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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...

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Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...