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Conflicts, Ebola to top AU Summit

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Women empowerment, development towards Africa's Agenda 2063, security crises and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will dominate the agenda of the...

Comprehensive, multi-national approach needed for African maritime security

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A senior advisor with US Africa Command (Africom) recommends African security sector leaders increase inter-agency, multi-national, and industry co-ordination to improve African...

Central Bank falls victim to Libya’s rampant crime, anarchy

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Gunmen rob millions from Libya's central bank. Boatloads of protesters storm an oil terminal like pirates. Tribesmen block a port - and...

China to step up own security after new NSA allegations

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China will step up its security following allegations that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) collected data on millions of phone calls...

South Africa readying its cyber defence

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That South Africa is toughening up its act when it comes to cyber security is clear from a Ministerial announcement this week...

VBS3 at Homeland Security simulation training conference

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One of eight confirmed exhibitors for this week's Training and Simulation for Homeland Security conference is Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) where a...

UN sets up security zone in eastern DRC, gives rebels a...

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In the strongest indication to date of what its DRC intervention brigade is mandated to do, the UN has set up a...

CAR faces food crisis

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A recent rapid food security assessment conducted by the UN and NGOs the political and military issues in the Central African Republic...

Chinese firm receives $5 million Nairobi surveillance contract

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Chinese firm Nanjing Les Information Technology has won a $5 million contract to install an integrated urban surveillance system (IUSS) project in...

ISSI announces formal launch

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Formal Launch of International Surveillance Solutions EagleEye 350 and 550 Airborne Maritime Surveillance, Offshore Security and Oil Spill Monitoring Platforms. FLIR Systems' Star...

Thales enhances its maritime border surveillance offer

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Thales has reinforced its coastal and maritime border surveillance offer with the addition of the FULMAR maritime surveillance and identification UAV system jointly developed...

Poor service delivery is “a security issue”

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Cabinet has been warned that poor service delivery poses a security risk for the country, the Mail & Guardin newspaper reports today....

Olympics-London venue security cost doubles

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Britain has doubled its budget for security at venues for next year's London Olympics after underestimating the number of guards needed to...

SA, Mozambique talk security

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South African defence and security officials yesterday met their Mozambican counterparts to discuss fighting piracy, transnational crime and corruption. The third session...

Mthethwa commends private security industry regulator

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Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has praised the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) after it received an unqualified audit report for the...

Israel government approves prisoner swap with Egypt

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Israel's security cabinet approved unanimously the freeing of 25 Egyptian prisoners to secure the release of an Israeli-American held by Cairo on...

Ministers using “security concerns” as dodge to avoid accountability: DA

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The Democratic Alliance says alleged concerns about the personal safety of Cabinet ministers have become a handy excuse to dodge parliamentary questions....

Egypt cancels plan to tighten tourist visa rules

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Egypt has cancelled plans to tighten visa restrictions on tourists, state media reported, after tour operators said the new rules would drive...

China announces plans to boost secret detention powers

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China wants to cement in law police powers to hold dissidents and other suspects of state security crimes in secret locations without...

Stratfor: Situational awareness – how everyday citizens can help make a...

Last week's Security Weekly discussed the important role that grassroots defenders practicing situational awareness play in defending against terrorist attacks by individuals...

Italy, Libya rebels agree to security cooperation

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Italy has agreed to help Libya's rebel government develop its security apparatus, Italian interior minister Roberto Maroni after meeting his counterpart from...

SA safer than Europe: British government

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The 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee has welcomed a report from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office that shows South Africa...

SONA: Anodyne, light on security (updated)

President Jacob Zuma has devoted just 120 words out of a 4394 word State of the Nation Address (SONA) on security: focussing...

AFRICOM Chief offers support to AU security goals

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The United States military command for Africa, known as AFRICOM, is offering enhanced support for African Union peace and security initiatives. The...

Zuma promises security at the World Cup

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President Jacob Zuma dismissed fears of any attack at the World Cup later this year, promising South Africa would host a safe...

Cyber security operations centre opened

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Australian Minister for Defence Senator John Faulkner has opened his military's new Cyber Security Operations Centre in Canberra. "The establishment of the Cyber...

Military called in for 2010 security

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The 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee said today it was bringing in the military to help secure the country during the...

The ANC’s annual “January 8” statement

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Statement of the National Executive Committee of The African National Congress on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the ANC January 8th,...

Africa sports ambush wins rebels global impact

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A murderous ambush of soccer players in Angola has shown how easily insurgents can grab world headlines with attacks on soft targets...

Cyber terrorism a real threat

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Terrorists could build a botnet that could bring down the entire Internet structure, says Eugene Kaspersky. He says the Internet ecosystem consisting of...

NATJOINTS pleased at World Cup draw outcome

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The police-led National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) says there was no security incident involving any team or team member attending...

Jordan to get JAVELIN

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The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) recently notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale to Jordan of 1808 JAVELIN Anti-Tank Guided...

Nigeria buys oil security, peacekeeping ‘copters

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Nigeria has agreed to purchase five used Super Puma helicopters from France to assist security forces in the oil-producing Niger Delta and...

India, China and Russia seek role in Afghan policy

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The foreign ministers of Russia, China and India said that the world must remain engaged in Afghanistan, with Moscow seeking a greater...

Carl Zeiss wins R100 million police Air Wing world cup order

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The South African Police Services (SAPS) Air Wing has awarded Carl Zeiss Optronics SA a R100 million contract to supply it eight...