Index of articles tagged: Security

Major shipping companies redirect traffic away from Red Sea
22/12/2023Health alerts

Multiple major shipping companies (MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd), as well as oil company BP, have redirected ships away from the Red Sea due to the threat posed by Houthi rebels from Yemen, who have both seized vessels and shot ballisti...

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UKRAINE: the interconnectedness of cyber and geopolitical risks

A cyber attack on the Ukraine telecommunications provider, Kyivstar, disrupted services for around 24. 3 million customers across the country, according to local media reports late on Tuesday, 12 December.  There were knock-on impacts f...

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Ukraine: Updates to Black Sea maritime traffic
15/12/2023Health alerts

The UK’s Royal Navy will transfer two of its minehunter ships to Ukraine to help the latter reopen "vital export routes" on the Black Sea.  The UK and Norway also announced the establishment of a maritime coalition to help Ukraine to c...

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KOREAN PENINSULA: Tensions rising after satellite launch

Cross-border tensions are ratcheting up after North Korea claimed it had successfully launched a military spy satellite into orbit.  On Monday, 21 November, the North Korean state news agency KCNA announced the launch, adding that this w...

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Egypt: Repressions intensify in lead up to elections
01/12/2023Health alerts

The Egyptian authorities are intensifying their repressions ahead of the Presidential elections set to occur in 2 weeks, on 10-12 December, as the economic and financial situation in the country remains very complicated.  Not only dissen...

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Taiwan: The presidential campaign kicks off
24/11/2023Health alerts

Taiwan’s presidential election campaign officially started on Monday, 20th of November, as the deadline for candidates to register for the January election passed.  Current Vice President William Lai, from the Democratic Progressive Pa...

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BANGLADESH: A tense security climate going into 2024

Over the past week, several people were killed in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, in clashes between police and garment workers over pay conditions.  In response to protests, the government enforced a 56% wage increase for industr...

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Israel: Fighting continues and negotiations stall
17/11/2023Health alerts

IDF said that its troops are raiding certain sections of Gaza’s largest hospital, Al-Shifa, a complex of buildings where thousands of people are sheltering and conditions for patients continue to grow increasingly grim.   Fighting has...

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Israel enters Gaza City amid international calls for a ceasefire
10/11/2023Health alerts

The IDF stated that it reached “the heart of Gaza City,” as it is surrounded by all sides, and the Gaza Strip is effectively split in half.  What is likely happening right now, or will take place in the immediate future is door-to-do...

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The failure of Ukraine’s counteroffensive: consequences

Military developments: the likely failure of the counteroffensive In the early days of June 2023, following much anticipation, Ukraine started its counteroffensive against Russian forces in the south of the country.  Its main thrusts ...

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Egypt: International pressure to allow in Palestinian refugees
03/11/2023Health alerts

Over the past week, multiple reports in Israeli and international media suggested that Tel Aviv is active through diplomatic channels in pressuring Egypt to allow hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees from Gaza into the Sinai...

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Mexico: gang violence continues
27/10/2023Health alerts

armed group ambushed and killed more than thirteen law enforcement officers in the Mexican state of Guerrero on Monday, 23 October, including a police chief, adding to a soaring number of deadly attacks against the police in the region. ...

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Israel: situation update

The confrontation between Israel and Hamas continues, while the situation is becoming increasingly tense along Israel’s northern border with Lebanon where exchanges of fire have become more frequent during the weekend.  The UN forces i...

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Israel: update about the war against Hamas
25/10/2023Health alerts

Developments in and around Israel continue broadly on trend, as Israel on one side and Hamas and Hezbollah on the other, continue to exchange fire as Gaza prepares for the Israeli land offensive.  Over the past two days, Israel said that...

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Israel continues preparations for the Gaza invasion
18/10/2023Health alerts

Increasing numbers of Israeli citizens are being evacuated from both Southern and Northern territories.  According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), 500 thousand people are internally displaced within Israel.   The IDF has also repor...

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Israel: Update on the war with Hamas
11/10/2023Health alerts

The Israel Defense Forces unleashed devastating airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, flattening entire neighborhoods, and reducing streets and buildings to rubble, as further details emerge about the extent of the atrocities carried out ...

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The government of Israel has declared a state of war in the country

The morning of Saturday 7 October 2023, Palestinian organisations Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) from the Gaza Strip, both designated internationally as terrorist groups, attacked Israeli territory with thousands of missile...

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Haiti: The UN approves a security force
06/10/2023Health alerts

After almost a year of requesting foreign assistance, Haitian leaders have finally received a positive response from the United Nations.  In fact, the U. N.  Security Council approved the deployment of a multinational force led by Keny...

