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The ‘Anxiety’ Over Traffic Robbery In Lagos

The ‘Anxiety’ Over Traffic Robbery In Lagos

The Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, is winding down his administration of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital city with six months left in the four-year cycle. Happenings and developments around the city, especially on security, give a bold statement – Governor Ambode is racing against time in a tall order to finish strong.   It was […]

Ethiopia Arrests Ex-head Of Army Firm As Crackdown Targets Security Services

Ethiopia Arrests Ex-head Of Army Firm As Crackdown Targets Security Services

Kinfe Dagnew, a Brigadier General in Ethiopia’s army and former chief executive of METEC, was taken into custody close to the border with Sudan and Eritrea, state-run broadcaster EBC said. State media broadcast footage showing Kinfe surrounded by a ring of soldiers and later images of him in handcuffs arriving by military helicopter in the […]

Nairobi Bar Owner Found Guilty of Murdering Woman Who Declined Night Out

Nairobi Bar Owner Found Guilty of Murdering Woman Who Declined Night Out

A Nairobi bar owner, who shot dead a 27-year-old woman for declining to join him for a night out, has been found guilty of murder. Mr Erastus Ngura Odhiambo alias Baba Billy was convicted by Lady Justice Stellah Mutuku on Thursday. Mr Odhiambo was found guilty of shooting dead Linda Wanjiku Irungu in the wee […]

Uganda’s President, Police Vow Crackdown After Killing of MP

Uganda’s President, Police Vow Crackdown After Killing of MP

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and the country’s police chief have vowed a crackdown on crime after a ruling-party lawmaker was shot dead last week by men on motorbikes. At the funeral on Monday of MP Ibrahim Abiriga, Museveni said the government would ban motorcycle riders from wearing hooded jackets. The men who shot the lawmaker […]

Liberia Joins African Union Peace and Security Council

Liberia Joins African Union Peace and Security Council

The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) on Monday, March 26, inducted Liberia as member of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) for a two-year term. Liberia was elected to the Council during the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union, which convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January 2018. This is the first […]

Bandits Kill 63 In Zamfara

Bandits Kill 63 In Zamfara

No fewer than 63 people were reportedly killed in two separate attacks launched by unidentified gunmen believed to be cattle rustlers on Bawar Daji village of Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.   THISDAY gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday when members of the vigilante from the affected village converged to hold a […]

Freedom Day : The Brutality Against Women, Girls And The Battle To Keep Them Safe

Freedom Day : The Brutality Against Women, Girls And The Battle To Keep Them Safe

Not a single woman in the whole world goes through her day – every single day – without, at some point, thinking about her own safety, without making a judgement call – large or small – about how to stay safe. Equality and opportunity are interlinked with our daily experiences of safety, whether in the […]

Vanilla Production in Uganda Surges as Farmers Battle Thieves

Vanilla Production in Uganda Surges as Farmers Battle Thieves

Uganda, the world’s fourth-biggest vanilla exporter, is boosting output to benefit from prices for the flavoring that’s more valuable than silver and have forced growers to hire armed guards to deter thieves. The landlocked East African nation will produce about 100 metric tons this year, with potential to double that in future, according to Aust […]

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali will deploy additional troops to its central region in a bid to halt an escalation of Islamist militant attacks as pressure mounts to stabilize the West African nation before elections later this year. “Our biggest concern is the security of central Mali,” Security Minister Salif Traore said Monday in an interview in the capital, […]

Herdsmen Injure 3 In Delta State

Herdsmen Injure 3 In Delta State

THREE persons were, yesterday, attacked by herdsmen at Ovwor community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, while another lady was reportedly raped in what was described as reprisal attacks by the herdsmen. The attack is coming less than a month after a herdsman was killed while another was maimed during an alleged attack […]

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