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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...

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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...