trillion per year from deep seabed mining for minerals and hydrocarbon to fisheries, shipbuilding, travel and tourism. Africa has 38 coastal states and a number of island states like Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, Mauritius, Seychelles and the Comoros. Collectively, African coastal and island states have a vast ocean territory of an estimated 13m square kilometres.

But this comes with its own set of challenges: 8m tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean each year, causing $llbn in damage to marine ecosystems. There are issues of safety and...

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