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Civil Security

Eskom power station hit by protests

Protests at Eskom power stationSouth African power utility Eskom said one coal-fired unit at its Arnot power station was not working but denied trade union claims that five units were down because of low coal supplies and wage protests.

Timbuktu rocked by clashes

Timbuktu clashesClashes broke out in Mali’s northern city of Timbuktu on Thursday between Arab, Tuareg and black communities, days before elections seen as a test of the country’s security situation, the local governor said.

ISS: South Africa’s police must be where the crime is

altSouth Africans are 13% more likely to be murdered than six years ago. At 34 murders per 100 000 people, the murder rate is almost six times the global average.


Grazing violence in Nigeria is bigger killer than thought

Grazing violence in NigeriaViolence in Nigeria between semi-nomadic cattle herders and settled farmers killed around six times more people than deaths related to the Boko Haram insurgency in the first half of 2018 and is a major threat to the country’s stability, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said.

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