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Traumatised Indians recount deadly Kashmir attack on Hindu pilgrims

      Gunmen in Indian-administered Kashmir who ambushed a bus of Hindu pilgrims continued firing for several minutes even after it tumbled into a ravine, killing nine, survivors said Tuesday. The brutal attack on Sunday evening was one of the deadliest attacks in years, and the first on Hindu pilgrims in the disputed Muslim-majority since 2017, when gunmen killed seven people in the Kashmir valley in another ambush on […]

todayJune 11, 2024 6


France launches manhunt after attack on prison transport

At least two prison officers have been killed in an attack on a jail van in northern France. French media are reporting that an inmate who was being transported has escaped. Ross Cullen reports that three other officers were severely injured in the attack by armed men. The BBC further reports that hundreds of police officers are searching for a prisoner in north-west France after he escaped from a van […]

todayMay 14, 2024 21


Bank of Namibia supports Namibian police with special operations vehicle donation

    The Bank of Namibia donated a special operations vehicle to the Namibian Police Force at an official handover ceremony on Tuesday, 23 April 2024. The donation, received by the Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, underscored the strong partnership between the two institutions and their shared commitment to enhancing public safety and security. The Namibian Police Force has been a crucial ally to […]

todayApril 24, 2024 5


Ukraine is losing the war and the west faces a stark choice: help now or face a resurgent and aggressive Russia

      By Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham and Tetyana Malyarenko, National University Odesa Law Academy   Ukraine is now experiencing a level of existential threat comparable only to the situation immediately after the full-scale Russian invasion in February 2022. But in contrast to then, improvements are unlikely – at least not soon. Not only have conditions along the frontline significantly worsened, according to the Ukrainian commander-in-chief, Oleksandr Syrsky, […]

todayApril 18, 2024 25


Jihadism in Mozambique: southern African forces are leaving with mixed results

    By Thomas Mandrup, Stellenbosch University   The Southern African Development Community (SADC) military mission in Mozambique (Samim), which was deployed on 15 July 2021 to fight the Islamic insurgents terrorising the northern Cabo Delgado province since 2017, is scheduled to end by June 2024. Mozambican security forces will then take full responsibility for security. We asked military science and defence expert Thomas Mandrup, who has published a paper […]

todayApril 8, 2024 9


Nigerian bandits strategically target school children for kidnappings – here’s why

    By Oluwole Ojewale, Institute for Security Studies   It is every parent’s worst nightmare: armed criminals attacking their child’s school, kidnapping students and teachers. In some parts of Nigeria, this scenario is not just the stuff of nightmares – it has become all too common in the past 10 years. The most famous incident was the mass abduction of 276 students from a girls’ school in Chibok, a […]

todayMarch 27, 2024 4


Ukraine war: ten years after Putin annexed Crimea, Russia’s grip on the peninsula looks shaky

    By Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham   It is ten years since Russia illegally annexed Crimea on March 18 2014. Subsequent efforts to firmly integrate the peninsula into the Russian Federation, however, have been far from the success story that the Kremlin often likes to portray. In fact, comparing the increasingly shaky grip that Moscow has on the peninsula today with the situation before the annexation would suggest […]

todayMarch 18, 2024 5


Corrupt, brutal and unprofessional? Africa-wide survey of police finds diverging patterns

    By Matthias Krönke, University of Cape Town and Thomas Isbell, University of Cape Town   Africans generally have a low regard for the quality of policing on the continent. Perceptions of police misconduct, corruption and brutality are widespread, according to a new survey by Afrobarometer. The independent research network surveyed 39 countries between 2021 and 2023. Our survey offers new evidence of how Africans experience and assess their […]

todayMarch 14, 2024 8