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Transnational Crime: Rats launch Spora ransomware. Is Daesh behind it?

Transnational Crime: Rats launch Spora ransomware. Is Daesh behind it?

Nowadays, ransomware has become the most dangerous type of criminal malware. Most of the new families are prepared by amateurs (script-kiddies) and they are distributed on a small scale. Inside…

Nigeria: Switzerland returning $380 million stolen by former dictator Abacha.

Nigeria:  Switzerland returning $380 million stolen by former dictator Abacha.

The $380 million siphoned off by the family of Nigeria’s former dictator Sani Abacha, and confiscated by Switzerland, will be returned to Nigeria. The Geneva file on the affair, ongoing…

UN warned Africa loses $ 50 billion to corruption practices.

UN warned Africa loses $ 50 billion to corruption practices.

Addis Ababa – Africa loses at least $50 billion (44 billion euros) a year to illicit practices like tax fraud, corruption and organised crime, a worrying situation that is hurting…

Corruption in Security aids extremists. What to do?

Corruption in Security aids extremists. What to do?

Serious concerns have been raised about the role of corruption in the cases of Mali, Kenya, Nigeria, Irak and Syria by ignoring or aiding the activities of extremists, in covering…

U.N. failed to stop 21 tons of undeclared Chinese arms and ammo, “smuggled” into Ivory Coast.

U.N. failed to stop 21 tons of undeclared Chinese arms and ammo, “smuggled” into Ivory Coast.

United Nations experts have called for the U.N. to stop allowing arms for its Mali peacekeepers to be shipped through  Ivory Coast after they said a load of military hardware sent…

Analysis: Is South Sudan dying?

Analysis: Is South Sudan dying?

In 2011, South Sudan was born on a wave of hope and promise. A little over two years later, civil war is tearing the country apart. What are the roots…

Nigeria corruption: Former Governor sentenced to 13 years and Harvard launderer to 4-1/2 in jail.

Nigeria corruption: Former Governor sentenced to 13 years and Harvard launderer to 4-1/2 in jail.

Former Goldman Sachs banker Elias Preko was sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison by a London court on Monday for laundering $5 million on behalf of James Ibori, the former…

France getting serious on intervention in Central African Republic (CAR)

France getting serious on intervention in Central African Republic (CAR)

The Central African Republic (CAR) is descending into “complete chaos”, the UN deputy secretary general has warned, calling for urgent action. Jan Eliasson urged the Security Council to strengthen the…

Africa’s Information Revolution: Implications for Crime, Policing, and Citizen Security

Africa’s Information Revolution: Implications for Crime, Policing, and Citizen Security

    Steven Livingston, associate researcher of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, wrote in its November 2013 edition about “Africa’s Information Revolution: Implications for Crime, Policing, and Citizen Security”.…

Serious counter terrorism work and corruption are not compatible.

Serious counter terrorism work and corruption are not compatible.

Kenya’s intelligence and security forces will struggle to avert bloody attacks like the one on a shopping mall last month as long as rank-and-file police officers can be easily bribed…

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