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Nigeria: Kidnapping and violence are rising
29/09/2023Health alerts

Gunmen in Nigeria killed eight people on Sunday, 24 September, and abducted at least 60 others in two communities of northwest Zamfara state.  This comes only two days after armed men kidnapped 24 women and 11 staff from a university in ...

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Crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh: pro-Armenian authorities surrender

On Wednesday, September 20, pro-Armenian authorities in the breakaway province of Nagorno-Karabakh agreed to lay down their arms, relinquish power and allow Azerbaijan to take control of the territory.  This "capitulation" came after hea...

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Azerbaijan: starts military operations against Nagorno-Karabakh
22/09/2023Health alerts

On Tuesday, 19 September, the Defence Ministry of Azerbaijan announced the start of “anti-terrorist measures” on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, a territory internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan, and surrounded by Azerba...

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Chad: serious military altercation increases political instability

Various social media reports have described a protest taking place near a French military base in the northern city of Faya-Largeau (Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Region), Chad.  Reports indicate that an altercation at a military hospital led t...

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Haiti: Insecurity grows in the country
08/09/2023Health alerts

The US embassy in Haiti has invited its citizens to leave the country “as soon as possible”, due to growing insecurity on the island.  This is yet another step that follows a decision last month to evacuate all non-essential staff an...

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Gabon: eighth coup in West and Central Africa since 2020
01/09/2023Health alerts

On the morning of 30 August 2023, a group of 12 military officers announced on TV that they had seized power in Gabon, claiming that the elections held over the weekend were rigged.  The officers cancelled the election results, closed th...

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Ecuador: presidential election amid rising political violence

Central and South America will hold multiple elections over the coming weeks and months, with uncertain results and expected allegations of fraud.  Ecuador will head to a runoff election on 15 October, while Argentina's presidential elec...

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Niger: Tension is growing
04/08/2023Health alerts

In update to our article dated July 28th; On Tuesday, 1 August, more than 250 Europeans were airlifted from Niger by a French plane amid uncertainty over a regional conflict.   Paris announced its intention to send a second plane, and Rome t...

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Niger: Ongoing coup raises security concerns
28/07/2023Health alerts

On Wednesday, 27 June, members of the Presidential Guard (PG) detained Niger’s pro-France President Mohamed Bazoum at his official residence.  The first statement issued by the President Office following these events was that the army ...

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Cameroon: ongoing civil war threatens business activities

Cameroon's ongoing civil war, which started in 2017 over socio-cultural disputes, has been thus far confined to the country’s western regions, however, it has the potential to escalate.  An escalation would alter the operating dynamics and ...

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Mexico: the security situation deteriorates in the western part of the country
21/07/2023Health alerts

Our  team has focused attention on the recent events happening in Mexico that we consider could pose a threat to those organisations with personnel, assets, and business interests in the region.  We thought this update could come in han...

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Protests across Kenya likely to continue
14/07/2023Health alerts

In Kenya, on Friday, 7 July, supporters of the opposition protested in multiple cities, including in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Kisii, to denounce the high cost of living and tax increases.  The protesters lit bonfires and barricaded s...

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Senegal: Authorities use force to suppress intense protests

Over the past two weeks, Senegal has witnessed a series of intense protests that lead to significant loss of life, injuries and arrests.  At least 16 people have been killed, with 350 individuals injured and more than 500 arrested.  Man...

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Honduras: government choices to curb gang violence
30/06/2023Health alerts

In Honduras, on Sunday, 25 June, President Xiomara Castro declared an overnight curfew in the cities of Choloma and San Pedro Sula, Cortes department, following the killing of at least 24 on Saturday in various incidents.  One week earlier, 4...

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Al-Qaeda increases global terrorist threat in Afghanistan

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) released its annual report on 1 June, warning Al-Qaeda (AQ), Tehrik-i-Pakistan (TTP), and Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) continue to thrive in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.  The re...

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News from Central Africa: Uganda, Congo, Senegal and Mali
23/06/2023Health alerts

Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo: terrorist attack underlines insecurity On Friday, 16 June, terrorists attacked a private boarding school compound in Uganda’s southwest, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, l...

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Clashes between demonstrators and NATO forces in Kosovo: stability at risk

Since Friday, the tension in northern Kosovo between local Serbs and Kosovar authorities has ignited over the decision of the latter to allow ethnic Albanian mayors to take office in four municipalities in northern Kosovo: Zvecan, Le...

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