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ProtectionWeb makes debut appearance at Securex 2024

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ProtectionWeb, a premier news website for the security industry, is thrilled to announce its inaugural public appearance at Securex 2024 at the Gallagher Convention...

ProtectionWeb launches as South Africa’s newest security sector news publication

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South Africa’s security sector is massive, employing nearly 3 million people, and the government’s peace and security budget stands at nearly R250 billion a...

SADC seeks to “sustain” peace and security

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Conflict prevention and resolution along with public and human security were on the agenda late in November when the Support to Peace and Security...

South Africa’s fight against corruption, crime receives financial boost

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Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana says at least R14 billion is to be allocated to the fight against crime and corruption. The Minister was delivering...

Nigeria’s next president faces a collapsing security situation: five things he...

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Election season in Nigeria is an interesting time. It is, expectedly, characterised by heated contestations and conversations that are inherently partisan. It is also often...

ISS: Could Japan give new direction to West African security approaches?

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As external partners struggle to find appropriate responses to the many challenges facing West Africa, Japan’s approach to peace and security may be an...

UK and Nigeria strengthen security and defence partnership

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The UK and Nigeria have held the first UK-Nigeria Security and Defence Partnership dialogue, with the aim tackling terrorism and building regional security. New commitments...

Poor security at military bases and units flagged by Defence Force...

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The lack of security at South African National Defence Force (SANDF) military bases is of “serious concern”, as is the deterioration of security fences...

Africa urged to wake up to growing state surveillance threat

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African governments are using new technology and laws to increase surveillance of opposition figures, researchers warned on Thursday, calling for restrictions on the sale...

ISS: Deadly cost of South Sudan’s delayed security reforms

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Violent clashes between armed factions in Riek Machar’s camp highlight the urgency of creating a unified defence force. South Sudan has failed to unify the...

ISS: The African Union’s peace and security dilemma

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With some member states’ commitment to shared values at an all-time low, can the AU manage and prevent conflict? Several incidents highlight the challenges facing...

National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

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A 96-page document released this month is a South African government-led roadmap for action as regards women, peace and security. It aims, according to Naledi...

Central African Republic votes amid tight security after December violence

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Almost all polling stations in Central African Republic were able to open for a second round of parliamentary elections on Sunday, the electoral body...

ISS: As AU chair, South Africa’s leadership fell short in key...

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Cyril Ramaphosa handled COVID-19 well, but more could have been done on governance, security and violent extremism. South Africa is set to conclude its one-year...

ISS: Mali gives China a reality check

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China’s role in Africa’s security has been evolving, from its tentative first steps in non-combatant peace operations in 1998 to combat-ready peacekeepers in 2012...

Ethiopia’s Oromo celebrate tense thanksgiving amid tight security

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Thousands of people from the Oromo, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, celebrated their thanksgiving festival in Bishoftu city amid tight security on Sunday after the...

ISS: Chad’s illegal drug trade contributes to regional insecurity

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On 24 July, a court in Chad sentenced ten people including high-ranking security and intelligence officials as part of a transnational tramadol trafficking cabal. Tramadol...

Total and Mozambique sign security pact for $20 billion natural gas...

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French oil major Total has signed a security pact with the Mozambique government to protect a $20 billion natural gas (LNG) project being developed...

Terrorism and security under discussion at the 2020 Sovereign Security conference

Webinar event: Sovereign Security Conference 2020 Topic: Terrorism in the Southern African Development Community Featuring Professor Renfrew Christie, Jasmine Opperman, Willem Els & Lieutenant General Fannie...

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+)...

Coronavirus complicates Sahel’s complex security situation

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COVID-19 is complicating an already complex security situation in the Sahel, with terrorist groups exploiting the pandemic stepping up attacks on national and international...

Drones “new threat” to US security

US Attorney General William Barr issued guidance to Justice Department agencies on the use of protective measures against drones, including destruction of any posing...

ISS: How might the COVID-19 lockdown affect public safety in SA?

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South Africa’s national State of Disaster and associated lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. It could have a significant impact on...

Safety divide fears in South Africa during lockdown

With South Africa into day one of a 21-day national lockdown to stem the coronavirus outbreak, poorer residents fear being exposed to worsening violence...

