Police intercept 13 young women and boy going to Oman

Burundian police intercepted on 28 January 13 women and one boy, victims of human trafficking and two people (a man and woman) allegedly involved in the trafficking of the latter in Mabanda commune, in southern Burundi. “These people were in two buses when they got arrested. They were visibly heading for the Burundian border to […]

Exercise tracking app reveals details of military sites

Washington, United States | AFP | A map showing paths taken by users of an exercise tracking app reveals potentially sensitive information about American and allied military personnel in places including Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. While some bases are well known to groups that want to attack them, the map also shows what appear to …

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Humanitarian organizations to urgently assist Congolese refugees

More than 4460 Congolese refugees have arrived since Wednesday night in Rumonge commune, in the south of Burundi. They flee confrontations between Mayi Mayi yakutumba rebel movement and the Congolese army-FARDC in South Kivu. This Friday 26 January 2018, humanitarian organisations rushed to assist them. “The situation is alarming, the numbers of refugees are high […]

Police assure Enugu state residents of adequate security

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Danmallam, on Sunday assured residents of Enugu State, especially those living in boundary communities of adequate security. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that residents of the state living within common boundary with Benue are already expressing fear of possible attack of alleged unknown militia […]

Ghana vigilant on extremist threat: president

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday vowed no let-up in security after an investigation was launched into a possible extremist plot in the capital. Three men were charged on Tuesday with possession of explosives after suspected hand grenades were found in the Odorkor area of Accra. Ghana’s inspector general of police, …

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India to buy guns worth $553 mn for border troops

New Delhi, India | AFP | India will buy more than 160,000 guns worth $553 million for troops on its disputed, high-altitude borders, the defence ministry said Tuesday. The defence acquisition council cleared the purchase of 72,400 assault rifles and 93,895 carbines for 35 billion rupees ($553 million) in a meeting chaired by Defence Minister …

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India to buy guns worth $553 mn for border troops

New Delhi, India | AFP | India will buy more than 160,000 guns worth $553 million for troops on its disputed, high-altitude borders, the defence ministry said Tuesday. The defence acquisition council cleared the purchase of 72,400 assault rifles and 93,895 carbines for 35 billion rupees ($553 million) in a meeting chaired by Defence Minister …

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Netanyahu disappointed by ally Modi’s Jerusalem rejection

New Delhi, India | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he was “disappointed” by India’s refusal to back recognition of Jerusalem as his country’s capital but would not let it spoil his landmark visit to the Asian giant. Netanyahu also vowed that Israel would “catch up” with the killers of a Jewish …

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Two loyal supporters of Agathon Rwasa arrested in Nyabihanga Commune

Stany Ntakarutimana and Innocent Niyungeko, both supporters of the leader of the Burundian opposition, Agathon Rwasa were arrested on January 7, 2018, in Nyabihanga Commune of Mwaro province in the center of the country. According to Fabien Mahera, a political leader in Mwaro Province, the two staunch supporters of Rwasa were arrested under the orders […]

FNL rebel movement chief of staff dismissed

Major General Aloys Nzabampema and the president of this rebel movement, Isidore Nibizi have been dismissed from their functions, reads a statement issued on Friday, January 5, by Major General Felix Ntahonkuriye on behalf of the “FNL Movement Rehabilitation Committee”. The dismissed chief of staff is accused of divulging the secrets of the movement by […]

THIS WEEK: MPs seek security over age limit law

THIS WEEK: MPs seek security over age limit law Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MPs who voted for the passing of the age limit law in December 2017 have requested for guards from Police after they claimed they received threats from unknown people over how they voted. An unspecified number of MPs contacted Uganda …

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THIS WEEK: Museveni hints on security, fishing in New Year message

THIS WEEK: Museveni hints on security, fishing in New Year message Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni said the murders of young women in Nansana last year were caused by gaps in security infrastructure in the form of absence of cameras in the towns and along the high-ways and also inadequate forensic …

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Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Paris, France | AFP | Amazon, Google and now Apple — as the list of digital giants hit by the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” computer security flaws grows longer, the race is on to limit the damage. “All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time,” …

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