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Border Security

Migrant deaths at sea off Spain triple

Migrant deaths off SpainAt least 631 African migrants died trying to reach Spain so far this year, almost three times more than in 2017 and the situation has become “alarming” according to the UN migration agency.


Illegally imported vehicles destroyed in KZN

altThe South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Friday destroyed several imported illegal vehicles valued close to R4 million as part of a clampdown on non-compliance in various customs sectors.


Egypt and Sudan set up joint patrols against cross-border threats

An Egyptian Apache helicopter.Egypt and Sudan, which face cross-border threats from militias operating in Libya, agreed on Sunday to set up joint military patrols on their border, Sudan’s chief of staff said following talks between the countries’ defence ministers.


ISS: Protecting Botswana’s elephants isn’t a numbers game

Elephants.In September this year, Elephants Without Borders (EWB) director Dr Mike Chase released a statement about the discovery of 87 elephant carcasses during Botswana’s quadrennial census. Forty-eight dead elephants were reportedly found in one day. The case went viral, with journalists, analysts and politicians weighing in to discuss its impact.


Border protection needs high tech equipment to up performance

Border protectionThe national border protection tasking Operation Corona is widely acknowledged as one powered more by people than any high-tech equipment and questions are being asked about deploying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and cyber technology to beef it up.

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