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Increased security for Ugandan lawmakers

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President Yoweri Museveni approved increased security spending for Uganda's 456 members of parliament - including sharpshooters and armoured escort vehicles - after...

Warring South Sudan parties sign security deal

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South Sudan's government and rebels signed an accord on security arrangements after talks in Khartoum, witnesses said, a step to a power-sharing...

Sisulu on SA UN Security Council seat

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International Relations and Co-operation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, maintains South Africa will use its tenure on the UN Security Council to promote maintenance...

Egyptian metro protest sees security forces deployed

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Egypt deployed security forces outside metro stations, witnesses said, a day after more than 20 people were detained following protests at several...

UAE to train Somali security forces

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will train Somaliland security forces as part of a deal to establish a military base in the...

Ethiopians flee after botched security op

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More than 2,000 Ethiopians crossed into Kenya seeking refuge, the Kenyan Red Cross Society said, after several civilians were killed in what...

Uganda security minister, police chief sacked

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Uganda sacked its security minister and police chief after authorities faced a wave of criticism for failing to solve a series of...

US backs Egypt on security

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington stood by Egypt in its fight against Islamist militants as he began a Middle...

Egyptian security operation underway

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Egypt today launched a major security operation involving the army and police against "terrorist and criminal elements and organisations" across the country,...

Five dead in Egyptian security raid

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Egyptian security forces killed five suspected militants in a raid on a desert location used for training in the Nile Delta province...

More oil cash needed to avoid conflict in Niger Delta

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Nigeria's oil minister will visit the Niger Delta this week in a bid to stave off a threat of more insurgent attacks...

Security “enhanced” for Kenya judiciary

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Kenya's chief justice said the national police chief "enhanced" security for Supreme Court judges after one of their bodyguards was shot, denying...

Kenya judges’ request for extra security denied

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Kenya's government denied a request by Supreme Court judges for extra security after one of their bodyguards was shot, preventing them from...

Police killed in Egyptian western desert clash

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Armed militants killed at least 30 policemen in a shootout during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt's Western desert,...

SA Homeland Security conference

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The CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria on Tuesday hosts what appears to be the first Homeland Security South Africa conference with presentations...

South Sudan targets oilfield security

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South Sudan is tackling the chief obstacle to new investment in its oil sector - security - as it aims to restore...

Somali government forces fight each other

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Fighting between military and police backed by intelligence forces killed nine people in the Somali capital, police said. "It seems they mistook...

IMO working on African maritime security

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The international Maritime Organisation (IMO) has this month worked with Liberia to enhance maritime security and assisted Mauritania with port security training. Personnel...

Four militants killed by Egyptian security forces

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Egypt's security forces killed four suspected militants and arrested two others thought to have carried out an attack on a checkpoint south...

Nigeria to bolster security in Kaduna state

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Nigeria will deploy troops and police to reduce violence in the northern state of Kaduna, the acting president's spokesman said, as ethnically...

Five Egyptian police killed outside Cairo

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Gunmen ambushed an Egyptian security checkpoint, killing five policemen in an area just south of the capital, state-run MENA news agency said. The...

Puntland Security Forces kill 16 insurgents

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Somali security forces said they killed 18 Islamist insurgents during an operation in northern Puntland, although militants deny sustaining any casualties. "We killed...

Central African “security vacuum” may be exploited by armed groups

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The United Nations envoy for Central Africa is concerned withdrawal of troops from the regional force by some contributing countries would create...

Merkel urges greater security role in Africa development policy

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants large industrialised countries to be more open to transferring weapons as part of development aid so African...

Franco/Egyptian security ties firmed up

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France's foreign minister said he had firmed up security ties with Egypt, the "central element" to ensuring regional stability as the two...

Nigerien security agents killed

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Gunmen killed six security agents in south-western Niger, a security source and local resident said, in an area near the Malian border...

Security chief transferred after attack on Egyptian Christians

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Egypt's Interior Minister has ordered the transfer of Minya's security chief after militants shot dead 29 Christians in the southern province, the...

Security pact signed to beef up Somali army

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Somalia's government and its foreign backers signed a security pact they present as a road map towards building a functional national army...

France backs West African co-operation against Islamists

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France backs efforts by West African states to boost security in the Sahel region, including a plan for a 5,000-strong multi-national force...

Heavy security in DR Congo as opposition strikes over election delays

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Congolese police deployed heavily across Kinshasa on Monday as opposition calls for a general strike after a breakdown in talks with President...

Ivory Coast port security measures rescinded

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Ivory Coast rescinded an order on Sunday to increase security at its two main ports after determining an earlier reported threat of...

Somaliland drought “nightmare” and a security threat

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Prolonged drought in Somaliland has killed between 65 and 80% of the semi-autonomous region's livestock, creating conditions that are "the worst time...

Russian private security firm maintains it had armed men in east...

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A force of several dozen armed private security contractors from Russia operated until last month in a part of Libya under control...

Border Management Authority expected to become operational this year

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As chair of government's justice, crime prevention and security cluster, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula maintains establishment of an integrated Border Management Authority...

Tunisian security forces accused of abuses

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Tunisian security forces are using methods in their war against Islamist militants associated with overthrown leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, including...

Mogadishu in security lockdown ahead of presidential election

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Somali authorities blocked main roads in the capital and barred vehicles from driving near the secure airport compound on Tuesday in a...

9 SA Infantry Bn called on for Parliamentary security work

The 441 soldiers who were yesterday informed they would be on security duty in and around Parliament by SA National Defence Force...

Environmental crime threatening peace and security – INTERPOL-UN report

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More than 80% of countries surveyed consider environmental crime a national priority, with the majority saying new and more sophisticated criminal activities...

Egyptian security force members killed in Sinai

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At least eight members of Egypt's security forces were killed on Thursday in an attack on a checkpoint in northern Sinai,...

Kenya slum residents hustle for security

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Issac Muasa decided to give up a life of crime on Kenya's streets in the instant he saw a speeding police car...

Major security clampdown in Egypt, protests fail to materialise

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Egypt imposed a major security clampdown in its cities on Friday as mass demonstrations called to protest against austerity measures failed to...

OR Tambo airport debuts smart security checkpoint

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OR Tambo International Airport has become the first African airport to implement a smart security checkpoint that will digitise the security check...

DR Congo security forces kill dozens of anti-government protesters – UN

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Congolese security services shot, burned, beat and hacked to death at least 48 civilians and reportedly hired thugs to attack protests last...

UN wants Niger to reinforce refugee camps after attack

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Niger's government to reinforce security around refugee camps after gunmen killed 22 soldiers stationed at a camp...

Court rules Nigeria should release former security advisor

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Nigeria's former national security adviser, held since December 2015 on fraud charges, should be released, a judge at the court of the...

$30 billion farm boost aimed to help Africa “feed itself”

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African farmers are set to benefit from tens of billions of dollars pledged by African leaders, development banks, the private sector and...

Cape Town to spend R12m on more CCTV cameras

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Cape Town's CCTV network is set to increase as the city's Strategic Surveillance Unit plans to spend nearly R12 million to install...

Somali security chief killed, al Shabaab claims responsibility

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The Islamist militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior Somalia security official, who was gunned down late...

Kenyan court throws out sections of controversial security law

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Kenya's constitutional court on Monday threw out eight sections of an anti-terrorism law passed at the end of last year, including limits...

African Security and Counter-Terrorism Summit gets underway

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The growing threat of jihadist terrorism, organised crime, and other African security challenges will be examined at a high-level conference, which begins...