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Somalia: Mogadishu Under Security Lockdown Day Before Election

Somalia: Mogadishu Under Security Lockdown Day Before Election

Somalia’s capital Mogadishu was under security lockdown Tuesday, with roads and schools closed and residents urged to remain indoors a day before the country holds a long-delayed presidential election. Fears are high that the al-Qaeda linked Shabaab group will seek to disrupt the election by carrying out an attack on the capital. Heavily armed security […]

Gambia’s Barrow Asks Regional Force To Stay For Six Months -U.N

Gambia’s Barrow Asks Regional Force To Stay For Six Months -U.N

Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow has asked a West African military operation, which pressured his predecessor to go into exile after he refused to accept his election defeat, to remain in the country for six months, a U.N. official said on Thursday. “The president of Gambia asked for the mission to remain for six months, […]

AIG Orders Mental Tests On Lagos Policemen

AIG Orders Mental Tests On Lagos Policemen

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, has ordered that mental test be carried out on policemen in the command. The AIG, who also ordered drunkenness test on all personnel of the command, said the move was necessary in order to “avoid any accidental discharge or […]

12 Killed In Ebonyi Jail Break Attempt

12 Killed In Ebonyi Jail Break Attempt

Two prison warders and 10 inmates are feared dead following an attempted jail break at the Abakaliki federal prison yesterday. Our reporter gathered that the incident occurred early on Thursday. An official, who craved anonymity, told Daily Trust that some of the inmates protested over the poor breakfast served to them by prison officials. Another […]

Obama Says Trump’s Policies Would ‘Backfire’ In Fight Against Isis

Obama Says Trump’s Policies Would ‘Backfire’ In Fight Against Isis

Donald Trump would play into the hands of the Islamic State militant group, Barack Obama claimed, in one of his strongest attacks on Donald Trump’s preparedness to be president. Following an hours-long meeting of his National Security Council at the Pentagon on Thursday, the US president said Trump’s broad-brush rhetorical attacks on Muslims worldwide, his […]

Minister Orders Company Sealed Off Over Illegal Diversion Of Explosives

Minister Orders Company Sealed Off Over Illegal Diversion Of Explosives

The Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has ordered the immediate sealing off of Messrs Nigerian Development and Construction Company (NDCC), an importer and seller of explosives in Koko, Delta State, over illegal diversion of explosives. This is in addition to the blacklisting of the company and withdrawal of its explosive licences. The […]

U.N. Council Approves Police To Burundi, Several States Abstain

U.N. Council Approves Police To Burundi, Several States Abstain

The United Nations Security Council authorized on Friday the deployment of up to 228 U.N. police to Burundi to monitor the security and human rights situation in the East African country, though four of the 15 members abstained from the vote. More than 450 people have been killed since President Pierre Nkurunziza pursued and won […]

Munich Gunman Ali Sonboly ‘Planned Attack For More Than A Year’

Munich Gunman Ali Sonboly ‘Planned Attack For More Than A Year’

The 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in a mass shooting in Munich on Friday spent more than a year planning the attack and was able to buy a handgun on the dark web, investigators have said. Bavarian investigator Robert Heimberger said Ali Sonboly had visited the scene of a previous school shooting in the […]

Peace, Security And More Peace: The Priorities For The African Union

Peace, Security And More Peace: The Priorities For The African Union

The African Union thrives or fails according to how successful it is in preventing and resolving conflict. Over the past 14 years, since its foundational meeting in Durban, South Africa, the AU has constructed an impressive peace and security architecture. It has presided over an impressive decline in armed conflicts and military coups. Last year, […]

ANALYSIS: What Say Do Women Have in Kenya’s Peace and Security?

ANALYSIS: What Say Do Women Have in Kenya’s Peace and Security?

In March, Kenya became one of 60 countries to have developed an action plan to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), on women, peace and security. Besides the principles of the 2010 Constitution, the action plan – like the resolution – focuses on four pillars, namely prevention; protection; participation […]

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