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EU – G5 Sahel Meeting discussed security strategies.

EU – G5 Sahel Meeting discussed security strategies.

On June 17th , the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini briefed ministers on the second EU-G5 Sahel ministerial meeting. It was at this meeting that ministers discussed strategies on how to strengthen…

2015: Terror in Africa

2015: Terror in Africa

Reporters of the German news agency Deutsche Welle  -on a special assignment-  have interviewed victims and former members of terror groups, ex-profiteers ,  and people who are trying to stop…

Intl Organized Crime: Al Qaeda in Maghreb AQIM revenues up 1500% in 10 years, sources are kidnapping, trafficking, smuggling and drugs..

Intl Organized Crime: Al Qaeda in Maghreb AQIM revenues up 1500% in 10 years, sources are kidnapping, trafficking, smuggling and drugs..

This recent killing showed that regardless of the setbacks it has endured, AQIM is a tougher and richer organization than most had believed. In the last ten years, AQIM has…

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…

Al Qaeda franchisees recruiting and reassembling forces in Africa.

Al Qaeda franchisees recruiting and reassembling forces in Africa.

Recent terror attacks in Tunisia, Libya, Kenya and other African countries show that al-Qaeda and its affiliates have a new focus.  They have separate strategies according to the region, they…

“Arab spring”: Libya´s borders are a security threat for Mali and other african countries.

“Arab spring”: Libya´s borders are a security threat for Mali and other african countries.

The prime ministers of Algeria, Libya,  and Tunisia agreed on Saturday to improve security along their common borders in order to fight illegal trafficking of weapons and drugs. Meeting in…

How to design and implement public security policies. Former Uruguayan President in exclusive interview.

How to design and implement public security policies. Former Uruguayan President in exclusive interview.

According to former Uruguayan President Luis A. Lacalle de Herrera, a necessary overhaul of that nation’s security policy would entail proper enforcement and adaptation of its laws, prosecution for minor…