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UN agencies call for action on human trafficking networks

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Two UN agencies want more action in dismantling smuggling and trafficking networks following the deaths of 27 migrants off Mauritania in north-west Africa. The International...

Around 40 migrants drown in shipwreck off Mauritanian coast

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A boat carrying around 40 migrants and refugees has sunk off the coast of Mauritania, leaving only one survivor, the United Nations refugee agency...

Link between border and rural security highlighted by Free State abduction

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Border security is by its nature ranked alongside rural security, sharing dangers including abduction and attackers escaping to a neighbouring country. Freedom Front Plus (FF+)...

Safeguarding Botswana’s living treasures

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Botswana is taking a comprehensive approach to safeguard one of its most valuable resources — its wildlife. Botswana’s commitment to its diverse and majestic wildlife...

Rock border barriers being replaced by more permanent infrastructure

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The use of “large rocks” as obstacles to prevent passage of vehicles among others is “a military tactic of war” and does not fall...

Op Corona notches up cigarette, liquor and narcotics confiscations in July

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July was a good month for soldiers deployed on border protection but not a good month for tobacco product smugglers looking to make the...

ISS: Movement should be safe for migrants; not profitable for smugglers

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As legal avenues for migration have shrunk due to COVID-19 related restrictions, movement has increasingly been facilitated by smugglers. Governments need to ensure their...

Rhino poaching declines significantly

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The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries says rhino poaching decreased by almost 53% in the first six months of 2020, with 166 animals...

ISS: East African human trafficking rings expand their operations

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Ninety-six Ugandan women, mostly children and youth, were stopped at Nairobi’s international airport in January en route to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for...

Soldiers stop stolen bakkies leaving SA

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The latter part of July saw South African National Defence Force (SANF) soldiers recover bakkies in four different locations on the South Africa/Mozambique border. Soldiers...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...