Nigeria Takes Aim at Human Trafficking

Nigeria Takes Aim at Human Trafficking

REUTERS By rewarding whistleblowers, boosting prosecutions and challenging beliefs in black magic, Nigeria is ramping up its crusade against human trafficking. The effort is backed…

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AU Warns of 6,000 Returning Extremists

AU Warns of 6,000 Returning Extremists

REUTERS Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for ISIS in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union’s top security official warned, calling on…

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Morocco Launches First Surveillance Satellite

Morocco Launches First Surveillance Satellite

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Morocco launched its first observation satellite, which will be used for military activities, border and coastline surveillance, and monitoring desertification. The Mohammed…

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Sahel Countries Unite Against Terror

Sahel Countries Unite Against Terror

REUTERS Five countries in the Sahel are setting up a security bloc to crack down on trafficking, terror and other cross-border crimes. The force assembled by…

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Algeria Declares Itself Mine-Free

Algeria Declares Itself Mine-Free

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Algeria announced that it has destroyed the last of its stock of anti-personnel mines, 10 months after fully demining the entire country. A…

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Puntland Forces Intercept Weapons

Puntland Forces Intercept Weapons

REUTERS Maritime police from Somalia’s semiautonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen. Puntland authorities displayed dozens of anti-aircraft guns, machine…

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Cameroon, Nigeria Cite Productive Naval Partnership

Cameroon, Nigeria Cite Productive Naval Partnership

VOICE OF AMERICA Cameroon and Nigeria are touting a naval partnership that lets them clamp down on piracy, trafficking and illegal fishing. The latest success…

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South African Air Force Fights Wildfires

South African Air Force Fights Wildfires

SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE FORCE COUNCIL South African Air Force (SAAF) helicopters performed emergency firefighting and rescue operations in Western Cape in June 2017. Over the…

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Nigeria Beefs Up Air Fleet

Nigeria Beefs Up Air Fleet

NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has acquired new helicopters and is reactivating old aircraft to better combat security challenges in the…

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Malawi Calls on Army to Protect Forests

Malawi Calls on Army to Protect Forests

THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Malawi’s government is trying a new strategy to protect its fast-dwindling forests: sending in the Army. With deforestation threatening the capital’s water…

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