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Civil Security

Banned by Mugabe, Gukurahundi massacres play finally staged

Zimbabwe massacre play opens in HarareA play banned by Robert Mugabe about a 1980s government crackdown in which rights groups say 20,000 civilians were killed was performed in Zimbabwe for the first time.

Boko Haram turns to women, children as suicide bombers

Aftermath of a suicide bombing in Nigeria.As Boko Haram saw its territorial gains recede in the face of military operations, the Islamic insurgent group began to turn to asymmetric tactics, namely suicide bombers. That, in itself, is not particularly unusual for terrorists.


Call for action on cash-in-transit heists

Call for action on cash-in-transit heistsParliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police (PCOP) wants more specialist police units deployed to deal with the current spate of cash-in-transit (CIT) heists and outbreaks of taxi violence.

ISS: Herdsmen crisis underscores Nigeria’s complex security threats

Cattle herders.In April, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced that he would run for a second term in the 2019 presidential election. This came despite mixed reviews about his first term, and his record in office gives his critics plenty of metaphorical sticks with which to beat him.


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