Armed rebel groups still a major threat in the DRC

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Armed rebel groups are still a major threat in the DRC, with attacks on civilians in eastern DRC occuring in December 2019. DefenceWeb interviews the...

ISS: Sahel militaries need better governance to face the terror threat

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Terror attacks on soldiers in Sahel states are raising questions about these armies’ ability to withstand extremist threats and protect their populations. A total...

Oil majors want more Mozambican troops

Exxon Mobil and Total asked Mozambique to send more troops to guard operations in the far north after attacks by Islamist militants, an industry...

Drones safeguarding SA properties, mines and wildlife

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, have applications in multiple industries due to their ability to conduct surveillance and gather data on...

US ups security in Kenya

The US military deployed additional forces to Kenya on Monday to bolster security at a key airfield after an attack by al Shabaab militants...

Small but rare protests in Egypt after online call for dissent

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Hundreds protested in central Cairo and several other Egyptian cities late on Friday against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, responding to an online call for...

Algerians defiant in first protest since election call

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Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in the centre of Algiers on Friday in the first significant test of the months-old protest movement since...

Four dead in Tunisian border security op

A Tunisian policeman and three Islamist militants were killed in a security operation in a remote area near the Algerian border, police said. Tunisia...

SADC successfully drafts Integrated Maritime Security Strategy

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  The SA Navy recently hosted the South African Development Community (SADC) Joint Technical Working Group on the Review of its Maritime Security Strategy (MSS).   The...

Burkina Faso urged not to clamp down on reporting

A US-based journalists’ rights group urged Burkina Faso’s government to nix a bill that would impose stiff prison sentences on media “demoralising” security services...

Morocco claims success in slowing migration

Moroccan authorities succeeded in slowing the rate of illegal migration to Spain in recent months after a crackdown on smuggling networks, the country’s migration...

Bomb attack on Egyptian security forces thwarted

yptiEgyptian authorities thwarted an attempt to target security forces with a home-made bomb in Cairo’s western Giza district, the interior ministry said. It said members...

Chinese support for AU peace and security totals $180 million

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China, it was revealed last week, has been “an exemplary partner” to the African Union (AU) providing $180 million worth of funding to the...

Persisting security challenges in West Africa and the Sahel

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An increase in attacks by extremist groups using sophisticated tactics risks undermining progress in West Africa and the Sahel, the region's UN envoy told...

Use military veterans for security suggests top analyst

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The security of defence and defence related facilities seems "an outstanding opportunity" for the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) top military analyst Helmoed Heitman...

IMO maritime security workshop in Ghana

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Maritime security depends on the capacity of national authorities to develop effective port security plans and procedures and the ability to self-audit...

Strong leadership needed at rural police stations

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Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police wants the SA Police Service (SAPS) to focus on strengthening leadership at rural police stations if the...

Further security arrests in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia arrested the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate and flew him in handcuffs to the capital, state media reported, a...

Militants killed in Egyptian security operation

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Egyptian security forces killed 19 Islamist militants from a cell believed to be responsible for an attack on Christians in Minya province...

Egyptian military kills militants in Sinai

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Egyptian security forces killed 52 suspected militants in North Sinai, the military said in a statement. Security forces launched a large-scale operation in...

Kenya detains Chinese apparently carrying security equipment

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Kenya arrested five Chinese nationals with security equipment who claimed to be setting up a security company but lacked the proper visas....

US leans on Zimbabwe over media, security laws

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The United States is pressing Zimbabwe to change laws restricting media freedom and anti-government protests, top US diplomat for Africa told Reuters...

Heightened security in Uganda

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Uganda's security forces sealed off roads and erected barricades around the country's main international airport ahead of the expected return of a...

Vehicle Voice Security for RapidM CommandPoint

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RapidM launched a rugged secure voice modem designed for installation in vehicles. It will operate with the company's CommandPoint map and...

Rifts at the top rattle Zimbabwe

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As Zimbabwe braced for opposition protests after this month's disputed election, a heated argument broke out in the offices of President Emmerson...

New supreme military commander for Somalia

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Somalia named a new military supreme commander, a deputy head of intelligence services and head of presidential security as part of a...