Africa: Tourism Sites Remain Safe, Security is Liaising to Find Missing Tourist and Driver – UPDF

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Security agencies in Uganda have said they are coordinating to ensure the missing American tourist and Ugandan driver are rescued. The army spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire told SoftPower News on Wednesday that the security agencies are prioritizing the rescue of the two as well as continued securing of all other tourism sites in the country that remain safe for both […]

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Africa: Nigeria security forces extort N100 billion in Southeast in three years — Report

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A report released on Monday has accused Nigerian security and law enforcement agencies of pocketing as much as N100 billion in roadside bribery and extortion in the South-eastern part of the country alone over the last three years. In a Monday morning statement to PREMIUM TIMES, the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law said findings into […]

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News: Foreign Mercenaries are taking Over Security in Africa

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Private military firms from the US, Russia, France and the UK, among others, are moving in to provide ‘solutions’ for national governments. They guard mines, train the bodyguards of African presidents and provide security support to UN operations. And increasingly, behind every foreign soldier in the Sahel today, you will find a private military contractor. Unable to set up permanent […]

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Africa: Kayode Jones,66-yr-old fake lawyer with ‘22 years’ experience’

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 66-year-old man, who has been practising as a lawyer for 22 years. The suspect, Kayode Jones, who was paraded yesterday by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, at the command’s headquarters in Ikeja, was arrested in a lawyer’s garb, at the Lagos Judiciary 2016/2017 legal year event on Tuesday, […]

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Nigeria can achieve regional aviation hub – ICAO President

By Chris Agabi What are your chances of getting re-elected into the ICAO council Presidency? The elections will be done by the ICAO Council. The new council will be elected in October-November at the general assembly. I wish to express my profound appreciation through the minister to Mr. President for the unwavering support that has been given to me in […]

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Jomo Kenyatta named most improved airport in Africa by ACI

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been named the best improved airport in Africa by Airports Council International in the 2015 Airport Service Quality awards. The survey carried out by ACI captured passengers’ experiences at all airport passenger contact points at more than 300 airports worldwide, and places JKIA as the fifth best airport in Africa. Welcoming the news, Kenya Airports […]

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Nigeria Christian thrown off a UK aircraft on suspicion of being a Moslem

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A British man was removed from a plane by armed police at Luton airport after a fellow passenger read a message on his mobile phone about “prayer” and reported him as a security threat. Laolu Opebiyi, 40, from London, said he was forced to hand over his phone and supply his password in order to establish his innocence after he […]

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Massive rail and road projects threaten the environment in Africa

Africa’s natural environments and spectacular wildlife are about to face their biggest challenge ever. In a paper published today in Current Biology, my colleagues and I assess the dramatic environmental changes that will be driven by an infrastructure-expansion scheme so sweeping in scope, it is dwarfing anything the Earth’s biggest continent has ever been forced to endure. People, food and […]

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Nigerian Ambassador rounds up historical third term as UN council President

By conyeani UNITED NATIONS, NY – Aug. 31 – The Nigerian Permanent Mission to the United Nations celebrated the country’s United Nations Security Council chairmanship on the last day of August, 31st, at the UN delegates lounge, which was the day that the country gave up the 3rd chairmanship it had garnered since Prof. Joy Ogwu became the Ambassador and Permanent […]

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